Mamies Family Day Care Center - Plover WI Licensed Family Child Care

3780 Kohler Dr. , PLOVER WI 54467
(715) 544-0406
5 Reviews

About the Provider


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Mary Jane Gougar

Additional Information:

Initial License Date: 8/11/1999. Open Jan - Dec.

Mamies Family Day Care Center Photos: (Click to enlarge)

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 8
  • License Number: 1001319
  • Age Range: 6 Week(s) - 13 Year(s)
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Early Childhood Associate Degree
  • Rate Range 35.00
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Field Trips
  • Schools Served: Plover/Whiting
  • 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

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Violation Date Rule Number Rule Summary
2019-02-11 250.04(5)(j) Staff File - Continuing Education
Description: Provider did not obtain 15 hours of continuing education for 2018.
2019-02-11 250.04(6)(b) Current, Accurate Daily Attendance Record
Description: Times of arrival were not recorded for the three children in care.
2019-02-11 250.06(3) Practice Of Written Emergency Plans
Description: A fire drill was not conducted in January 2019.
2019-02-11 250.06(4)(a) Smoke Detectors
Description: A smoke detector test was not conducted for January 2019.
2018-08-06 250.11(5)(b) Continuation License - Application Materials Submission Date
Description: At least 30 days before the expiration date of a probationary license, an applicant for license renewal shall submit to the Department all requested continuation materials and fees. Failure to submit all required materials will result in the surrender of your license and closure of your facility.
2018-07-11 250.04(6)(b) Current, Accurate Daily Attendance Record
Description: Attendance had not been recorded for 07/10/2018 or 07/11/2018.
2018-07-11 250.07(6)(L)1. Health Exam - Child Under Age 2
Description: Child 4 did not have an updated health examination on file. The most recent examination on file was from 12/08/2017.
2018-04-26 250.09(1)(c)5. Infant & Toddler - Use Of Safety Gates
Description: A safety gate was not used at the top of an open stairway.
2018-04-26 250.09(2)(c) Infant & Toddler - Sleep Position
Description: When licensor arrived, a child under the age of 1 was sleeping in a bouncey chair with a large blanket wrapped around the child.
2017-10-10 250.04(6)(a) Child Record - Maintenance, Availability
Description: While verifying field-trip authorizations, it was discovered Child 1, currently in the provider's care, did not have a record available for review.

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Stacy Groshek Feb 13, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Where to begin…My 2 ½ year old son and my 7-month-old daughter have been with Mary since September, after my maternity leave. I’m not sure there is a word to describe how pleased I have been with her care. Every mommy knows what it’s like to go back to work after that time off and Mary helped make that transition feel so natural for me. When I had to go back after my son I would cry on the way to work and worry all day. With Mary I felt assured that my new baby girl was in the best hands. My son comes home every day and tells me how much fun he has playing, going for walks, and doing activities. He brings home projects and is so excited to tell us about them and put them on the fridge to display. For holidays Mary has little parties for the kids and always provides nutritional meals. My husband and I would recommend Mary 100%. She is so thorough! She is the one the identified that my baby had Thrush, without her educating me on it I may not have identified her fussiness until it got worse. We think Mary is a great person and always has the kids’ best interest at heart.

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Ally Burke Feb 04, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Mamie's is a great place. My son attended and always left cared for and happy. Mary is excellent! She keeps the kids busy with activities, education and healthy meals! If I could give her more than 5 stars I would!

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Helen Feb 04, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I highly recommend Mamie's Daycare! Mary is amazing! While my kids were in her care, I was a Program Manager of an In-Home Care-giving Company and Mary was very understanding if I was a little late picking up my kids due to the craziness of my job. She gives you more than enough notice for when she needs to close, lets you know if other kiddos were sick and with what symptoms so that you can watch out for it, has a spacious residence with lots of activities for the kiddos to do and recognizes the little's Birthdays! My kids loved going to Mary's and miss her so much! She is also within busing range of the Plover-Whiting School which was a plus for us!

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Peggy D. Feb 04, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I had my 3 year old enrolled with Mary. We were VERY satisfied with her services she provided to our child. She did crafts, sorting, letters, numbers and shapes with the children. We never had to worry about our child in her care. Our child was very comfortable in her daycare setting. We relocated, otherwise we would still be enrolled. We highly recommend Mary and her daycare.

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HH17 Jun 17, 2017
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My daughter only attended here for a few months and I am very happy she never has to return. She only was there a few hours one day a week. Mary took my daughter without my permission to a personal doctor appointment. Yes, Mary took her and another child to a doctor appointment. I never left a car seat for her, but Mary claimed she has extra. She was never able to provide me with an expiration date or if it was installed correctly. She is not regulated by the state to transport children nor does she have the proper vehicle alarm. I picked up my daughter twice in a row with a dirty diaper that was not freshly done. The last time it happened she said she was out of wipes, even though this was something she provided. Another time she asked if her unlicensed fiancé could watch my daughter while she ran errands. I absolutely was not comfortable with this and picked her up early. I made a formal complaint with the state about the doctor visit and then received a nasty message from Mary. I went to and found multiple violations on her state record. This only provides the last 2 years. I am appalled at the violations and cannot believe she has not been shut down yet. If you care for the safety of your child, please never send your child here!!

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Owner Response
Mary Jane Gougar Oct 22, 2019
I am shocked to be seeing this website with this mother slandering me and my business. I'm sad that there are people out there that have the audacity to try to ruin a person's character and business. Here are the facts: *I did transport the child to the clinic without permission. *My fiance whom is my emergency backup provider(qualified to look after children by the state)did accompany me on the trip to the clinic. *I did not have a vehicle alarm *I was not suppose to transport because of I didn't have an alarm. *I did have a car seat that was not expired and placed as well as secured the right way per the requirements in the seat. I did inform the mom of the transportation when she came to pick up her daughter. I wasn't hiding it and wouldn't hide it. Every provider whether group center or in home daycare has a record/records.I have been doing daycare for 20 years and still in business. Everything else that she has stated in this review is simply just her words trying to put me out of business because she was upset with me. Quite frankly she is slandering my character/business with her statements where there were no findings. Go ahead and review the statement and my reply and you can make a judgement or decision based on opinions of ONE parent in 20 years. All I ask is make sure that you know for sure that her faulty statements are in fact the truth. Because you are basing your decision of beliefs off of someone of the general public that someone knows nothing about. If you have any questions at all about anything, please go ahead and contact me directly.

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