CHILDCARE NETWORK # 85 - Southport NC Five Star Center License

802 East Leonard Street , SOUTHPORT NC 28461
(910) 457-0555

About the Provider


Our mission at Childcare Network is to provide children with the highest quality early care and education, to serve as a supportive network and resource for families, strengthening the communities that we serve, and to work interactively with other responsive networks and services to ensure that high quality preschool education remains progressive, safe, and affordable for all families.

Additional Information:

Four Star Center License

Bright Babies Infant Curriculum

HighReach Learning Curriculum

Young Achievers Club for School Age


Adventure Summer Camp for School Age

USDA Approved Free Meals & Snacks

Weekly enrichment classes, including music and storytelling

Seasonal garden

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 10000110
  • Capacity: 147
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: To/From School
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Date Type Violations Rule
2023-01-10 Unannounced Inspection No
2023-01-10 Violation 501 10A NCAC 09 .0901(a)
Meals/snacks did not comply with the Meal Patterns for Children in Child Care Programs. In Space #8, several children were served water instead of milk or an equivalent milk substitute with lunch.
2023-01-10 Violation 608 15A NCAC 18A .2803(b)
Children did not wash their hands upon arrival at the center, after each visit to the toilet, before eating, before and after water activity play, after outside play, and after handling animals or animal cages. In Space #2, an arrival was observed during which the child's hands were not washed prior to touching classroom materials.
2023-01-10 Violation 840 .2820(b)
All corrosive agents, pesticides, bleaches, detergents, cleansers, polishes, any product which is under pressure in an aerosol dispenser, and any substance which may be hazardous to a child if ingested, inhaled, or handled were not stored in a locked room or cabinet. Any product not listed above, which is labeled "keep out of reach of children" without any other warnings, shall be kept inaccessible to children when not in use, but is not required to be kept in locked storage. The product shall be considered inaccessible to children when stored on a shelf or in an unlocked cabinet that is mounted a minimum vertical distance of five feet above the finished floor. A bottle of hand sanitizer and a bottle of contact lens solution both labeled "keep out of reach of children" were observed accessible to children in a bathroom in Space #8.
2022-08-17 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-08-17 Violation 1125 .1003(i)(j)
Before children were transported, written permission from a parent was not obtained that included when and where the child was to be transported, expected time of departure and arrival, and the transportation provider. One child who was transported from school to the facility yesterday did not have a permission form on file.
2022-08-17 Violation 438 10A NCAC 09 .0509(4)
Developmentally appropriate equipment and materials were not provided for variety of outdoor activities for vigorous play and large muscle development. The playground used by children two years of age did not have a variety of materials for vigorous play. Only one usable hula hoop, one push truck and one piece of a balance beam were observed. This is repeated from the Annual Compliance visit.
2022-08-17 Violation 1123 10A NCAC 09 .1002(a)
All vehicles used to transport children were not free of hazards. One seat on each of the two buses used to transport children had torn upholstery which exposed the padding. This is repeated from the Annual Compliance visit.
2022-02-23 Unannounced Inspection No
2022-02-15 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-02-15 Violation 1897 .1102(g)
The child care administrator and all staff did not complete the Recognizing and Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment training within 90 days of employment. Two staff members did not complete this training within 90 days of employment. This is a repeat violation from the February 23, 2021 Annual Compliance visit.
2022-02-15 Violation 303 .1801(a)(1-5)
Children were not adequately supervised at all times. Outdoors, children two years of age on several occasions were observed sitting between a shade structure and the fence putting pieces of mulch into their mouths. Staff were not aware of the children's activities during this time.
2022-02-15 Violation 428 GS 110-91(12); .0508(a)
A current activity plan was not posted for each group of children for reference. The activity plans in Spaces #6 and 8 (school age) were dated January 31, 2022.
2022-02-15 Violation 438 10A NCAC 09 .0509(4)
Developmentally appropriate equipment and materials were not provided for variety of outdoor activities for vigorous play and large muscle development. Equipment and materials for a variety of outdoor activities for vigorous play were not observed on the playground used by children two years of age. The only materials observed were buckets and the only piece of equipment observed was a plastic table and chairs.
2022-02-15 Violation 544 .0510(f)
Screen time was offered to children under three years of age. Children one year of age in Space #2 were observed watching YouTube music videos on a tablet.

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