Ymca Of The Chippewa Valley-Early Learning Com-Cf - Chippewa Falls WI Licensed Group Child Care

630 Miller St , CHIPPEWA FALLS WI 54729
(715) 723-5135
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About the Provider

Description: Building Bridges 4 Children is the Chippewa Falls School District’s 4-year-old early learning program. To enroll in this quality preschool program your child needs to be 4 years old on or before September 1st.

Children are exposed to daily learning opportunities that include dramatic play, blocks, toys, art, sand and water, books, cooking, music and movement, outdoor play, along with guiding children’s behavior and learning. The curriculum allows teachers to build on each child’s interests and natural curiosity.

The YMCA’s BB4C program offers the opportunity for the children to be enrolled in swimming lessons while attending the program. Children also have use of the YMCA facilities such as the gymnasium and large muscle room.

Additional Information: 5 stars. Initial License Date: 5/8/1997. Open Jan - Dec.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 520009
  • Capacity: 162
  • Age Range: 4 Week(s) - 13 Year(s)
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • YoungStar Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Wisconsin Dept of Children and Families (DCF)- Child Care Regulation and Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 608-266-9314 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Violation Date Rule Number Rule Summary
2020-10-01 251.06(7)(a) Indoor Space - Square Footage Per Child
Description: Per attendance records, room capacity was exceeded on at least four different occasions in some of the classrooms. The six classrooms that serve one year olds to three years olds have a square footage capacity of 13 children on each side. On 9/2, Secret Garden East had 15 children in care at one point. On 9/17, Secret Garden East had 14 children at one time, and on 9/23, they had 14 children present.
2020-10-01 251.055(2)(d) Mixed Age Group With Children Under Age 2 - Group Size
Description: Rule states that when children under two years of age are present, the group size must not exceed eight children total. However, on a least four occasions, group size was exceeded in the Butterfly Fields East classroom at four o'clock p.m. On 8/31, there were nine children present. On 9/1, there were ten children present. On 9/8, there were ten children present. And on 9/10, there were twelve children present.
2020-10-01 251.055(2)(b) Staff-To-Child Ratios - Minimum
Description: During a complaint investigation, it was determined that staff to child ratios weren't met when there were staff shortages and when staff had to leave the classrooms to clean other areas of the childcare center. Classrooms were typically short a teacher for at least one hour but sometimes up to two hours at a time. The ratio issues occurred in many classrooms but was noted numerous times in the Enchanted Forest East room. The following dates are a short summary of days in which the classroom was out of ratio: 9/2, 9/3, 9/8, 9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/14, 9/15, 9/16, 9/17, 9/22 and 9/24.
2019-03-11 251.04(8)(b) Biennial Training - Child Abuse & Neglect
Description: One employee did not have documentation of completing Child Abuse and Neglect training every two years as required.
2019-03-11 251.05(1)(c) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
Description: During an employee file review, it was noted one employee did not have a current CPR certificate on file.
2019-03-11 251.05(2)(d) Food Service Personnel - Orientation, Training
Description: One individual did not have documentation of orientation to the duties of a cook, nor did he have documentation of 4 hours of food service continuing education in 2018.
2019-03-11 251.04(5)(a)4. Staff File - Physical Examination Report
Description: During a record review, it was noted that four employees missing health exam reports from their files.
2019-03-11 251.05(1)(L)1. Staff Health Examination - Requirements
Description: During an employee file review, it was noted that four employees were missing a health exam report from their file.
2019-03-11 251.05(4)(k)2. Staff-To-Child Ratios - Support Staff - Qualifications
Description: One of the center's support staff employees fills in when coverage is needed in classrooms, but doesnt have the educational qualifications to do so.
2019-02-25 Licensing Direct Forfeiture: $100
2019-02-21 251.07(2)(e)1. Prohibited Actions - Corporal Punishment
Description: An employee was found to have spanked a child in care. The employee is no longer employed by the center.
2019-02-05 251.11(4)(b) Continuation License - Application Materials Submission
Description: At least 30 days before the continuation review date of the license, an applicant for license renewal shall complete and submit to the department all applicable continuation materials and include submittal of any forfeiture due and owing under s. 48.715(3), Stats., or penalty under s. 48.76, Stats.
2019-01-28 251.06(2)(a) Potential Source Of Harm On Premises
Description: For a period of two weeks, the center allowed the use of silica sand in the large muscle room. Note that once it became a concern to staff, it was removed from the premises.
2019-01-18 251.07(6)(j)8. Daily Record Of Injuries
Description: On 1/18/19, an incident that resulted in an injury to a one year child on 1/17/19 was not documented in the medical log book.
2018-10-08 251.06(9)(d)2.a. Food Storage - Dry Food
Description: During a kitchen inspection, bags of various dried goods (corn meal, bread crumbs, flour, rice) were observed to be opened but not stored in metal, glass or food grade plastic containers with tight-fitting covers, as required by rule.

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frusturated parent Jul 20, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This place puts on a front to get people in the door. They make themselves look great. Once they have your business, everything unfolds. This place is a money hungry joke! They employ people who do not have the best interests of your child at heart. They are preppy people who do not like you if you are not like them. Please for the price you will be paying for childcare in general no matter where you go, please do not give your hard earned money to the chippewa Y child care. You will regret it im sure.

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