Children's Ark Creative Learning Center - Youngsville NC Five Star Center License

(919) 556-7222
5 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: CHILDREN'S ARK CREATIVE LEARNING CENTER is a Five Star Center License in YOUNGSVILLE NC, with a maximum capacity of 90 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 0 through 12. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: Three Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 35000064
  • Capacity: 90
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • 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
2022-09-01 Announced Inspection Yes
2022-09-01 Violation 1033 .0701(a)
On or before the first day of work, all staff, including the director and individuals who volunteer more than once per week did not provide results indicating that they were free of active TB and/or TB test or screening was older than 12 months. TB screening/tests on file for staff hired 1/24/22 and 2/28/22 were completed after the required timeframe.
2022-09-01 Violation 1032 10A NCAC 09 .0701(a)
Child care providers and uncompensated providers who are not substitute providers or volunteers, including the director did not have a medical report on file prior to employment that was signed by a health care professional and/ or the medical report was older than 12 months. Medical reports on file for staff hired 1/24/22 and 2/28/22 were completed after the required timeframe.
2022-08-23 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-08-23 Violation 721 G.S. 110-91(6); .0601(b)
All equipment and furnishings were not in good repair. The red playhouse barn back door had a large crack in it exposing sharp edges and splinters. It also has peeling wallpaper on the walls.
2022-06-16 Unannounced Inspection No
2022-03-24 Unannounced Inspection No
2022-02-22 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-02-22 Violation 873 10A NCAC 09.0802(a)
Center staff did not follow the EMC plan. The two staff members named as persons to determine level of care were not at the center when a burn incident occurred.
2022-02-22 Violation 807 10A NCAC 09 .0601(a)
A safe indoor and outdoor environment was not provided for the children. Staff members placed food that was not an appropriate temperature in front of a one-year-old child and the child placed their hand in the food resulting in second degree burns on the child's hand.
2022-02-22 Violation 830 .0802(h)
A First Aid information sheet was not posted in a place for referral and/or the information sheet did not include all the required information. A First Aid information sheet was available but was not referred to when a staff member applied burn cream on a child's burned hand and another staff member placed an ice pack on the child's hand.
2021-09-14 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2021-09-14 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. A staff person hired 2/15/21 did not complete the required timeframe.
2021-09-14 Violation 812 10A NCAC 09 .0604(c)
Electrical outlets and power strips, not in use, which were located in space used by children did not have safety outlets or were not covered with safety plugs unless located behind furniture or equipment that cannot be moved by a child. An uncovered outlet was observed below the cubbies in space #4/5.
2021-09-14 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. A can of aerosol scrubbing bubbles was observed in the bathroom of space #4/5.

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UpsNdowns Dec 15, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Most recently have my boys attend this facility. I love how helpful some of the staff are and how loving some can also be towards my boys. Like in any other place, I believe they have their ups and down, good days and bad days. My boys have had incidents that I believe could have been prevented, but also most that happen even at home. They all try to do the best they can and know. I can’t fully complain but I can’t fully agree with the comments above. I will put the time my boys have been attending and know that my identity might be revealed to some of the readers (which it’s not harmful to me what so ever). My older 2 boys started attending for Preschool their 2yrs ago and I love love love their teachers. They worry even when I was unable to take them to school. They have great communication and also posted on the Dojo app pictures everyday. Now they attend for just daycare. I don’t fully agree in all as some teachers have strong attitudes and sometimes it may sound as the scold the children, but you must remember they are pretty much helping you raise your child. When they love our kids and want the best for them they can’t always by sweet. My youngest 2 have been going since the beginning of this yr 2020. On is in the baby room and the other in the 2 yr olds. Bumps and bruises, scratches and bites. It all happens even at home (at least for me). The owner is very respectful of all our thoughts and also respects each individuals belief. I just hope this helps someone out there that is looking for a realistic child care center. Yes they might not be 5 star but they love and care about our children very much.

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mad is mom 2016 Aug 30, 2016
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I wanted to give a recent review since all these are older. Our infant has been going for 2 months now and we are very pleased. We were very impressed by the owners when we took our tour back in January. As first time parents we were a little overwhelmed with looking for a daycare but they answered all our questions and made us feel welcomed. The owners are wonderful, the providers in my daughters room are amazing. She is always happy at drop off in the morning. They are working on some improvements on the building right now to spruce it up. We have been very happy and recommend Children's Ark highly.

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Rbrown Dec 01, 2013

Stay away from this center at all costs! My son attended, and not only was he sick all the time(more than the usual day are sick),the teachers were not attentive or nurturing either.

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jdblack2 Oct 01, 2013

My child attends Children's Ark. He is currently 11 months old and has been there since he was 4 months old. During this time I have been pleased with the attention my child is given. I find that this day care does a good job on balancing learning and playing. My experience has been most of the care givers are loving and attentive.

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mad mom Nov 28, 2012

Please keep your children out of this center.It is not safe.Go with your instinct bc I should have and the terrible thing that happened to my daughter could have been prevented.They threw up red flags and I should have known it was not a good place.They are advertising on craigslist  that they are a 5 star but believe me they are far from that.They have poor supervision and anyone would be able to walk in.A poor child was going to the bathroom and its by the front door and she did not know to keep the door shut and the so called teacher did not shut the door.I walked up and told the little girl I was going to push it to and not all the way bc I didnt want everyone to look at her.Just please take my advice and run as far away from this center as you can.

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