Blocks For Tots Group Home Day Care - Pittsburgh PA Family Child Care

1732 Laketon Rd , PITTSBURGH PA 15221
(412) 657-2480

About the Provider

Description: Blocks For Tots Group Home Day Care is a Family Child Care in PITTSBURGH 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-00162143
  • Capacity: 12
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Wilkinsburg Borough - Walking distance to school
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 5
  • District Office Phone: (412) 261-2273 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.32(a)/3280.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #2, hired provisionally on 12/19/19, did not include proof of the NSOR certificate at hire. The file also included a NSOR certificate dated 1/14/20 and based on conversation with the operator, the staff person was not removed from their child care position until 1/9/20. The file for staff person #3 included both a state police and FBI clearance that was missing a disposition on the rap sheet. The file for staff person #2 included mandated reporter training dated beyond their first 90 days of employment.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The file for staff person #3 now includes all 4 clearances, a complete state police and FBI rap sheet (dockets attached) and a current mandated reporter training. In the future, I will send all rap sheets to my cert rep. I will have proof of all clearances before staff work with children and mandated reporter will be completed within 90 days.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.67(d)/3280.135(a)(3) - Contaminated trash in closed plastic-lined receptacle/Disposable diapers Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The garbage can in the facility's bathroom, which contained both trash and soiled diapers, was unlined.

Correction Required: Trash that has been contaminated by human secretions or excrement shall be contained in closed, plastic-lined receptacles.If disposable diapers are provided by a parent or by a facility, a soiled diaper shall be discarded by immediately placing the diaper into a plastic-lined, hands-free covered can.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will place a plastic bag in that can and in the future, I'll be sure to replace plastic bags when emptying garbage.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.123(a)(6)/3280.182(2) - Admission date/Application, admission, withdrawal dates Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1, #2 and #3 did not include the child's date of admission.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the date of the child's admission.A child's record must contain the dates of application, admission and withdrawal of the child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child #1 and #2 no longer attend. I will have the parent of child #3 complete a new agreement. In the future, I will review paperwork when it's submitted to have parents complete in full.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.124(b)(4)/3280.182(3) - Written consent/Consent for emergency medical care required prior to admission Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact information in the file for child #3 did not include the written consent signed by a parent for emergency medical care

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the written consent signed by a parent for emergency medical care. A child's record must contain signed parental consent for emergency medical care for the child. Written consent is required prior to admission.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will have the parent complete a new emergency contact form. In the future, I will review paperwork when it's submitted to have parents complete in full.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.2 - General Health and Safety Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While children were playing in the backyard, which is the facility's outdoor play space, a small puddle of dark green water was observed sitting in a plastic toy.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The water was dumped out. In the future, we'll do a quick check of the yard before we play.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.26(c) - Training regarding plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The last emergency plan training in the file for staff person #1 was more than 12 months ago.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff person has not worked at the facility since 3/17 and will not return until they are trained in the facility's emergency plan. In the future, I will make sure staff are trained every 12 months or sooner.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible - in original container Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While children were playing in the backyard, which is the facility's outdoor play space, a half empty bag of rock salt was observed on the ground near the shed.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be stored in an original labeled container or in a container that specifies the content. Toxics shall be kept in a locked area or in an area inaccessible to children, and shall be stored away from food, food preparation areas and child care spaces.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The rock salt will be put back in the shed and in the future, we'll keep toxics out of the reach of kids.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.123(a)(5) - Designated release persons Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The agreement form in the file for child #3 did not specify the persons designated by a parent to whom the child may be released.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the persons designated by a parent to whom the child may be released.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will have the parent complete a new agreement. In the future, I will review paperwork when it's submitted to have parents complete in full.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.124(b)(2) - Physician name, address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact information in the file for child #1 and #2 did not include an address for the child's physician. The emergency contact information in the file for child #3 did not include a phone number for 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.)
Child #1 and #2 no longer attend. I will have the parent of child #3 complete a new emergency contact form. In the future, I will review paperwork when it's submitted to have parents complete in full.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.124(b)(3) - Parent home/work address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact information in the file for child #1 did not include a work address for the child's mother. The emergency contact information in the file for child #3 included an incomplete work address , as well as, no work phone number for the child's father.

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.)
Child #1 no longer attends. I will have the parent of child #3 complete a new emergency contact form. In the future, I will review paperwork when it's submitted to have parents complete in full.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.124(b)(7) - Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact information in the file for child #1 did not include addresses for either of the release persons. The emergency contact information in the file for child #2 did not include addresses for 2 of the release persons. The emergency contact information in the file for child #3 did not include addresses for 5 of the release persons.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child #1 and #2 no longer attend. I will have the parent of child #3 complete a new emergency contact form. In the future, I will review paperwork when it's submitted to have parents complete in full.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.131(e) - ACIP recommended immunization record Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #3, enrolled more than 60 days, did not include an immunization record.

Correction Required: The facility may not accept or retain an infant 2 months of age or older, a toddler or a preschool child at the facility for more than 60 days following the first day of attendance at the facility unless the parent provides written verification from a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department of the dates (month, day and year) the child was administered immunizations in accordance with the recommendations of the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The parent is working on getting the list of immunizations. In the future, I will ask parents to submit the list of current vaccinations within the first 60 days of attendance.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.131(e)(2)(i) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 did not include evidence of a flu shot or a Hep A vaccination. The file for child #2 did not include evidence of a flu shot. Neither files included a written statement of exemption by a parent due to personal or religious beliefs.

Correction Required: 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.)
Child #1 and #2 no longer attend. In the future, I will have parents write a note if they do not get a flu shot or any other immunization.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The last health assessment in the file for staff person #1 was dated more than 24 months ago.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff person has not worked since 3/17 and will not return until they have an updated health report. In the future,
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.182(5) - Consent for administration of minor first-aid required prior to admission Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact information in the file for child #3 did not include parental consent for administration of minor first-aid procedures by facility staff.

Correction Required: A child's record must contain signed parental consent for administration of minor first-aid procedures by facility staff. Written consent is required prior to admission.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will have the parent complete a new emergency contact form. In the future, I will review paperwork when it's submitted to have parents complete in full.

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