Discovery Mi Preschool - Scranton PA Head Start Center

1301 Beech St , Scranton PA 18505
(570) 800-1937

About the Provider

Description:

Learn - Create - Grow!   Discovery MI Preschool is a private, non-profit Montessori based preschool for 3-5 year olds. We offer half day and full day Montessori preschool programs and offer after school care until 5pm. Licensed by the Department of Education and the Department of Human Services, we offer a range of tuition subsidies including CCIS, EITC Scholarships and Head Start programs.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00168594
  • Capacity: 79
  • Age Range: 3-5
  • Rate Range Free - 590 a month (full day)
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Kindergarten, Part-Time
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 12
  • District Office Phone: (570) 468-8144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-10-09 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 10/9/19 a renewal inspection occurred at the facility and a physical site review was conducted. In the outdoor play area, a little tikes kitchen play set was found and was broken at the top near the sink and was also broken on the bottom under the sink.

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.)
The provider immediately removed the broken listed item and will ensure in the future all toys and equipment are maintained in good repair at all times.
2019-07-01 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.161(d) - Potentially hazardous food refrigerated Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 7/1/19, an unannounced inspection occurred at the facility. On a physical site review of the facility, lunchboxes were found that contained items that were required to be refrigerated. These items were cheese, yogurt and meat.

Correction Required: Potentially hazardous food brought from the child's home or provided by the facility shall be refrigerated.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff immediately refrigerated the children's lunchboxes and indicated all lunchbox items that are required to be refrigerated will be refrigerated at all times in the future.
2018-10-24 Renewal 3270.151(a)/3270.192(3) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter/Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the date of this inspection, a review of staff files was conducted. Staff file # 1 had a date of hire of 8/22/18. Staff file # 1 was missing a health assessment. Staff # 1 was working in ratio with children during this inspection.

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.)
Director will have the listed staff schedule for an obtain a health assessment. A copy of this health assessment will be placed in the staff file at all times and any future health assessments will remain in the file at all times. In the future, all newly hired staff will not begin employment with children until a copy of the health assessment is in the staff's file.
2017-06-12 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: THERE ARE UNCOVERED ELECTRICAL OUTLETS IN THE PRESIDENTS CLASSTROOM WITH CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5.

Correction Required: Protective receptacle covers shall be placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET WAS COVERED WITH AN OUTLET COVER BY DIRECTOR IMMEDIATELY. IN THE FUTURE THE DIRECTOR WILL REMIND ALL STAFF TO REPLACE OUTLET COVERS IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE.
2017-03-21 Renewal 3270.27(c) - Training regarding plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: STAFF PERSON # 2 HIRED 1/2/17 DID NOT HAVE EMERGENCY PLAN TRAINING UNTIL 3/3/17.

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.)
STAFF MEMBER # 2 WAS TRAINED ON THE EMERGENCY PLAN. IN THE FUTURE THE DIRECTOR WILL ENSURE ALL NEW HIRES ARE TRAINED WITHIN A WEEK OF THEIR HIRE DATE ON THE EMERGENCY PLAN.
2017-03-21 Renewal 3270.106(a) - Clean, age appropriate Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A NAP MAT USED FOR A CHILD HAS A RIP IN THE MATERIAL.

Correction Required: Individual, clean, age-appropriate rest equipment shall be provided for preschool, toddler and infant children as agreed between the child`s parent and the operator. The rest equipment shall be labeled for the use of a specific child and used only by the specified child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
THE NAP MAT WAS TAPED TOGETHER. IN THE FUTURE THE DIRECTOR WILL REMIND STAFF TO CHECK NAP MATS AND MAKE REPAIRS OR HAVE REPLACED ANY NAP MATS.
2017-03-21 Renewal 3270.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: STAFF MEMBER #1 HIRED 11/28/16 USED A HEALTH ASSESSMENTAT TIME OF HIRE THAT WAS MORE THAN A YEAR OLD FROM 8/20/14. STAFF MEMBER # 2 HIRED 1/2/17 DID NOT HAVE A HEALTH ASSESSMENT OR TB UNTIL 1/18/17. STAFF MEMBER # 2 HAD A PREVIOUS HEALTH ASSESSMENT AT TIME OF HIRE, HOWEVER IT WAS MORE THAN 12 MONTHS OLD FROM 1/26/15.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
STAFF MEMBER # 1 HAD A HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND TB COMPLETED ON 3/2/17 AND STAFF MEMBER # 2 HAD A HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND TB COMPLETED ON 1/18/17. IN THE FUTURE THE DIRECTOR WILL ENSURE ALL NEW HIRES HAVE A HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND TB THAT ARE NO MORE THAN 12 MONTHS OLD ST TIME OF HIRE.
2017-03-21 Renewal 3270.181(c) - Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: CHILD # 1 HAS EMERGENCY CONTACT FORMS AND FEE AGREEMENT FORMS THAT WERE UPDATED IN OVER 6 MONTHS FROM 8/22/16 TPO 3/3/17.

Correction Required: A parent is required to review and update the emergency contact information and the financial agreement at least once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the information.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
THE EMERGENCY CONTACT AND FEE AGREEMENT WERE UPDATED ON 3/3/17. IN THE FUTURE THE DIRECTIOR WILL ENSURE THAT ALL FEE AGREEMENTS AND EMERGENCY CONTACT FORMS ARE UPDATED AT LEAST EVERY 6 MONTHS.

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