Illinois Home Daycares >> Cook County Home Daycare >> CLAUDIO, JULIA

Information for CLAUDIO, JULIA, a Group Day Care Home in Hoffman Estates IL:

Name: CLAUDIO, JULIA
Approximate Location: 1890 PIERCE RD, HOFFMAN ESTATES IL 60169
Contact Phone: (847) 637-5955
License Number: 524078
Capacity: 12
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.)
Reviews: There is/are 22 review(s) for this provider.
Rated 2 star(s) by upset mom on 2018-01-14 16:47:18
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I do not recommend! Although, the ladies are doing a good job and are really nice, the owner is extremely unprofessional and rude. The comments written before saying “she loves other kids like her own” are untrue. I wonder if she would send her child home wearing shorts in NOVEMBER, just like she did mine. She never informed me that my child does not have anymore extra clothes (I would bring some with me of course! )Even though,her employees stated that they told her about the situation in the middle of the day. It is impossible to reach her, get the answer from her. She is the only person that you can contact about your child and she never answers, unless it is about the money. On the other occasion, my child was sent home with bleach spots on his sweater, which says a lot about a safety of this place. She accused me of not paying on time multiple times and threatened with a 2 year tuition fee! When I told her to check her records because it was not me, she just said that she has a lot on her plate. When my child got sick during the day at the daycare, she posted the situation on her fb group and discussed how irresponsible parent I am with the other parents. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL! She also posts about the private matters of her employees, like why they quit, when they have an family emergency etc. on the same fb group she asked people to write something nice about her daycare, when she saw she has a negative review (this is why all the positive reviews are from the same day). My child was let go “without the contract” that I have never signed. It is all lie. Just as the 5 meals a day. She demands you to be professional giving you nothing instead. She let me know on the couple occasions that she only cares about the money. Ps Per the Police and DCFS at daycare: No smoke detectors. No one was trained in CPR. No license. - that what happened after the inspection. VERY INTERESTING.

Rated 1 star(s) by Angry on 2018-01-10 19:42:19
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
Please beware!!!!!!!!! She is a scam, she claimed that all 3 centers were licensed when in reality, only 1 was licensed. Dcfs came and shut the centers down with the police. She should never be allowed to run a daycare center again.

An employee revealed that 14 babies were left alone with 1 teacher. No smoke detectors were installed in the house.

She would tell all the parents that dcfs cleared all the houses and that they made routine visits.

Please do not send you child there!!!!!!!! She needs to be shut down for good.
Rated 5 star(s) by momofthreee on 2018-01-09 23:32:24
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
despite the other reviews i highly doubt they are real, julia is a loving mother and a loving daycare owner. i have been with her for 3 years and she has done nothing but love my daughters and son. whoever is making these accusations completely wrong.
Rated 1 star(s) by Scary on 2017-12-28 23:19:36
Comment:
I have used this provider for less than 6 months
My child was treated badly. Julia told me to have my child evaluated for ADD because she was too difficult to deal with. I was told from other workers there that julia mistreated my daughter and that i should not bring her back because they were worried about how Julia treated her. She lied several times and had me pick her up for a fever she did not have. Julia told me my daughter was terrible. Who says things like this about a child? They should be shut down!
Rated 2 star(s) by SJ98 on 2017-11-02 18:14:47
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
Very poor communication with owner. Had many issues with owner being passive aggressive. When questioning owner about policies/protocols, the owner got very upset and wouldn't discuss in person nor answer texts/phone calls. Owner fails to operate with professionalism or understanding of why she is employed. It's her way or the highway! Made our lives difficult for no other reason but to feel more important than what she is. Julia, you are a parental unit(s) employee and responding to things you may not agree with or like in an unacceptable manner is juvenile. High turnover rate with employees, having conflicts with current/past employees was apparent and Julia would talk poorly about those whom didn't agree with her. Poor business acumen and failed to make our child's experience at daycare a good one. There are MUCH better daycares out there, please don't feel obligated or hopeful that things will change with this daycare. A life lesson was taught throughout this nightmare. Sometimes you can't get another person to communicate and it's better to cut your losses and move on. I'd truly hate to see other parents and/or children to have to deal with what we had to. Please research other childcare options!
Rated 1 star(s) by Sally on 2017-10-28 03:14:30
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
I wish here was an option to give "0" Stars.
This place and team is a total scam/bait and switch!
I was lied to numerous over the last year and a half.
Don't walk...RUN!
Rated 1 star(s) by Mike Scilio on 2017-10-18 21:12:01
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
If I could give it a "0" I would! STAY AWAY!

As unprofessional as they come!

It's a Bait and Switch.

SAD.
Rated 5 star(s) by twinmom on 2017-08-18 14:35:47
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
My two daughters have been going to Pie's for almost a year and we absolutely LOVE the school. Julia and her staff treat everyone like one big family and they really care about the safety and well-being of the kids. My girls have learned so much from the teachers at Pie's and we would recommend it to anyone!
Rated 3 star(s) by Anonymous on 2017-08-06 01:21:10
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

We brought our child here when they were only 1 or 2 months old. We were customers for more than 2 years as well. Our child loved it there and from what we know everyone was very good with the care. However, the owner doesn't take well with people who do not agree with their rules and gets very childish when you expect answers. We ALWAYS paid on time each week, but ultimately kicked out after a disagreement we had that the owner did not try to talk out face to face. She kicked us out via text. Once again, our child loved it there, but it's a shame you aren't allowed to ask questions about the policy while getting a legit answer.

Rated 5 star(s) by Happy Parents on 2017-06-20 23:33:50
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
Our 2 year old has been at Pie's since he was 8 weeks old. We highly recommend it! Julia and her staff are very sweet, attentive and compassionate. She loves her daycare kids as if they were her own biological children. The facility is always clean and organized. The kids learn in a variety of ways. We love being a part of the Pie's family!
Rated 5 star(s) by Daly on 2017-06-20 19:27:02
Comment:
I am an employee
If I could rate Pie's learning center a million stars I would.Julia is beyond amazing.My daughter has been at PIE'S for a few months and has learned so much.As an employee of PIE'S I love working for Julia and love all the kids and I wouldn't trade Mrs juju or pies babies for nothing in the world.
Rated 5 star(s) by Lindsay1 on 2017-06-20 18:22:57
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
Finding a day care was one of the most toughest decisions we had to make. After touring a few places I was not getting a great feeling which had me in a panic. I then decided to reach out to a friend I went to college with to see where she sent her child and all seemed to go uphill from there. We set up a tour with Pies and we instantly had this overwhelming feeling of "this is it, this is where we want to send our daughter!" I have never felt such relief. We have been at Pies for over 6 months and honestly could not be happier with Julia and her staff. They are all very loving, caring, homes are clean and organized, yet still a place where the kids can be free to be kids. We love the structured yet fun environment as this is how we are at our own home. Julia and her staff have given me the greatest gift which is peace of mind and one less thing to worry about in this crazy world of parenting.
Rated 5 star(s) by Ian1 on 2017-06-20 06:35:14
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

First two reviewers are high. I won't entrust anybody but Julia and her staff to care for my child.

The first negative reviewer here is obviously a deadbeat who doesn't pay.

The second reviewer is obviously someone who A) Julia doesn't want in her daycare. B) Julia doesn't have room for them.

Shame  on these people for slandering this daycare.

Our child has blossomed here and we are so glad that we got into this place. As far as the illness comment on here, we were there for that and although out child didn't get sick, kids are kids and it will happen anywhere. Julia is extremely diligent about keeping the daycare clean.

Rated 5 star(s) by Mom of two on 2017-06-20 02:39:10
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
I can't say enough positives about Pie's learning center! My two boys have been there for 2 years and I always feel they are safe and well cared for. My boys have also learned so much there. I have and would recommend pie's to other parents!
Rated 5 star(s) by Momoftwo on 2017-06-20 01:56:22
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
My son and daughter are students at Pie's learning center. I have nothing but positive things to say about Julia and her staff. Both of my kids look forward to going to daycare every morning and seeing their friends and teachers. The learning opportunities and activities for kids are far more than I've experienced with other daycares. My son just turned 2 and knows his ABCs and recognizes the letters on flash cards, can count to 20, and knows his shapes (just to name a few). I have the staff at Pie's to thank for that. The staff is friendly and always respectful. There is no one else that I would trust with my kids while I'm working and know that they are getting the love and attention that they would get with me. This place is truly like another family to us.
Rated 5 star(s) by Sonoma on 2017-06-20 00:52:28
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
Great daycare facility!
Rated 5 star(s) by The chosen one???? on 2017-06-20 00:52:23
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
This woman , her family, and her staff are heaven sent. They go well beyond for a daycare, and I believe entrusting my daughter with them for over a year now was the greatest choice my wife and I did for the sake of our child. I believe that the amount of attention she gets and the activities they do have absolutely help form my daughter into this incredible ,amazing little person. God bless you Julia , family,and Staff
Rated 5 star(s) by Mom_08 on 2017-06-20 00:36:57
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
My son has been attending this daycare for almost three years. He loves the staff and daycare facility very much. They are always so friendly and they treat my son and family like their own. I've received numerous compliments on how smart and knowledgable my son is for his age. I give this daycare a lot of the credit due to their daily classroom activities. The daycare is very clean and organized. I trust the owner and her staff with my child 100%.
Rated 5 star(s) by Cory on 2017-06-20 00:19:00
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
I would recommend Pies Learning Center to anyone who needs child care. One of the most professional places I have ever been involved with.
The staff is fantastic and very knowledgeable of the curriculum, my children have grown leaps and bounds in the way they speak and read.
If there is ever an issue with my kids or I have a question my phone calls have been returned within minutes even on the weekend.
My children love the staff and always talk positive about their teachers
Rated 5 star(s) by Hoffmannewbie on 2017-06-19 23:54:37
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This is the BEST in home daycare ever! We have never had an issue with communication or payment like stated above. We make sure our payment is sent in on time like any other professional facility. This in home day care treats your children as one of their own. My child has been going there for 1 year now and the amount of learning that has done is impeccable. Julia has always been very easy to reach and very open about how she runs her business. She goes above and beyond for the children AND parents involving them in holiday activities and making sure each child feels loved. Honestly, hands down such a comfortable and loveable place to send your child too!

Rated 1 star(s) by mom123 on 2017-04-20 13:46:11
Comment:
I have toured this provider's facility, but have not used its services
Contacted Julia for information and was told that she had opens so went to take a tour etc. Texted her that I wanted to move forward with fulltime daycare and she has not reached back(this was over 3 days ago) I also called and left a vm and messaged her on FB thinking maybe something had happened to her cell phone. I have not heard one thing from her. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU RUN A COMPANY. If my child was already enrolled how would I be able to contact her for an emergency? Not professional at all. If she felt that she didn't want to do business with me than she could have simply said the open spot has been already taken or made up anything else... totally disappointed.
Rated 1 star(s) by Schaumburg_Mom on 2017-04-03 20:21:02
Comment:
I have used this provider for more than 6 months
I only WISH someone warned me about this provider BEFORE I sent my child there. Do yourself a favor and stay away. Hand washing, not enforced. Several staff members are flat out disrespectful with how they treat the children/families. If you offer to bring your own food they will make the statement "he/she is too good for our food" uses SCARE TACTICS during tax season to deter families from filing childcare expenses and we were provided the incorrect EIN. Entire center had hand,foot & mouth disease while we were there.. all except two survivors. Owner states they have a program in place for children entering kindergarten, says that she: "works with the district to setup a curriculum" this was apparently false, there is nothing in place. Majority of the things that were mentioned during tour turned out to be completely false. Having the small infants so close in proximity is not a good idea for this center, as they do NOT enforce handwashing at all! Owner leaves town frequently and expects payment at random times in full before she leaves instead of entrusting her staff to put away payments for her. An owner who does not trust her own staff, that says a lot. Does not respond to calls/texts several times I needed to reach someone to relay an important message and resulted in me personally driving up there to do it, totally unacceptable way to run a business and care for children


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