Discovery Village - Tarrytown NY Day Care Center

580 White Plains Road , Tarrytown NY 10591
(914) 631-1009
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Discovery Village is a Day Care Center in Tarrytown NY, with a maximum capacity of 128 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Total Capacity: 128;Infants: 32;Toddlers: 36;Preschool: 60;School-Age: 0;. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 842902
  • Capacity: 128
  • Age Range: Total Capacity: 128;Infants: 32;Toddlers: 36;Preschool: 60;School-Age: 0;
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: Irvington School District
  • Initial License Issue Date: Jun 14, 2019
  • Current License Issue Date: Jun 14, 2019
  • District Office: Westchester Regional Office
  • District Office Phone: (845) 708-2400 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Regulations Status
2022-07-11 Violation 418-1.11(c)(2)(vii)(c) Corrected
Brief Description: and has completed the Medication Administration Training (MAT) pursuant to subdivision (e) of this section or, in the case of administering patient-specific epinephrine auto-injectors, Diphenhydramine in combination with the auto-injector, asthma inhalers and nebulizers, has received training on its use from the parent, health care provider or a health care consultant;
2022-07-11 Violation 418-1.11(f)(7)(i) Corrected
Brief Description: Over-the-counter products, including but not limited to over-the-counter topical ointments, lotions, creams, sprays, including sunscreen products and topically applied insect repellant can be administered by the program for one day only, with verbal permission of the parent. If an over-the-counter product is to be administered on a subsequent day or an ongoing basis, written permission from the parent must have been provided to the program.
2022-07-11 Violation 418-1.11(g)(2) Corrected
Brief Description: Child care programs that store and administer medication that is not labeled for a specific child must have an over-the-counter stock medication policy in place before beginning to store any over-the-counter medications. The over-the-counter stock medication's policy must address the safe storage and proper administration of the stored over-the-counter medication and must address the need for strict infection control practices as they pertain to stock medication.
2022-07-11 Violation 418-1.11(g)(4)(vii) Corrected
Brief Description: Stock medications must be kept in the original container and have the following information on the label or in the package insert: Expiration date.
2022-02-18 Violation 418-1.8(a) Corrected
Brief Description: Children cannot be left without competent supervision at any time. Competent supervision includes awareness of and responsibility for the ongoing activity of each child. It requires that all children be within a teacher's range of vision and that the teacher be near enough to respond when redirection or intervention strategies are needed. Competent supervision must take into account the child's age emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
2022-02-18 Violation 418-1.8(b) Corrected
Brief Description: The child day care center must employ staff who will promote the physical, intellectual, social, cultural and emotional well-being of the children.
2022-02-18 Violation 418-1.8(j) Corrected
Brief Description: When a child care center is in operation, an adequate number of qualified teachers must be on duty to ensure the health and safety of the children in care.
2022-02-18 Violation 418-1.8(k)(3)(i) Corrected
Brief Description: for children between ages 18 months old and 36 months old: there must be one teacher for every five children;
2022-02-18 Violation 418-1.9(m) Corrected
Brief Description: Methods of discipline, interaction or toilet training which frighten, demean or humiliate a child are prohibited.
2022-02-18 Violation 418-1.10(c)(1) Corrected
Brief Description: Child care center staff must personally make, or cause to be made, an immediate report to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment by telephone, followed by a written report within 48 hours, in the form and manner prescribed by the Office, to the child protective service of the social services district in the county in which the child resides.
2022-02-18 Violation 418-1.11(i)(1) Corrected
Brief Description: Staff and volunteers must thoroughly wash their hands with soap and running water at the beginning of each day, before and after the administration of medications, when they are dirty, after toileting or assisting children with toileting, after changing a diaper, before and after food handling or eating, after handling pets or other animals, after contact with any bodily secretion or fluid, and after coming in from outdoors.
2022-02-18 Violation 418-1.13(a)(1) Corrected
Brief Description: Staff and volunteers must be mature, of good character and possess suitable personal qualifications.
2022-02-18 Violation 418-1.15(b)(4) Corrected
Brief Description: The staff and volunteers must be in good health and be of good character and habits.
2021-06-03 Violation 418-1.3(h) Corrected
Brief Description: Peeling or damaged paint or plaster must be repaired.
2021-06-03 Violation 418-1.4(a) Corrected
Brief Description: Suitable precautions must be taken to eliminate all conditions which may contribute to or create a fire hazard.

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Reviews

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Rebecca Simon Aug 31, 2020

It's so difficult find a high quality daycare in this day and age, especially now with COVID-19. Discovery Village - Tarrytown, NY Day Care Center is dedicated to meeting and exceeding your child's needs - both academic and social-emotional, putting you at ease.

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Shira L Sep 02, 2020
Thank you so much, Rebecca! Your confidence and trust in Discovery Village means so much to us.
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Lauren Aug 18, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I was so excited to start our son at Discovery Village and so disappointed in the way things turned out. Prior to my son beginning, I called the center to ask about COVID-19 policies and updates. I was assured that someone would be at the front desk at all times checking temperatures, foot coverings would be provided and each child would be required to bring “classroom shoes” to prevent cross contamination.

During the week our child attended Discovery Village, I saw no one in foot coverings, my child was never changed into his “classroom shoes” and saw no one checking temperatures. The only COVID prevention measures I saw were masks.

Discovery Village requires families to download and use an app that acts as a key to the door, as well as provides families with a snapshot of their child’s day. We were told we would receive daily pictures and updates (throughout the day). Each day we were provided with wrong information - on most days there was a note saying my child ate “most of what was served,” when in fact he had never eaten a meal there. One day there was another note about my child’s naptime (he had never napped there either). All of the information would come flooded into us at the very end of the day and none of it was differentiated to my son - all generic phrases used for every child (confirmed to us by a staff member).

Over the course of the week we noticed major safety issues - no one was ever at the front desk during the day, which raises both security and safety concerns. Anyone with this app has access to the facility and on most days, I walked in and out with anyone even noticing or acknowledging my presence. One morning my husband dropped our son off and no one asked him who he was or introduced themselves to him. On the Friday of that week, I came to pick up our son and there were children engaging in water play DIRECTLY next to the parking lot in a wide open area, rather than in the enclosed playground nearby and the staff members present were too far away from some of the children to prevent a serious accident from happening. We immediately decided to pull our son from the program.

After emailing the owner and director with our concerns, I did receive a phone call, and was able to express our feelings with Shira (the owner) on the phone who was very defensive about what I had witnessed but expressed to me that she would ‘correct what she could’. When I went to pick up my son's belongings the following Monday, nothing had been corrected. Once again, no one was at the front desk (even though both the owner and the director were in the building), and I saw several parents walking in and out of the building without their temperatures being checked or utilizing the foot coverings provided by the center. No one acknowledged me or even gave my son's teachers a heads up that he would no longer be attending the program and that I would be coming to pick up his belongings - I had to explain it to them when I arrived!! SO UNPROFESSIONAL.

We have many friends with young infants in the area who would have followed us in our decision to enroll their children at this program, but will no longer do so now. The facility is modern and the teacher's seem nice, but I believe the owner and director will just tell families what they want to hear to fulfill spaces.

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Shira L Aug 25, 2020
Dear Lauren, Thank you for the care you show for the safety of your child, and all children. We have sought to reach out to you, and indeed had sought to speak with you the day you came to pick up your child's belongings. We would be so pleased to discuss with you the ways in which your concerns have been addressed. To all families looking for quality learning and care, in a COVID-safe, calm and joyous environment, we would be very happy to schedule a tour and show you our village. We are committed to providing an environment that is safe and nurturing, creative and calm; a haven of hope and happiness in a world filled with challenge. We have carefully interwoven both the mandatory and recommended health and safety guidelines for Child Care and Day Camp Programs in New York State in a playful and non-stressful manner. We look forward to inviting families to our village and sharing the calm, joy, safe, quality learning we offer. We wish you and your family all the very best.

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