I don’t normally post something personal like this, but we feel that sharing our sons story will be beneficial to other parents in the Hanover PA area. Recently there has been more and more of these kind of things happening and it’s honestly sickening.
On 09/15/2017 our son who was 6 months at the time was violently bitten 8 times at an in home daycare in Hanover, PA. After a hospital trip, police involvement, and child services involvement our son still did not get the justice he deserves.
The day of the incident I was working until 5PM. When I got off my father had told me something had happened to Gunnar and I needed to call the owner of the daycare. I called her and was told our son had been bitten by a 2yr old but she had cleaned the marks.
Not knowing what I was going to see when I got home I assumed it was something benign. When I got home and looked at Gunnar I was in SHOCK. Our little helpless baby was violently bitten 8 times while in daycare but I had to be the one to reach out to the daycare provider. No, she did not call me when this happened, no she did not report it, no she did not seek any medical attention, and most importantly she didn’t call ANYONE.
She had told my mother while picking up Gunnar that she did not want to take pictures and that she did not fill out an incident report. Now, my mother works in a daycare so she knows the STATE REGULATIONS when something like this happens. So we knew she was hiding something. Why would she not report it or even take pictures?
Here was her story of what happened. She had explained to me that they were all outside that day. When she started bringing the kids inside, she brought a 1yr old and our infant son in first leaving the other children outside ALONE. She put the 1yr old in the pack and play, then placed our son on the floor.
Then proceeded to walk outside and leave the 1yr old and Gunnar in the house ALONE. According to her it was no more than 5 minutes she was outside before she heard Gunnar screaming. She ran in to find Gunnar on the floor being attacked by this 2yr old girl who supposedly snuck into the house while she was gathering the kids to come inside. As she put it she had to forcefully pull the toddler off of Gunnar.
She then stated she cleaned the bite marks and put the little girl on time out. Yet. still not phone calls were made. The extensiveness of these bite marks could not have been made in that little amount of time. Every single one of the 8 bite marks were open! Yup, broke through his skin.
During the investigations we found out she was NOT a licensed daycare. We also found out that she had been indicated for child abuse/neglect on another account. Yet, somehow in the first hearing she was deemed compassionate and the judge dropped the charges. All because she put stuff on him to clean the bite marks. Not only did she lie about being a licensed daycare she also lied about her credibility. She left an infant alone on the floor while going outside and refused to report it.
Today while looking through the merchandiser I happened to glance at an add for an inhome daycare. Well come to find out, it’s HER! After everything she put us through, put Gunnar through she’s still running a daycare. She’s a lying irresponsible woman who should not be allowed to watch children. For all the moms and dads out there looking for a good daycare PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THEM TO HER! (her adds the first one)