Hand In Hand Creative Learning Center Inc. - Essex VT Center Based Child Care and Preschool Program - Licensed Provider

3 Oliver Wight Dr., Essex VT 05453
(802) 879-9955
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Hand In Hand Creative Learning Center Inc. is a Center Based Child Care and Preschool Program - Licensed Provider in Essex VT, with a maximum capacity of 89 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School Age. The provider may also participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: Initial License Date: 11/28/2010; 4 Star Early Childhood Program - Licensed Provider; Sibling Discount Available; Program Meals: Allergy Awareness; Area Description: Fenced Yard, Smoke Free;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 89
  • License Number: 144931
  • Age Range: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School Age
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English,
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: School Bus Route
  • Schools Served: Essex Elementary School, Founders Memorial School
  • District Office: Vermont Child Care Consumer Line
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-649-2642 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Type Create Date Due Date Corrected Date Status
Violation 2015-02-11 2015-02-17 2016-02-17 Final
Regulation/Restriction: IG2: Staff shall use positive methods of guidance and discipline that encourage self control, self direction, self esteem, and cooperation (for example, redirection, planning ahead to prevent problems, reinforcing and praising appropriate behavior and encouraging children to express their feelings and ideas instead of solving problems with force).
Violation 2015-02-11 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 Final
Regulation/Restriction: IG4e: No employee, volunteer, or parent shall use any form of inappropriate discipline or corporal punishment such as, but not limited to: inflicting mental or emotional punishment such as humiliating, shaming, threatening, or frightening a child.
Violation 2012-10-22 2012-10-29 2012-10-25 Final
Regulation/Restriction: VA8: Furniture, equipment, and climbing structures shall be clean, sturdy, without sharp edges, and present minimal hazards. Bookcases and other shelving units shall not present a tipping or falling hazard.

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Aaron Shamp Feb 16, 2018

Our family was told in July of 2017 that our children were placed on the waitlist for spots beginning July of 2018. We verified these spots on two occasions and offered to put deposits down and were told that someone would call us before July 2018 and set up a time for a tour and that would be when we gave the deposit, but we were assured the spots would be available. Today, 2/15/18, after not hearing anything from them for quite some time, I spoke with the owner and was told they didn’t have any spots for our children and that we were never guaranteed spots since that is not their policy. This is not accurate as we most certainly were guaranteed there would be spots this July. We were also informed today that it would be at least another year before there would even possibly be a spot, which was then retracted and we were told that there may never be a spot. After explaining the situation this put our family in and that we should have been informed as soon as they realized our spots wouldn’t be available this July, or possibly ever, the owner, although apologetic, became very agitated and defensive. She also indicated that there is a strong possibility that they may have to shut down their business entirely. This is very unfortunate, as they had come highly recommend and my wife and I had heard great things about this place, and we are now left to scramble to find coverage for our little ones. So if you are on this center’s waitlist, be aware that you may never have a spot open up and that, from the owner’s own mouth, they may be closing.

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