Creative Kidz Childcare - Pittsburgh PA Family Child Care

707 Wood St , PITTSBURGH PA 15221
(412) 812-3578

About the Provider

Description: Creative Kidz Childcare is a Family Child Care in PITTSBURGH PA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00159716
  • Capacity: 12
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Spanish
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 5
  • District Office Phone: (412) 261-2273 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-12-27 Renewal 3280.32(a)/3280.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person #1, the operator, was not able to produce their file at inspection. Based on an offsite review of the file by fax, staff person #1 did not have a copy of their mandated reporter training.

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.)
I will take the training again if I don't find the original training certificate. In the future, I will comply with the Child Protective Services Law and I will keep a copy of the training on file at all times.
2019-12-27 Renewal 3280.17 - Liability Insurance Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Based on conversation with the operator, the facility's liability insurance was cancelled because she no longer had children in care.

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.)
I will get new liability insurance, and, in the future, I will keep the insurance current if I have a certificate.
2019-12-27 Renewal 3280.24(a) - Post the certificate of compliance Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The certificate posted at the facility was from the previous certification year.

Correction Required: The facility's current certificate of compliance and a copy of the applicable regulations under which the facility is certified shall be posted in a conspicuous location used by parents, with instructions for contacting the appropriate regional day care office posted at the same location.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will post the new certificate, and, in the future, I will plan to print the certificate once I receive it and post it.
2019-12-27 Renewal 3280.31(e) - Annual 6 hrs. training Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Based on conversation with the staff person #1, the operator, they have not completed 6 hours of child care training in their last full anniversary year, 9/9/18 to 9/9/19.

Correction Required: A staff person shall obtain an annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will complete 6 hours of training on Better Kid Care. Their 2019 Mandated Reporter and BKC training "Career Preparation in OST" 3/5/20. In the future, I will keep a list of dates posted in the child care space to make sure updated paperwork is completed timely.
2019-12-27 Renewal 3280.63 - Unsafe Areas in Outdoor Space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The fencing in the outdoor play space, acting as a barrier to the root cellar doors, stairs and a large grill, was no longer engaged.

Correction Required: If unsafe areas or conditions are in or near an outdoor play space, fencing or natural barriers are required to restrict children from those unsafe areas or conditions.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will put orange fencing back up in the play space or I will place an alternate barrier out there. In the future, I will always have a barrier engaged in the outdoor play space.
2019-12-27 Renewal 3280.77(a) - No peeling paint or plaster Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The ceiling in the main room had several small areas of chipped and peeling paint on each side close to the wall, in the middle of the ceiling in front of the half walls and on the back of the ceiling near the bathrooms.

Correction Required: Peeled or damaged paint or damaged plaster is not permitted on indoor or outdoor surfaces in the child care facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will have someone come in a remove the chipping and peeling paint. In the future, I will have peeling paint removed as needed.
2019-12-27 Renewal 3280.94(a) - Fire drill every 60 days Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Based on conversation with the operator, one fire drill was conducted in the last 12 months. There was no fire drill log.

Correction Required: A fire drill shall be held at least every 60 days. Staff persons, volunteers and children in attendance shall participate in the fire drill and shall exit the facility, weather permitting.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
There have no children in care since November. In the future, I will post a fire drill due date in the child care space as a visual reminder to conduct drills every 60 days.
2019-12-27 Renewal 3280.192(3) - Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The last health assessment reviewed in the file for staff person #1, the only staff person employed at the facility, was dated more than 24 months ago. Based on conversation with the operator, she had an exam in 2018, but did not have documentation.

Correction Required: A facility person's record shall include a written report of initial and subsequent health assessments, including the results of initial and subsequent tuberculin skin tests, x-rays or other medical documentation necessary to confirm freedom from communicable tuberculosis.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will get my 2018 exam documented on the state form or will get a new exam. In the future, I will keep a list of dates posted in the child care space to make sure updated paperwork is completed timely.
2018-12-18 Renewal 3280.32(a)/3280.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The operator could not produce clearances for staff person #2, who was transporting SAC children from school alone,

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 .

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The operator will walk to the elementary school to get the children. In the future, the operator will obtain clearances for any person that transports children.
2018-12-18 Renewal 3280.124(a)/3280.124(c) - Each child emergency contact person/Each child care space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was no emergency contact information for child #7 on site at the facility.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information is required for each enrolled child. Emergency contact information shall reference who shall be contacted in an emergency.When children are in the facility, emergency contact information shall be present in a child care space for children receiving care in the space.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The operator will update the file with the missing information. In the future, the operator will use a checklist in all child files to better track required forms.
2018-12-18 Renewal 3280.17 - Liability Insurance Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A copy of the facility's current liability insurance was not available at the time of the inspection.

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.)
Based on conversation with operator, insurance has lapsed. They will contact Fedele Insurance and obtain comprehensive general liability insurance to cover the persons who are on the child care's facility premises. In the future, the operator will not allow the insurance coverage lapse.
2018-12-18 Renewal 3280.31(e) - Annual 6 hrs. training Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #1 did not include evidence of 6 hours of child care training in their last anniversary year.

Correction Required: A staff person shall obtain an annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff person will complete the health and safety training for 6 hours. In the future, staff will complete 6 hours of training every 12 months.
2018-12-18 Renewal 3280.31(e)(4)(i) - First aid - 3 yrs. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #1, the only staff person at the facility, did not include evidence of current first-aid training.

Correction Required: Competence in first-aid is demonstrated by the completion of training by a professional in the field of first-aid. First-aid training shall be renewed on or before expiration of certification or every 3 years, as applicable.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff person will obtain first aid training. In the future, the operator will not let their first aid expire.
2018-12-18 Renewal 3280.52(c) - Mixed age levels Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At approximately 2:55 pm, child #6, arrived from school, placing staff person #1 out of ratio with 6 children, a combined group of one young toddler, two older toddlers, two preschoolers and one young school-ager. The operator contacted the parent of child #3 to come to the facility to pick up the child. The facility was out of ratio until approximately 3:02 pm, when a parent picked up child #3.

Correction Required: When children are grouped in mixed age levels, the age of the youngest child in the group determines the staff:child ratio and maximum group size in accordance with the requirements at 3280.52(b).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The operator will make sure that child schedules do not overlap. In the future, appropriate ratios will be maintained at all times.
2018-12-18 Renewal 3280.62(a) - Large muscle space provided Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was a large grill, a television, a book case and a large plywood sign observed in the outdoor play space, making it impossible for children to use it. The space is the facility's only gross motor space,

Correction Required: A facility shall provide outdoor or indoor play space to be used for large muscle activity which includes running, jumping, climbing and riding.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The items will be removed from the play space. In the future, the play space will be kept free from inappropriate equipment so the children can use it.

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