Carolina Academy - Rock Hill SC Child Care Center

1633 Celanese Road , Rock Hill SC 29732
(803) 366-3016
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: In addition to providing quality child care, Carolina Academy CDC emphasizes your child's learning. Our child development specialists deliver planned programs with monthly themes using the High Reach Learning Curriculum.

Additional Information: ABC Quality Level: B;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 17569
  • Capacity: 248
  • ABC Quality Level: B
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: Mar 13, 2022
  • Current License Expiration Date: Mar 13, 2024
  • District Office: South Carolina Dept. of Social Services - Division of Child Care Services
  • District Office Phone: Avant, Jessica (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: (803) 898-9001

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Type Date Deficiency Type Severity Resolved
Annual Review 2021-07-20 Rest Equipment Medium Yes
Annual Review 2021-07-20 Ratios High Yes
Annual Review 2021-07-20 Outdoor Space High Yes
Annual Review 2021-07-20 Direct Supervision High Yes
Annual Review 2021-07-20 Staff Requirements High Yes
Annual Review 2021-07-20 Staff Records High Yes
Review 2021-07-20 Staff Records High Yes
Review 2021-07-20 Staff Requirements High Yes
Review 2021-07-20 Direct Supervision High Yes
Review 2021-07-20 Ratios High Yes
Review 2021-07-20 Outdoor Space High Yes
Review 2021-07-20 Rest Equipment Medium Yes
Review 2019-04-03 Physical Site Medium Yes
Review 2019-04-03 Cribs Low On Site
Review 2019-04-03 Food Service Low On Site

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Elora May 26, 2023
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My son went to Carolina Academy from the time he was 18 months until he was almost 4.
For the first 1.5-2 years things were great. But once my son entered the 3 year old classroom things went downhill. On several occasions, administration called me and demanded I come pick my son up early for, what they would describe as, rambunctious behavior. The behavior described was nothing out of the ordinary for a 3 year old, especially a 3 year old boy with some energy. These behaviors included standing on a chair, running around, not listening, and not wanting to stay on his cot for 2+ hours reading books. Typical toddler behavior. My fiancé and I had to abruptly leave work several times to pick him up because he was acting like a toddler. We had several meetings with administration and the owner, but nothing changed. Considering this daycare has camera’s in their classrooms, I asked to see the footage several times, every time being told no. If what they said about my sons behavior was true & nothing else happened, why was there such hesitation to share the footage? Why have security cameras if footage isn’t shown to parents when asked with probable cause? Later on, my son was suspended. A 3 year old, suspended from a daycare that I pay for him to be at. The suspension email was sent to me at 5 pm after I had already picked him up hours prior, so I didn’t respond to the email, as I didn’t see it and there was no follow up phone call. Something as serious as a suspension should have been a phone call in the first place. I walked into school with my son and was immediately rushed by the director telling me he could not be there and I needed to leave. I have 8+ years of daycare experience and am a certified teacher and never have I heard of suspending a 3 year old from a daycare. After his suspension he returned to daycare despite my hesitation. After calling to check on him at noon and being told he was a having a ‘much better’ morning, I received a phone at 1:45 saying he would not stay on his cot anymore (after staying on it quietly for over an hour) & he needed to picked up within 30 minutes. When I arrived to pick him up, I was greeted by a very rude administrator and I told her to collect his things as he wouldn’t be returning and requesting a phone call from the owner. They seemed very unwilling to have her call me and claimed she is rarely in. After speaking with the owner and requesting to see the footage of the behavior, I was again basically told no. She said she would review the footage and see if she ‘needed’ to show it to me. She said she has rarely shown parents footage in the past. Refusing to show me the footage tells me one of two things, either they’re lying about what happened, or something more happened that they are trying to hide.
All in all, this daycare doesn’t make any accommodations for children. If your toddler has model perfect behavior, every second of every day, then you probably won’t have any problems. However, if your toddler acts like a toddler, I would highly recommend steering clear of this daycare.

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Jacobsmama Jan 17, 2013

My child has been going here for a year now and they are great.  The teachers and adminstrative are always helpful and pleasant.  I have had no complaints.

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