Kranish, Brenda K - Rockford IL Day Care Home

(815) 988-7103
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: KRANISH, BRENDA K is a Day Care Home in ROCKFORD IL, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of 0 TO 12Y. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 503641
  • Capacity: 12
  • Age Range: 0 TO 12Y
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Department of Children & Family Services
  • District Office Phone: (877) 746-0829 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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parent Apr 25, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

After thorough researching my wife and I decided to take our son here when he was a baby (<6mo I beleive). We met with Brenda and her home seemed welcoming and clean. She, herself, seemed like she ran a tight ship, but we were looking for someone who to was organized and experienced, so we didn't view this as a problem. She was also quite expensive, but we were willing to pay more for quality care.

One unique thing about our son is that he was born with a rare medical condition. As a result, he has special needs and certain things that need to be done with him (or not be done with him). We explained this to her very clearly during our meet and greet with her and she welcomed him regardless.

She breeds large dogs and it's very obvious as to how important they are to her. The dogs seemed very friendly and didn't seem to be a problem, but they do require a lot of care and I can't help but wonder how much time was taken away from my son (and other children) to accommodate her pets. Where that is just an assumption, it's the factual matters that prompted us to seek care elsewhere. I picked my son up from her house each day. It seemed like every time I did he was in the process of being changed. This was literally almost every time. It was fairly obvious that she was quickly rushing to change him upon hearing my car enter her driveway (she has an alarm in her home that sounds when cars enter her driveway). My son would frequently have bad rashes. So, she was hastily trying to make him look presentable for me before I saw him. Aside from this, she just seemed "off" at times. She had extremely strict rules and initially I figured that this meant she was an organized person, but often when I picked my son up she seemed very frazzled and flustered. The last straw for us was when one afternoon when I arrived to her home she proceeded to tell me that my son was "so needy" and that she couldn't give any attention to any other kids. She told me that he "scares her to death" and all he does is cry... Now there's a way to go about speaking to one's parent about there child and a way not to. If she was uncomfortable caring for my son due to his medical condition, that's completely understandable. After all, we want him to be cared for by a confident caregiver, but she was completely out of line. My son was not the easiest child to manage at that age, but that did not warrant he reaction or the care (or lack there of) that he received while going there. As parents, you want nothing more than the peace of mind knowing that when you put your child's care in someone else's hands that they will love and care for them as you would. We most definitely did not get that feeling from Brenda. She made it very obvious that my son was a chore, a distraction and a burden.

In my opinion, Brenda gave very poor care to my son during his time there. She lacked confidence, composure and organization. I feel that if she spent as much time caring for the children who attended her daycare as she did with her precious dogs, then she just might be capable of watching children. Don't let her "years of experience" and nice, big clean house fool you... She's strict, expensive and neglectful.

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