Donnita's Happyfaces Family Daycare - Laurel MD Registered Family Child Care Home

610 Boxelder Dr, Laurel MD 20723
(443) 865-3923
1 Review

About the Provider


We Put Education 1st & Play With A Purpose My 4 SonZ Licensed daycare provider has openings in Edgewood Md. Come join our daycare family, All meals provided along with crafts learning time and outside play! License # 251768

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 8
  • License Number: 251768
  • Age Range: 5 weeks - 12 years
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations First Aid, Excels,Emergency & Disaster Preparedness
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Kindergarten, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Emergency Only, Field Trips
  • District Office: Region 4 - Prince George's County
  • District Office Phone: (301) 333-6940 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Mayah C. Jan 20, 2016
I have toured this provider's facility, but have not used its services

I'm one who uses reviews to assist me when making decisions about utilizing products and/or services. So, I'm writing this review because I want to hopefully assist even one person and prevent them from making a terrible decision for their child's sake. I had a walk through with Ms. Donnita, initially loved her and wanted to enroll my son. I interviewed her, and when I inquired about viewing the contract she handed me a precontract which she assured me covered all the key points that I was going to ask. She said when I pay her the registration fee, she would give me the contract. First red flag. She kept mixing up the dates for enrollment (clearly wasn't paying attention to me during our meeting) then dropped a $75 per week hold fee on me. Second red flag. I wasn't discouraged and checked back with her closer to my son's start date. I met with her and gave her my registration fee, at which point she handed me the contract. After reading it that afternoon, I realized the precontract and the actual contract were totally different. The precontract left out key things from the contract that if they were correctly listed, I wouldnt have given this daycare another look much less given her money. Her misrepresentation was the final red flag. When I called her, that same afternoon, to inform her of my decision not to use her services, and not to register my son due to her unreasonable contract, pointed out her inconsistencies (no contract was signed and registration never took place at this point) and requested the return of my funds, she initially refused. She then eventually agreed after some back and forth, but not without a list of demands. Despite my better judgement, I agreed just for her to continuously change her mind, she then became very difficult, disrepectful, and inconsiderate. I have to move forward legally to resolve our issue. If she is a front runner for your childcare, PLEASE read her contract thoroughly BEFORE handing over any cash. If she refuses, then go with your gut and move onto the next. Her contract terms DO NOT protect the parent, has multiple contradictions and is not, in any way, standard for a home daycare provider (despite what she may tell you. I compared her contract with 5 others and her terms are outragous). All in all, I'm very happy I decided not to use her services. Her actions and the the fact that she feels so comfortable taking advantage of someone showed me a lot about her character and what I don't want my son exposed to. I definitely dodged a bullet. Hopefully, I've helped someone from making the same mistake.

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