Development Of Greatness Learning Center - Philadelphia PA Child Care Center

1807 N 54th St 1ST FLOOR, PHILADELPHIA PA 19131
(267) 886-6131

About the Provider

Description: Development Of Greatness Learning Center is a Child Care Center in PHILADELPHIA PA, with a maximum capacity of 14 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00162908
  • Capacity: 14
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language, Spanish
  • 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
2020-07-15 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON JULY 15, 2020, DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE RECORD REVIEWED FOR STAFF PERSON # 1 ( HIRE DATE 02/20/2020) DID NOT INCLUDE THE NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CERTIFICATE - AS REQUIRED UNDER CPSL.- ( CONTINUED NON-COMPLIANCE FROM THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION CONDUCTED 02/25/2020)

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, fbi fingerprint clearance, national sex offender registry certificate, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL. Facility Person # 1 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
As of today 07/20/2020 staff member # 1 is removed from the facility as the classroom aide. staff # 1 is not permitted to return to work until she provides her NSOR Certificate to the facility director. When hiring staff in the future they will not be permitted to work at the facility until all clearances, training an work verification is received.
2020-02-26 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 26, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, THE RECORD REVIEWED FOR STAFF PERSON # 1 ( HIRE DATE 02/26/2020) WHO WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE DIRECTOR DID NOT INCLUDE THE NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CERTIFICATE. ( A COPY OF REQUESTS FOR THE NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CERTIFICATE WAS IN THE RECORD; THE DIRECTOR CANNOT BE A PROVISIONAL HIRE) THE RECORD REVIEWED FOR FACILITY PERSON # 2 ( HIRE DATE 02/26/2020) DID NOT INCLUDE THE FBI FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE, NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CERTIFICATE, CHILD ABUSE REGISTRY CLEARANCE, PA CRIMINAL HISTORY CLEARANCE OR A COPY OF REQUESTS FOR THE FBI FINGER PRINT CLEARANCE, CHILD ABUSE REGISTRY CLEARANCE, PA CRIMINAL HISTORY CLEARANCE AND FBI FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE. - AS REQUIRED UNDER CPSL- -CONTINUED NON-COMPLIANCE FROM THE UNANNOUNED INSPECTION CONDUCTED 02/26/2020-

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). LACKING REQUIRED HIRING DOCUMENTS: Facility Person # 2 may not work in a child care position at the facility. A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the fbi fingerprint clearance, national sex offender registry certificate, 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. Facility Person # 2 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff member #1 was assigned as a primary teacher on 2/26/2020 until the National Sex Offender clearance is on file. Staff member #2 was removed from the facility on 2/26/2020. Staff member #2 will obtain all three clearances before returning to work.
2020-02-26 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.34(b)(3) - Associate's + 3 yrs Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 26, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, THE RECORD REVIEWED FOR STAFF PERSON # 1 DID NOT INCLUDE VERIFICATION OF CHILD CARE EXPERIENCE TO QUALIFY THE STAFF PERSON FOR THE POSITION PERFORMING. - DIRECTOR-

Correction Required: A director shall have attained an associate's degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 3 years of experience with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On 2/26/2020 Staff member #1 obtained a copy of verification of child care experience from previous employer, which was stored into the file. All staff files will include a checklist upon hire to insure all the needed documents are present and up to date.
2020-02-26 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.34(c) - Employed and present 30 hrs/wk Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, STAFF PERSON # 3 ( WHO WAS NOT PRESENT AT THE FACILITY WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE CURRENT DIRECTOR). ON FEBRUARY 26, 2020 DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, STAFF PERSON # 1 ( WHO WAS PRESENT AT THE FACILITY) WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE CURRENT DIRECTOR ( EFFECTIVE 02/26/2020) BY STAFF PERSON # 4 WHO IS THE LEGAL ENTITY. AFTER REVIEW OF THE RECORD STAFF PERSON # 1 DOES NOT QUALIFY AS A DIRECTOR. A DIRECTOR IS NOT EMPLOYED AT THE FACILITY.

Correction Required: A director shall be employed by a facility and be present at the facility site a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On 3/1/2020 a new director was hired at the facility. Legal entity will ensure a director is present at the facility for a minimum of 30 clock hours per week.
2020-02-26 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.52 - Mixed Age Level Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 26, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, AT APPROXIMATELY 02:05 PM THE CERTIFICATION REPRESENTATIVE OBSERVED STAFF PERSON # 4 AND FACILITY PERSON # 2 IN THE MAIN CHILD CARE SPACE WITH TWELVE CHILDREN. ( THE YOUNGEST CHILD WAS AN INFANT, CHILD # 1) AFTER REVIEW OF THE RECORD FACILITY PERSON # 2 DOES NOT QUALIFY AT MINIMUM AS AN AIDE. THEREFORE; FACILITY PERSON # 2 DOES NOT COUNT IN RATIO. STAFF PERSON # 1 WAS IN THE BACK OFFICE AWAY FROM THE GROUP. -CONTINUED NON-COMPLIANCE FROM THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION CONDUCTED 02/25/2020-

Correction Required: The legal entity will maintain at the facility documentation in a format approved by DHS proving that the facility is maintaining the required staff: child ratios at all times. The legal entity will confirm continuing compliance by maintaining a record of the documentation at the facility for a period of three months after the form has been approved. The forms will be made available to the Regional Office of Child Development and Early Learning staff for review during unannounced visits. Verification of compliance with ratio and supervision will be completed with more than one site visit at the facility over a three month period.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On3/01/2020 the staff the staff used the ratio tracking log sent from the inspector to keep track of the staff to child ratio. To maintain ratio the staff will continue to Utilize the ratio tracking log. The Legal entity will also take supervision training as requested from the inspector.
2020-02-25 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, THE RECORD REVIEWED FOR FACILITY PERSON # 2 ( HIRE DATE 02/20/2020) DID NOT INCLUDE THE FBI FINGERPRINT, NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CERTIFICATE OR COPY OF REQUESTS FOR THE FBI FINGER PRINT CLEARANCE OR THE NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CERTIFICATE. - AS REQUIRED UNDER CPSL.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). LACKING REQUIRED HIRING DOCUMENTS: Facility Person # 2 may not work in a child care position at the facility. A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the fbi fingerprint clearance, national sex offender registry certificate, 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. Facility Person # 2 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On Tuesday February 25th when reviewed by the inspector staff member had the copy of request for the National Sex Offender Registry dated 2/20/2020 but did not have a copy of the request for FBI Fingerprints. Staff member will conduct fingerprints on March 11th, 2020 with a scheduled appointment. A checklist with all needed training and documents will be kept in each staff person's files to ensure all documents are completed upon initial hire.
2020-02-25 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.36(b)(5)/3270.192(2)(ii) - HS/GED + 2 yrs/Exp, educ., training prior to facility Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, THE RECORD REVIEWED FOR FACILITY PERSON # 2 DID NOT INCLUDE VERIFICATION OF CHILD CARE EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO QUALIFY THE FACILITY PERSON FOR THE POSITION PERFORMING. - ASSISTANT GROUP SUPERVISOR.

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 Thursday February 27th the staff #2 who was not identified as the group supervisor but the facility emergency care person presented her General education development certificate and child care verification references. The documents were stored inside the staff file. A checklist with all needed training and documents will be kept in each staff person's files to ensure all documents are completed upon initial hire.
2020-02-25 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.151(a)/3270.192(3) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter/Health assessment, TB test Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, THE RECORD REVIEWED FOR STAFF PERSON # 2 DID NOT INCLUDE A HEALTH ASSESSMENT.

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.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.)
On Tuesday 2/25/2020 the Staff member ceased work at the end of the business day and will return with an updated health report on file. A checklist with all needed training and documents will be kept in each staff person's files to ensure all documents are completed upon initial hire.
2020-02-25 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.27(c) - Training regarding plan Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT FACILITY PERSON # 2 ( HIRE DATE 02/20/2020) RECEIVED TRAINING REGARDING THE EMERGENCY PLAN AT THE TIME OF INITIAL EMPLOYMENT.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On Thursday February 27th the staff member #2 received training regarding the Emergency plan at the facility. A checklist with all needed training and documents will be kept in each staff person's files to ensure all documents are completed upon initial hire.
2020-02-25 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.31(e) - Annual 6 hrs. training Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT STAFF PERSON # 3 ( WHO WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE DIRECTOR) OBTAINED AN ANNUAL MINIMUM OF 6 CLOCK HOURS OF CHILD CARE TRAINING.

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.)
On Wednesday February 26th the Director completed her annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training. A checklist with all needed training and documents will be kept in each staff person's files to ensure all documents are completed upon initial hire.
2020-02-25 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.31(e)(4)(ii) - Fire safety - 1 yr. Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, THE FIRE SAFETY CERTIFICATE REVIEWED FOR STAFF PERSON # 3 WAS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE CERTIFICATE. (THE SIGNATURE LINE FOR THE FIRE SAFETY INSTRUCTOR WAS BLANK)

Correction Required: Staff persons shall participate, at least annually, in firesafety training conducted by a fire protection professional. Staff persons and volunteers shall receive training in maintenance of smoke detectors, the duties of facility persons during a fire drill and during a fire and the use of the facility's fire extinguishers, not including discharge of the fire suppressant agent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On Wednesday February 26th the Fire Safety instructor was contacted to sign the certificate for staff member #3. The certificate was signed, emailed back and placed into the staff file. Staff members will review certificates for proper signature before accepting the certificate for their staff file.
2020-02-25 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.52 - Mixed Age Level Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, AT APPROXIMATELY 11:05 AM, THE CERTIFICATION REPRESENTATIVE OBSERVED STAFF PERSON # 1 ( WHO WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE LEGAL ENTITY) ALONE IN THE FACILITY WITH SEVEN CHILDREN. ( THE YOUNGEST CHILD WAS CHILD # 1, WHO IS AN INFANT AGE CHILD-11 MONTH OLD/DOB 03-31-2019) AT APPROXIMATELY 11:13 AM FACILITY PERSON # 2 ARRIVED TO THE FACILITY. ( UPON REVIEW OF THE RECORD OF FACILITY PERSON # 2; THE STAFF PERSON DOES NOT QUALIFY AT MINIMUM AS AN AIDE, THEREFORE CANNOT BE COUNTED IN RATIO)

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 in 3270.51 (relating to similar age level).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On Tuesday February 25th the legal entity was out of ratio and learned the staff member #2 was not qualified as an aide. The legal entity ceased child care services before the end of the business day. Parents will be contacted immediately when there is not proper staff to child ratio.
2020-02-25 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.54(a) - Two facility persons present in facility Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, AT APPROXIMATELY 11:05 AM, THE CERTIFICATION REPRESENTATIVE OBSERVED STAFF PERSON # 1 ( WHO WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE LEGAL ENTITY) ALONE IN THE FACILITY WITH SEVEN CHILDREN. ( THE YOUNGEST CHILD WAS CHILD # 1, WHO IS AN INFANT AGE CHILD)

Correction Required: At least two facility persons shall be present in the facility when two or more children are in care. At a minimum, one of the facility persons shall be a staff person.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On Tuesday 02/25/2020 the legal entity ceased child care services at the end of the business day. Parents were contacted and notified of the closing for the rest of the week. To maintain the ratio if an additional staff person is unavailable the legal entity will contact parents for immediate pick up.
2020-02-25 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.113(a) - Supervised at all times Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, AT APPROXIMATELY 11:13 AM FACILITY PERSON # 2 ARRIVED TO THE FACILITY. ( UPON REVIEW OF THE RECORD OF FACILITY PERSON # 2; THE FACILITY PERSON DOES NOT QUALIFY AT MINIMUM AS AN AIDE) AT APPROXIMATELY 12:17 PM, STAFF PERSON # 1 LEFT THE FRONT CHILD CARE SPACE TO GO INTO THE OFFICE AREA. FACILITY PERSON # 2 THEN FOLLOWED STAFF PERSON # 1 INSIDE OF THE OFFICE AREA; LEAVING SIX CHILDREN LAYING ON MATS IN THE FRONT CHILD CARE SPACE WITHOUT SUPERVISION BY A STAFF PERSON. (FACILITY PERSON # 2 WAS HOLDING CHILD # 1 WHEN SHE LEFT THE SPACE) FROM APPROXIMATELY 12:10 PM TO 12:36 PM STAFF PERSON # 1 REPEATEDLY LEFT THE MAIN FRONT CHILD CARE SPACE WALKING IN AND OUT OF THE BACK OFFICE AREA, LEAVING FACILITY PERSON # 2 ALONE WITH THE SEVEN CHILDREN. FACILITY PERSON # 2 DOES NOT QUALIFY AS A STAFF PERSON THEREFORE; THE CHILDREN WERE NOT SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES BY A STAFF PERSON.

Correction Required: Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times. Outdoor play space used by the facility is considered part of the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On Tuesday 2/25/2020 The staff members separated the children by age group, infant and toddler, older toddler and preschoolers after nap time. Staff will bring children along while maneuvering throughout the child care space so the children are being supervised at all times.
2020-02-25 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.134(a) - Child's hands washed Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON FEBRUARY 25, 2020, DURING THE UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION, THE CERTIFICATION REPRESENTATIVE OBSERVED STAFF PERSON # 1 PROVIDE LUNCH TO CHILD # 2 AND THE CHILD'S HANDS WERE NOT WASHED BEFORE EATING.

Correction Required: A staff person shall ensure that a child's hands are washed before meals and snacks, after toileting and after being diapered.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
On Tuesday 2/25/2020 the Legal entity removed the child from the eating area to wash his hands. Legal entity will post friendly reminders for staff to wash the children's hands before and after feeding and diapering.

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