Cambridge Springs - Cambridge Springs PA PA Pre-K Counts

641 Venango Ave , CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS PA 16403
(814) 398-2044

About the Provider

Description: Cambridge Springs is a PA Pre-K Counts in CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS PA, with a maximum capacity of 38 children. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00156042
  • Capacity: 38
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 1
  • District Office Phone: (814) 836-5898 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-11-25 Renewal 3270.131(c) - Completed or signed by physician, PA, or CRNP Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #4 contains a health report that is not 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.)
The health report for child #4 has been signed by the physician. In the future all health reports will be reviewed to ensure physician's signature.
2019-11-25 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for child #2, #3 and #4, all preschool aged, contain immunization reports that do not include verification of a flu shot received during the previous 12 month period as required for children over the age of 6 months according to the ACIP immunization schedule.

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.)
Influenza immunization letters have been received for those children whose parents do not want them to receive influenza immunizations. In the future all children who will not receive flu shots will have signed waivers.
2019-11-25 Renewal 3270.182(3) - Consent for emergency medical care required prior to admission Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 does not contain signed parental consent for emergency medical care.

Correction Required: A child's record shall 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.)
Child #1's record now contains signed consent for emergency medical care. In the future all children will have written consent prior to admission.
2019-11-25 Renewal 3270.182(5) - Consent for administration of minor first-aid required prior to admission Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 does not contain signed parental consent for administration of minor first-aid procedures.

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.)
Child #1's file now contains signed consent for administration of minor first aide procedures. In the future all child files will contain signed parental consent for administration of minor first aide procedures prior to admission.
2018-11-20 Renewal 3270.18(a) - On file at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The facility did not have a copy of the current insurance policy on file at the facility.

Correction Required: The legal entity shall have comprehensive general liability insurance to cover the persons who are on the premises. A current copy of the insurance policy shall be on file at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A copy of the current liability insurance was emailed to the inspector on 11/20/18. In the future current certificates will be posted and outdated postings taken down.
2017-11-02 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for facility person #6, a student volunteer, does not contain a copy of a request for a criminal history clearance and does not contain a completed criminal history clearance as required under rhe CPSL.

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.)
Facility person #6 will obtain a criminal history clearance and it will be maintained in the facility file. All staff and volunteers will have clearances as required under the CPSL.
2017-11-02 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 #5 contains an initial health assessment and TB test conducted almost 2 months after the employment date in child care.

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.)
The file for staff #5 contains a valid health assessment. In the future all staff will have health assessments on file prior to start date in child care.
2017-11-02 Renewal 3270.27(c) - Training regarding plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There is not verification that staff #1, #3, #4, and #5 and facility person #6 received training regarding the emergency plan at the time of employment. There is no verification that staff #2 received annual updated training regarding the emergency plan.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff will receive training regarding the facility emergency plan and documentation will be maintained. In the future all staff will be trained at initial hire and annually and will be documented to verify the training..
2017-11-02 Renewal 3270.82(i) - Lidded waste receptacles Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In classroom #1 there was not a lidded waste receptacle in the classroom sink area.

Correction Required: A toilet area, training chair area, diapering area and sink area shall be equipped with a clean, lidded waste receptacle.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A covered trash container was placed by the sink. All sinks and toilets will have covered trash containers in the area.
2017-11-02 Renewal 3270.131(d)(7) - Free from contagious/communicable disease Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 contains a current health report that lacks a physician's 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.)
The director will obtain from the parent a physician statement that the child is free from communicable disease and suitable to participate in child care. All child health reports will include a physicain statement that the child is able to participate in child care and appears to be free from contagious or communicable disease.
2017-11-02 Renewal 3270.192(2)(iii) - Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff #1, hired 2/23/17, does not contain documentation of a valid Mandated Reporter Training within 90 days of hire as required under the CPSL. The Mandated Reporter Training on file was completed 3/17/13 prior to the most recent update of the CPSL.

Correction Required: 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.)
Staff #1 will complete valid mandated reporter training and the certificate will be maintained in the staff file. The facility will follow all CPSL requirements.
2017-01-11 Renewal 3270.37(c) - Aides supervised all times Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At 2:40 pm when Staff #2 escorted 4 children to their dismissal location, Staff #1, serving as an aide and qualified as an aide, was left unsupervised with 11 preschool aged children.

Correction Required: An aide or a combination of aides shall be supervised at all times by a staff person qualified at minimum as an assistant group supervisor.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff #2 returned to the classroom. Staff #1 will not be left alone until documentation of child care experience has been acquired to classify her as an assistant group supervisor.
2017-01-11 Renewal 3270.51 - Similar Age Level Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At 2:40 pm when Staff #2 escorted 4 children to their dismissal location, Staff #1, serving as an aide and qualified as an aide, was left unsupervised with 11 preschool aged children.

Correction Required: When children are grouped in similar age levels, the following maximum child group sizes and ratios of staff persons apply: Infants 1:4 with a maximum group size of 8; Young toddlers 1:5 with a maximum group size of 10; Older toddlers 1:6 with a maximum group size of 12; Preschool children 1:10 with a maximum group size of 20; Young school-age children 1:12 with a maximum group size of 24; Older school-age children 1:15 with a maximum group size of 30.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff #2 returned to the classroom. We have spoken to all staff that the ratio of 1:10 must be kept at all times. We will always maintain this ratio. Monitorings from administrative staff will always include checks of ratio.
2017-01-11 Renewal 3270.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff file #1 contained a most recent health assessment greater than 24 months old.

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.)
Staff #1 will obtain a health assessment and it will be maintained in the staff file. All staff files will contain valid health assessments.
2017-01-11 Renewal 3270.192(5) - Two written references Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff file #1 contained only 1 written reference.

Correction Required: A facility person`s record shall include two written, nonfamily references from individuals attesting to the person`s suitability to serve as a facility person

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A second written reference will be obtained for staff #1 and maintained in the file. All staff will have 2 written references on file prior to the start of employment.

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