Sharp Deborah dba Applepine Country Daycare - Midvale UT Licensed Family Child Care

, Midvale UT 84047
(801) 255-6459
3 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Sharp Deborah dba Applepine Country Daycare is a Licensed Family Child Care in Midvale UT, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: Initial Regulation Date: 1998-07-01;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 1764
  • Capacity: 16
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Initial License Issue Date: Jul 01, 1998
  • District Office: Utah Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: (801)273-6617 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Inspection Type Corrections
2021-03-12 Unannounced, Annual Inspection
2020-09-02 Announced, Annual Inspection
2020-01-13 Unannounced
2020-01-13 Unannounced, Annual Inspection
2019-10-02 Announced
2019-10-02 Announced, Annual Inspection
2019-04-17 Follow-Up Inspection
2019-04-17 Follow-Up, First
2019-03-29 Unannounced
2019-03-29 Unannounced, Annual Inspection
2018-10-19 Follow-Up Inspection
2018-10-19 Follow-Up, First
2018-09-26 Announced
2018-09-26 Announced, Annual Inspection
2018-05-08 Follow-Up Inspection

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utahslc Oct 20, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

“Grandma” is unprofessional, rude to children, and desperately needs to be reported to the state. This woman should not be taking care of any child. DO NOT send your child here, please.

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EBBH Apr 11, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My daughter was here for just under a year when she had just turned 2. It started off promising. It was a good price and very close to where we live. However there were red flags that multiple people kept raising about the daycare. I’m not going to be black and white and paint these guys as the villains and say this daycare is the worst, because it is not. It isn’t a “bad” daycare, but it isn’t a “good”one either. They definitely worked with my husband and I financially when we struggled. (Which was a good portion of the time we used their services.) They were also understanding of when we needed to change our pick up/drop off times. Our daughter loved her friends and going to school. Cause for concern was first brought up by multiple people in our family when our daughter would come home so thirsty that she’d drink a whole cup of water and also so hungry acting like she hadn’t eaten anything all day. I brushed it off quite a bit because I gave them the benefit of the doubt. Do I think they purposely deprived the children of food and water. No., absolutely not. But I do think that they did not serve an afternoon snack and I don’t think water was being offered as often as it should have been. I don’t know, because I’m not there during the day to know how things are being ran. But knowing that my daughter is thirsty and extremely hungry is definitely a red flag. The last incident that made my husband and I abruptly remove my daughter from the daycare was honestly quite baffling. We had potty trained our daughter, at this point she had turned 3. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic she had been out of school for a few weeks. Once we brought her back. I was under the impression that if she could pull her pants up by herself, wipe herself, and have no accidents that she could wear underwear. My daughter hadn’t had any accidents in almost 3 weeks and could do all of those things. She tells us when she needs to use the potty and even wakes in the night to go if she needs to. The morning we dropped my daughter off in panties, my husband informed them. They immediately said they were going to put her in a pull up and that it wasn’t allowed for her to wear panties. They put a pull up on over her panties.
While I was at work that morning, I received a text message from the owner that said the following: “Hey (my name), this is (her name, the daycare owner.) I need you and (my husbands name) here when you pick up (my daughters name) tonight! Apparently you both need a crash course in the rules!! When you get here I will bring (my daughter name) outside to you. Do not come in the house! I’ll talk to you later!!”
I was honestly shocked that 1. Someone who runs a business would talk to their clients that way and 2. That she would even think it’s remotely professional to text a parent and demand that they be there at pick up. I had to leave work early to pick my daughter up that day. We picked my daughter up at 4:30, and I wasn’t scheduled to even leave work until 6, as I work 4 tens during the week. My husband is usually the one to pick my daughter up from school.
At pick up the daycare owner gave us my daughters wet panties in a bag. (Which duh they were wet because they basically put a diaper over her panties.) The daycare owner stated that most kids aren’t potty trained until they are closer to four. That she didn’t want to have to sit around and remind kids to go pee all day. That she didn’t want to or have time to do the whole clean up protocol for when a child has an accident. On multiple other occasions thought the year, she claimed that my daughter has ADHD and would often complain about all the children’s needs, using their names and complain about the parents not following through and blaming them for their children’s negative behaviors. (ADHD, autism, etc...) She was not trauma informed about the things she was saying to me or the other parents. She is very truthful but has no tact.
I can understand being frustrated with my husband and I. I just struggle to understand how someone can professionally run a successful business when they act so unprofessional. I definitely don’t feel like this daycare is fostering growth, but rather dependency. Some parents might be comfortable with that, but I wasn’t. I work in childcare myself and have for a long time. Our policy from the state is that if a child isn’t potty trained by the age of 4, we can refuse services to the client unless there is a disability. Because it is simply a health hazard when a child the size and weight of a 4 year old is not potty trained. The average age of potty training is 27 months. Google it for yourself for proof if you need to. So claiming that a child isn’t fully potty trained by age 4 is a far fetched idea. If there is support from the daycare it helps the child in their skills. I understand that there is only two people on site to take care of these children and maybe the owner is getting burnt out because she has done childcare for many years and that it is her choice if she wants to run her in home daycare where practically all the kids are in diapers or pull ups. From some parents that might be okay, and it might be a great fit for their family!
However, it was ultimately not a good fit for us.

If you are thinking that this daycare is a good price, it is. But there are quite a few other options in the area for similar pricing. If you got to you can find something that might fit your needs better. We have found a new daycare that doesn’t make you pay when your child is not in attendance, works with children to help potty train, in home environment and preschool for almost the same price and in the same area.
I hope this review will help you factor in wether if this daycare might be a good fit for your family.
Although this ended not so positive for our family. We wish Applepine Country the best, and thank them for the one year they took care of our daughter.

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Very unhappy Jun 16, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Zero stars. The daughter is nice but Deborah is not. No patience and zero help potty training. Got "terminated" with no notice because a 2 yr old has peed their pants. Something to say when your 2 yr old says she's always "mad"

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