Akira Academy Daycare And Preschool - Chester PA Child Care Center

2918 W 9th St , CHESTER PA 19013
(484) 452-4540

About the Provider

Description: Akira Academy Daycare And Preschool is a Child Care Center in CHESTER PA, with a maximum capacity of 44 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00159514
  • Capacity: 44
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language, Spanish
  • Schools Served: Chester-Upland - Pick-Up service to/from school, Chichester - Pick-Up service to/from school
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 15
  • District Office Phone: (610) 713-2115 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-02-12 Renewal 3270.31(e)(4)(i)/3270.33(d) - First aid - 3 yrs./Facility persons w/ first-aid Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 12, 2020, DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE FIRST-AID CERTIFICATE REVIEWED FOR STAFF PERSON # 2 WAS EXPIRED. ( 02/03/18-02/03/20). A STAFF PERSON CERTIFIED IN FIRST AID TECHNIQUES WAS NOT PRESENT AT THE FACILITY.

Correction Required: Competence in first-aid is demonstrated by the completion of training by a professional in the field of first-aid. First-aid training shall be renewed on or before expiration of certification or every 3 years, as applicable.One or more facility persons competent in first-aid techniques shall be at the facility when one or more children are in care.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff will obtain first aid; Staff will renew first aid 30 days before it expires.
2020-02-12 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 12, 2020, DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE RECORD REVIEWED FOR STAFF PERSON # 3 (HIRE DATE 01/21/2020) DID NOT INCLUDE A NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CERTIFICATE.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). LACKING REQUIRED HIRING DOCUMENTS: Facility Person # 3 may not work in a child care position at the facility. A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record, national sex offender registry, fbi fingerprint clearance and child abuse registry clearance information, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL. Facility Person # 1 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff person will not work until all required clearance information is received; All clearances will be obtained before hire.
2020-02-12 Renewal 3270.27(c) - Training regarding plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 12, 2020, DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT STAFF PERSON # 1 RECEIVED TRAINING REGARDING THE EMERGENCY PLAN AT THE TIME OF 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.)
Staff will have training; All staff will have training before start date.
2019-09-18 Initial review 3270.21 - General Health and Safety Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 DURING THE INITIAL INSPECTION, THE PROVIDER DID NOT DEMONSTRATE THAT THE FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM WAS OPERABLE BECAUSE THE PROVIDER DID NOT KNOW HOW TO OPERATE THE SYSTEM. THE DOCUMENTATION THE PROVIDER PRODUCED TO SHOW THAT THE FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSPECTED SEMI-ANNUALLY, WAS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENT. - THIS CONDITION AT THE FACILITY POSES A THREAT TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health and safety of the children. The agent of the Department will file a complaint with the appropriate municipal office to request an additional fire safety inspection by the appropriate agency to verify compliance with 34 Pa. Code 403.23 and per Chapter 20.35 (c).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Dealer will come out to the facility to disable the system and place in dealer mode and ensure operational; System will be tested on site. No children will be in care until system is able to be tested.
2019-09-18 Initial review 3270.27(a)(2) - Evacuation Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 DURING THE INITIAL INSPECTION, THE EMERGENCY PLAN REVIEWED DID NOT PROVIDE FOR EVACUATION OF CHILDREN FROM THE FACILITY BUILDING AND EVACUATION OF CHILDREN TO A LOCATION AWAY FROM THE FACILITY PREMISES.

Correction Required: The facility shall have an emergency plan that provides for evacuation of children from the facility building and evacuation of children to a location away from the facility premises. The evacuation routes and evacuation plans to exit the building may be the same as those required by 3270.94 (f) and (g) (relating to fire drills).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The evacuation locations were added to the emergency plan; The p;an will be reviewed periodically to ensure all information is included.
2019-09-18 Initial review 3270.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 DURING THE INITIAL INSPECTION, THERE WERE OUTLETS MISSING PROTECTIVE RECEPTACLE COVERS IN THE CHILDREN'S BATHROOMS NEAR CLASSROOM # 2.

Correction Required: Protective receptacle covers shall be placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The outlets were covered; Outlets will be visibly inspected daily before opening to ensure all are covered.
2019-09-18 Initial review 3270.82(j) - Running water - diapering Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 DURING THE INITIAL INSPECTION, THE PORTABLE SINK IN THE INFANT CLASSROOM # 5 NEAR THE DIAPER CHANGING TABLE DID NOT HAVE FLOWING WATER. (THE WATER JUG IN THE SINK WAS EMPTY)

Correction Required: A source of running water for handwashing shall be present in infant and toddler diapering areas. If the running water does not flow directly into a drain that is connected to a sewage system, a receptacle shall be provided to contain the water used for washing. The receptacle shall be emptied into an approved sewage system at least once a day.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The water jug in the portable sink was filled to allow water to flow; Water tanks will be inspected daily.

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