Children of America provides educational daycare in Waldorf, MD. As leaders in child care we provide educational and enrichment programming for infants, toddler, preschool, kindergarten and school-age children. Our community-based schools offer children the opportunity to grow in a rich environment that promotes a love of learning.
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.
|Findings: There was a new hire in the classroom alone with children who were napping. The OCC was not notified of this staff person and has not received a notarized release.|
|Findings: The center's director is no longer employed at the center. She left about two weeks ago. The OCC was not notified of this.|
|Findings: Licensing Specialists assessed the carpets and tile flooring in each classroom throughout the center. The floors in all the classrooms need to be vacuumed, swept, and mopped. The Administrative Assistant reports that staff are advised to do this at the end of the day when closing the rooms. These tasks are not included on the cleaning/chore list in the classrooms. Licensing Specialist advised staff that this should be done. The Administrative Assistant was advised that this should be added to the list. The carpet in Infant Room B was very dirty. There are white spots/stains on the carpet. The Regional Manager has scheduled Stanley Steamer to come to the center to steam clean the carpets throughout. He is also working on getting a cleaning crew to clean and wax the floors. They have just ordered the stripping wax to have this completed. The Administrative Assistant reported that the floors have not been cleaned thoroughly since November of last year. The overall cleanliness of the center should be improved - the floors, doors, walls, tables, toys, and equipment should all be deep cleaned (especially since the recent multiple cases of hand foot and mouth), and maintained daily.|
|Findings: The Office of Child Care received a complaint and it was mentioned that the director was no longer there at the center. Contact was made with staff at the center who reported that the center's director is no longer employed at the center and that she left about two weeks ago. They are in the process of hiring a new director. There is currently no director at the center and it is being overseen by the Regional Manager.|
|Findings: There was a new hire in the classroom alone with children who were napping. The OCC was not notified of this staff person, so a review of child abuse and neglect records has not been completed and a criminal background check has not been received by the OCC.|
|Findings: The school age room does not have an adequate amount of toys and equipment. The staff report that there are about 30 school aged children enrolled in this room. There is not an adequate amount of toys and equipment in this room, especially for that number of children. Most of the shelves are bare.|
|Findings: The Office of Child Care received a complaint concerning the cleanliness of the center. The caller reported that her two year old child has been out with hand, foot, and mouth disease twice and is concerned that it is being spread in the center due to the lack of cleaning. Contact was made with the center director, the teacher in the Two's room, and the teacher in the preschool room where two children are out due to hand, foot, and mouth. We discussed the daily cleaning procedure and end of the day cleaning checklist. It seems that the staff are spraying toys with the disinfecting pink solution and letting them air dry. The director is advised that mouthed toys and toys that are able to be submerged should be washed with soap and water, submerged in disinfecting solution, and then air dried daily. Other toys that are too big to be submerged should be sprayed with the disinfecting solution and then wiped down and air dried. The director advised the staff of this over the intercom system and is also sending them an email. She will revise the cleaning procedure and share with staff. During the inspection the proper cleaning and sanitizing guideline was emailed to the director.|
|Findings: The Office of Child Care received a staff change form adding three new staff on October 17. Two of the staff were hired in September. The Office of Child Care received notarized releases for these three staff today at the inspection. There was a staff person present in the center that the OCC was not notified about, however, the director indicated that her first day was Monday so they are within their 5 day time frame for her. The director submitted a notarized release as well as a staff change form today adding the new staff person. The director is advised that the OCC should be notified of a new employee and receive the original notarized release within 5 working days of the employee's hire date.|
|Findings: The Office of Child Care received a staff change form deleting three staff, all whose last day of employment was in September. The director is advised that the OCC should be notified of the end date of employment within 5 days.|
|Findings: The Office of Child Care received a complaint that the center did not have hot water and that they may not have had hot water since Monday. Contact was made with the center director. She indicated that staff noticed on Monday afternoon that there was no hot water in the center. The maintenance staff was present at the center on Monday and looked into the issue. He believed that the ignitor was bad, so a plumber was called. The plumber was supposed to come on Tuesday but never showed until Wednesday. The plumber reported that the hot water heater should be replaced. On Thursday afternoon another plumber from another company came in to look at the problem and decided that the ignitor was bad and needed replaced, but not the whole hot water heater. That plumber had to order a special part and will be back to fix it as soon as he receives the part.|
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