Caregivers4kids - Clarks Summit PA Child Care Center

700 S State St , CLARKS SUMMIT PA 18411
(570) 319-6111

About the Provider

Description: CareGivers4Kids Day Care Center strives to provide a natural, creative and loving environment for every child. We want your child to feel comfortable and have the opportunity to learn and experience new things.We understand that each child has different learning styles, and it is our goal to provide your child with a learning style that works best for him/her. We practice age appropriate techniques as well as positive reinforcement, and redirection.


Our staff are trained to respect and care for your child in a compassionate, understanding and warm fashion. We undergo a thorough screening process to ensure your child is receiving the best possible care including:
​ 1. Child Care Education/Training
2. First aide and CPR Certification
3. Criminal Background Checks
4. Child Abuse Clearances
5. FBI Fingerprinting
6. Magistrate Docket Checks
7. Megan's Law Background Checks
8. Drug Testing
9. Physical Health Screenings

Our program is committed to giving children the time to enjoy being a child.Learning activities are planned to engage children’s natural curiosity about the world they live in. Our staff is trained in child development theories that support children as individuals who are growing socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. They help children gain confidence by structuring the environment to encourage a variety of experiences that helps boost self-esteem.


Our belief is that when a child feels good about him/herself, he or she will develop into a competent, secure individual.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00161833
  • Capacity: 64
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Abington Heights - Pick-Up Service to/from home
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jun 27, 2021
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 12
  • District Office Phone: (570) 468-8144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2018-12-28 Renewal 3270.31(e)(4)(ii) - Fire safety - 1 yr. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility on 12/28/18 the inspector observed the file for staff #1 and noted that this staff began their first day working with children on 1/23/17 and as of 12/28/18 still do not have proof of having had annual fire safety training.

Correction Required: Staff persons shall participate, at least annually, in firesafety training conducted by a fire protection professional. Staff persons and volunteers shall receive training in maintenance of smoke detectors, the duties of facility persons during a fire drill and during a fire and the use of the facility's fire extinguishers, not including discharge of the fire suppressant agent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff was verbally informed of infraction. Director has a call into local fire chief to reschedule for training for new employees and staff #1.
2018-12-28 Renewal 3270.106(a) - Clean, age appropriate Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility on 12/28/18 the inspector observed toddlers at rest time to be on mats labeled for children other than the child utilizing the mats.

Correction Required: Individual, clean, age-appropriate rest equipment shall be provided for preschool, toddler and infant children as agreed between the child's parent and the operator. The rest equipment shall be labeled for the use of a specific child and used only by the specified child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff were instructed of regulation. Mats were cleaned and sanitized. Mats were labeled for specific children and a chart was posted by mats so all staff would know which mat is assigned to the specific child.
2018-12-28 Renewal 3270.166(4) - Bottles labeled Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility on 12/28/18 the inspector observed a bottle in the infant room to be missing labeling with the individual child's name as is required.

Correction Required: Disposable nursers and bottles shall be labeled with the child's name.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff will label all bottles and disposable nursers upon child's arrival. Flyer was posted to remind parents and staff to label all bottles and disposable nursers.
2018-11-09 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.52 - Mixed Age Level Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Please see SIN # 00144938

Correction Required: When children are grouped in mixed age levels, the age of the youngest child in the group determines the staff:child ratio and maximum group size in accordance with the requirements in 3270.51 (relating to similar age level).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Please see SIN # 00144938
2018-11-08 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.76/3270.102(a) - Building Surfaces/Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility unannounced on 11/8/18 the inspector observed the outdoor fenced play space to be muddy and considerably slippery, The inspector observed the outdoor play space to have a film of dried mud on the top surface with a slippery under surfacing rendering it a potential safety issue for children at play. The inspector attempted to enter the outdoor play space but slipped upon entry. The outdoor toys were also muddy and dirty due to this. The director indicated the outdoor play space has issues with drainage which results in the slipperiness and muddy toys.

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.Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Current director reviewed letter written by previous directors to close play space. Current director observed playground area in December 2018 and found the ground frozen and safe. Current director met with legal entities on February 28th to discuss the permanent resolution. They decided to turf the playground area to reduce mud and slippery conditions. This will occur in spring as the ground is still frozen.
2018-11-08 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(b)/3270.113(e) - No physical punishment /Restraints prohibited Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During interviews with staff at the facility on 11/08/18 the inspector was able to ascertain that staff #1 did, in fact, grab child #1 forcefully on 11/07/18 and one other time, specific date unknown. Staff #1 had also been observed by her peers to grab children who were not listening and hold them on her lap with both of her arms wrapped around the child's chest with her hands holding her own arms to keep the child in her lap and immobile.

Correction Required: A facility person may not use any form of physical punishment, including spanking a child. A facility person may not restrain a child by using bonds, ties or straps to restrict a child's movement or by enclosing the child in a confined space, closet or locked room. The prohibition against restraining a child does not apply to the use of adaptive equipment prescribed for a child with special needs. The legal entity must arrange for the director and any other staff that hold a supervisory position in the day care to attend an Existing Provider Training held in the Northeast Regional Office of DHS. This training will not be allowed to count towards the annual 6 hours of trainings each staff is required to obtain.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Current director has taken over as of 12/28/2018 and since that date there has been no issue with restraining children. The facility will not use any form of physical punishment. Any staff that uses physical punishment will be dismissed immediately and Childline will be informed. The current director will attend the Existing Provider Training held in the Northeast Regional Office of DHS on May 15th.
2018-11-08 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.52 - Mixed Age Level Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During interviews with staff at the facility on 11/08/18 the inspector was able to ascertain that the facility had been out of ratio on 11/8/18 with a mixed age ratio of four infants, two preschoolers and one staff prior to the director arriving at roughly 9am. Also, it was learned the facility had been out of ratio recently, exact date unknown, with one staff and eleven preschool children at the end of the day as per staff interviews.

Correction Required: When children are grouped in mixed age levels, the age of the youngest child in the group determines the staff:child ratio and maximum group size in accordance with the requirements in 3270.51 (relating to similar age level). The required staff:child ratios must be maintained at all times. The director must arrange for all facility persons, including the director, and staff to receive a minimum of two hours of online training dealing specifically with ratios of children of different age groups. The legal entity must receive DHS approval of the training content prior to scheduling the online training. This training must be completed by an approved online resource. Further, this training will not be allowed to count towards the annual six hours of training required by regulation. The facility will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to effectively ensure that the ratio of children of different age groups is maintained at all times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Current director has taken over as of 12/28/2018 and since that date there has been no issue with ratios. Ratios will be maintained at all times at this facility. All staff will be required to take the Better Kid Care training on ratios by 3/8/2019. They will maintain ratios according to information learned during training.
2018-04-24 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(b) - No physical punishment Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During the unannounced investigation at the facility the inspector observed a write up in the file of staff #1. This write up was written by the director of the facility and dated for 3/26/18. It noted that staff #1 was observed to have gotten frustrated and to have grabbed child #1 by the clothing and then grabbed child #1 by the arm and appeared to have pushed child #1.

Correction Required: A facility person may not use any form of physical punishment, including spanking a child. The facility director will implement a behavioral policy that will ensure staff fully understand proper redirection. This policy must be submitted to DHS prior to implementation for approval. Once this policy is accepted by DHS the director will ensure all current staff and facility persons sign off on this policy and all new hires moving forward.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Review policy once accepted at a staff meeting, have all staff understand, acknowledge and sign policy at scheduled staff meeting June 20, 2018. This policy to be included into new staff orientation and all new staff will read, acknowledge and follow.
2017-12-29 Renewal 3270.71 - Heat Source Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The inspector found that the facility kitchen, with stove, was without protective guards or made inaccessible to children.

Correction Required: Hot water pipes and other sources of heat exceeding 110 F that are accessible to children shall be equipped with protective guards or shall be insulated to prevent direct contact.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Unaware stove had to be completely inaccessible to children. Had stove guards and sign posted. Hook and eye lock attached to kitchen door to ensure safety
2017-12-29 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The inspector found a sharp plate board attached to the wall in the toddler room within reach of the children.

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.)
Plate board in toddler area was covered to ensure sharp edge was not exposed.
2017-01-10 Renewal 3270.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Outlet cover needed within the infant room.

Correction Required: Protective receptacle covers shall be placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
placed cover in outlet.
2017-01-10 Renewal 3270.67(c) - No insects or rodents Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed rodent droppings on the floor within the kitchen.

Correction Required: Evidence of infestation of insects or rodents in the facility is not permitted.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Kitchen will be cleaned and will be within standards.
2017-01-10 Renewal 3270.123(a)(3) - Services proceeded Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Four out of five childrens files reviewed did not have a valid record of growth and development assessment.

Correction Required: The services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department`s approved form to provide information to the family about the child`s growth and development in the context of the services being provided. The operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information in 3270.124(f) (relating to emergency contact information).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Assessments will be completed by the end of the month.
2016-11-03 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(a) - Supervised at all times Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: 11/3/16 entering facility observed a young toddler child number 1 standing at a gate. A staff person could not be seen within the area that the child was in. After spending some time interacting with the child the child moved away from the gate, following the child to another area of the room staff number 1 was revealed with another young toddler at a changing table. Staff number 1 was unable to see and direct child number 1 when she was at the gate interacting with me.Interview with staff number 2 the Director revealed that she believed the diaper changing are in this room needed to be relocated and this change would allow staff to meet the requierments of supervision.

Correction Required: Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times. Outdoor play space used by the facility is considered part of the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Director changed the location of the diaper changing station so that all corners of the room are visible for teachers when at the changing station. Staff were retrained on supervision standards to ensure visibility of all children at all times.
2016-11-03 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.135(e) - 2 hour diaper check Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Young toddler staff number 1 and number 3 reported that the toddlers were checked and changed between 11 and 11:15 on 10/27/16 prior to nap time. Diapers were not checked and or changed (contrary to policy) after nap time. Staff 1 and 3 left the facility at 2:30 and advised staff 4 that diapers needed to be checked and or changed after snack. Staff number 5 verbally reported to parents that diapers were not checked/changed until 3PM.

Correction Required: A staff person shall check a child's diaper at least every 2 hours and whenever the child indicates discomfort or exhibits behavior that suggests a soiled diaper. A staff person shall change a child's diaper when the diaper is soiled.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff were reeducated on diaper changing policy of every 2 hours or when child indicates discomfort or exhibits soiled-diaper behavior. Diaper changing logs have been implemented to ensure compliance and oversight of this regulation requirement.

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