Almost Home Day Care Inc - Abington PA Family Child Care

2773 Norman Rd , ABINGTON PA 19001
(215) 659-7659

About the Provider

Description: Almost Home Day Care Inc is a Family Child Care in ABINGTON PA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00153595
  • Capacity: 12
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language,
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 17
  • District Office Phone: (610) 278-3707 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-10-29 Renewal 3280.131(d)(5)/3280.131(e)(2)(i) - Immunization record/Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 10/29/19 at renewal inspection certification representative observed that the immunization record of child # 1 reflected that the child has not had a flu shot in the past 12 months. No exemption letter is on file.

Correction Required: A health report shall include a review of the child's immunized status according to recommendations of the ACIP.Exemption from immunization for religious belief or strong personal objection equated to a religious belief shall be documented by a written, signed and dated statement from the child's parent or guardian. The statement shall be kept in the child's record.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider will obtain verification that child # 1 has had a flu shot in the last 12 months or an exemption letter will be obtained from the parent. Provider will ensure that recommended have been given to children or exemption letters are on file.
2019-10-29 Renewal 3280.104 - High Chairs Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 10/29/19 at renewal inspection certification representative observed a high chair in use that did not have a safety strap.

Correction Required: High chairs shall have a wide base and a T-shaped safety strap.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider will replace the safety strap on the high chair. High chairs will be inspected daily to ensure that safety straps are in place and being used when children are in high chairs.
2018-01-02 Renewal 3280.32(a)/3280.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of inspection on 1/2/18, the CPSL information (child abuse and state police) in the file for staff #1 was requested for a volunteer and not a staff person. The CPSL information (state police) in the file for staff #2 was requested for other-not-employee.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). SAFETY PLAN: The operator is required to submit to the Children and Youth Agency a plan of supervision or alternate arrangement as required by the Child Protective Services Law. LACKING REQUIRED HIRING DOCUMENTS: Facility Person # 1 and #2 may not work in an unsupervised child care position at the facility. PROVISIONAL HIRE UNSUPERVISED: A provisional employee may not be permitted to work alone with children and must work within the vicinity of a permanent employee. A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record 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 and #2 must be supervised at all times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff #1 and #2 will be supervised until all CPSL requirements are met. All staff will have on file at the facility written proof of complying with the CPSL criteria.
2018-01-02 Renewal 3280.131(a)(4)/3280.182(1) - Initial health report for school age; accordance with school attendance/Initial and subsequent health assessments Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was no written proof of a health assessment in the file for facility child #1-start date 9/2017 during the inspection on 1/2/17.

Correction Required: The initial health report for a school-age child must be dated in accordance with the requirements for medical examinations for school attendance in 28 Pa. Code 23.2 (relating to medical examinations).A child's record must contain initial and subsequent health reports.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A copy of a current health assessment will be requested and placed in the child's file. All child will have an assessment on file within 60 days.
2018-01-02 Renewal 3280.151(c)(2)/3280.192(3) - Mantoux TB /Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The health assessment in the file for staff #1 had a TB test information and a date that was prior to the actual exam.

Correction Required: An adult health assessment must include tuberculosis screening by the Mantoux method at initial employment. Subsequent tuberculosis screening is not required unless directed by a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department.A facility person's record shall include a written report of initial and subsequent health assessments, including the results of initial and subsequent tuberculin skin tests, x-rays or other medical documentation necessary to confirm freedom from communicable tuberculosis.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff #1 will be removed from duty until a complete health assessment is on file at the facility. All staff will have a complete physical on file upon hire.
2016-11-29 Renewal 3280.31(e)/3280.192(2)(iii) - Annual 6 hrs. training/Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During the inspection on 11/29/16, the files for staff #1 and #2-hire dates 8/2001-did not have written proof of six-hours training. Each staff person had proof of four hours each. There was a copy of an expired 2-hrs training (8/2016) in each file.

Correction Required: A staff person shall obtain an annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training.A facility person`s record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff will complete an additional 2-hrs training on or before 12/9/16. Written proof will be on file at the facility.
2016-11-29 Renewal 3280.69(a) - 110 F or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: When measured with a thermometer during the inspection on 11/29/16, the water temperature was 112 degrees at the sink in the kitchen and lower level used by the children attending the facility.

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.)
The water temperature was lowered to 107 degrees. The water will be kept at 110 degrees or below at all times.
2016-11-29 Renewal 3280.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There are two large wall shelves in the lower level of the facility that are strapped yet unstable. When rocked items fell off the shelves. The could pose a hazard to the children in care.

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.)
The shelves will be secured/reinforced. All furniture will be safe at all times.
2016-11-29 Renewal 3280.133(1) - Original container Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A parent dropped off medication (Tylenol) between 1:30-1:45 during the inspection on 11/29/16. The medication was non-prescription and not in the original package.

Correction Required: A prescription or nonprescription medication may be accepted only in an original container. The medication shall remain in the container in which it was received.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The medication will be returned to the parent only kept / received the original container.

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