Thursday, October 7, 2010
Not really a nanny, but a home daycare provider, I believe.
When: today, and every morning Tuesday-Thursday, between 8-8:20.
Where: Vivian Elementary School and Preschool in Jefferson County, 25th and Kipling, Arvada Colorado
Description: Caucasian woman in her mid-thirties, about 5'6", shoulder length blond, and heavy-set. She drives a silver Toyota minivan
Incident: This woman is accompanied by 4-7 children (varies by the day). 2 kids are 5-6 years and 2 are preschool age, 2 are 12-18 month old, and one is an infant, maybe 9 months. One of the older children she is dropping off for preschool. In theory, they could all be hers, but based on the varied ages and physical characteristics, I doubt it. In addition, I've heard some of the older kids refer to her by her first name in the past, though at the time I had no reason to try to remember it.
At the beginning of the school year, she would bring all the kids to wait for the preschool door to open at 8:15 (using a double stroller for the younger ones). However, recently, she's been leaving all the kids (except the one she's dropping off) in the car. Just this week, the kids spent at least 10 minutes in the car on each of 2 separate days. The preschool is housed in modular building behind the school, so this woman was out of sight of her van for a minimum of 5 minutes to drop the preschooler off. And again, that's being generous--it always takes me at least 10 minutes to walk my preschooler around the school, get him checked in, and walk all the way back around. Even though it has been in the mid 50's-low 60's in the morning, it is inappropriate and somewhat reckless to leave an infant and toddlers with only another child for supervision in a parking lot. And this is Colorado: in another few weeks it will probably be below 30 at this time in the morning. The oldest child I have seen in the car was between 5-6, 7 would be generous.