Compassionate Caretakers Developmental Lrng Ctr - Philadelphia PA Child Care Center

2100 Ridge Ave , PHILADELPHIA PA 19121
(215) 845-5944

About the Provider

Description: Compassionate Caretakers Developmental Lrng Ctr is a Child Care Center in PHILADELPHIA PA, with a maximum capacity of 94 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00157125
  • Capacity: 94
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 22
  • District Office Phone: (215) 382-4762 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-12-17 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/17/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WAS NO DOCUMENTATION OF FINGERPRINTING COMPLETED FOR STAFF #2, #5, AND #6. THERE WAS NO DOCUMENTATION OF THE REQUEST FOR STATE POLICE CLEARANCE FOR STAFF #7. STAFF 2, 5, 6, AND 7 MAY NOT WORK WITH CHILDREN UNTIL DOCUMENTATION OF FINGERPRINTING AND THE REQUEST FOR STATE POLICE CLEARANCE IS SUBMITTED.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). SAFETY PLAN: The operator is required to submit to the Children and Youth Agency a plan of supervision or alternate arrangement as required by the Child Protective Services Law. LACKING REQUIRED HIRING DOCUMENTS: Facility Person # 2,5,6,7 may not work in a child care position at the facility. A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record and child abuse registry clearance information, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On 12/17/19 staff members 2,5,6 and 7 was removed from the schedule. Staff member 2,5 and 6 FBI clearances were completed they provided their receipts to center awaiting results to be placed back on the schedule. Staff member #2 submitted FBI clearance results to center with no results found and returned back at work 1/2/19. Staff member #7 criminal background was completed results pending staff remains off the schedule until results obtained. In our efforts to remain in compliance with regulations audits of staff records will be done before they are hired,ongoing and a quarterly basis.
2019-12-17 Renewal 3270.36(b)(5)/3270.192(2)(ii) - HS/GED + 2 yrs/Exp, educ., training prior to facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/17/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WAS NO DOCUMENTATION TO QUALIFY STAFF #1 FOR THE STATED ASSISTANT GROUP SUPERVISOR POSITION.

Correction Required: An assistant group supervisor shall have a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 2 years experience with children. A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training prior to service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On 12/20/19 staff member #1Group Supervisor submitted college transcripts for major early childhood education. In our efforts to remain in compliance with regulations audits of staff records will be done before they are hired,ongoing and a quarterly basis.
2019-12-17 Renewal 3270.37(b)(1)/3270.192(2)(ii) - HS/GED/Exp, educ., training prior to facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/17/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WAS NO DOCUMENTATION TO QUALIFY STAFF #4 AND #6 FOR THE STATED AIDE POSITION.

Correction Required: An aide shall have a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate.A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training prior to service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On 12/26/19 Staff member #4 and #6 turned in their high school diplomas. In our efforts to remain in compliance an audit was conducted on all employee record to ensure all documents included verification of education and training prior to employment here at Compassionate Caretakers. In our efforts to remain in compliance with regulations audits of staff records will be done before they are hired,ongoing and a quarterly basis.
2019-12-17 Renewal 3270.51 - Similar Age Level Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/17/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WERE 5 INFANTS WITH ONE STAFF.

Correction Required: 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.)
On 12/17/19 a second staff member was added to the infant classroom to remain in ratio, on going daily assessment was and will be conducted for each class to remain in staff to children ratios at all times. .
2019-12-17 Renewal 3270.113(a)(1) - Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/17/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, STAFF IN THE LADYBUGS ROOM COULD NOT READILY IDENTIFY THE CHILDREN THEY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR.

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 12/24/19 the Ladybug Classroom was divided into two groups of children younger and older toddlers with their names and photos placed into two separate binders. Each staff member assigned to then groups will be responsible for each child names and whereabouts at all times while on the premises and on excursions. In our efforts to stay in compliance we will randomly ask each staff member to name the children in their group and ask them where are located so that they can readily identify the children they are responsible for.
2019-12-17 Renewal 3270.119 - Infant sleep position Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/17/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, INFANTS WERE SLEEPING WITH BLANKETS IN THE CRIBS.

Correction Required: Infants shall be placed in the sleeping position recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics unless there is a medical reason an infant should not sleep in this position. The medical reason shall be documented in a statement signed by a physician, physician's assistant or CRNP and placed in the child's record at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On 12/23/19 infant sacs were purchased recommended by the American Academy Of Pediatrics for all infants and additionally for cleaning and newly enrolled infants. A in-service was also done on regulation 3270.119 infant area will continue to be monitored before, during and after nap times. Infant blankets will remain in infant cubbies for pickups and drop offs during the winter months and parents preference.
2019-12-17 Renewal 3270.124(b)(2) - Physician name, address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/17/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CHILD #1 DID NOT INCLUDE PHYSICIAN CONTACT INFORMATION.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the child's physician or source of medical care.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On 12/24/19 PCP name and number along with insurance type was added to child #1 emergency contact information sheet along with a copy of insurance card. The information was also placed in child's file and in classrooms emergency binder.
2019-12-17 Renewal 3270.124(b)(6) - Insurance coverage information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/17/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CHILD #2, #3, #4, AND #5 DID NOT CONTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION.

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.)
Emergency contact information was added to each child form that included children's medical health coverage and policy numbers for children #2, #3, #4, and 5 on 12/23/2019 . In our efforts to remain in compliance with regulations an audit was conducted on all children files and will be conducted during enrollment and on a quarterly basis.
2019-12-17 Renewal 3270.181(c) - Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/17/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WAS NO FINANCIAL AGREEMENT ON FILE FOR CHILD #3.

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.)
Parent of child #3 received and signed fee agreement on 12/20/19. In our efforts to stay in compliance with regulations an audit will be conducted for all newly enrolled and on going children files, If any change of any information shall occur, and every 6months.
2019-12-17 Renewal 3270.192(5) - Two written references Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/17/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WERE NO REFERENCES ON FILE FOR STAFF #2. ONE OF THE REFERENCES ON FILE FOR STAFF #3 WAS FROM A FAMILY MEMBER.

Correction Required: A facility person's record shall include two written, nonfamily references from individuals attesting to the person's suitability to serve as a facility person

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On 12/20/2019 staff member #2 turned in two letters of reference attesting to her skills and knowledge making her a suitable employee here at Compassionate Caretakers Developmental Learning Center. Also Staff member #3 turned in an additional non family member reference letter attesting to skills, knowledge and expertise to serve as an employee in this facility. In our efforts to stay in compliance with regulation 3270.192(5) we will do an audit of all new and ongoing employee files during the hiring process and quarterly.

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