Desert Trails Learning Center - Yuma AZ CHILD CARE CENTER

802 WEST 19TH STREET , YUMA AZ 85364
(928) 329-9109

About the Provider

Description: Here at Happy Trails and Desert Trails we are always working towards a nurturing, yet challenging environment. We are State Licensed, DES approved, on the USDA food program, participate in First Things First and The Early Inclusion Program through the Blake Foundation/Easter Seals. We have a state certified teacher on staff as well as staff with their CDA and everyone is required to continue their education. We are a center where your child will feel safe and be educationally stimulated. We provide an environment where each child can grow and learn at his or her own pace in an individual child directed classroom while enjoying fun and rewarding achievements that come with learning. We are set up so each child has the opportunity to investigate, explore, study and discover in and outside of the classroom. Phonics, music, reading, writing, arts and crafts, games, dramatic play, science and math will all be part of your child’s daily schedule.

We believe that our program strength comes from our dedicated teachers. We support our teachers in continual training and educational resources. We are proud to say that all of our staff are CPR and First Aid Certified, have a fingerprint clearance card, CPS background check, TB and food handlers card. Our staff also receives at least 20 hours on continuing education classes and training through ADE and ADHS required trainings.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CDC-3186
  • Capacity: 76
  • Age Range: Infant; Ones; Twos; Three to Five; School-Age
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: Dec 01, 2017
  • Current License Expiration Date: Nov 30, 2020
  • District Office: ADHS Division of Licensing Services
  • District Office Phone: (602) 364-2539 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Survey Date Date Corrected Rule/Statute Title
2020-03-12 2020-03-19 Article 5 R9-5-504.3.a-h.
Findings: Surveyor 1 and the Team Leader observed 2 and 3 year old children playing with latex balloons. Children were observed putting the balloons up to their mouth.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 Article 2 R9-5-203.E.
Findings: Surveyor 1 reviewed the staff files and observed that Staff 1 did not have documentation of having submitted a DCS background check submittal.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 3 R9-5-301.F.1.2.
Findings: Surveyor 2 reviewed 2 staff files and found Staff 1 was hired 7/20/2016, however the TB test was not read negative until 10/17/2016.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 3 R9-5-301.I.
Findings: Surveyor 1 observed that the evacuation route in the infant room was completely blocked. When questioned, Staff 2 reported that they do not take the infants out on fire drills.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 3 R9-5-301.I.2.
Findings: Surveyor 2 reviewed the fire drill log and observed that a drill was not documented for October 2019.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 3 R9-5-306.A.1.
Findings: Surveyor 2 reviewed the sign in and out logs for 15 children. The following 3 of 15 logs were incomplete: Child 1- Child was not signed out on 11/8/2019 Child 2- Child was not signed out on 11/8/2019 Child 3- Child was not signed out on 11/8/2019
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 5 R9-5-501.A.12
Findings: Surveyor 1 observed a cabinet that had sharp metal screws protruding from the interior edges. Children were observed crawling in and out of the cabinet. The screws are a hazard.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 Article 5 R9-5-501.A.19.c.
Findings: Surveyor 1 observed a plunger and a toilet brush in the 2 year old bathrooms accessible to the enrolled children.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 Article 5 R9-5-501.C.1.
Findings: Surveyor 1 observed children playing in the outdoor activity area. Child 4 was observed standing on a chair looking into the window. Surveyor 1 had to ask the Staff to remove the child. The Staff failed to supervise the child. Cross reference- R9-5-101.114.a.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 5 R9-5-502.A.2.3.
Findings: The Surveyor observed the infant outdoor play area. The play area was in disarray, and not suitable for use. The Surveyor asked Staff 2 if the infant children participate in outdoor activities. Staff 2 reported that the infants do not go outside.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 5 R9-5-502.C.1.d.
Findings: Surveyor 1 reviewed the documentation for the infants activities. Tummy time was not documented. The Surveyor talked with Staff 2 who reported that she was not aware of how long to do tummy time with the infants.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 5 R9-5-502.C.1.k.
Findings: Surveyor 1 observed a 4 month old infant child asleep on their stomach with the blanket laid over them. Staff 1 stated that she had placed the child on their stomach when she laid the child in the crib. Staff 1 reported being aware of the regulations regarding placing an infant on their back.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 5 R9-5-503.A.1.a.b.
Findings: Surveyor 1 observed the diapering counter in the 2 year old room to have a cup, comb and blue wash cloth on the diapering surface. The diapering counter in the 1 year old room was not seamless. The crevice where the counter meets the back splash was in need of being caulked again.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 5 R9-5-503.A.2.a-c.
Findings: The diapering area was not equipped with dispensed paper towels.
2019-11-12 2019-12-18 article 5 R9-5-503.E.1-7
Findings: The Surveyor observed that the diapering counters in the 1 year old room had dirt and debris on the surface.

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