Babes & Halfpints Childcare/Preschool

19526 East Twin Acres Drive
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
480-694-8737 480-694-8737

Babes & Halfpints Childcare/Preschool

19526 East Twin Acres Drive, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
480-694-8737 480-694-8737
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Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

SPECIAL OFFER
Once currently enrolled and if we have an opening. If you refer a family to us and they enroll, you will receive free care equal to the new family. ie, new family enrolls at 3 days a week the referring family will receive three free days.,
In business since: 1995
Total Employees: 2-10

LICENSING INFORMATION

This business has reported that they are exempt from state licensing.
There are many reasons why a business may be exempt from state licensing. For example, the center my have a religious exemption, the number of children it cares for may be below the licensing minimum, or it may not be subject to your state's licensing authority. Exempt businesses may not be required to meet health and safety standards.
Care.com only verifies licenses, not exemptions, and we strongly encourage you to contact the business or Arizona's licensing department to verify the exemption and understand what it means.

Hours

Monday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Additional Details
Emergency backup care
Philosophy
Developmental (Play-Based)
Cooperative
Academic
Outdoor/Nature
Languages
English

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
All Ages $ 30 per day 2
*availability last updated on 07/30/2019
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash

Ratings & Reviews

( 6)
Katie
10/09/2021
The fact that Lorette uses her mom, Debra P, to write a review after she got one bad review, says A LOT about her integrity.
Debra P
10/06/2021
I have been familiar with Lorette and her childcare business in it's entirety. I was Lorette's employee for approximately 6 years. As such, I was able to observe her devoted care and concern for the children. I have watched her growth as a woman and care provider through hard times and good. She has always kept the welfare, safety, and health of the children in her care in the forefront of all that she did and does. Cleanliness and the avoidance of anything that might undermine the children's health has always been paramount.
We all know that the symptoms of Covid-19 can present in many ways. It is also known that those same symptoms can be evidence of other possible illnesses. Lorette has always kept a very close watch for any child that might show symptoms of a contagious illness. She is also aware that there are many "symptoms of illness" in young children that are not indications of illness and are simply the result of normal childhood processes. (such as a runny nose and fever - is it the beginning of a cold or sign of teething? Is it contagious or not?) Making these types of decisions is not easy and it is unrealistic to expect a care provider to send home every child that presents with possible contagious symptoms or close her business every time she herself might be experiencing symptoms related to health issues - such as allergies - which she has suffered with her entire life. How long will an employer tolerate an employee that "calls in sick" every time the employee has a family member show symptoms of illness? Covid-19 has a mortality rate of less that 1% in the United States and children under the age of 12 have been shown to have the greatest resistance to Covid-19. A child in Lorette's care is much more likely to have a fever and runny nose as a result of teething rather than Covid-19. Is it reasonable to expect every child to be sent home because of a fever and runny nose?
As for Lorette's own heath and this most recent event, her symptoms began as her allergy symptoms often begin. When her fever appeared, she went to the doctor. She was diagnosed with a kidney infection and was prescribed medication that is known to have side effects of nausea and vomiting. She was also prescribed medication to counteract those symptoms. When her symptoms did not improve and she became concerned about becoming dehydrated, she went to the hospital ER. There she was diagnosed with Covid (and we all know how reliable THOSE numbers are) and told that she was no longer contagious because she had had the symptoms for 10 days and was sent home. She immediately informed all parents of the new diagnosis and remained closed for another 2 days, recuperating. She trusted the doctors and their experience and knowledge. Lorette continues to be extra diligent and watchful and does her very best to make decisions that keep the health, welfare, and safety of the children in her care very front of her focus. She is completely open with all her parents and keeps everyone fully informed of any issue that may affect a child in her care.
Julie H
09/28/2021
My daughter loved being with her friends at daycare but the way Lorette has gone about her protocols with Covid exposures is unethical. Being a childcare provider, it is their responsibility to put our children's safety and well-being as their number one priority.
That being said, Lorette should be well aware of all possible symptoms of Covid. Lorette sent a text at 5:44pm on September 20th stating that due to her health (didn't go into details), she needed to close for the next two days. On September 23rd, she sent a text at 5:30pm stating she had tested positive for Covid and would be closed the rest of the week.
Lorette admittedly stated that she started experiencing symptoms of Covid on September 12th. Being in the middle of a pandemic and knowing she runs a daycare with a huge possibility of potential exposures, she didn't think to take it upon herself to get tested as soon as she started experiencing symptoms? Let alone communicate with the parents of the symptoms she was experiencing, so we could make the decision to keep our children there or keep them home until she got tested. Upon asking Lorette further questions about the symptoms she was experiencing, Lorette said she finally went to urgent care on on Thursday, September 16th and they diagnosed her with a kidney infection. Yet, knowing she was having symptoms of Covid and is a daycare provider, still didn't bother to take the extra precaution to get tested for Covid! Lorette was so quick to blame it on the doctors misdiagnosis, yet took zero accountability to take it upon herself to get tested. Regardless if she thought she had it or not, as soon as she started experiencing symptoms, she should have taken it upon herself to get tested but she didn't think about these kids, their health or their families. Instead, she exposed every single one of these kids and put their health and their families health at risk. I take precautions to make sure my family is healthy and safe. Whenever my child was sick or showing any symptoms of Covid, regardless if she had it or not, I made sure I kept her home to prevent exposure not only to the other kids and their families but also Lorette and her family. It's extremely disappointing because we really liked Lorette but the second my daughter and my families health is jeopardized and there is zero communication about the symptoms Lorette was experiencing for over a week, that's when I have an issue. So, if you care about your child's health and well-being, along with your families, I would look for a different daycare that puts your child as a priority over money.

Due to Lorette's negligence, my daughter, my parents and myself have all tested positive for Covid.
Reply from Babes & Halfpints Childcare/Preschool
Julie, thank you very much for expressing your concerns. you did fail to mention I did see a dr. sept. 16th. the dr. did not have any interest in testing me for covid since my symptoms were not related. I followed dr protocols and orders. When I explained I was closing after 26 years of childcare and this being only my fourth closure I do have the best interest of providing a healthy realiabe childcare for all families. As I am sure when you choose not to return to work you do not give your boss your personal details. All families in care are healthy and well cared for. I am very sorry it seems you are the only family that has received covid as I am sure we can all agree covid be contracted simply by going to a grocery store. When I did go to the dr. again the dr. had said I was free to return to work. I do wish your family the best.
10/04/2021
TPrehn
09/12/2017
Ms. Lorette and Ms. Anna and two of the best child care providers! Our son August loves spending his day with them and his buddies. They have been a God send to our family. Thank you for everything
Emily A
05/04/2017
She is amazing with my difficult daughter!!!!
Jessere S
11/18/2015
Lorette is awesome. She has been taking good care of a Hank and he loves to go see her every week without resistance. He has also learned a lot going to her and is progressing just like we would like to see.
SPECIAL OFFER
Once currently enrolled and if we have an opening. If you refer a family to us and they enroll, you will receive free care equal to the new family. ie, new family enrolls at 3 days a week the referring family will receive three free days.,
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