Very interesting! I'd never heard of that. Of course, I'd never suggest it to this set of parents...
Originally Posted by sunflowers
I do have one question... as a child care worker, does your facility have any policy regarding staph infections?
Yes. They required her to stay out for 3 or 4 days while we cleaned the entire room and everything in it.They also required she have a dr's note when she returned. That dr note said that as long as the wounds weren't open she could return. However, since then the wounds have been opening. When we call the parents to pick her up they refuse to answer the phone or call us back. The next morning they claim the wounds are closed (and sometimes they are, but not HEALED... just waiting for her to bump/bite them again and break them open again) so they bring her back
Originally Posted by savvybabygrace
What has the director of the day care said about this? S/he is a mandated reported, correct? Do the other teachers/workers in the day care say anything about her parents treatment of her (or, better worded, neglect of treatment)?
Honestly- the director is out of the daycare for the last couple weeks because she has family in town. So she's left everything to the assistant director.... whom is not my favorite person and is very into not upsetting the parents. The other workers who work in the infant room (2 more other than me) are also very concerned about it but we've all been hoping it would get better. The grandmother of the baby has been trying to intervene and get the parents to let her care for the baby (there's a brother who is 4 at our daycare also and the grandparents do all the parenting of the boy- they drop him off at daycare and pick him up and do everything with him in between). But, for whatever reason, they won't let the grandmother take the baby girl. The grandmother comes into the infant room almost everyday to see the baby and most of the time she leaves in tears
So I think us workers had been hoping the grandmother would be able to intervene and we wouldn't have to involve anyone else, but it's not looking like that's the case and things have gotten to the point where I couldn't let it go any further. If something happens to that little girl and I could have prevented it I never would be able to forgive myself.
However, I did not tell anyone else at the daycare that I called. Sad to think that I do have my job I don't want to risk
I did tell the police and CPS what daycare it is though so who knows if they'll call on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, I probably won't hear anything further until Tuesday. I'm just going to try to relax this weekend and know that I did what I could and it's out of my hands now.