Almost Home Day Care Inc - Abington PA Group Child Care Home

2773 NORMAN RD , ABINGTON PA 19001
(215) 470-7479
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: ALMOST HOME DAY CARE INC is a Group Child Care Home in ABINGTON PA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of Infants through Preschool Age. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information:

Please call or text 215-470-7479 for more information.


Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00183861
  • Capacity: 12
  • Age Range: Infants through Preschool Age
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Licensed 21 years
  • Rate Range Hourly prices
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language,
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Emergency Care, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Not Available
  • 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 3280.104 - 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.
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.
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.
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.

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Reviews

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Adam May 02, 2022
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This is by far the worst daycare I have encountered. Had a 3 and a 1 year old go here for seven months. Multiple times I would pick them up with the 1 year old onesie not put on correctly and the 3 year old's pull-up overflowing with pee. When we asked about the pull-up, we were told he pees when he sees his parents and he was dry just 45 minutes before. We later were made to seem it was our fault and she took no accountability for not changing his pull-up. She laughed at us and told us it was because we were divorced he pees his pants. She later terminated our enrollment effective immediately. We asked if we were going to get our refund check 4 times and she did not respond at all. The owner makes the kids wear a mask and multiple times we noticed she was not wearing a mask when we dropped off and picked up. The owner is extremely rude when you ask a question and considers it complaining, which was the reason she terminated our enrollment. There were also times where the three year old had to eat lunch in a pack n play for no reason. During lunch, the kids are not allowed to talk at all as well. I wouldn't wish this daycare on my worst enemy. If I could go negative/0 stars I would.

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Kris S Dec 06, 2022
We made the right decision terminating this ungrateful family. The only regret was not doing it sooner.
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Simone Brady Jun 10, 2021
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My daughter went to this daycare and we were very happy with the care that was provided daily. The staff did an amazing job with teaching and taking care of each child. This daycare was definitely almost home, because it felt like home.

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Kris S Dec 06, 2022
Thank you Brady family. Enjoy your new home.

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