Little Explorers Child Care And Early Learning - Freeport IL Day Care Home

(815) 232-2574
4 Reviews

About the Provider


At Little Explorers Child Care and Early Learning, our mission is to provide child care that meets the needs of each child and family in a safe, educational environment. We pride our facilities focus on the individual needs of each child, while providing quality, reliable and safe child care.

Our goals are:

• To provide affordable, convenient, dependable child care services

• To create a child care setting for social, cognitive, and physical development

• To provide a nurturing environment

• To provide learning experiences for our children

• To provide a preschool program, readying children for lifelong learning

Additional Information:

Provider First Licensed on 04/26/03.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 12
  • License Number: 451431
  • Age Range: 0 To12Y
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations CDA
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, English
  • Type of Care: Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Emergency Only
  • District Office: Department of Children & Family Services
  • District Office Phone: (877) 746-0829 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Anonym May 14, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

The worst place I have ever took my child. She is not professional, she is always talking nice to you until she likes you but then you are bad for her. She is double faces person. She is unable to find a helper because no one can work with her. It is the worst environment for the child. DONT TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THIS WOMAN. EVEN WITH a MONTH NOTICE, SHE WILL NEVER GIVE YOUR MONEY BACK. THIS WOMAN LIKES FREE MONEY AND HATES KIDS.

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Educator Mar 10, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

when we started here our child was 6 weeks old. Our child doesn’t miss a day except if he is sick. We have noticed that over the past year she has changed drastically. She has been through 3 and now on her 4 helper. She will even have her husband fill in from time to time but he never stays downstairs very long. She has a great educational program but she doesn’t love her job any more. She doesn’t watch the children like she should. I have picked up my child and her 14 year old daughter is the only one with the kids. My child has been sent home a number of times for behavior problems with her saying I just can’t handle this any more. She has requires us to go to the doctor to get cleared of RSV just 24 hours after being sent home with pink eye. Of which my child had neither. I think it is time for her to be done. I wouldn’t send my child there unless you are okay with getting 1/2 the care you should be. The one thing she praises herself on is not have any dings against her for DCFS but it is because she is sneaky and knows the things they look for. As an educator some of the things we see happening with our child could mess him up for a long time. Only punishing one child for their behavior when there is a reason for the action. We have decided our child acts the way they do there because of her inconsistency. Our child doesn’t act the way she claims they do at church, with our children, at home. We get praised how wonderful our child is behaved.

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Ex employee Dec 12, 2017
I am an employee

Very selfish boss and only thinks of herself. She used to love her job but she no longer has the passion like she used to. If you work for her and have a personal family issue, don't expect her to feel sympathetic and don't dare try and take off work to go to a funeral. I am not the only employee who felt this way. Their are others...

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Working mom Feb 07, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I started using this daycare in 2008. At first I loved Tresia, I referred everyone I knew to her. She loved her job and all the children. In the past 1 1/2 she has change. She no longer loves her job or the children. She will talk bad about the kids to other parents, or talk negative about parents to other parents. She has told me in the past which parents don't pay on time, which parents checks bounce, which parents shouldn't have more children, and which ones don't feed their children well or dress there kids appropriate to weather.
We had noticed that she wasn't doing a good job caring for our child anymore and decided to give our notice. We followed along with her crazy handbook. (She gets paid 2 weeks in advance when you sign up which goes towards your last two weeks and you need to pay her an additional 2weeks when you decide to leave her, yes she wants a month notice. Keep in mind she also gets 11 paid holidays and 2 weeks vacation,better then must people's jobs). We wrote our letter to her on why we were leaving and paid her out what the handbook says. The only think is we decided not to take our child there during her months notice, as we didn't feel our child was being cared for properly anymore. She was very upset when I gave the letter. She started to call me a f****** b**** and going off on me. I then told her this is why we decided to pull our child. She then said " you want to talk about your child?! She's a little spoiled brat, I can't stand her, I have never liked her and I'm so glad I never have to see her again." All of this was said in front of other children. I was in shock. This was a lady that had cared for my children for many years. I kept my calm and just kept telling her how I had respected her and appreciated her watching my children over the years. She continue to swear at me and talk negative about my children and myself. She is not professional at all. Numerous others have reached out to me and said how she did the same to them and cursed at them in front of the children. One even said her husband got upset about how she treated his wife and the daycare provider then out a restraining order on them and had an officer deliver it to her work. She has become crazy if the years and should have her license removed. I do not recommend my worse enemy to take their child to tresia at little explorer daycare. She used to LOVE the kids and was wonderful, however she lost that over the past years. Every child should be loved! She is not professional at all.

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