Creative Garden Llc - Punxsutawney PA PA Pre-K Counts

816 Airport Rd , PUNXSUTAWNEY PA 15767
(814) 938-3433

About the Provider

Description: Creative Garden Llc is a PA Pre-K Counts in PUNXSUTAWNEY PA, with a maximum capacity of 30 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00165924
  • Capacity: 30
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language,
  • Schools Served: Punxsutawney Area
  • Current License Expiration Date: Sep 02, 2021
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 2
  • District Office Phone: (814) 765-1546 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-06-30 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #1 contains an invalid mandated reporter training. The file for staff person #4 contains a child abuse clearance which was updated in an interval greater than 5 years.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). 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. 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.)
The staff person completed mandated reporter through PItt.edu. We will ensure all mandated reporter trainings are 3 hours from a DHS approved trainer.
2020-06-30 Renewal 3270.36(b)(5)/3270.192(2)(iv) - HS/GED + 2 yrs/Transcript, diploma and letters Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #2 lacks acceptable verification of a high school diploma or GED. Staff person #2 is currently serving as and is identified as an assistant group supervisor and has been qualified for the position using a high school diploma and 2 years verified experience.

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 acceptable verification of experience, education or training is a transcript or a diploma or a letter signed by a representative of the experiential, educational or training entity.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff got transcript and letter from school district. If someone is home schooled or cyber school I will send in the diploma to ensure it is an approved one.
2020-06-30 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed two exposed nails and one exposed screw in side support board on the wooden play structure in the outside play area. Observed splintering wood on two outside corners of the wooden play structure. Observed splintering wood on the front of the second shelf of the wooden bookcase in the outside toddler play are.

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Board was taken off to remove nails and the other area was sanded down. Teachers will be trained to do outdooor site safety.
2020-06-30 Renewal 3270.131(a) - Within 60 days Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The initial health report on file for child #1 is dated more than 60 days following the first day of attendance at the facility.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child's health report is on file. We will continue to remind parents of due date. We will require them within 30 days not 45 days to give a cushion to receive them.
2020-06-30 Renewal 3270.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The two most recent health assessments on file for staff person #3 and staff person #4 were updated in an interval greater than 24 months.

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.)
The staff had them up to date after and are in their files. Staff will be remind 2 months prior to due not instead of 1 month prior so currently health assessments are on file at all times.
2020-06-30 Renewal 3270.166(1) - Written statement Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The facility lacks a statement written by the parent giving the feeding schedule and type of nourishment for child #2.

Correction Required: A written statement giving the formula and feeding schedule for an infant shall be obtained from the parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
We got a more detailed letter from the mom. We will include a note in enrollment packet to collect more details on feeding schedules.
2019-06-11 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time that staff person #2 began in a child care taking position, the state police clearance on file was obtained for volunteer purposes.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). 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.)
The staff has obtained clearance for employment purposes. We will be more mindful to look at the purpose of the clearance not just the date issued for compliance.
2019-06-11 Renewal 3270.123(b) - Parent receives original Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1, child #2, child #3 and child #5 contains an original agreement.

Correction Required: A parent shall receive the original agreement. The facility shall retain a copy of the agreement.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
We are sending home original agreements. Many families have stated they just throw it out so the habit became just to keep in the file. We will make a copy and send the original home in the future.
2019-06-11 Renewal 3270.124(b)(2) - Physician name, address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #4 and child #5 contains emergency contact information which lacks the complete address of the child's physician.

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.)
The city and state will be added to the physicians address. We will be more mindful in the future to have families include the city when filling out the address.
2019-06-11 Renewal 3270.124(b)(7) - Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #4 contains emergency contact information which lacks the complete address and phone number of the parent-designated release person(s).

Correction Required: 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.)
The parent will finish the address and turn in the last 4 digits of the phone number. We will be more mindful of each line item when accepting paperwork.
2019-06-11 Renewal 3270.124(e) - Written emergency plan posted Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed the infant/toddler room lacks a posting of the emergency transportation plan.

Correction Required: A written plan identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions in the event of an emergency shall be displayed conspicuously in every child care space and shall accompany a staff person who leaves on an excursion with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
After understanding that it must be in each classroom, not just entryway, it was copied and posted in the classroom same day. It will be added to the monthly check sheet to ensure it is posted.
2019-06-11 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 lacks verification of the influenza vaccine administered in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.

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.)
The parent sent a signed note. We have posted for all families to send letters if they chose to exempt their child from the flu shot. This will be included on our exemption letter for the future.
2019-06-11 Renewal 3270.131(e)(2)(i) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #2, which lacks verification of any immunizations administered to the child, also lacks documentation of exemption from immunization for religious belief or strong personal objection equated to a religious belief.

Correction Required: Exemption from immunization for religious belief or strong personal objection equated to a religious belief shall be documented by a written, signed and dated statement from the child's parent or guardian. The statement shall be kept in the child's record.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The family of child #2 has sent a note stating their objection to immunizations. Families have been ask to provide a note that the note from the doctor on health assessment is not sufficient. We will create letter for enrollment to have families document if children have not completed all required immunization to sign for statement of exemption.
2019-06-11 Renewal 3270.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The most recent health assessment for staff person #1 is dated more than 24 months ago. The current health assessment on file for staff person # 2 and staff person #3 is dated after staff persons #2 and #3 began in child care taking positions.

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.)
Both staff received health assessment as soon as it was recognized they were past due. We will create a chart to help track when health assessments are due to remind staff sooner to have them completed.
2018-11-30 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.27(c)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Training regarding plan/Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #3 lacks verification of emergency plan training conducted at the time of initial employment at the facility.

Correction Required: The operator shall assure that each facility person receives training regarding the emergency plan at the time of initial employment, on an annual basis and at the time of each plan update. The operator shall document the date of each training and the names of all facility persons who received the training and kept on file at the facility. A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person #3 has verification of current emergency plan training on file. All staff will sign for proof of emergency plan training at initial employment

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