Childcare Network #145 - Panama City FL Child Care Facility

2724 East 17th Street, Panama City FL 32405
(850) 769-5536
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description:

Our mission at Childcare Network is to provide children with the highest quality early care and education, to serve as a supportive network and resource for families, strengthening the communities that we serve, and to work interactively with other responsive networks and services to ensure that high quality preschool education remains progressive, safe, and affordable for all families.

Additional Information:

Provider First Licensed on: 8/17/05;

Educational Field trips

Young Achievers Club for School Age

USDA Approved Free Meals and Snacks

Adventure Summer Camp for School Age

Florida State funded Pre-K (VPK) for 4yr olds

Creative Curriculum

Internal Camera Monitoring

Keyless entry

Touch Screen Computers in VPK program

Quarterly Parent’s Night out


Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: C14BA0364
  • Capacity: 152
  • Age Range: 6 weeks - 12 years old
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School;Before School;Drop In;Food Served;Full Day;Half Day;Infant Care;Open Year-Round;Transportation
  • Transportation: Field Trips, To/From School
  • District Office: Judicial Circuit 14
    383 Phillips Road
    Tallahassee, Florida 32308
  • District Office Phone: (850) 778-4034 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Yvonne Goss

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Reviews

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Maggie Mar 19, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Unfortunately, my son attended this daycare for about 1.5 years. My frustrations and anger are so overwhelming I don’t even know how to begin this post.
1) The parking is horrible. There are approximately 5 spots in the front of the building. However, two of those spots are typically taken by the director (Jessica) and assistant director (Hailey).
2) My son started attending Childcare Network when he was about 8 weeks old. The teachers (at that time) were Steph 1 and Steph 2 (both amazing and loving). My son came home with incident reports ever so often; scratches, bumps, falls, and bites. All expected accidents, especially when your child is attending a “group care” daycare.
3) Welcome to the toddler class. The biting got worse. Some weeks he would have multiple bruises down his arms. Of course, I hate the thought of my son experiencing any type of pain, but I assumed it was just part of my son attending “group care.” But after reaching out to other daycare providers and parents, I realized what my son was experiencing was not the norm. So I expressed my concern to Hailey, she told me multiple times that “biting is an age appropriate behavior,” and that if I had any questions about the biting policy I should look at the Parent Handbook. Well, that didn’t sit well with me. Especially since the Handbook states a child will be removed from the program if the biting becomes a problem (hello, my child has bruises up and down his arms, that’s a problem!)
4) So, I decided to go up the ladder with my issue. I had the displeasure of speaking with Jody (the District Manager). Jody informed me over and over again that the child that was biting my son, WOULD NOT BE REMOVED from the program, since the biting isn’t “negatively effecting the entire classroom and that the biting isn't happening every day.”
5) So my child’s the victim of a biter. Instead of removing the problem child, my son spent the majority of his day in the infant room.
6) In efforts to save money and stay within child:teacher ratio, he was spending at least a few hours most days in the baby room. Another fun fact I learned after speaking with daycare “teachers,” was that my son was chosen to move to the baby room because other children are “biting the babies.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME? My son not only is missing out on interacting with children his own age to save the daycare money, it’s to prevent the biter from biting babies?!?
7) The turn-over rate is pretty high. Management never informed me of when my son would be getting a new “teacher.”
8) Overall, it is very stressful to send your baby to any daycare. Help ease some of the stress by avoiding this Childcare Network at all costs.

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Bridgett Lewis Dec 07, 2014

This school is the best school around. Your child will have hot cooked meals for breakfast, lunch, and has snacks throughout the day. There is no tv time, nothing but physical activities and learning. Your child is not only having fun, but is also learning. If you're looking for a daycare Childcare Network would be the beat choice!?

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