Discovery Place Preschool For Little People - Lansdowne PA PA Pre-K Counts

125 Chester Ave , LANSDOWNE PA 19050
(610) 622-2188

About the Provider

Description: Discovery Place Preschool For Little People is a PA Pre-K Counts in LANSDOWNE PA, with a maximum capacity of 136 children. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00167382
  • Capacity: 136
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: William Penn
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 15
  • District Office Phone: (610) 713-2115 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-07-13 Renewal 3270.35(b)(4) - Associate's, 30 + 3 yrs Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: STAFF PERSON #1 WAS WORKING IN AN ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION AND DID NOT QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION FOR WHICH SHE WAS HIRED/ PERFORMING.

Correction Required: A group supervisor shall have an associate's degree from an accredited college or university, including 30 credit hours 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.)
OPERATOR WILL PROVIDE DOCUMENTED EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE VERIFICATION OF STAFF'S QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION HIRED. OPERATOR WILL ENSURE QUALIFYING DOCUMENTS FOR ALL STAFF ARE RECEIVED, AND ON FILE PRIOR TO HIRE. STAFF #1 HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE GS POSITION.
2019-08-05 Renewal 3270.35(e)/3270.35(f) - 46 or more children- additional group sups/Group sup present 30 hrs Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 8/6/19 RENEWAL INSPECTION THE FACILITY LACKED (2) GROUP SUERVISORS NEEDED FOR THE MORE THAN 45 CHILDREN ENROLLED.

Correction Required: In a facility in which more than 45 children are enrolled, a group supervisor is required for the first group of 45 enrolled children and for each group or partial group of 45 additional enrolled children.Each additional group supervisor shall be employed by and be present at the facility for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
GROUP SUPERVISORS WILL BE HIRED AND PRESENT AT THE FACILITY FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 HOURS PER WEEK.
2019-07-19 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.67(c)/3270.161(a) - No insects or rodents/Wholesome Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: PER THE ON-SITE COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION ON 7/19/19, THE ALLEGATIONS OF MICE AND MICE DROPPINGS THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY AND IN AREAS WHERE FOOD IS STORED AND/ OR PREPARED WAS VERIFIED BY THE STAFF AND DIRECTOR. THE INFESTATION PERIOD WAS FROM NOVEMBER 2018 THROUGH MARCH 2019 (APPROX).

Correction Required: Evidence of infestation of insects or rodents in the facility is not permitted. Food stored, prepared or served shall be clean, wholesome, free from spoilage, free from adulteration and safe for human consumption.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
PEST CONTROL SERVICES FOR RODENTS WERE CONTRACTED AND PROVIDED. TO DATE THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY INFESTATION. HOWEVER, ROUTINE MONTHLY MAINTENANCE SERVICE IS CONTRACTED TO ENSURE THAT THE FACILITY REMAINS RODENT AND INSECT FREE.
2018-07-11 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection the record of staff person #2 was lacking in a complete PA state criminal background check document.

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, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Prior to the conclusion of the inspection the record of staff person #2 was updated with a complete PATCH document document. All future staff will have all CPSL requirements satisfied within all regulatory time frames and guild lines.
2018-07-11 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: At the time of the inspection the records of staff person #3 and #4 were lacking in current valid health assessments.

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.)
Provider will update the records of staff person #3 and #4 with current valid health assessments. All future staff will have health assessments within regulatory time frames and guidelines.
2018-07-11 Renewal 3270.34(a)(6) - Staff evaluations Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection the record of staff person #1 was lacking in their current performance evaluation. Staff person #1 has served at the facility for over one year.

Correction Required: A director is responsible for written evaluation of staff persons on a regular basis, a minimum of one evaluation every 12 months.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Director did complete the performance evaluation for staff person #1. All future staff records will have evaluations within regulatory time frames and guidelines.
2018-07-11 Renewal 3270.104(a) - Clean, good repair, proper size Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection the koala room had a soft slide and climbing blocks that were frayed and had exposed insulation rendering them in need of repair or replacement.

Correction Required: Furniture must be durable, safe, easily cleaned and appropriate for the child's size, age and special needs.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
At the time of the inspection the slide and blocks equipment formerly in the koala room was removed. All furniture/equipment will be checked periodically and repaired or replaced as needed.
2017-08-23 Renewal 3270.123(a)(1)/3270.123(a)(2) - Amount of fee/Date fee to be paid Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #1 and #3's agreements did not specify the fee amount. Child #1's agreement did not specify the date on whcih the fee is to be paid.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the amount of the fee to be charged per day or per week. An agreement shall specify the date on which the fee is to be paid.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Our agreement will contain the date on which the fee is to be paid by our parents and guardians.
2017-08-23 Renewal 3270.182(4)/3270.182(5) - Consent for administration of medications or special dietary needs/Consent for administration of minor first-aid required prior to admission Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #5's record did not contain signed parental consent for administration of medications or special dietary need and administration of minor first-aid procedures by facility staff.

Correction Required: A child`s record shall contain signed parental consent for administration of medications or special dietary needs.A child`s record shall contain signed parental consent for administration of minor first-aid procedures by facility staff. Written consent is required prior to admission.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child #5's emergency contact sheet was completely updated and corrected on 8/24/17.
2017-08-23 Renewal 3270.25(a) - Post the certificate of compliance Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed that the applicable regulations and instructions for contacting the appropriate regional day care office were not posted in a conspicuous location.

Correction Required: The facility's current certificate of compliance and a copy of the applicable regulations under which the facility is certified shall be posted in a conspicuous location used by parents, with instructions for contacting the appropriate regional day care office posted at the same location.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
DHS regulatory book is posted in the front of our center on the parent board.
2017-08-23 Renewal 3270.27(d) - Plan posted Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed that emergency plans were not posted in a conspicuous location.

Correction Required: The operator shall post the emergency plan in the facility at a conspicuous location.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The emergency preparedness plan is posted in each classroom, the parent board as well as the managers office. Additionally we have also posted the emergency prep plan.
2017-08-23 Renewal 3270.31(e) - Annual 6 hrs. training Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person #1 and #5 did not have annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training on file.

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.)
Staff #1 acquired 12 training hours at the DVAEYC conference on 3/10/17 and 3/11/17. These hours are in her file. Staff person #5 has completed the health and safety training providing her with 6 hours of training effective 8/25/17.
2017-08-23 Renewal 3270.31(e)(4)(iii) - Lifeguard Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person #2 did not have verification of training on file.

Correction Required: Competence in lifeguard training is demonstrated by completion of lifeguard training, including first-aid training and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for child and infant.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person #2 has verification of Lifeguard training effective 7/10/17.
2017-08-23 Renewal 3270.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person #2 did not have mandated reporter training on file.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). SAFETY PLAN: The operator is required to submit to the Children and Youth Agency a plan of supervision or alternate arrangement as required by the Child Protective Services Law.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person #2 was terminated as of 9/6/2017.
2017-08-23 Renewal 3270.69(b) - 110 F or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Measured water temperature in bathroom sinks at 122 F.

Correction Required: Hot water temperature, in areas accessible to children, may not exceed 110 F.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Water has been corrected to meet the proper temperature. The water will be monitored weekly to measure proper temperature with a water log sheet.

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