Circle Of Friends Child Learn Ctr - Menasha WI Licensed Group Child Care

(920) 738-1980
6 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: CIRCLE OF FRIENDS CHILD LEARN CTR is a Licensed Group Child Care in MENASHA WI, with a maximum capacity of 110 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 6 Week(s) - 13 Year(s). The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: 2 stars. Initial License Date: 6/15/2009. Open Jan - Dec.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 110
  • License Number: 1014311
  • Age Range: 6 Week(s) - 13 Year(s)
  • 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
2018-03-09 251.04(2)(a) Compliance With Laws
Description: Contrary to s. 48.685(4m)(b)(1), Wis. Stats., the licensee was aware of an employee's pending criminal charge of a serious crime on or around February 7, 2018; however continued to employ the person as a caregiver to work with children through March 7, 2018, at which time the caregiver was put on suspension due to the pending charge. Order issued.
2018-03-09 251.04(3)(g) Report - Convictions, Pending Charges, Other Offenses
Description: The licensee failed to report the following to the Department: on February 7, 2018, the center director conducted a caregiver background check that indicated an employee had a pending charge which would prohibit his/her employment at this time and if convicted bar his/her employment for 5 years after completion of sentence. The department was made aware of the prohibited pending charge on March 9, 2018, while monitoring staff records during a complaint investigation visit. Order issued.
2018-03-09 251.04(5)(a)3. Staff File - Caregiver Background Check Results
Description: Of 23 Staff Records reviewed 6 employee files failed to include a completed caregiver background check within 60 days of employment. One failed to contain the results of a subsequent investigation related to the information obtained from the background check. Order issued.
2018-03-09 251.04(5)(a)4. Staff File - Physical Examination Report
Description: Of 23 Staff Records reviewed 2 failed to have documentation of a physical exam and TB test results as required.
2018-03-09 251.04(6)(c)1. Medical Log - Requirements
Description: The pages in a medical logbook failed to be numbered as required- Owls.
2018-03-09 251.04(8)(b) Biennial Training - Child Abuse & Neglect
Description: Of 23 Staff Records reviewed 1 failed to have documentation of current Child Abuse and Neglect training.
2018-03-09 251.05(2)(d) Food Service Personnel - Orientation, Training
Description: The center failed to have documentation of annual training of at least 4 hours in kitchen sanitation, food handling and nutrition for food service personnel.
2018-03-09 251.06(5)(d) Cleanliness Of Equipment, Furnishings, Sanitation Of Eating Surfaces
Description: Eating surfaces in the Hummingbirds failed to be sanitized before and after each use. Chemical product being used was a disinfectant and not used as directed by manufacture.
2018-03-09 251.06(9)(c)4. Canned Food
Description: Kitchen food storage contained two large dented cans which may not be used.
2018-03-09 251.06(9)(d)2.a. Food Storage - Dry Food
Description: Opened dry foods failed to be stored in food grade containers after opening- 3 large bags of noodles.

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Lisa Nov 14, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I have had two of my children at this center for the past five years. It has been a wonderful experience since day one. The director is very sweet and accommodating to our needs. She works very hard at her job. Everyone of the teachers that we have had is so good to my children. Our experience has been wonderful at COF and I have and I will continue to recommend this center to my friends and family. I also have had many friends and family say that they are very happy with their experiences with the center and have thanked me for introducing them to their home away from home.

Concerned Parent Aug 24, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This place should be shut down!!! The owner just collects money and doesn't care about the concerns of parents and employees. The director is lazy, lies and talks poorly about her own staff behind their backs to parents in order to save face. They fudge paperwork constantly in order to stay licensed.

Ashley Tremillo Mar 27, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My son has been attending COF since he was 8 weeks old, and he is now almost a year. I love the center and trust the staff entirely. They are all so welcoming and have helped my son learn so much so quickly. When I was calling facilities prior to enrolling I was told I would have to schedule a visit between certain hours because other hours were so busy with drop off/pick ups. Between changing, feeding, making sure teacher/child ratio is covered for a tour, it makes sense a scheduled visit would be ideal.

Erin Apr 11, 2015

I agree with the 2nd comment about this center. We have been very pleased with the care that my child has had in the center. The teachers and the director (Debbie) are very caring to my child. It shows every day at drop off and pick up! They always give a smile and make myself and my child feel welcome. I have recommended COF to my friends and coworkers and several of them also bring their children and feel the same way as my husband and myself feel!

Parent of Two Nov 10, 2014

I feel badly for the author "Pat1" with the bad experience above. I've had my two kids there for almost a year and I couldn't feel more proud of of the progress they've made coming fron an "in home". I also can't tell you enough, how much like family these people are to me and my kids. I am so impressed I've made several recommendations and my new baby niece will be starting soon. Please take "one time" review like above with a gain of salt, as we've all had off days. Take a review from someone who's trusted these amazing people with her littles for almost a year and looking forward to many more. Amazing, amazing amazing.

pat1 Nov 02, 2013

We came in for an unannounced visit the afternoon of Nov. 12013. We asked if we could see the facility And were told that there were no openings. I asked if it was possible to still take a look at the facility and was told there were no openings until June but "I guess" I can still show you. The woman took us into the large hall area, explained its use and asked if we still wanted to see more as there were no openings! I asked about the infant room and was told there was no sense in seeing the infant room as there were no openings! Ok, it's clear to us that there were no was also clear to us that we were not welcome to come for an unannounced visit. The correct response would have been, Im sorry we have no openings but would be happy to show you around in case the situation changes. I would never bring a child there nor would I encourage others to come to this daycare. As we are driving away, a sign In the front clearly states" Accepting enrollment now" . How funny is that!

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