Lil Tykes Learning Academy - New Castle PA Child Care Center

1800 W State St , NEW CASTLE PA 16101
(713) 504-2626
3 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Lil Tykes Learning Academy is a Child Care Center in NEW CASTLE PA, with a maximum capacity of 85 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00156532
  • Capacity: 85
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: New Castle Area - Pick-Up service to/from school
  • 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
2020-10-21 Renewal 3270.124(b)(3) - Parent home/work address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for children #1 - #4 lacked emergency contact information that included the work address and telephone number of the enrolling parent.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the home and work addresses and telephone numbers of the enrolling parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Emergency contact information for children #1-#4 parents' work addresses and telephone numbers updated and will remain in child's file and updated as needed. All work info. for all parents will be completed/updated as needed in the future and kept in child's file.
2020-10-21 Renewal 3270.124(c) - Each child care space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: It was observed in the main room and the school-age room that the emergency contact information was not present for children receiving care in the rooms.

Correction Required: When children are in the facility, emergency contact information shall be present in a child care space for children receiving care in the space.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All emergency contact information for all children who receive care was placed on shelf at the front of the main floor and in the back room. All emergency contact information for any child in care in front or back cube will be in that space for the future.
2020-10-21 Renewal 3270.131(c) - Completed or signed by physician, PA, or CRNP Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 lacked a health report that was signed by a physician, physician's assistant or a CRNP.

Correction Required: A health report must be written and signed by a physician, physician's assistant or a CRNP. The signature must include the individual's professional title.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child's assessment form was signed by her physician and all future assessments will be signed when completed. Verified by rep during inspection.
2020-10-21 Renewal 3270.133(4) - Locked Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A tube of Nystatin cream was observed in a drawer that was accessible to the children.

Correction Required: Medication shall be stored in a locked area of the facility or in an area that is out of the reach of children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Nystatin cream was removed from child's cubby and placed in cabinet in office out of children's reach. Nystatin cream will remain in owner/operator cabinet and out of children's reach in the future.
2020-10-21 Renewal 3270.151(a)/3270.192(3) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter/Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #1 lacked a health assessment that was completed within the past 24 months. The health assessment in the file is dated 11/9/17. The file for staff person #4 lacked a health assessment that was completed within the past 24 months. The health assessment in the file is dated 3/8/18.The file for staff person #5 lacked a health assessment that was completed within the past 24 months. The health assessment in the file is dated 8/2/18.

Correction Required: A facility person providing direct care who comes into contact with the children or who works with food preparation shall have a health assessment conducted within 12 months prior to providing initial service in a child care setting and every 24 months thereafter. A health assessment is valid for 24 months following the date of signature, if the person does not contract a communicable disease or develop a medical problem. 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.)
#4 health assessment was completed on 10/24/20 and returned on 11/2/20 to answer question #3. #5 health assessment was completed on 10/23/20 and returned on 11/5/20 to answer question #2. #1 health assessment will be completed on 11/6/20. All staff health assessments will remain updated in the future.
2020-10-21 Renewal 3270.27(c)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Training regarding plan/Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for staff persons #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 lacked emergency plan training that was completed within the past year. The emergency plan training in the files was dated 9/5/19.

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. 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.)
All staff emergency planning training was completed and will be taken and updated annually, moving forward.
2020-10-21 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #1, whom was hired on 8/1/19, lacked an NSOR verification certificate that was completed by the deadline date of 7/1/20. The file for staff person #2, whom was hired on 10/1/19, lacked an NSOR verification certificate that was completed by the deadline date of 7/1/20. The file for staff person #5, whom was hired on 10/1/19, lacked an NSOR verification certificate that was completed by the deadline date of 7/1/20.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). 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, #2, and #5 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff submitted multiple requests for NSOR verification #2 received NSOR verification and documentation was submitted to rep. All staff who have not received verification will resume work once received. In the future, no staff will begin employment until NSOR verification certificates are received.
2020-10-21 Renewal 3270.34(a)(6) - Staff evaluations Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for staff persons #1, #2, #3, and #5 lacked a written evaluation by the director in the last 12 months.

Correction Required: A director is responsible for written evaluation of staff persons on a regular basis, a minimum of one evaluation every 12 months.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Director will complete all staff written evaluations and keep updated with a minimum of one evaluation every 12 months.
2020-10-21 Renewal 3270.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In the kitchen, on the floor accessible to the children, 6 cans of Valspar paint labeled "Keep Out of Reach of Children" were observed. In the kitchen, in an unlocked cabinet under the sink accessible to the children, Fabuloso, Odoban, and a gallon jug of Clorox all labeled "Keep Out of Reach of Children" were observed . In the restroom, in an unlocked cabinet under the sink, a bottle of disinfecting bleach and a bottle of sanitizing bleach were observed, both were labeled "Keep Out of Reach of Children". In the infant room, in an unlocked drawer accessible to the children, a container of Mentholatum Original Ointment that was labeled "Keep Out of Reach of Children" was observed.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be kept in an area or container that is locked or made inaccessible to children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All toxins were removed from the kitchen floor and bathroom cabinets and placed in a back hallway behind locked doors and will remain out of children's reach.
2020-10-21 Renewal 3270.75(c) - Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The first-aid kit in the back room was observed to be missing sterile gauze pads.

Correction Required: A first-aid kit must contain the following: soap, an assortment of adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, tape, scissors and disposable, nonporous gloves.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Sterile gauze was placed in first-aid kit in back room and will remain and replaced as needed. In the future, all first-aid kits will be checked monthly to ensure they contain soap, an assortment of adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, tape, scissors, and disposable, nonporous gloves.
2020-02-13 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the wall right outside the infant room a protective receptacle covers was observed not to be placed in the electrical outlet accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

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 plug cover was replaced. We will check each plug cover every 2 hours to ensure all plugs are covered.
2020-02-13 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.82(h) - Handwashing signs Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In the boys restroom a hand washing sign was observed not to be posted above the sink.

Correction Required: A facility person and an able child shall wash his hands after toileting and before eating. A sign on which this requirement is written shall be posted at each toilet, training chair, diapering area and sink in the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A hand washing sign was posted above the sink in the boys restroom. The sign will remain posted.
2019-12-18 Renewal 3270.111(a) - Written plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A written plan of daily activities and routines was observed not to be posted in the main room, infant room, and school-age room.

Correction Required: A written plan of daily activities and routines, including a time for free play shall be established for each group. The plan shall be flexible to accommodate the needs of individual children and the dynamics of the group.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Daily activities were posted and will remain posted.
2019-12-18 Renewal 3270.124(b)(2) - Physician name, address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 lacked emergency contact information that included the telephone number of the child's 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.)
Telephone number was added to the form. In the future, check to make sure paperwork is completed.
2019-12-18 Renewal 3270.124(b)(3) - Parent home/work address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #2 lacked emergency contact information that included the work address and work telephone number of the enrolling parent.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the home and work addresses and telephone numbers of the enrolling parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The work address and telephone number were added to the form. In the future, all paperwork will be checked to make sure is complete.

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Reviews

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mom of 3 Jan 06, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

love the staff love the owner they are genuinely concerned about the well being you your children and the daycare shows it and the staff shows it. they teach the kids manners and the ten commandments table etiquette and how to love others.... would recommend this daycare!

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very happy Oct 01, 2015
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I have been with this day care for many years. I have 5 children and they all have attended this day care two of them since they were 6 months old I love this day care I have not any other day care since my kids have started here they have helped me out in many ways the staff they also have r very sweet and nice too i would recommend this day care to everyone

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Excellent Sep 30, 2015
I am an employee

Out of my 16 years of experience working in child care this is the best day care I've worked in. This place follows the rules all the time and genuinely loves all the children. The staff love God and teach the children all about him.

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