Cindy Macpherson - New Holland PA Family Child Care

Hillcrest Rd , NEW HOLLAND PA 17557
(717) 466-0468

About the Provider

Description: Cindy Macpherson is a Family Child Care in NEW HOLLAND PA, with a maximum capacity of 6 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00162502
  • Capacity: 6
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 10
  • District Office Phone: (717) 854-2273 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-06-17 Renewal 3290.124(b)(3) - Parent home/work address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Emergency contact form for child #1 and #2 did not contain parent's work address and phone number.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the home and work addresses and telephone numbers of the enrolling parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Emergency contact form was updated and parent work address and phone number was added. This will always checked on this form to make sure information was recorded.
2019-06-17 Renewal 3290.124(b)(6) - Insurance coverage information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Emergency contact form for child #3 did not include health insurance coverage name or policy number.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include health insurance coverage and policy number for a child under a family policy or Medical Assistance benefits, if applicable.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Health insurance information was recorded and will make sure health insurance information is always filled out.
2019-06-17 Renewal 3290.124(d) - Written emergency plan posted Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: It was observed that the emergency transportation plan was not posted in a conspicuous location used by parents.

Correction Required: A written plan shall be conspicuously posted which identifies the means of transporting a child to emergency care and the facility staffing provisions in the event of an emergency. The plan must accompany a staff person who leaves the facility on an excursion with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A plan was written out and framed and put on wall so parents can see it. Will be kept there at all times.
2019-06-17 Renewal 3290.131(b)(1) - Updated infant health report: every 6 months Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: File for child #4 contained a physical last updated on 5/22/18. Child #4 is a young toddler, therefore an updated physical completed within the last 6 months was not on file at facility.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent to provide an updated health report at least every 6 months for an infant or young toddler

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All health forms are updated by physician and will make sure they are always updated timely.
2019-06-17 Renewal 3290.182(3)/3290.182(5) - Consent for emergency medical care required prior to admission/Consent for administration of minor first-aid required prior to admission Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Emergency contact form for child #3 did not contain signed parental consent for emergency medical care or for administration of minor first-aid procedures by facility staff.

Correction Required: A child's record must contain signed parental consent for emergency medical care for the child. Written consent is required prior to admission.A child's record must contain signed parental consent for administration of minor first-aid procedures by facility staff. Written consent is required prior to admission.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Both areas on the emergency contact form regarding first aid and emergency medical care were signed and this will always be signed by every parent on every emergency contact form.
2019-06-17 Renewal 3290.63 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: It was observed in the room next to the bathroom that outlets on the power strip were left uncovered where children under 5 years of age receive care.

Correction Required: Protective receptacle covers shall be placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Outlet covers were placed over outlets not in use and gate was placed between rooms when daycare is open and the gate will be in place daily and all outlets accessible to children will be covered at all times.
2019-06-17 Renewal 3290.64(a)/3290.74(a) - Locked or inaccessible - in original container/Requirements Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: It was observed in the bathroom that scented wax items marked 'keep out of reach of children' were on the counter and chemical descaler was being stored in the shower, both were accessible to children . In the outdoor play space a shed was left accessible to children which contained a gas can and tools posing a hazard to children in care.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be stored in an original labeled container or in a container that specifies the content. Toxics shall be kept in a locked area or in an area inaccessible to children, and shall be stored away from food, food preparation areas and child care spaces.Floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces, including the facility's outdoor play area, shall be kept clean, in good repair and free from visible hazards.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Descaler and wax cubes were removed, and will continue to keep toxic items away from children. A lock was placed on shed door and will always be kept locked.
2018-06-07 Renewal 3290.111(a)/3290.111(b) - Written plan/Posted in area used by parents Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: It was observed that a daily schedule was not created or posted for children in facility.

Correction Required: A written plan of daily activities and routines, including a time for free play shall be established for each group. The plan shall be flexible to accommodate the needs of individual children and the dynamics of the group. The written plan of daily activities and routines shall be posted in a traffic area used by parents.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Made a daily activity schedule for the parents to see and hung on wall for parents and will remain posted at all times.
2018-06-07 Renewal 3290.123(a)(3)/3290.123(a)(6) - Services provided/Admission date Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Agreements for child #1, #2, and #3 did not specify the agreed upon services provided by facility. Agreements for child #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 did not include a child service report and did not list date of admission for children in facility.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department's approved form to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development in the context of the services being provided. the operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information at 3290.124(e).An agreement shall specify the date of the child's admission.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Will have children's' parents fill out agreement form and I will fill out a child service report for each child in my care and put admission dates on form for each child. Every 6 months will update service reports and agreement forms. Will make sure all forms are completed fully and in file at all times.
2018-06-07 Renewal 3290.124(b)(3)/3290.124(b)(7) - Parent home/work address, phone/Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Emergency contact form for child #3 did not contain parent's work address and did not contain release person's address.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the home and work addresses and telephone numbers of the enrolling parent. Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Both items were added to form and parents re-signed. Will make sure forms are complete when submitted and will get parents to sign and update every May and November.
2018-06-07 Renewal 3290.124(b)(6)/3290.124(b)(7) - Insurance coverage information/Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Emergency contact form for child #4, #5, #6, and #7 did not contain health insurance policy number and did not contain name, address and telephone number of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include health insurance coverage and policy number for a child under a family policy or Medical Assistance benefits, if applicable. Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
An insurance policy number was filled out and an address and phone number was recorded. Will make sure forms are completed fully and in file at all times.
2018-06-07 Renewal 3290.131(a)/3290.182(1) - Within 60 days/Initial and subsequent health assessments Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: All child files contained updated child health reports, however, files for child #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 did not contain initial health reports.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent of an enrolled child, including a child, a foster child and a relative of an operator or a facility person, to provide an initial health report no later than 60 days following the first day of attendance at the facility.A child's record must contain initial and subsequent health reports.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Will always keep initial and any subsequent health assessments in files for the children at all times.
2018-06-07 Renewal 3290.131(b)(2) - Updated toddler/preschool health report: every 12 months Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The record for child #1 contained a child health report dated 02/15/17, and the subsequent child health report was dated 05/31/18, therefore was not updated within the 12 month requirement.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent to provide an updated health report at least every 12 months for an older toddler or preschool child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Will make sure parents give me the health report or child will be suspended until health form is complete every 12 months.
2018-06-07 Renewal 3290.131(e)(1) - Parent written verification from Doctor. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Immunization record on file for child #3 did not contain written verification from a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department of ongoing vaccines administered.

Correction Required: The facility shall require the parent to provide updated written verification from a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department of ongoing vaccines administered to an infant, toddler or preschool child in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Will have the parent get a copy of the immunizations for verification and any updated vaccines and will make sure all future immunizations are given from doctors office.
2018-06-07 Renewal 3290.181(c) - Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Emergency contact form for child #2, #4, #5, #6, and #7 were updated but not updated within a 6-month period as required and emergency contact form for child #3 was not updated since 10/20/17. Agreement for child #1 and #2 were updated but not within a 6-month period as required and agreements for child #4, #5, #6 and #7 were not updated since 06/14/17.

Correction Required: A parent is required to review and update the emergency contact information and the financial agreement at least once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the information.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Will have parents sign and update forms. Will pick two months 6-months apart, May and November, and will have parents review, sign, and date emergency contact forms and agreements to make sure they are always reviewed at least once every 6-months.

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