Lil River Rascalls Daycare - Spooner WI Licensed Family Child Care

Kenneth Dr , Spooner WI 54801
(715) 699-9700
4 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Lil River Rascalls Daycare is a Licensed Family Child Care in Spooner WI, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of 6 Week(s) - 12 Year(s). The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: Open Jan- Dec. 2 stars.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 2002160
  • Capacity: 8
  • Age Range: 6 Week(s) - 12 Year(s)
  • YoungStar Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Wisconsin Dept of Children and Families (DCF)- Child Care Regulation and Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 608-266-9314 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Violation Date Rule Number Rule Summary
2019-10-31 Licensing No violations found ***
2018-11-27 Licensing No violations found ***
2018-01-09 250.04(8)(b) Biennial Training - Child Abuse & Neglect
Description: The licensee did not have documentation of abuse and neglect training at least every 2 years.
2017-06-06 250.11(5)(b) Continuation License - Application Materials Submission Date
Description: At least 30 days before the continuation review date of the license, an applicant for license renewal shall complete and submit to the department all applicable continuation materials and include submittal of any forfeiture due and owing under s. 48.715(3), Stats., or penalty under s. 48.76, Stats.
2017-02-08 250.04(6)(a)1. Child Record - Enrollment & Health History Forms
Description: Child record review, 2/08/2017. Child record #1 did not have the child's enrollment information and health history information.
2017-02-08 250.07(6)(L)1. Health Exam - Child Under Age 2
Description: Child record #4, a child under age 2, did not have documentation of a follow-up health exam at least every 6 months.
2017-02-08 250.07(6)(L)2. Health Exam - Child Age Over Age 2
Description: Child record #2, a child over age 2, did not have documentation of the child's health examination.

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mamaknowsbest Oct 24, 2017
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

We were at this center for about 3 months. The owner constantly told me about other children's behavior and other parents behavior. She would talk badly about parents and kids alike almost everyday. I can attest to the comment made by "Mama bear" even though I have never met her because the owner told me how she opened an investigation into them because they were "heavy handed" with their child and she wasn't taking her back after the investigation was closed. My child had an ER visit for falling off a chair within the first two weeks being there. The owner never seemed happy and always had a scowl or forced smile when picking up or dropping off. She talked badly about other daycare in the area and told me outright she only did art once a week because she had too but that she thought art projects and coloring was a waste of time. She then accused me of telling her how to run her business after I made a passing comment about the weather. I mentioned how it was hot (near 100's) and the kids may not be able to go outside much that week. She quipped that she would still bring the kids outside because she knew the law, that it was her business, not mine. I asked why she was getting so defensive and she said she and her husband agreed I was trying to tell her how to run her business. I told her my husband also agreed she was too defensive and that I had posted her comments through text on FB and my friends also agreed she was being defensive. She then told me I had two weeks to find a new daycare. The next day I texted thanking her for her offer but that I didn't need her services and we would not be bringing my child back. She replied that I still needed to pay her for the next two weeks even if we weren't coming. I quoted her contract which stated if she terminated service I was not responsible to pay. She replied that that only applied if given written notice which she had not done yet and then told me she would take me to court and her contract would hold up. I told her I assumed after giving me two weeks verbal notice she would have had it written up the next day and that I would gladly see her in court. I sent my husband to pick up our child's belongings and she laid into him, in front of the other kids there, about how we needed to pay her and how I made her child cry which I did not as I never even raised my voice in our conversation. He actually had to tell her it was not an appropriate conversation to have in front of the kids. After leaving, I heard from 3 other parents that they had similar issues there with her talking badly about parents and children to them and in front of other kids. There are plenty of other fantastic daycares in the area now so I would stay away from this one. The owner does not have great people skills from my experience

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Momof2 Jul 07, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Had used this provider for much longer then 6months. My child loved going here. The room they played in is very clean, organized and much larger then 8 by 10. They also had a seperate room for sleeping and large fenced in playground. Circle time was done daily and at least 3 art/science projects a week. I have never had an issue. Also part of a food program so kids are fed per state guidelines.

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Awful Dec 03, 2016
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I had my child at this daycare. I switched them as soon as I possibly could. They never did any art projects, they spent most of the day in a small (maybe 8x10 room at most), my child would come home crying about how they didn't want to go back. The owner would never talk to me about having issues about my child, but would talk crap about them and myself to another family member when they came to pick the child up. I never had any trouble with my child be "out of line", "an all around bad child", etc. and those were the owners exact words. She never could show me a plan for the day or the week. I was never shown any kind of structure or scheduling. Only a vague one in the handbook. Which as the days went on, proved to not be followed at all! I would never put my child in this day care ever again.

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MamaBear Feb 29, 2016

Wrongly accused parents of child abuse, notified CPS and even after investigation completed with no reason for actual concern refuses service. Watch your back, my personal opinion would be to find a provider more reliable and less trigger happy.

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