Rivendell Early Education Center - Durango CO Child Care Center

701 Camino Del Rio STE 103A , Durango CO 81301
(970) 799-7502
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: RIVENDELL EARLY EDUCATION CENTER is a Child Care Center in Durango CO, with a maximum capacity of 20 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Toddlers, Infants. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 1672497
  • Capacity: 20
  • Age Range: Toddlers, Infants
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, English
  • Schools Served: DURANGO 9-R School Distric
  • Initial License Issue Date: Jul 28, 2015
  • Current License Issue Date: Aug 02, 2016
  • District Office: Colorado Dept of Human Services - Division of Child Care
  • District Office Phone: 303-866-5958 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Type Report Date Category Finding
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-10-23 Sleep/Napping Requirements Unfounded
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-10-23 Other Unfounded
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-10-23 Staff Qualifications Founded
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-10-23 Harsh Treatment Unfounded
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-10-23 Lack of Supervision Unfounded
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-10-23 Over Enrollment Unfounded
Inspection 2020-06-04 Supervisory
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-02-26 Other Founded
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-02-26 Business/Financial Founded
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-02-26 Lack of Supervision Founded
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-02-26 Staff to Child Ratio Founded
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-02-26 Other Unfounded
Child Abuse Investigation 2020-02-26 Staff Qualifications Unfounded
Complaint 2019-10-22 Over Enrollment Unfounded
Complaint 2019-10-22 Food/Nutrition Unfounded

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Jennifer Anderson Jan 15, 2020
I am an employee

I'm so disappointed in what goes on in this daycare. I feel bad for both the parents and children. Nothing but negative complaints about this daycare. It was so bad the first time I saw this daycare, I told my daughter to wait until a great daycare came around, due to worry/fear of how her baby would be treated there. Ratio is far understaffed, deceivement to parents, etc. I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS PLACE CALLED A DAYCARE. I would really hope the Owner could get it together before she gets shut down.

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Mandy Recla Mar 25, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I'm a childcare provider, teacher and mother of three. My youngest daughter started attending Rivendell 8 months ago. My daughter went twice a week, for three to five hours per day.

The reason for my negative review is because of the teachers lack of communication. The last 8 months I rarely heard from Charley's teachers pertaining to her adjustment at school. When I did hear from her teachers they always said how much they loved her.

To my surprise on March 15th I had a text saying Charley was having a hard day. I knew she was teething her 7th tooth and she had been fussy even at home with her teething. I returned the teachers phone call and I was told that Charley just wasnt settling in the last few months. This was news to me! I was asked if we could bring her in for longer amounts of time during the day to help her settle in. I said of course. Before we were given the chance to have her stay all day, I received AN EMAIL on March 19th informing us that the 22nd of March would be her last day. I was told she wasn't finding " peace or happiness" at Rivendell. Being a full time teacher and a mom of three young children with very little resources for childcare in Durango you can imagine the disappointment, hurt and stress that put on our family.

My 10 month baby is easy going, happy and cries very little with others. I can't understand what is going on at Rivendell that she wouldn't be happy except that the ratio for teachers per babies is not high quality, it might be legal, but not quality practice. 10 babies to 2 teachers may not be the environment my baby or your baby would need to thrive and be happy.

So for interested families looking for childcare I would not recommend or rely on Rivendell because of poor communication from teachers, and a high ratio of infants to teachers.

Mandy Recla

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