The Children's Ark Inc. - Chamberlain SD Child Care Center (capacity 21 or More)

(605) 234-2000
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: THE CHILDREN'S ARK INC. is a Child Care Center (capacity 21 or More) in CHAMBERLAIN SD, with a maximum capacity of 60 children. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 30433
  • Capacity: 60
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Child Care Licensing District #2
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-226-1033 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Inspection Type Inspection Form Inspection Results
2020-03-11 Program Inspection View View
2020-03-02 Facility Safety Inspection View View
2019-06-06 Complaint Inspection View
2019-06-06 Program Inspection View View
2019-03-08 Facility Safety Inspection View View
2018-11-06 Program Inspection View View
2018-03-01 Facility Safety Inspection View View

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Jim Jan 27, 2015

My kids have been going to the Ark for 7+ years and the care they receive is phenomenal! The staff are amazing and take such good care of the kids. The ladies at the Ark treat all the kids like their own and my kids love going to daycare! The previous review is appalling to me. I have never witnessed any kind of neglect or anything close to what that review states. Maybe the children she sees running in the parking lot are in the care of their parents? or they don't even attend the daycare. All I know is that in the seven some years my children have attended this program I have never seen kids outside by themselves while in the care of the Ark gals nor have I ever seen any kids mistreated or neglected. Awesome establishment! Way to go Ark girls! keep up the good work!

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Chelsea Oct 06, 2014

Had an awful experience here. The first day I enrolled my son, I came during my lunch to check on him. He was screaming, unattended, lying on the floor which had trash and good wrappers on it. He had dried vomit covering half of his head. There was also another baby in the room in a swing with a propped bottle. I immediately withdrew him and contacted the manager. They sent us a bill for $25, would not waive the charge and have now tacked on a late fee of $15.
I have to drive by every day and I frequently see unattended children running around in the parking lot and even in the street outside their building. This place is absolutely awful.

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