Cordell Head Start - Cordell OK Child Care Center

511 E. Kiowa, CORDELL OK 73632
(580) 832-2454

About the Provider

Description: One of the longest lasting and far reaching programs of the "War on Poverty" in the 1960's was "Project Head Start." The program was initially started as an eight-week summer program and designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs.

Community Action Development Corporation has been involved in Head Start since its inception, opening with summer programs in Hobart and Lone Wolf in 1965. By 1969, the program had changed to a school year program.

Community Action Development Corporation Head Start operates 16 Head Start Centers in the seven county service area, serving approximately 500 children each year. Head Start serves 3 and 4 year old children with priority being given to low-income families. However, all families are encouraged to apply and children are served as space and regulations allow.

Head Start is a research based early childhood program that focuses on the whole child. Each child enrolled in Head Start receives medical, dental, hearing, vision, and developmental screenings. The program also provides 1/3 of the child's minimum daily nutritional requirements. Daily lessons are individualized to meet each child's needs and children with disabilities are served. In the education component, special attention is paid to school readiness and literacy. Children are assessed regularly to monitor their progress in the program.

Parent involvement is an important aspect of Head Start. As the child's first teacher, parents are encouraged to be involved in the classroom. They are welcomed into the center at any time and are a valuable part of the program.

The success and rewards of this program are many. By providing a "head start" to these children, Community Action will continue to nurture the future of our state.

Additional Information: Rated 2 Stars.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 45
  • License Number: K830000517
  • Age Range: 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Daytime Hours
  • District Office: Oklahoma Dept of Human Services - Child Care Services
  • District Office Phone: (580)782-1000 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Cynthia Clark

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type/Purpose Corrections
2018-02-07 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: The State Fire Marshal will be contacted to arrange a fire inspection for the Head Start.
Correction Date: 2018-04-07
Description: 340:110-3-276(d)(1) - Fire inspections. Inspections are conducted at least every two years by the local or state fire governmental authority having jurisdiction. Documentation is maintained per OAC 340:110-3-281.2(c).

Fire inspection not from an approved source.

2018-02-07 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: The Head Start will receive bids for the Central Detection System. In the future the system will be maintained.
Correction Date: 2018-04-07
Description: 340:110-3-279(f)(2)(A) - fully functional;

Central Detection system shows system errors "system trouble", "Power trouble" and " "NAC Fault"

2018-02-07 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: The Head Start will receive bids for the Central Detection System. In the future the system will be maintained every 12 months.
Correction Date: 2018-04-07
Description: 340:110-3-279(f)(2)(C) - inspected and tagged at least every 12 months by a state licensed authority.

Central Detection System has not been inspected and tagged since August 2016.

2017-08-31 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: Paperwork has been submitted to CECPD to renew the PDL's. In the future paperwork will be submitted earlier to renew without a break in certification.
Correction Date: 2017-11-30
Description: 340:110-3-284(b)(3) - Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder. Prior to or within 12 months of employment, teaching personnel obtain and maintain a current Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder (OPDL) certificate, per OAC 340 Appendix FF Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder.

Director and two staff have expired PDL's

2017-08-31 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: I have submitted my paperwork to CECPD to renew my ODC. In the future I will submit my paperwork earlier to renew without a break in certification. I will remain compliant to all requirements.
Correction Date: 2017-11-30
Description: 340:110-3-284.1(b)(3) - Position specific professional development. The director, upon assuming the position:

Silver Director's credentials expired 6/20/17

2017-08-31 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: I will call the office tomorrow and have maintenance come and repair the electrical outlet. In the future, I will monitor each room to make sure they are hazard free.
Correction Date: 2017-09-01
Description: 340:110-3-303(a)(1) - The facility is free of hazards.

Electrical outlet in 4 year old classroom is pulled loose from the wall and has clear tape holding it in place.

2017-08-31 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: I will call the office and report the post that are sticking up. I will use duct tape to temporarily cover the post until the post can be removed or replaced. In the future I will monitor the play area to make sure it is hazard free.
Correction Date: 2017-09-01
Description: 340:110-3-303(a)(3) - Personnel recognize and act to correct hazards to physical safety, both indoors and outdoors.

The play area on the North side of the playground has four metal post sticking out of the ground.

2017-02-28 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description:

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

2016-08-24 Periodic
Full Inspection
Plan: I will put wood playground mulch under the Merry go round for impact absorbing material.
Correction Date: 2016-09-24
Description: 110-3-301(c)(11)(A)(iv) - revolving equipment; and

Merry Go Round does not have impact-absorbing material

2016-02-25 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description:

No non-compliances observed

No non-compliances observed

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