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Unregistered 04:05 PM 08-23-2017
Back in may of this year, all the daycares in the state of Alabama had to attend a health and safety basics course that's required by the government in order for us to keep our funding. During the course the instructor kept saying that they have until September 1st to come and inspect us. It is almost september and they are a no show. Anyone else had this problem?
We have done EVERYTHING they told us to!! 😡😡😡😡😡
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Michael 04:09 PM 08-23-2017
Have you contacted your state's licensing Department?

Alabama Department of Human Resources
Child Care Services Division
Gordon Persons Building
50 Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-1801
Phone: (334) 242-1425
Fax: (334) 353-1491

Here are some more threads on Inspections: https://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=inspection
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Unregistered 04:24 PM 08-23-2017
We've never received anything from them. Told us at the meeting it would be unannounced and that it may or may not be our childcare specialist.
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284878 07:02 AM 08-24-2017
I'm not in Alabama course but I'm due for an inspection and my license renews on the 5th. The 4th is a labor day, I am closed on the 1st and tomorrow. And I have yet to see my surprise inspection. If for some inconceivable reason he doesn't approve me on time I would not be able to give my families proper notice. As the days get closer and closer to the first it's no longer a surprise.
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Tigerlilly 07:18 AM 08-24-2017
Originally Posted by 284878:
I'm not in Alabama course but I'm due for an inspection and my license renews on the 5th. The 4th is a labor day, I am closed on the 1st and tomorrow. And I have yet to see my surprise inspection. If for some inconceivable reason he doesn't approve me on time I would not be able to give my families proper notice. As the days get closer and closer to the first it's no longer a surprise.
Is this going to be a situation where the state requires a license but doesn't have the money or people to adequately oversee the program? It has happened before.

I know the lady that does inspectionsound I my area is spread your pretty things from what I understand.
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Unregistered 07:57 AM 08-24-2017
Probably, told us they had hired several to do this. But if they can't do it, then why are they trying to scare us into following all of these new rules. Got enough to follow as it is
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Cat Herder 08:34 AM 08-24-2017
Originally Posted by Unregistered:
Probably, told us they had hired several to do this. But if they can't do it, then why are they trying to scare us into following all of these new rules. Got enough to follow as it is
So they can keep their federal grants to be able to afford to oversee you.

Their training timeline is a little more complicated than ours.
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Unregistered 12:47 PM 08-24-2017
Hey nightowl,
Have you had this problem?
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Blackcat31 01:37 PM 08-24-2017
Originally Posted by Unregistered:
Hey nightowl,
Have you had this problem?
The forum member "Nightowl" has not checked in or posted on the forum board for over a year now.
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hwichlaz 04:22 PM 08-24-2017
Luckily we don't have to renew our licenses, ever. We just pay an annual fee. We're supposed to get inspected every year...but mine was due in March and it hasn't happened yet. The default is licensed.

california
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Mom2Two 06:21 PM 08-24-2017
Originally Posted by hwichlaz:
Luckily we don't have to renew our licenses, ever. We just pay an annual fee. We're supposed to get inspected every year...but mine was due in March and it hasn't happened yet. The default is licensed.

california
HOW? I am amazed to hear this.

Renewing our license each year (Utah) is an expensive pain in the neck. For some reason I imagined that CA would have way more oversight than us. But no apparently.
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hwichlaz 07:07 PM 08-24-2017
Originally Posted by Mom2Two:
HOW? I am amazed to hear this.

Renewing our license each year (Utah) is an expensive pain in the neck. For some reason I imagined that CA would have way more oversight than us. But no apparently.
We still have our yearly visit, but we're not penalized if it's late.
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hwichlaz 07:09 PM 08-24-2017
In my case, my licensor is on medical leave and they are struggling to handle her cases.
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Unregistered 09:49 AM 08-25-2017
We've had too many children herein Alabama took too soon by these so called "teachers" that work in these daycares and now they are trying more than ever to implement a new law the requires ALL daycares that are religiously affiliated and not license to become license but here's.the problem its passed the senate but it needs the governors signature for it to be into law.

They were suppose to do this last year but it didn't happen they waited until this year to do anything and now everyone is mad and upset because they feel like nothing is being done and not only that but everyone is on pins and needles waiting
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hwichlaz 10:27 AM 08-25-2017
Oh no, that's horrible

Here in Cali, there's no such thing as license exempt really. The restrictions for the exempt are strict. You don't have to be licensed to watch one family's children. That's it. Otherwise, parents have to be on site...like the church nursery where parents are attending church service in the same facility.
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Tigerlilly 07:45 PM 09-13-2017
Originally Posted by 284878:
I'm not in Alabama course but I'm due for an inspection and my license renews on the 5th. The 4th is a labor day, I am closed on the 1st and tomorrow. And I have yet to see my surprise inspection. If for some inconceivable reason he doesn't approve me on time I would not be able to give my families proper notice. As the days get closer and closer to the first it's no longer a surprise.
Did you get your inspection?
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daycarediva 04:39 AM 09-14-2017
Originally Posted by Mom2Two:
HOW? I am amazed to hear this.

Renewing our license each year (Utah) is an expensive pain in the neck. For some reason I imagined that CA would have way more oversight than us. But no apparently.
Same with NY, except our license is every 2 (new) or 4 years (renewals) but we have annual (announced) and semi annual (unannounced) inspections. They're here regularly.

Legally exempt can care for no more than 2 unrelated children, and churches are just allowed whatever (which is BS and a huge safety risk- they should at MINIMUM be required to comply with fire codes, cpr/first aid, and ratios)
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284878 07:42 AM 09-14-2017
Originally Posted by Tigerlilly:
Did you get your inspection?
LOL yes I did. I called him on the 31st and asked him when was he coming. He said he wasn't going to make it in time, so I asked if I had to close. He told me I would get a letter in the mail stating that my license was still good until the inspection. Letter didn't come for a week after my license expired, if I hadn't called I wouldn't of known I could stay open. He then came on the 6th last Wednesday after I was expired.

I got a few violations, one was expired paperwork that was not been expired if he had come on time. The other one was using my daughter's room to sleep a toddler, I did not have the proper paperwork filled out to add her room 2 the daycare space, which I didn't start using that space until after DD went to school, and if he had come on time, it wouldn't have been an issue.

DH was frustrated that he would count those against me since he was the one late coming to the inspections. I even explained to him that I was waiting for the new state form to have my parents fill out so they didn't have to update one form and then fill out new form later. I had sent a request in for the new forms with my application and he never mailed them to me nor called me to tell me that they weren't in yet. And we are required to use the new forms as of September 1st.

The best part is when he sent me my inspection report he had some errors in it and I requested he fix them, which he did promptly.
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