Cardinal Hickey Academy Educare & Catholic Montessori Preschool - Owings MD Letter of Compliance Facility

1601 West Mount Harmony Road, Owings MD 20736
(443) 624-6426
1 Review

About the Provider

Description:

Cardinal Hickey Academy is a Montessori PreK  and K through 8th grade Catholic School located in Owings, MD. Mission Statement: Founded on Gospel values, Cardinal Hickey Academy seeks to nurture the whole child. Motivated by the teaching mission of the Catholic Church, our community is committed to providing an environment in which each child can achieve academic and personal excellence. In the spirit of truth and respect, our regional school cherishes the gift of faith and the joy of unselfish service in the tradition of James Cardinal Hickey.

Educare is a program run by the school for Cardinal Hickey Academy students only, K-8.

Additional Information:

MSDE-Approved Education Program.


Cardinal Hickey Academy Educare & Catholic Montessori Preschool Photos: (Click to enlarge)

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 32
  • License Number: 75876
  • Age Range: 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 5 years to 15 years
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations So. Assc. of Colleges/Schools Counc. on Accred/School Imprv
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Before and After School
  • Schools Served: Mount Harmony Elementary
  • District Office: Region 10 - Southern Maryland Office
  • District Office Phone: (301) 475-3770 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Inspection Type Regulations Status
2018-11-14 Routine 13A.17.03.04D(1) Corrected
Findings: 15 records reviewed during inspection today. Of the 15 records reviewed, one child was missing Part 1 of the health inventory form. Obtain from parent/guardian and add to file. Send copy to Licensing Specialist.
2018-11-14 Routine 13A.17.03.04D(3) Corrected
Findings: 15 records reviewed during inspection. Of the 15 records reviewed, one child was missing Part 2 of the health inventory form. Obtain from parent/guardian and add to file. Send copy to Licensing Specialist.
2018-11-14 Routine 13A.17.05.07A Corrected
Findings: There was no hot water in the nursery/preschool bathroom during inspection today. The hot water appeared to be turned off. There should be running hot water available to the children for handwashing. Please turn hot water back on in this bathroom (not to exceed 120 degrees F). Send written plan of correction to Licensing Specialist.
2018-11-14 Routine 13A.17.05.07C Corrected
Findings: The school has an adequate number of water fountains that are available to the children. Licensing Specialist observed a staff member filling up water cups from a designated hand washing sink in the nursery/preschool room today during inspection and serving it to the children. Licensing Specialist explained that water could only be obtained from an approved source. Director located a pitcher for the classroom and explained that in the future, water would be taken from an approved water fountain source and served to the children. Please send written plan of correction to Licensing Specialist.
2018-11-14 Routine 13A.17.10.01A(3)(c) Corrected
Findings: The fire/emergency drill record reflects that no fire drills were conducted in December 2017 or January 2018 and no emergency drills were conducted between September 2017 and November 2018. Program is reminded that fire drills are to be conducted and recorded at least once per month and emergency drills are to be conducted and recorded at least twice per year. Send written plan of correction to Licensing Specialist.
2018-11-14 Routine 13A.17.11.03A Corrected
Findings: There was no written handwashing procedure posted in the nursery/preschool room at the handwashing sink. This was corrected during inspection.
2018-11-14 Routine 13A.17.11.03B Corrected
Findings: Children did not wash their hands with soap and water prior to having snack in the nursery/preschool room. Hand sanitizer is not an appropriate substitute for handwashing with soap and water prior to eating. Please send written plan of correction to Licensing Specialist.
2017-11-30 Routine 13A.17.03.06A(1) Corrected
Findings: Notification about a new employee did not include all required information.
2017-11-30 Routine 13A.17.03.06A(2) Corrected
Findings: Notification about the ending of employment did not include all required information.
2017-11-30 Routine 13A.17.04.01B Corrected
Findings: The facility exceeded the maximum approved child capacity.

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Reviews

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Lynne Jul 11, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

We thought we were getting a Catholic, Christ centered school, but the way families have been treated at this school is so far from Christ in our opinion. Many families are now leaving the school and enrollment was already low. The school use to require testing to be admitted. Now they are taking students who are expelled from other schools. We use to have a Home School Association, but for many years the culture has been to block any parent communication. Teachers have reported that they were advised to limit their communication with parents. Starting in the preschool Montessori program, we were advised it was an accredited program. Come to find out it isn't an accredited program like other schools in the area. Several parts of the school including the bathrooms are run down and money doesn't seem to go to improvements for the school, but who would know because despite tuition increase parents never receive copies of the budget. Some of the teachers are very good at educating the students and my children seemed to enjoy their teachers. However, given the recent incidents at the school and learning about how teachers handle significant misconduct issues, I am concerned that the safety of students' is not a priority. Teachers should want to know about the problems in the school to try to fix them and not walk around covering their ears stating they don't want to know what happened during incidents at the school. The principal was just fired after the school was investigated by the state for numerous reports of negligence. It is unclear why she was even hired for the school given she was terminated from her last position. Apparently the head administrator was aware of this when he hired her. A new principal will be walking into a HORNET'S NEST because the head administrator is still there. Ask around and you will find out that for many years, families have tried to have him removed, but the ADW will not remove him despite significant complaints and him blatantly lying to parents. There is a systemic issue with bullying in the school. The school has not addressed problems with bullying which has led to many students being physically and emotionally hurt. The negligence is reprehensible and has changed the lives of many students. I would not recommend this school to anyone and immensely regret sending my children there.

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