Blessings from Above Quality Childcare a - New Castle PA Child Care Center

830 E MAIN ST , NEW CASTLE PA 16101
(724) 856-3798

About the Provider

Description: Blessing From Above is a Keystone Star Provider,

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00186373
  • Capacity: 49
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language, Spanish
  • Schools Served: New Castle Area - Serviced by school bus, New Castle Area - Walking distance to 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
2019-10-10 Renewal 3270.116 - School-Age Children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The schedule in the school age area did not reflect at time set aside for school age children to work on homework.

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.)
The School-Age schedule was posted in three different areas in the room. In the future, the school age schedule with designated times for homework will be posted in the room.
2019-10-10 Renewal 3270.123(a)(3) - Services proceeded Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files of Child #1, 2, and 3 were all lacking the departments for, Child Service Report, to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development. These are to be done after 6 months of enrollment and every 6 months thereafter.

Correction Required: The services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department's approved form to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development in the context of the services being provided. The operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information in 3270.124(f) (relating to emergency contact information).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child Service Reports were completed for all three of the above students. In the future Child Service Reports will be completed every 6 months.
2019-10-10 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for Child #1 and 2 contained immunization records that were lacking the annual flu vaccine.

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.)
Exemption letters were signed for the above children. Now and in the future all children will have updated immunization or exemption letters.
2019-10-10 Renewal 3270.27(b) - Plan reviewed/updated annually Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency plan at the facility has not been reviewed since 2015.

Correction Required: The operator shall review the emergency plan at least annually and update the plan as needed. The operator shall document in writing each review and update of the emergency plan and kept on file at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Update was done and documented. In the future an update will be done annually.
2019-10-10 Renewal 3270.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff #1 contained an FBI clearance dated 3/4/14 which is more than the required 60 months.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). LACKING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Facility Person #1 -- may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A new FBI clearance will be obtained. Until then staff will not work in a child care position supervising children.
2019-10-10 Renewal 3270.34(b) - Director qualifications Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of inspection there was no one on site qualified to be the Director.

Correction Required: A director shall have attained one of the following qualification levels specified at 3270.34(b)(1) - (4).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A new director will be found and hired. In the future there will always be a qualified director on site.
2019-10-10 Renewal 3270.75(c) - Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The first aid kit in the bag in the toddler room was lacking gloves.

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.)
Gloves were added to the first aid kit. Now and in the future, all first aid kits will be checked regularly to ensure all items are included.
2019-03-13 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(b) - No physical punishment Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: After reviewing the video from the daycare from March 9, 2019 it showed that Staff #1 did drag the child across the floor while trying to move him and his sleeping bag.

Correction Required: A facility person may not use any form of physical punishment, including spanking a child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff hired will be trained on proper supervision. All staff are trained not to drag any child on sleeping bag at anytime. All staff are required to have weekly training, our facility has weekly meetings to address how to properly care for each child. We do not allow any form of physical punishment all staff have been trained on this matter.
2018-10-23 Renewal 3270.131(d)(7) - Free from contagious/communicable disease Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #1 contained a health assessment that was lacking the statement that the child is able to participate in child care and appears to be free from contagious or communicable disease.

Correction Required: A health report shall include a statement that the child is able to participate in child care and appears to be free from contagious or communicable disease.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A health assessment with the above statement was obtained from the child's parent. In the future all health assessments will be double checked to ensure that they have all the required items.
2018-10-23 Renewal 3270.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff Person #1 contained a state police clearance that was showing under review. All three of Staff #1's clearances are more than 60 months old.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). LACKING REQUIRED HIRING DOCUMENTS: Facility Person #1 -- may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
New clearances will be obtained and placed in staff's file. In the future all clearances will have the results in the staff's file. All clearances will also be renewed at least every 60 months.
2018-10-23 Renewal 3270.34(c) - Employed and present 30 hrs/wk Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The facility is lacking a qualified director.

Correction Required: A director shall be employed by a facility and be present at the facility site a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Current staff's transcripts will be looked over to see if there is anyone on staff that would qualify as a Director. In the future there will be someone employed at all times with the qualifications of a director and will spend at least 30 hours a week at the facility.
2018-10-23 Renewal 3270.36(b)(5)/3270.192(2)(ii) - HS/GED + 2 yrs/Exp, educ., training prior to facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff #1 was lacking proof of education prior to employment at the facility. Once looking further into the situation, Staff #1 was acting as an Assistant Group Supervisor but only having a 9th grade education, therefore the staff must act as an AIDE and be supervised at all times.

Correction Required: An assistant group supervisor shall have a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 2 years experience with children.A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training prior to service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff #1 transcripts will be obtained and placed in their file. From this point on Staff #1 will act as an AIDE in the facility.
2018-10-23 Renewal 3270.75(c) - Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The first aid kit in the excursion bag was lacking tweezers.

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.)
Tweezers were added to the first aid kit located in the excursion bag. In the future all first aid kits will contain all the required items.
2018-10-23 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The baseboard heater in the girls restroom was rusted, bent and cracked.

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 baseboard heater was fixed to eliminate the rust, cracks and bends. In the future, all surfaces will be kept clean and in good repair.
2018-10-23 Renewal 3270.77(a) - No peeling paint or plaster Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The baseboard heater in the girls restroom was observed to have peeling paint on it.

Correction Required: Peeled or damaged paint or damaged plaster is not permitted on indoor or outdoor surfaces in the child care facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The baseboard in the girls restroom was taped and painted to eliminate the peeling paint. In the future there will be no peeling paint in the facility.

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