Apples Of Gold Child Care - Cambridge Springs PA Child Care Center

634 Venango Ave , CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS PA 16403
(814) 398-9027

About the Provider

Description: We strive to provide quality childcare, through a nurturing and interactive learning environment. Offering care from 6 weeks to 12 years

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00137392
  • Capacity: 40
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language,
  • Schools Served: Penncrest - Walking distance to school
  • 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
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.27(c)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Training regarding plan/Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for staff person's #1,3 and 4 do not contain verification of emergency plan training during the previous 12 month period.

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. 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 person's #1,3, and 4 will obtain training regarding the facilities emergency plan. this will be documented and sent in by the correction date. The operator will give emergency plan training and document it at initial employment and yearly after that.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Comply with CPSL/Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #2 contains a mandated reporter training that expired on 2/3/2020 and the file for staff person #4 contains mandated reporter training that expired on 3/2/2020. The files do not contain updated mandated reporter training as required by 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 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 person's #2 and 4 will obtain mandated reporter training my the correction date. The operator will comply with CPSL and Chapter 3490 training . All facility person's records will include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of services at the facility. The operator will check and maintain all updated trainings.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #1, hire date 11/16/2019, contains a state police clearance dated 9/23/2019 indicating a record but lacking a rap sheet and an FBI clearance dated 10/7/2019 indicating a record but lacking a rap sheet and therefore not a complete clearance. The file for staff person #2, hire date 8/1/19, contains a state police clearance that expired 5/14/2020 and a child abuse clearance that expired 6/11/2020 and does not contain updated clearances. The file for staff person #4, hire date 8/1/2017, contains a state police clearance that expired 5/24/2020 and a child abuse clearance that expired 6/11/2020 and does not contain updated clearances.

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. Facility Person #1,2 and 4 may not work in a child care position at the facility until clearances are obtained.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The operator will comply with the CPSL and with the 3490 regulations. All facility person's will obtain disclosure statements and clearances along with all necessary documents included. Facility person's #1,2 and 4 will obtain this information before continuing to work at the facility.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.33(a)/3270.192(2)(ii) - Each staff person meets quals/Exp, educ., training prior to facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #1, serving as assistant group supervisor, does not contain verification of education to qualify for the position in which they are serving.

Correction Required: A staff person or a substitute staff person shall meet one of the applicable staff qualifications for the position in which the person is performing. 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 person #1 serving as an assistant group supervisor will obtain all necessary documentation that's required for the position. All staff records will have the necessary documentation for their job title and duties prior to employment at the facility.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.124(f)/3270.181(c) - Updated every 6 months/Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact information for child #5 has not been updated since 8/21/2019 which is more than 6 months prior to the covid-19 suspension of this requirement.

Correction Required: The parent shall update in writing emergency contact information once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the informationA parent is required to review and update the emergency contact information and the financial agreement at least once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the information.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The emergency contact information of child # 5 will be updated. The parent will update in writing emergency contact information every 6 month period or as information changes.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.131(a)/3270.182(1) - Within 60 days/Initial and subsequent health reports Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #5, school age, does not contain a health report and has been in attendance for greater than 60 days.

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.A child's record shall contain initial and subsequent health reports.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child #5 will obtain a health report. All children will obtain a health report before 60 days of attendance and have all health reports after on time.
2020-07-15 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 person #1 does not contain a health assessment. The file for staff #4 does not contain an updated health assessment conducted during the previous 24 month period.

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.)
Staff #1 and 4 will obtain a health assessment. All staff providing direct care will have an initial health assessment within the last 12 months upon hire and at least every 2 years there after.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.69(b) - 110 F or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The water temp in the hallway bathroom sink and the preschool / school age classroom sink was 120 degrees. Both sinks are used by child care children.

Correction Required: Hot water temperature, in areas accessible to children, may not exceed 110 F.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The preschool/school age sink and hallway bathroom water temperature will not exceed 110 degrees F. All water sources will not exceed 110 degrees F.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The floor in the hallway bathroom was covered with torn toilet paper.

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 hallway bathroom will have the torn toilet paper cleaned up. All floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces including outdoor surfaces will be kept clean and free from visible hazards.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.77(a) - No peeling paint or plaster Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Peeling paint and drywall were observed on the wall in the toddler room where shelves had been removed.

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 wall in the toddler classroom will be repaired and no pealing paint or drywall will be visible. There will be no peeled or damaged paint and plaster on the surfaces of indoors and out doors.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.102(c) - Outdoor equip.- protective surfacing Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The wooden mulch under the embedded play equipment on the playground measured between 1 and 3 inches in depth. The required depth for wooden mulch is 9 inches.

Correction Required: Outdoor equipment that requires embedded mounting must be mounted over a loose-fill or unitary playground protective surface covering that meets the recommendations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The equipment must be anchored firmly and be in good repair.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The mulch embedded under the mounted playground equipment will be replaced and measure more than 9 inches in depth. All embedded outdoor equipment will have loose fill measuring more than 9 inches. The facility will follow the recommendations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.123(a) - Signed Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for child #2, #3 and #5 contain financial agreements that are not signed by the operator.

Correction Required: An agreement shall be signed by the operator and the parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The files of child #3 and 5 will contain financial agreements signed by the operator. Child #2 no longer attends the facility. All agreements will be signed by the operator and parent.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.123(a)(1) - Amount of fee Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for child #2 and #3 contain financial agreements that are lacking a fee amount.

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.)
The file of child #3 will have a specify the amount charged per day or per week. All agreement forms will specify the amount of fee charged per day or per week.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.124(b)(6) - Insurance coverage information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #2 contains emergency contact form that is lacking health insurance policy information.

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.)
Child #2 no longer attends. All emergency contact forms will include insurance coverage and policy number or medical assistance benefits if applicable.
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.124(b)(7) - Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for child #1 and #4 contain emergency contact information that is lacking the addresses for the emergency 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.)
Files for child #1 and 4 will contain emergency contact information including name, address and telephone number of designated release persons. All emergency contact information will include the name , address and telephone number of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

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