Diana Newells Family Daycare - Ridgway PA Family Child Care Home

CENTER STREET EXT , RIDGWAY PA 15853
(814) 594-2480

About the Provider

Description: DIANA NEWELLS FAMILY DAYCARE is a Family Child Care Home in RIDGWAY PA, with a maximum capacity of 6 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00178862
  • Capacity: 6
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Ridgway Area - Serviced by school bus
  • 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
2020-07-01 Renewal 3290.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed staff file #1 contained documentation of updated mandated reporter training required by the CPSL which was completed more than 60 months after the previous valid mandated reporter training.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff #1 has current valid mandated reporter training. Training was completed during the same month of the trainings expiration. The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services).
2019-09-27 Renewal 3290.123(b) - Parent receives original Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed child file #2, 3, and 4 contained original agreements.

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.)
Agreements were copied and the parents given the originals. I will make sure I give the original agreement to the parents and keep the copy in the child files in the future.
2019-09-27 Renewal 3290.131(a) - Within 60 days Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed the initial health assessment for child #3 was dated and obtained 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 #3 has a current valid health assessment. I will make sure the child health assessments are within the timeframe that they need to be.
2019-09-27 Renewal 3290.131(e)(1) - Parent written verification from Doctor. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed child file #1, 2, and 3 did not contain written verification of ongoing flu vaccines administered in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP. Observed child file #2 did not contain written verification of the Hep B vaccination.

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.)
Documentation of ongoing vaccinations in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP for child file #1, 2, and 3 will be obtained unless the parent has written an exemption from the vaccine. Future immunization records will be reviewed in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.
2019-09-27 Renewal 3290.64(a) - Locked or inaccessible - in original container Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed a bottle of hand sanitizer labeled keep out of the reach of children, attached to a backpack located in the entrance foyer.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be stored in an original labeled container or in a container that specifies the content. Toxics shall be kept in a locked area or in an area inaccessible to children, and shall be stored away from food, food preparation areas and child care spaces.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Book bag was made inaccessible to children. I will make sure that if the little girl brings her book bag with the hand sanitizer again that it is out of reach of the children by putting it behind a locked gate until she is picked up.
2019-09-27 Renewal 3290.74(a) - Requirements Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed exposed bolts at the side corner of the outdoor play area fence. Observed exposed bolts at the entrance gate to the play area. Observed by table where the children eat, a loose hanging phone cord which was a visible hazard.

Correction Required: Floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces, including the facility's outdoor play area, shall be kept clean, in good repair and free from visible hazards.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will put bolt caps on all of the exposed bolts on the two gates and corner so that the children are safe. Phone cord was secured. I will continue to monitor the building surfaces.
2019-07-02 Initial review 3290.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed a wooden toy shelf in the children's play area which was not securely anchored to the wall.

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.)
Shelf was anchored to the wall. The operator to continue to monitor the toys and equipment to make sure it remains in good repair.
2019-07-02 Initial review 3290.24(f) - Copy to county EMA Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed the facility did not send a copy of the emergency plan to the county emergency management agency.

Correction Required: The operator shall send a copy of the emergency plan and subsequent plan updates to the county emergency management agency.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A copy of the emergency plan will be sent to the county emergency management agency. Any updates to the plan will also be sent to the county emergency management agency.
2019-07-02 Initial review 3290.61 - Unsafe Areas in Outdoor Space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed the facility property borders a stream and there were no locking gates on the covered deck area which is where the children play when they go outside.

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.)
Locking gates will be installed and maintained so the porch can be a safe outdoor play area. Facility is in the process of having a fence installed for the children's larger play area.
2019-07-02 Initial review 3290.74(a) - Requirements Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed a cracked window, near the table where the children color, which was a visible hazard.

Correction Required: Floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces, including the facility's outdoor play area, shall be kept clean, in good repair and free from visible hazards.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Cracked window was repaired. The windows will continue to be monitored and replaced as needed.
2019-07-02 Initial review 3290.75(a) - No peeling paint or plaster Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed 3 spots of peeling paint on the door jam leading from the foyer to the childcare space.

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.)
Peeling paint was repaired. The operator to continue to monitor the painted surfaces to make sure they remain in good repair.

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