Todays Child Learning Center At Lansdowne - Lansdowne PA PA Pre-K Counts

19 W Baltimore Ave , LANSDOWNE PA 19050
(610) 583-2273

About the Provider

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Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00153026
  • Capacity: 139
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: Delaware Valley
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 15
  • District Office Phone: (610) 713-2115 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-05-06 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(b) - No physical punishment Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On Thursday, 12/5/19 @ 7:42pm, a parent of an enrolled child at the daycare observed a young toddler child (child#1) repeatedly get up from her seat. She was told to sit down and when she did not, her teacher (staff #1) grabbed her by the arm back into her chair. She reports that the teacher repeated this several times."

Correction Required: A facility person may not use any form of physical punishment.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Operator will ensure that children are supervised appropriately at all times. Physical punishment of any kind will not be tolerated. Children will not be forcefully grabbed to redirect their movement or physically handled in anyway to control their behavior. Staff was trained in appropriate supervision and redirecting behavior. Staff #1 is no longer employed.
2019-06-07 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.21/3270.113(a) - General Health and Safety/Supervised at all times Needs Verification

Noncompliance Area: CHILD #1 WAS OBSERVED SITTING ON THE FLOOR NEXT TO STAFF #1 DRINKING FROM A BOTTLE THAT BELONGED TO CHILD #2 AND CONTAINED BREASTMILK.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children.Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
OPERATOR WILL ENSURE THAT CONDITIONS AT THE FACILITY DO NOT POSE A HEALTH OR SAFETY THREAT TO CHILDREN IN CARE. STAFF WILL SUPERVISE CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES.
2018-11-29 Renewal 3270.51 - Similar Age Level Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: DURING RENEWAL INSPECTION ON 11/29/18, WHILE PRESENT IN THE O/T CLASSROOM OBSERVED: (12) OLDER TODDLER CHILDREN WITH ONLY (1) STAFF. A SECOND STAFF PERSON#1 WAS NOT IN THE ROOM, BUT ENTERED THE CLASSROOM WITH SUPPLIES SHORTLY AFTER, RESULTING IN THE GROUP NOT IN RATIO DURING HER ABSENCE.

Correction Required: STAFF CHILD RATIOS MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES. When children are grouped in similar age levels, the following maximum child group sizes and ratios of staff persons apply: Infants 1:4 with a maximum group size of 8; Young toddlers 1:5 with a maximum group size of 10; Older toddlers 1:6 with a maximum group size of 12; Preschool children 1:10 with a maximum group size of 20; Young school-age children 1:12 with a maximum group size of 24; Older school-age children 1:15 with a maximum group size of 30.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
STAFF CHILD RATIOS WILL BE POSTED IN EVERY ROOM. STAFF HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED ON MAINTAINING RATIOS AT ALL TIMES AND HAVE SIGNED OFF ON THE RATIO/ SUPERVISION POLICY. STAFF WERE ALSO INSTRUCTED TO USE THE INTERCOM AND/ OR WALKIE TALKIE SYSTEMS IF THEY ARE IN NEED OF HELP, SUPPLIES OR COVERAGE FOR THEIR ROOM. STAFF IN THE OLDER TODDLER ROOM WILL BE MEETING WITH MANAGEMENT FOR FURTHER REVIEW.
2018-11-29 Renewal 3270.106(a) - Clean, age appropriate Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: DURING 11/2918 RENEWAL INSPECTION, OBSERVED IN INFANT ROOM-A (FRONT) CHILD#1 DID NOT HAVE HIS CRIB LABELED FOR HIS SPECIFIC USE.

Correction Required: Individual, clean, age-appropriate rest equipment shall be provided for preschool, toddler and infant children as agreed between the child's parent and the operator. The rest equipment shall be labeled for the use of a specific child and used only by the specified child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
STUCK-ON LABELS FOR THE CHILDREN'S INDIVIDUAL CRIBS WERE REMOVED FROM THE WALLS AND ATTACHED DIRECTLY ONTO THE CRIB TO ENSURE IT IS USED ONLY BY THE SPECIFIED CHILD.
2018-11-29 Renewal 3270.134(a) - Child's hands washed Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: DURING 11/29 RENEWAL INSPECTION, STAFF PERSON #2 DID NOT WASH THE CHILD'S HANDS AFTER BEING DIAPERED.

Correction Required: A staff person shall ensure that a child's hands are washed before meals and snacks, after toileting and after being diapered.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
OPERATOR WILL ENSURE THAT CHILDREN'S HANDS ARE WASHED BEFORE MEALS, BEFORE SNACKS, AFTER TOILETING AND AFTER BEING DIAPERED.
2018-11-29 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(c)/3270.113(d) - No ridicule or threaten harm/No harsh language Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 11/26/18 STAFF PERSON #1 STAFF PERSON WOULD GRAB THE KIDS BY THE ARM TO GET THEM TO THE DESIRED LOCATIONS. WOULD VERBALLY YELL AT KIDS CONSTANTLY AND TELL THEM TO SHUT UP (SOME KIDS CRIED). ONE KID GOT UP TO THROW AWAY HIS FOOD (TRASH) AND SHE GOT UPSET AT THE KID AND STATED HOW SHE WANTS TO HIT THE KID IN THE HEAD WITH THE FOOD PLATE.

Correction Required: A facility person may not single out the child for ridicule, threaten harm to the child or the child's family and may not specifically aim to degrade the child or the child's family.A facility person may not use harsh, demeaning or abusive language in the presence of children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
FOLLOWING AN INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY OCDEL ON 11/29/18 THE AREA MANAGER CONDUCTED FURTHER INVESTIGATIO ON 11/30/18 AND 12/3/18. STAFF PERSON #1 WAS TERMINATED FOR IMPROPER TREATMENT OF CHILDREN.
2018-11-29 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(b) - No physical punishment Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 11/26/18 STAFF PERSON #1 WOULD GRAB THE KIDS BY THE ARM TO GET THEM TO THE DESIRED LOCATIONS. SHE WOULD PUT HER HAND ON A CHILD'S NECK TO GET THEM TO PAY ATTENTION AND WOULD VERBALLY YELL AT KIDS CONSTANTLY AND TELL THEM TO SHUT UP.

Correction Required: A facility person may not use any form of physical punishment, including spanking a child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
FOLLOWING AN INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY OCDEL ON 11/29/18 THE AREA MANAGER CONDUCTED FURTHER INVESTIGATIO ON 11/30/18 AND 12/3/18. STAFF PERSON #1 WAS TERMINATED FOR IMPROPER TREATMENT OF CHILDREN.
2018-08-07 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.115(a)(5)/3270.115(a)(6) - Staff:child ratios while swimming/Lifeguard training/supervision Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: DURING A TRIP TO CLEMENTON WATER AND AMUSEMENT PARK 0N 7/30/18, THE FACILITY STAFF RATIOS FOR SWIMMING WERE NOT FOLLOWED. IN ADDITION, THE FACILITY DID NOT HAVE A STAFF CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD ASSIGNED FOR THE MULTIPLE TODAY'S CHILD SITE LOCATIONS THAT WERE IN ATTENDANCE.

Correction Required: The staff-child ratios while children are swimming are Infant 1:1; Young or older toddler 1:2; Preschool 1:5; Young school-age 1:6; Older school-age1:8When children are swimming, supervision shall include one person certified in lifeguard training, as described in 3270.31(e)(4)(iii) (relating to age and training).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
AS OF 11/30/18 TODAY'S CHILD WILL EMPLOY A BACK-UP CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD IN ADDITION TO A PRIMARY STAFF CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD.
2018-08-07 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(a)(1) - Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 7/30/18 MULTIPLE TODAY'S CHILD CHILDREN ATTENDED CLEMENTON WATER AND AMUSEMENT PARK. A 9YR OLD CHILD WAS UNDERTAKEN BY WATER WHILE PLAYING IN THE WAVE POOL, RESULTING IN THE PARK LIFEGUARD RESCUING HIM FROM THE POOL. ASSIGNED STAFF WERE UNABLE TO SUPERVISE AT ALL TIMES THE WAVE POOL, AND THE OTHER CHILDREN PARTICIPATING IN THE ADDITIONAL WATER AND NON-WATER ACTIVITY AT ALL TIMES. IN ADDITION, THE FACILITY DID NOT HAVE A STAFF CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD ASSIGNED FOR THE MULTIPLE TODAY'S SITE LOCATIONS IN ATTENDANCE.

Correction Required: Each staff person shall be assigned the responsibility for supervision of specific children. The staff person shall know the names and whereabouts of the children in his assigned group. The staff person shall be physically present with the children in his group on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
ON 11/30/18 A DOCUMENT CALLED THE "FIELD TRIP PRIMARY SUPERVISION GROUP DETAILS". THIS FORM WILL BE USED TO DOCUMENT THE CHILDREN WHO ARE ASSIGNED TO EACH STAFF PERSON ON A FIELD TRIP SO A RECORD CAN BE KEPT OF THIS INFORMATION GOING FORWARD. THE POLICY ON USING THIS FORM WAS ADDED TO OUR POLICY AND PROCEDURAL MANUAL UNDER THE SECTION REGARDING SUPERVISION.
2018-08-07 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.132(a) - Contact parent/keep record Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: DURING A TRIP TO CLEMENTON WATER AND AMUSEMENT PARK ON 7/30/18. AN 9 Y.O. ASTHMATIC CHILD WAS RESCUED FROM THE WAVE POOL BY THE PARK LIFEGUARD. DESPITE THE FACILITY WAS AWARE OF THE CHILD'S PRE-EXISTING ASTHMA CONDITION. THE PARENTS AND OR EMERGENCY CONTACTS WERE NOT NOTIFIED TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBLE NEED FOR EMERGENCY CARE FOR HIM. ANY UNSUCCESSFUL PHONE CALL ATTEMPTS THAT MAY HAVE OCURRED WERE NOT DOCUMENTED.

Correction Required: If emergency medical care is needed for a child, the parent shall be contacted as soon as practical in the best interest of the child. If the parent cannot be reached, the operator shall record in writing the reason emergency care was required and the attempts made to inform the parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
11/30/18 TODAY'S CHILD STAFF WILL BE INFORMED IN WRITING THAT ANY AND ALL ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT A PARENT IN RELATION TO MEDICAL CARE ARE TO BE DOCUMENTED. THESE ATTEMPTS WILL INCLUDE CALLS, VOICEMAILS, TEXTS AND EMAILS. OUR NEW "FIELD TRIP PRIMARY SUPERVISION GROUP DETAILS" FORM INCLUDES A SECTION AS A REMINDER TO CONTACT PARENTS AND DOCUMENT. THE TEACHER AND THE DIRECTOR WILL SIGN THIS FORM. TRIP LEADERS COLLECT THE FORMS AND ENSURE PARENTS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED AND INCLUDE INFO IN THEIR TRIP SUMMARY FORM CREATED FOR FIELD TRIPS.
2018-08-07 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.182(7) - Reports of accidents, injuries and illnesses. Original report - parent same day Copy - facility accident file. Copy - child's file Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: DURING A TRIP TO CLEMENTON WATER AND AMUSEMENT PARK ON 7/30/18. AN 9 Y.O. CHILD WAS RESCUED FROM THE WAVE POOL BY THE PARK LIFEGUARD. THE PARENTS WERE NOT NOTIFIED NOR GIVEN AN INCIDENT REPORT. A REPORT WAS ALSO NOT RETAINED IN THE CHILD'S FILE AT THE TIME ON THE DATE OF THIS INSPECTION VISIT.

Correction Required: A child's record shall contain reports of accidents, injuries and illnesses involving a child in care at the facility. The original report shall be given to the parent on the day of the incident. The second copy of the report shall be retained at the facility in an accident file. The third copy of the report shall be retained at the facility in the child's file.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
TODAY'S CHILD WILL REPORT ANY INCIDENTS TO THE PARENT ON THE DAY OF INCIDENT. THE REGIONAL AUTHORITY WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ANY INCIDENTS. THE WRITTEN REPORT WILL BE COPIED AND RETAINED AT THE APPROPRIATE FACILITY IN THE ACCIDENT FILE AND IN THE CHILD'S FILE AT THE FACILITY. THE POLICY WILL BE REVIEWED WITH ALL STAFF AND NOTED ON THE FIELD TRIP SUMMARY.
2018-02-09 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(b) - No physical punishment Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the 31st of January a parent brought to the attention of the director an accusation of physical punishment perpetrated by staff person #1. A review of the video from that day did reveal the non compliance.

Correction Required: A facility person may not use any form of physical punishment, including spanking a child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Immediately upon discovery of the non compliance staff person #1 was relieved of duty at the facility. All staff were retrained in the regulations regarding supervision in a staff meeting following the event. Director will continue to save all video and monitor staff.
2017-11-01 Renewal 3270.182(3)/3270.182(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: At the time of the inspection the record of (activley enrolled) child # 1 was lacking the signed parental consent for administration of minor first-aid procedures by facility staff emergency as well as medical care for the child.

Correction Required: A child`s record shall contain signed parental consent for emergency medical care for the child. Written consent is required prior to admission.A child`s record shall 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.)
Provider will have the enrolling parents sign the consents today at dismissal. Proof of the signatures was provider after hours on the night of the inspection All future children enrolled will have the required consents prior to admission.
2017-11-01 Renewal 3270.18(a) - On file at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection the provider did not have proof of the comprehensive general liability insurance to cover the persons who are on the premises a current copy of the insurance policy was not on file at the facility.

Correction Required: The legal entity shall have comprehensive general liability insurance to cover the persons who are on the premises. A current copy of the insurance policy shall be on file at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider has contacted the main office and will produce the current proof of comprehensive general liability insurance to cover the persons who are on the premises. From this point forward a current copy of the insurance policy shall be on file at the facility at all times.
2017-11-01 Renewal 3270.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection the record of staff member #1 was lacking in the current health assesment required.

Correction Required: A facility person providing direct care who comes into contact with the children or who works with food preparation shall have a health assessment conducted within 12 months prior to providing initial service in a child care setting and every 24 months thereafter. A health assessment is valid for 24 months following the date of signature, if the person does not contract a communicable disease or develop a medical problem.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
At the time of the inspection the provider did submit proof of staff member #1 having an appointment that day, the health report was provider after the inspection later that night. All future staff files will include current health assesments as regulations require.

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