Abc Learning Center - New Castle PA Child Care Center

1807 Moravia St , NEW CASTLE PA 16101
(724) 658-9170
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About the Provider

Description: Abc Learning Center is a Child Care Center in NEW CASTLE PA, with a maximum capacity of 42 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00154688
  • Capacity: 42
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: New Castle Area - Serviced by school bus
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 3
  • District Office Phone: (724) 285-9431 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-09-04 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #1 contained an immunization report that was lacking 1 dose of DTAP, and 1 dose of Hepatitis B.

Correction Required: The facility shall require the parent to provide updated written verification from a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department of ongoing vaccines administered to an infant, toddler or preschool child in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
obtained an updated physical from the parent with the lacking dose of DTAP. moving forward will check all children's physicals for missing immunizations.
2020-02-18 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.69(b) - 110 F or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The hot water in the downstairs restroom measured at 142 degrees. The hot water in the upstairs restroom measured at 144 degrees.

Correction Required: Hot water temperature, in areas accessible to children, may not exceed 110 F.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Hot water was turned off on the sinks in both restrooms. The water will remain off so that there is no water over 110 degrees accessible to children.
2019-09-12 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The indoor climber in the downstairs play area was very loose and unstable.

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Tightened the screw on the wooden structure downstairs and checked the others. Check structure and screws more often to make sure it stays tight and sturdy.
2019-09-12 Renewal 3270.116 - School-Age Children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The daily schedule for School-Age children did not include time set aside for school agers to have the opportunity to work on homework after they return to the facility.

Correction Required: When a facility serves a school-age child, homework supervision shall be provided in accordance with arrangements determined by the parent and the operator.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Updated the daily schedule with "4:00-4:30" as a designated time for school aged kids to do their homework during the school year. Check and update schedule as applicable.
2019-09-12 Renewal 3270.124(e) - Written emergency plan posted Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The downstairs play area was lacking a posted emergency transport plan.

Correction Required: A written plan identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions in the event of an emergency shall be displayed conspicuously in every child care space and shall accompany a staff person who leaves on an excursion with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Immediately made a copy of the emergency transport plan and posted in the downstairs play area. Make sure at least monthly that all postings are updated and are in the correct areas.
2019-09-12 Renewal 3270.176(f) - Prohibition using an 11-15 passenger vans Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Although a row of 3 seats were removed from the 13 passenger van, it is still registered as a 13 passenger van and therefore, cannot be used to transport children.

Correction Required: In accordance with the requirements of 67 Pa. Code Chapter 171 (relating to school buses and school vehicles), the facility may not transport a child in an 11-15 passenger van.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Stopped transportation in van. Will never use an 11-15 passenger van for the transportation of children again.
2019-09-12 Renewal 3270.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff #1 was lacking an acceptable state police clearance.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Printed acceptable clearance immediately. Check all employee files to make sure they have the actual/acceptable clearance.
2018-09-24 Renewal 3270.123(a) - Signed Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #4 contained an Agreement that was lacking an operator signature.

Correction Required: An agreement shall be signed by the operator and the parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The operator signed the agreement form. In the future all paperwork will be checked for completeness prior to enrollment.
2018-09-24 Renewal 3270.123(a)(1) - Amount of fee Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #4 contained an Agreement that was lacking the fee amount to be paid.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the amount of the fee to be charged per day or per week.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The fee amount was entered on the agreement. In the future all paperwork will be checked for completeness prior to enrollment.
2018-09-24 Renewal 3270.123(a)(6) - Admission date Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #4 contained an Agreement form that was lacking the child's date of admission.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the date of the child's admission.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The date of the child's admission was entered on the Agreement form. In the future all paperwork will be checked for completeness.
2018-09-24 Renewal 3270.124(b)(2) - Physician name, address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for Child #1, 2 and 4 all contained Emergency Contact forms that were lacking the address of the child's medical physician.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the child's physician or source of medical care.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The addresses of the children's physician's address was obtained from the parents and written in on the form. In the future all paperwork will be checked for completeness prior to enrollment.
2018-09-24 Renewal 3270.124(b)(7) - Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #2 contained an Emergency Contact sheet that was lacking the addresses of the release people. The file for Child #3 contained an Emergency Contact sheet that was lacking the phone numbers of the release people.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All of the above information was obtained from the parents and completed on the form. In the future all paperwork will be double checked for completeness prior to enrollment.
2018-09-24 Renewal 3270.27(c) - Training regarding plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff #1 was lacking documentation of emergency play training at initial employment.

Correction Required: The operator shall assure that each facility person receives training regarding the emergency plan at the time of initial employment, on an annual basis and at the time of each plan update. The operator shall document the date of each training and the names of all facility persons who received the training and kept on file at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The training was documented after hire. In the future all new staff will have training within 7 days.
2018-09-24 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A large rip in the foam covering hot water pipes in the basement area in the back left side was observed during the renewal inspection

Correction Required: Floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces, including the facility's outdoor play space surfaces shall be kept clean, in good repair and free from visible hazards.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The large rip was taped to repair it. In the future daily checks will be made to make sure the foam covering is in good condition.
2017-09-21 Renewal 3270.103 - Small Toys and Objects Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There were plastic bags accessible to children downstairs in an unlocked drawer.

Correction Required: Toys and objects with a diameter of less than 1 inch, objects with removable parts that have a diameter of less than 1 inch, plastic bags and styrofoam objects may not be accessible to children who are still placing objects in their mouths.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Removed plastic bags. Now and in the future we will keep plastic bags in the locked storage room.

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Reviews

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Heidi Chamberlain Apr 15, 2019
I have toured this provider's facility, but have not used its services

Unsanitary... didnt like there attitude... wouldn't trust them with my children

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