Discovery Island Early Care And Preschool - Dagsboro DE Licensed Child Care Center

(302) 732-7529

About the Provider

Description: DISCOVERY ISLAND EARLY CARE AND PRESCHOOL is a Licensed Child Care Center in DAGSBORO DE, with a maximum capacity of 31 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 6 weeks through 12 years.. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: Financial Arrangements: Child Care Food Program;Purchase of Care; Reported Injuries & Deaths: No facility injuries reported. No facility deaths reported.; Stars Rating: Four Stars;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 31
  • Age Range: 6 weeks through 12 years.
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: State of Delaware, Office of Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-822-2236 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor:

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Regulation Code Status
2019-10-09 Non Compliance 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure staff to child ratios are followed at all times. When LS Kalafut and LS Vandewater arrived, two staff members were in a classroom with 15 children. The youngest was nine-months-old and the oldest was five-years-old. This was corrected when one staff member took the three youngest children to a separate room, an additional staff member was called and arrived to the building, and the children under three-years-old were taken to an area separate from the children over three-years-old.
2019-05-22 Non Compliance 33N - Annual professional development plan Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure professional development plan are completed three months from staff hired date. ( corrected at visit)
2018-06-04 Non Compliance 36N - General safety practices Corrected
Corrective Action: The toilet/ plumbing in the one-year-old bathroom is not working. Repair the toilet.
2018-06-04 Non Compliance 16N - Records Corrected
Corrective Action: Staff schedule required for the administrator. Corrected at visit.
2018-06-04 Non Compliance 19N - Child files Corrected
Corrective Action: Document the days and hours one child attends. Corrected at visit. A health appraisal is needed for one child. An infant feeding schedule is needed for one child. Corrected at visit. Parent permission is needed for assistance of medication for one child.
2018-06-04 Non Compliance 20N - Personnel files Corrected
Corrective Action: An additional reference letter is needed for one staff.
2018-03-12 Non Compliance 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: Maintain correct staff-to-child ratios at all times. Attendance records showed a staff member who does not have a qualifications certificate was left alone with children during staff’s lunch breaks.
2018-03-12 Non Compliance 9N - OCCL informed and approval received for change of indoor or outdoor area? Corrected
Corrective Action: The center changed room arrangements and switched the infant/one-year-old classroom with the preschool classroom, which affected capacity. The center must inform OCCL before planned changes to the indoor and outdoor spaces of the center and receive approval for the proposed change.
2018-03-12 Non Compliance 47N - Diapering Corrected
Corrective Action: Move the diaper-changing table to ensure it is within five feet of a hand washing sink.
2017-06-01 Non Compliance 19N - Child files Corrected
Corrective Action: One staff needs annual review of safe sleep. Orientation is needed for one staff. Reference letters are needed for two staff. Service letters are needed for one staff.
2017-06-01 Non Compliance 66N - Program goals and planning Corrected
Corrective Action: Post lesson plans in the infant classroom.
2017-06-01 Non Compliance 42N - Sleeping accommodations Corrected
Corrective Action: Replace ripped nap mats in the preschool classroom.

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