Building Blocks Child Care Center, Inc. - Asheville NC Three Star Center License

8 WEST SIDE DRIVE, ASHEVILLE NC 28806
(828) 252-5595
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: At Building Blocks Child Care Center, you can tell just by watching the teachers interact with the children that they love the kids. Its not just a job for them.

Additional Information: Three Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 11000627
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Classification* Inspection Type Score (out of 235 points)
2018-12-07 Superior Sanitation Inspection 226
2017-06-29 Superior Sanitation Inspection 227
2016-12-21 Superior Sanitation Inspection 230

*The following scale shows what the different sanitation ratings mean.
Superior -- 0-15 demerits, no 6-point item
Approved -- 15-30 demerits, no 6-point item
Provisional-- 31-45 demerits, or a 6-point item
Disapproved-- 46 or more demerits, or failure to improve provisional classification
Summary Disapproval-- when right-of-entry to inspect is denied, when an inspection is discontinued at the request of the operator, or when a water sample is confirmed positive for fecal coliform, total coliform or other chemical constituents.

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Reviews

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9635478 Jul 26, 2016
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I had an appalling experience sending my infant to Building Blocks. The co-director, Heather, and the infant teachers are incredibly uneducated in infant health and behavior or they just want to steal your money. Out of the three months he was enrolled he only had two full weeks they let him stay. The remaining weeks he was sent home an average of three days per week. I would be called to pick him up for diarrhea for having normal, soft breastfed infant bowel movements. The teachers have no clue what baby diarrhea actually is and just don’t want to deal with having to change a dirty diaper. I would get called that he had a contagious rash when he is just a fair skinned child with baby eczema and again, they don’t know the difference and don’t care. I even went as far as to get a Pediatricians’ note explaining he was not having diarrhea or a rash and they still sent him home every other day. Once I was called stating my child had hand, foot, and mouth disease and when I got there he had no rash and they pointed out one mark on the bottom of his foot which was a scar from his newborn shots. This daycare cost me approximately $1,500 in missed wages, unnecessary doctor’s visits, and costs to find alternative daycare and that was only in three months. By the last few weeks I had pissed the co-director and teachers off by standing up for my childcare rights and asking questions to the point I believe they thought it was a funny game to call me to get him. Every time I would come to pick him up they seemed understaffed so I believe they were just trying to send kids home so they didn’t have to call another teacher in and pay them.
The teachers are unorganized and do not communicate with the parents well. He was sent home in another child’s clothes when he had plenty of changes of clothes in his cubby. I signed a paper asking them to use diaper cream and they lost it and never used it. When he was on antibiotics I reiterated my request to use diaper cream and signed a new form and they still failed to use it. He came home with severe diaper rash to the point his bottom was swollen and he screamed at any touch. The food I sent for him was not used per instructions and they only fed him what they felt like. They rarely ever filled out his daily reports so I would have no clue how his day went or what he ate. If I asked questions they would immediately become defensive and all but ignore me. A lot of times there would be teachers in the infant room sitting in a chair in the corner on their phones not watching the children at all and not assisting the parents at all. The conversations they have around the children are also incredibly inappropriate. I have overheard them talking about butt implants, their sex lives etc… Multiple times the teachers would be grouped up in the classroom complaining about pay and other job conditions and talking about finding other jobs right in front of the parent. The building does not seem very clean and the infant room and toys don’t look or smell like they are ever deep cleaned. A daycare should really do a deep clean at the end of every week.
Once I had put my two weeks’ notice in they started calling me more often and then my child got injured three times in the same day. They let him pull a heavy toy off a shelf onto his hand which resulted in a major injury and his finger nail falling off. The same day he came home with ballpoint pen marks all over his face and ending at the corner of his eye so it was obvious he was poking himself in the eye with the pen. He could have blinded or injured another child or himself and they didn’t even seem to notice at all. The third injury of the day was a large, unexplained bruise on his forehead. Needless to say, I did not finish out my two weeks as I did not feel my child was safe in their care after my notice was given. I will say that Missy, the owner seems to genuinely care about the children and tries to communicate well with the parents. The issue is that she was rarely ever there to address the behavior of her staff.

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