Bright Star Lrng Ctr - New Castle PA Child Care Center

1315 E WASHINGTON ST , NEW CASTLE PA 16101
(724) 657-9221
3 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: BRIGHT STAR LRNG CTR is a Child Care Center in NEW CASTLE PA, with a maximum capacity of 100 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 6 weeks - 12 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00186180
  • Capacity: 100
  • Age Range: 6 weeks - 12 years
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Keystone STARs Star 3
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language, Spanish
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Emergency Only, Field Trips
  • Schools Served: New Castle Area - Serviced by school bus
  • 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
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.103 - Small Toys and Objects Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In the preschool room there were foam puzzle pieces observed with bite marks in them.

Correction Required: Toys and objects with a diameter of less than 1 inch, objects with removable parts that have a diameter of less than 1 inch, plastic bags and styrofoam objects may not be accessible to children who are still placing objects in their mouths.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The foam blocks in the Preschool classroom with teeth marks on them were thrown away. Going forward no foam blocks will be used in the preschool area. The preschool classroom will be checked at a minimum once per month for any toys or materials that are broken or need discarded.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.116 - School-Age Children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The schedule in the school age room did not allocate time for students 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 daily schedule for school age children with time allotted for homework. was posted in the school age area. Homework assistance is provided daily if allowed by the parents. The school age, school year schedule will be maintained in the school age area as required by DHS regulation.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.123(a)(4) - Arrival/departure times Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for Child #2 and #4 contained agreement files that were lacking arrival and departure times.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the child's arrival and departure times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child's arrival & departure time was added to the child's agreement form 11-22-2019 Going forward all agreements will be reviewed to ensure that all children's arrival & departure times are on the agreement upon the child's first day in care.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.124(b)(2) - Physician name, address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #2 contained an emergency contact form that was lacking the phone number of the child's physician. The file for Child #3 contained an emergency contact form that was lacking the address and phone number of the child's physician. The file for Child #7 contained an emergency contact form that was lacking the address 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.)
Child # 2- The phone number for the child's physician was added to the child's emergency form. Child # 3- The Address and Phone number was added to the child's emergency contact form Child # 7- The address of the child's physician was added to the child's emergency contact form. Going forward all information on the Emergency Contact form will be reviewed by the Office Assistant/Director/Owner to ensure all forms are complete and all information required by DHS relations are in the child's file upon the child's first day in care.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.124(b)(6) - Insurance coverage information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #3 contained an emergency contact form that was lacking the child's medical insurance policy number. The file for Child #7 contained an emergency contact form that was lacking health insurance name and policy number.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include health insurance coverage and policy number for a child under a family policy or Medical Assistance benefits, if applicable.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The Emergency Contact Forms for Child # 3 & Child # 7 were updated to include the health insurance coverage and individual policy numbers as required by regulation. All future Emergency Contact Forms will be reviewed by the Office Assistant/Director/Owner to ensure health care coverage and policy information is on the emergency contact form upon the child's start date in care.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.124(b)(7) - Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for Child #1, and #3 contain emergency contact forms that were lacking the address and phone numbers of the persons to whom the children can be released. The file for Child #6 contained an emergency contact form that was lacking the address of the child's release people.

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.)
The emergency contact form for Child # 1 & Child # 3 were completed with addresses and phone numbers of persons to whom they may be released by their parents. Child # 6 Emergency Contact Form was corrected to include the addresses of the release persons. In the future the office assistant/director/Owner will review all enrollment paperwork before the child's start date to ensure compliance with DHS regulations.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.131(a) - Within 60 days Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #1 whose start date is 9/3/19, which is more than 60 days past enrollment, was lacking an initial health assessment.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent of an enrolled child, including a child, a foster child and a relative of an operator or a facility person, to provide an initial health report no later than 60 days following the first day of attendance at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child # 1 had an updated health assessment on 12-16-2019. In the future the office assistant and CCHC/Owner will review all new enrollments within 60 days to ensure they are in compliance with DHS regulations.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.131(b)(1) - Infant: updated health report every 6 months Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #2, a 17 month old, had a health assessment that was more than 6 months old.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent to provide an updated health report at least every 6 months for an infant or young toddler

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
At the time of inspection Child # 2 had a scheduled physical with her pediatrician. Child # 2 had her updated physical & immunizations on 12-9-2019 In the future the CCHC/Owner will review health assessments on a monthly basis to ensure parents are providing an updated health assessment based upon their age.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #2 contained an immunization schedule that was lacking one dose of MMR and Varicella and 1-2 doses of Hepatitis A. The file for Child #5 contained an immunization schedule that was lacking 1 dose of DTAP, HIB, Pneumococcal, and Hepatitis A. The file for Child #6 was 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.)
Child # 2 had a physical on 12-9-2019 and received all immunizations as required by ACIP. Child #5 had a physical on 12-12-2019 and received all immunizations as required by ACIP In the future all physicals and immunizations will be reviewed on a regular basis by the Child Care Health Consultant/Owner.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.151(c)(5) - Physician/CRNP assessment Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff #2 contained a health assessment that is lacking a statement attesting to the person's suitability to provide child care.

Correction Required: An adult health assessment must include the physician's or CRNP's assessment of the person's suitability to provide child care.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The Staff Health Assessment Form was sent to the physician for verification of the staff person's suitability to work in child care. The physician completed the form and verified the staff person's suitability to provide child care. In the future all staff health assessments will be reviewed by the owner/director for suitability for employment in child care before work start date.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.182(5) - Consent for administration of minor first-aid required prior to admission Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #4 contained an emergency contact form that was lacking signed parental permission for minor first aid procedures by facility staff.

Correction Required: A child's record shall 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.)
The consent for minor first aid on the Emergency Contact Form was signed by the parent. In the future all enrollment forms will be reviewed by the office assistant and re-checked by the owner/director to ensure all paperwork is in compliance.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff #2 contains a NSOR clearance that was applied for after date of hire, however the results are back so she is okay to continue working.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Going forward all newly hired staff will have all required clearances, including NSOR before the first day of working in the facility. We will follow all DHS regulations pertaining to CPSL and Chapter 3490.
2019-11-21 Renewal 3270.34(a)(6) - Staff evaluations Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff #1 was lacking an annual evaluation.

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.)
An evaluation for Staff # 1 was completed and entered into the person's file. Going forward all staff including office assistants will receive an annual staff evaluation as required by DHS regulation.
2018-11-13 Renewal 3270.111(a) - Written plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The daily schedule was not posted in the Pre-k 2 room and the 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.)
A daily schedule was posted in each room. Going forward a daily activities schedule will be posted in each room.
2018-11-13 Renewal 3270.123(a)(1) - Amount of fee Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #1 and #2 contain fee agreements that were lacking the fee amount to be charged.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the amount of the fee to be charged per day or per week.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Fee's were completed on each child's agreements. Going forward all agreements will be completed entirely at the time of enrollment.

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Reviews

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Debra Marino Jul 07, 2018
I am the owner

Too bad bordy can’t tell the truth. This is a review from a fired employee. None of bordy’s Review is true.

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kara Oct 14, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I love this daycare! My daughter has been going here since she was 6 months old and she's almost 3. She learns so much stuff while at daycare. I recommend this daycare to all my friends and family members with children.

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bordy May 22, 2016

Ownership is very poor the preschool lead teacher dose nothing but screams at the kids the one school age teacher dose not pay attention to the kids plays on his cell phone and don't get fired cause he is the owners son one of the toddler curses at the children several times preschool teacher is late every day and owner is ok with it school age teacher steals off the kids and teachers DO NOT DRESS IN WORK CLOTHS WEARS CLOTHS THAT DONT FIT AND SHOWS WAY TO MUCH OF THEIR BODY AROUND KIDS AND OLDER SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN and ownership and all teachers do not care about the school age group and they are fed the same thing every week and on many times they where given old and out dated food and had many times rats around the food and bats around the food and the director and church brings dogs in and just legs any one in who rings the bell so this is a very unsafe place for children and all ownership is worried about is the money

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