Brookside Christian Academy - Lowell IN Unlicensed Registered Ministry

17619 Morse Street, Lowell IN 46356
(219) 696-6128
7 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Brookside Christian Academy is a Unlicensed Registered Ministry in Lowell IN. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: RM-100267-A
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Bureau of Child Care
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-511-1144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Type/Date Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
CCDF Inspection
2018-01-16
Transportation 2018-01-26
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-3.5-11(b)
Ensure the child is transported only by an employee or volunteer who: Transports the child in a properly licensed and insured motor vehicle
CCDF Inspection
2018-01-16
Orientation 2018-01-26
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-3.5-8(b)(4)
Orientation
Registration
2018-01-16
Direct child care providers, including volunteers, shall receive training in the following within thirty (30) days of starting employment or volunteer work: Universal precautions 2018-01-26
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-1.1-33.5(b)(4)
two staff members missing evidence of up to date universal precutions trainings.
CCDF Inspection
2018-01-16
Each childcare provider shall have annual certification in Child and Infant CPR. Each childcare provider shall have current certification in First Aid. 2018-01-26
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-3.5-8
Each childcare provider, employee, or volunteer, caregiver shall have current certification in First Aid.
Registration
2018-01-16
Upon the completion of the inspections required under this chapter, a notice signed by the inspectors from the division and the division of fire and building safety shall be issued to the operator of each child care ministry found to be in compliance. The notice shall be placed in a conspicuous place in the child care ministry 2018-01-26
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-6-6
Fire exist being blocked by pretend kitchen in the 1-3's room
Registration
2018-01-16
immersion for at least one (1) minute in clean water which is at a temperature of at least 75 F. and which contains an approved sanitizing agent at an effective concentration. Cleaned and sanitized equipment and utensils shall always be air dried, never towel dried. An alternative to dishwashing is the use of sturdy, all disposable, single-service articles and utensils. Reuse of single-service articles and utensils is prohibited. All permanent ware infant feeding bottles and reusable nipples provided by the facility shall be washed and sanitized by the facility after each use as follows: Prewash in hot detergent water in a nonhandwashing sink; scrub bottles and nipples inside and out with bottle and nipple brush; squeeze water through nipple hole during washing; and rinse well with clean, hot water. Boil in clear water bottles for five (5) minutes; nipples and caps, collars, and tongs for three (3) minutes; and air dry. Store each item separately in clean, covered, labeled container 2018-01-26
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(e)(2)
Sippy cups in kitchen refrigerator not being covered. Sippy cups in classrooms not being covered when not being used. Bottles not labeled with child's name, date and time made. Breastmilk in freezer not labeled with childs name, date and time.
Registration
2018-01-16
Ill Children. Ill children shall be kept separate from others and all surfaces and items with which a sick child has come in contact with shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use. Individual belongings shall be kept separate 2018-01-26
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-6(c)
Children's personal belongings touching in classrooms.
Registration
2017-08-15
All interior surfaces, equipment, materials, furnishings, and objects with which children will come in contact shall be well maintained, in a clean and sanitary condition, and of nontoxic durable construction 2017-09-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(1)
Cieling tiles in classroom in need of repair or replacing. Keep out of children's reach items in reach of chidlren. Sinks in classrooms and restroom not sealed to wall.
CCDF Inspection
2017-08-15
Sanitation Standards 2017-09-01
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-3.5-5.5(b)
Sanitation Standards
CCDF Inspection
2017-08-15
2017-09-01
Type of correction needed: A provider that cares for more than sixteen (16) children at a facility where the provider operates a child care program shall maintain the same group sizes as specified in the group size requirements; that apply to a child care center under IC 12-17.2-4

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Reviews

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ahappydad Jun 30, 2014

my kids are so happy to go their and they were well prepaired for kindergarden.the staff is very friendly and an excellent price,i have not had one complaint from my kids in the 3 years,and the miss brenna is a sweatheart.

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soccormom Jan 03, 2014

For every ones concerns. I did call the state to see if this place was licensed which it is NOT. The owner listed that she works there and gets paid which after talking to one of the employees she does not even show up but 1 time a month. the employees are free labor. something sounds fishy here I bet the IRS would love to know about this place

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Nice Place Dec 08, 2013

I love this daycare for my daughter, and she loves it there to she has been at Brookside since she was 6 weeks and she is 2 now. I have never had any issues there at all. I think it is awesome that they higher high school that want to go on with childcare. They teach these kids, and love these kids so much. Awesome place to send your kids.

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Momtotwincuties Nov 27, 2013

Agree with others that say they hire high school kids. So true, horrible experience, pulled my kids and would not recommend especially for young children . Thankfully mine are 8 and can tell Mom and Dad when there are things that aren't right. You have a problem call to speak with person in charge and she is a kid herself that argues with you that an incident didn't happen without even investigating. My last straw was them letting the children watch a PG 13 movie with curse words. Come on really a Christian academy allowing that. Miss Breann denied it happened when indeed it did. Who's watching these kids. Mine will never step foot in that place again. BEWARE!

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Mommy Aug 02, 2013

This place is wonderful, so warm and inviting. They hire high school seniors in work study programs and students interested in early childhood or elementary education as a career. Providing them with knowledge and training they need. The place is clean. The workers love these children, they comfort them and teach them.

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momsrighttoknow Mar 15, 2013

Do Not even Waist your time at this dump. very dirt place and the people that work there are kids from high schools. your warning is here

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Ms Albert Feb 28, 2013

This place is a joke I pulled my son out of there as soon as i found out. the owner gets free or really cheat labor. I found out hiring high school kids and giving them a report for college. NOT A LICIENCED CENTER AND NOW WAY A SCHOOL OR CHURCH.

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