Arlington Area Child Care, Inc / Happy Days Playschool - Arlington VT Center Based Child Care and Preschool Program - Licensed Provider

426 East Arlington Road , Arlington VT 05250
(802) 375-6039
6 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: At Happy Days we believe children learn best through play and hands on activities. We use an emergent approach to learning with VELS guiding our curriculum.

Additional Information: Sibling Discount Available; Program Meals: Allergy Awareness, Special Schedule: In-Service Days; Initial License Date: 10/01/2005; 4 Star Early Childhood Program - Licensed Provider; Area Description: Fenced Yard, Smoke Free; Pets: Dog;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 2624
  • Capacity: 74
  • Age Range: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School Age
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations NAEYC
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, English
  • Type of Care: After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Kindergarten, Part-Time
  • Schools Served: Fisher School, Sunderland Elementary School
  • Initial License Issue Date: Oct 01, 2005
  • District Office: Vermont Child Care Consumer Line
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-649-2642 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Type Create Date Due Date Corrected Date Status
Violation 2022-11-21 2022-12-20 2022-12-21 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 6.2.7.6: Profanity and obscene language shall not be used in the CBCCPP while children are present.
Violation 2021-12-08 2022-01-11 2021-12-21 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 3.4.7.3: Within six (6) months of the initial date of employment; staff and auxiliary staff left alone with children and/or counted in staff/child ratio as specified in the rule 6.2.1.8 of these regulations, and the program director shall maintain an up-to-date BFIS Quality and Credential Account. Documentation, verification of qualifications, and all annual professional development activities as specified in the rules in sections 7.3 and 7.4 of these regulations shall be submitted to Northern Lights at CCV to be verified and maintained in BFIS.
Violation 2021-12-07 2021-12-21 2022-01-11 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 6.2.6.1: Staff shall be able to hear all children of pre-kindergarten age and younger at all times, shall be able to see the children with a quick glance, and shall be able to physically respond immediately.
Violation 2021-07-07 2021-07-29 2021-07-23 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 6.2.8.4.2: In the event that the concerns cannot be resolved, written notice to the child's parent(s) is required with at least five (5) days' notice prior to expulsion.
Violation 2021-05-28 2021-07-06 2021-06-23 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 6.2.6.1: Staff shall be able to hear all children of pre-kindergarten age and younger at all times, shall be able to see the children with a quick glance, and shall be able to physically respond immediately.
Violation 2021-05-20 2021-06-15 2021-06-04 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 6.2.8.3: Staff shall ensure that a positive transition plan is created and utilized with parental knowledge and support when a child is moved from one (1) group or room to another group or room.
Violation 2020-11-19 2020-12-04 2020-12-04 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 6.2.7.4.6: No form of inappropriate discipline or corporal punishment shall be used with children such as but not limited to: Making disparaging remarks regarding a child or his/her family.
Violation 2020-03-09 2020-06-10 Appeal Period
Regulation/Restriction: 6.2.6.1: Staff shall be able to hear all children of pre-kindergarten age and younger at all times, shall be able to see the children with a quick glance, and shall be able to physically respond immediately.
Violation 2019-11-06 2019-11-06 2019-11-06 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 5.4.2.5: Soft objects, toys or loose bedding shall not be used in infants' sleep areas. Soft or loose bedding includes: bumper pads, pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, blankets, flat sheets, cloth diapers, and bibs. Infants shall not be swaddled for sleep.
Violation 2019-11-06 2019-11-20 2019-11-07 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 5.10.3.3: Safe Use Zones For all play equipment that is thirty (30) inches or higher from the ground, including climbing equipment, slides, swings and other similar equipment, the licensee shall ensure that the surface under and around the equipment, including recommended use zones, is of approved resilient material that protects children if they fall. * Materials in the use zone shall consist of wood chips, pea stone, mulch, engineered wood fibers, sand, safety-tested shredded or rubber like material or rubber mats designed for protective cushioning; * Materials used in the use zone shall follow the recommendations listed in the most recent publication of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Public Playground Safety Handbook regarding critical depth of tested materials determined by the height of the highest climbing surface of the equipment; * Materials used in the use zone shall be installed and maintained according to the manufacturer's instructions; * If the loose material such as sand, mulch, or shredded rubber is used in use zones, the licensee shall ensure that the material is raked regularly and replenished to maintain depth and resilience; and * If the resilient material in use zones freezes, staff shall ensure that children will not play on the equipment until the resilient material has thawed and is once again resilient.

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Reviews

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Casey Annunziata Apr 07, 2022
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Our kids have been enrolled here for a year and we couldn't ask for a more professional and caring environment for them to be in each day. The staff is not only nurturing but really tunes in to what every kid is struggling with or excited by each and every day. For the kids that require a little extra support, they are patient and communicative with the parents about progress and setbacks. It is always tough to leave your kids in someone else's care but AACC has made it less difficult for our family.

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Kara May 27, 2021

Well I'm so glad I went on this sight, because I have a 17 month old which I was thinking about being her there just 1 or 2 days a week some kind of socialization.. but not now. Heck no. So this makes me really really sad because my oldest daughter used to go there about 5 years ago and it was such a great place. But new owners now and it sounds to me that the new owner needs to figure something out real quike because I can tell u right now after reading these comments theres no way in heck I will bring my daughter there.. so thank you again for all who have shared your stories. I'm so sorry for you and your poor innocent children. Who dont have a voice, so we need to be their voice for them. This is just so sad. Like I said happy days used to be such a warm and inviting family like place .

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Parent Feb 02, 2021
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My child was with ms edie. He is a special needs child. He has never even been afraid of the dark. My child would shake so hard dropping him off scream and cry and beg no. He would come home with bites bruises scrapes. Even bruises on his genitals. Ms.edie wluld give me attitude whenever i tried to ask what happened. He wpuld be thirsty and hungry. One day not a single diaper was used and had a huge rash. My poor baby i told dcf and the director and nothing was done abojt it.

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Shelby Baker Jan 22, 2021
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

If a zero star was option that’s what I would use.
My child was abused by his teacher and I use to work at the facility and wrote a letter to the board and they did nothing. Do not send your child here. Unsafe and poor management

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Zoe M Jan 22, 2021
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

When I first brought my daughter to this place it was incredible I loved her teachers and I did not have to worry once . Soon after the teachers started leaving and I started to get worried and I figured it was just me being protective. Once the daycare center opened back up my daughter was put in a separate room with a woman named Edie. My daughter then started coming home with unexplained marks and bruises. No incident reports..nothing. I asked what happened multiple times and the only thing I got was “no one saw anything” “no one heard her cry” well I soon pulled my daughter out and had to quit my job, I could not stand another day of having to drop my daughter off. She would come home grumpy and thirsty she would be so hungry when I brought her home. I’m so glad I took her out of daycare and I did make a dcf report but they didn’t find anything. Which I found multiple cases have been made against this daycare and multiple photos of children’s unexplained injuries have been taken by parents. I recently just had been contacted by someone that will remain anonymous but reliable confirming that this teacher was not only aggressive with my daughter but would call her a spoiled brat and a crybaby. I’m so heartbroken. Please do not bring your children to this place!!!

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Davis Logan Jan 22, 2021
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This place is horrible. I witnessed my child being grabbed and dragged across the room to where her feet couldn’t keep up when she attended this childcare center back in March. The teacher left a mark on her shoulder with showing nail marks. I brought this concern to the director and assistant director and reported it to DCF. I was told by the director that my child wouldn’t be with that teacher who put her hands on my child again but the teacher could continue to work there. A few days after my child was placed in that room with her abuser. I was harassed, yelled at, given dirty looks, deleted off the daycare Facebook page and yelled at to leave the room at pick up by my daughters abusive teacher. This place makes me sick! More and more abuse cases open monthly. The SAME teacher works there and continues to abuse these 1 year old children who have no voice. I’ve spoken to many moms and all of our stories are the same, all of our children came home with marks and no incident reports. All of our children were abused and have NO voices because they are ONE. And this teacher is STILL working there. Please BEWARE. DCF did not help any of our cases, everything is brushed under the rug. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!!! I wrote a review on their Facebook page back in March and it was deleted, so I’ll put one here too!

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