Montessori Country Day / Bad child care
This child care center / preschool closed due to "weather-related" reasons on February 1st after a snow storm 2 days before. I drove across town and by the center early in the morning and the roads were just fine. Many schools were closed that day because of bussing concerns on secondary and remote roads. However, all primary roads were completely clear and all other businesses were open as usual (at least I wasn't aware of a single business closing that day). It appears this child care center used the weather as an excuse not to open, but it simply is not justified. My employor expects me and other employees to be at work on time during these conditions. Granted, schools have responsiblity for transporting children, but child care centers do not. There appears to be little incentive for them to open (they don't lose money like other businesses). However, I had to spend over $100 to get a sitter to watch my daughter on this day. This is really a scam and other day care centers are in on it too. I like this day care/pre-school otherwise, but this is very poor service. If you are choosing a day care, think twice about whether you can live with this level of service. There are worse offenders, but this one is pretty bad in my opinion.