Cedar Tree Montessori Inc - Prescott AZ CHILD CARE CENTER

129 NORTH PLEASANT STREET , PRESCOTT AZ 86301
(928) 771-8785
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Mission statement
To encourage the development of the whole child by providing a comprehensive Montessori education, cultivating independent thought and foundational skills as well as awareness of their environment; empathy for others; social ease and confidence.

To establish within a child the intellectual, emotional, and physical rigor needed to become a self-directed learner, flexible thinker, creative problem solver, and support their ever-increasing curiosity about the world in which they live.

To help our students to grow up to be successful global citizens.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CDC-16315
  • Capacity: 59
  • Age Range: Ones; Twos; Three to Five; School-Age
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: Aug 01, 2018
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jul 31, 2021
  • District Office: ADHS Division of Licensing Services
  • District Office Phone: (602) 364-2539 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Survey Date Date Corrected Rule/Statute Title
2019-07-16 2019-07-24 article 5 R9-5-503.A.2.a-c.
Findings: Findings include: The sink was located behind the diaper changing table, not next to the changing surface.
2019-07-16 2019-07-24 Article 6 R9-5-603.C.2.
Findings: Findings include: Surveyor observed a vent cover bent up on the outdoor area, accessible to enrolled children, exposing a sharp edge.
2019-07-16 2019-07-24 Article 6 R9-5-603.E.1.2.
Findings: Findings include: The sand was observed less than 6 inches within the fall zones of swings and climbing equipment of the outdoor area.
2018-08-28 2018-08-30 article 4 R9-5-404.A.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff observation and staff acknowledgement: The ratio was 0 staff members to 1 enrolled child, in the dining area, when the enrolled child walked alone into the dining, retrieving a lunch/snack bag then re-entered the main classroom and exited the side door to the picnic table area. Staff #1 observed the child walk through the area alone. This lack of staff-to-children ratio in the dining area was previously cited on 7/11/18.
2018-08-28 2018-08-30 article 4 R9-5-404.D.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff observation and staff acknowledgement: Toddler one ' s classroom: Staff #2 was the only staff member in the room with two enrolled toddler-age children and was cleaning the kitchen area; not providing services to an enrolled child. Two enrolled children were sitting on the floor in the play area of the classroom; one child had their shoes on and one child did not have shoes on. Staff #2 asked the children if they had their shoes on and were ready to go outside.
2018-08-28 2018-08-30 Article 5 R9-5-501.A.21.a.b.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff observation and staff acknowledgement: There was a mop and mop bucket on the floor of the main kitchen area; there was water in the mop bucket and the mop was in the water. The mop, bucket and water in the bucket was accessible to enrolled children as they entered and exited the dining area adjacent to the main kitchen. This same deficiency was previously cited on 6/21/17 and 7/11/18. A provider meeting was held with the facility owner on 7/13/17 in which this specific topic was addressed.
2018-08-28 2018-08-30 Article 5 R9-5-516.B.3.a-f.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff observation of the over-the-counter medication and staff acknowledgement of administering the over-the-counter medication: Staff #1 stated that she administered (topically) the calamine lotion to a child who had bug bites. When asked if the calamine lotion belonged to the child, Staff #1 stated no. When asked if there was a permission slip to administer the calamine lotion to the child, Staff #1 said no. This same rule was previously cited on 7/11/18.
2018-08-28 2018-08-30 Article 5 R9-5-516.H.2.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff observation and staff acknowledgement: The surveyor observed a bottle of liquid pain relief medication, in an opened baggie, on a desk in the main classroom. The medication was stated as belonging to Staff #1, and that it was for her child. A bottle of calamine lotion and a bottle of liquid pain relief medication was not kept in a locked, leak-proof storage cabinet or container and was not kept out of the reach of children.
2018-08-28 2018-08-30 Article 5 R9-5-516.I.2.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff observation and staff acknowledgement: The bottle of calamine lotion is a stock supply of medication; per Staff #1, it did not belong to the child, but to the facility.
2018-07-11 2018-07-16 article 3 R9-5-304.B.1-9.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff review of 10 children's Emergency Record cards and staff acknowledgement: Child #1 lacked a second emergency contact.
2018-07-11 2018-07-16 article 4 R9-5-401.3.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff review of 4 staff files and staff acknowledgement: Staff #2 lacked qualifying experience documentation to be a teacher-caregiver, alone with children.
2018-07-11 2018-07-16 article 4 R9-5-404.A.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff observation and staff acknowledgement: Staff #1 exited the dining area and entered the adjoining classroom, leaving Staff #2 the only staff member with 10 enrolled 2-year-olds in the dining area. Staff #3 exited the front classroom, entered the foyer and then entered the director ' s office, leaving one enrolled child in the front classroom without a staff member present in the room.
2018-07-11 2018-07-16 article 5 R9-5-501.A.19.a.b.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff observation and staff acknowledgement: The door to the facility's laundry room was open giving enrolled children access to a basket of sunscreen products on the floor in the laundry room. The door to the staff restroom was open giving enrolled children access to an open storage closet, in the restroom, containing paint. A container of disinfectant wipes, on a counter in the front classroom, was accessible to enrolled children. A spray bottle on sunscreen, on the teacher ' s desk in the front classroom, was accessible to enrolled children. These items have a child warning label that the item is to be stored out of reach of a child.
2018-07-11 2018-07-16 Article 5 R9-5-501.A.21.a.b.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff observation and staff acknowledgement: The door to the facility's laundry room was open giving enrolled children access to a mop on the floor in the laundry room. The door to the staff restroom was open giving enrolled children access to vacuums and maintaince equipment in the open storage closet in the restroom.
2018-07-11 2018-07-16 article 5 R9-5-503.A.1.a.b.
Findings: The following was determined based on surveyor and staff observation and staff acknowledgement: Two ' s room: The diapering surface had areas that were not sealed and had sticky residue, causing dirt to stick to absorbent areas.

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Reviews

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LJ Mugler Oct 19, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

After 3 years, now is probably the time for me to give my review of Cedar Tree Montessori: 3 years ago, we moved here from Phoenix, where both girls had been attending a private Montessori school in Tempe. We were unsure how a smaller town Montessori would stack up to "big city" and we were (and have continued to be) pleasantly surprised.

Now, we've even enrolled our youngest in the toddler program, because of the consistency of care, the reasonable rates, the go-out-of-your-way helpfulness, and the pains that Miss Aly and the rest of their lovely staff have taken to work with our special needs children (diet, behaviors, challenges). They have encouraged progress in our children while providing an atmosphere that is both enjoyable and keeps the focus on what is pertinent to learning both socially and educationally.

I am happy that we found them, and my only regret is that they do not go past kindergarten- still, this is an excellent path to beginning a school career!

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Shane Apr 15, 2014

not recommend 

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