Dorothy Emanuel Recreation Center - Philadelphia PA Child Care Center

8500 Pickering Ave BUILDING 3, PHILADELPHIA PA 19150
(215) 685-3570

About the Provider

Description: Dorothy Emanuel Recreation Center is a Child Care Center in PHILADELPHIA PA, with a maximum capacity of 38 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00166894
  • Capacity: 38
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Philadelphia City - Escorted to/from school
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 22
  • District Office Phone: (215) 382-4762 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-07-17 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.31(a) - Volunteer - 16 yrs. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 7/17/19, Staff #3 stated that three student volunteers were present in the PS classroom. One of the volunteers, Child #1, was 14 yrs old.

Correction Required: A volunteer shall be 16 years of age or older and shall be directly supervised at all times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child #1 will not be present at the facility as a volunteer. Moving forward volunteers will be at least 16 years old.
2019-07-17 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.191 - Individual Records Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 7/17/19, Staff #3 stated that Facility person #1 (age 16) and Facility person #2 (age 16) were peer volunteers. Individual records for F.P #1 and F.P. #2 containing required documents for volunteers were not observed on file at the facility.

Correction Required: An individual record is required for each facility person.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The student volunteers will not be utilized effective 7/19/19. Volunteers will have an individual file at the facility.
2019-05-30 Renewal 3270.94(f)/3270.124(e) - Post evacuation routes/Written emergency plan posted Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 5/30/19, evacuation routes were not posted in the child care spaces. Medical transport plans were not observed in child care spaces.

Correction Required: Evacuation routes shall be posted. A written plan identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions in the event of an emergency shall be displayed conspicuously in every child care space and shall accompany a staff person who leaves on an excursion with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Evacuation and Medical transport plans were posted in each classroom. Each classroom shall have the evacuation and medical transport posted in a conspicuous location.
2019-05-30 Renewal 3270.131(d)(5)/3270.131(e) - Immunization record/ACIP recommended immunization record Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 5/30/19, no record of annual influenza immunization was observed in the file belonging to Child #2 (DOB 7/22/15). No letter of exemption was observed on file.

Correction Required: A health report shall include a review of the child's immunized status according to recommendations of the ACIP.The facility may not accept or retain an infant 2 months of age or older, a toddler or a preschool child at the facility for more than 60 days following the first day of attendance at the facility unless the parent provides written verification from a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department of the dates (month, day and year) the child was administered immunizations in accordance with the recommendations of the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Health report shall be obtained and placed in child's file with verification from physician with dates the child was administered immunizations in accordance to ACIP. If no report then a letter of exemption will be obtained by the parent or physician.
2019-05-30 Renewal 3270.181(c)/3270.181(e) - Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos/Emergency master file updated Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 5/30/19, updated emergency contact for Child #3 and Child #4 were not observed in the child care space where children receive care.

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. If emergency information is updated in a master file, it shall be updated accordingly in other facility records.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Emergency contact forms will be updated at least once in a 6 month period and copied to be placed in emergency binder located in the classroom.
2019-05-30 Renewal 3270.31(e)(4)(ii) - Fire safety - 1 yr. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 5/30/19, no evidence of annual fire safety training was observed in the file belonging to Staff #1. The last fire safety training was dated 9/21/17.

Correction Required: Staff persons shall participate, at least annually, in firesafety training conducted by a fire protection professional. Staff persons and volunteers shall receive training in maintenance of smoke detectors, the duties of facility persons during a fire drill and during a fire and the use of the facility's fire extinguishers, not including discharge of the fire suppressant agent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person shall participate in fire safety training on June 1st.
2019-05-30 Renewal 3270.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 5/30/19, uncovered electrical outlets accessible to children were observed on a power strip located in the computer room.

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.)
Extra protective covers are kept in the office. Director covered all electrical outlets not in use with a protective cover. Director will periodically check to ensure all electrical outlets accessible to children are covered.
2019-05-30 Renewal 3270.75(c) - Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 5/30/19, the first aid kits located in the school age classroom did not contain soap, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, tape, scissors and disposable gloves.

Correction Required: A first-aid kit must contain the following: soap, an assortment of adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, tape, scissors and disposable, nonporous gloves.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Extra first aid kits were in the admin office. All required items have been placed in all first aid kits. Director will replenish first aid kit as needed periodically.
2019-05-30 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 5/30/19, exposed bolts were observed on the fence located on the outdoor play space.

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 exposed bolts on the playground fence will be covered with rubber coverings and cut down to eliminate exposed bolts
2019-05-30 Renewal 3270.123(a)(3) - Services proceeded Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 5/30/19, child service reports were not observed in the files belonging to Child #1 (enrolled 8/27/18) and Child #2 (enrolled 9/16/18).

Correction Required: The services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department's approved form to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development in the context of the services being provided. The operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information in 3270.124(f) (relating to emergency contact information).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child service reports will be completed for Child #1 and Child #2. Moving forward, child service reports will be completed at least twice per year.
2018-06-29 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 inspection on 6/29/18, the file for staff #1 did not have written proof of a recent physical on file.

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.)
Staff #1 will be removed from duty until written proof of a current physical is on file. All staff will have a current physical on file at all times.
2018-06-29 Renewal 3270.18(a) - On file at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was no written proof of liability insurance on file at the facility at the time of inspection on 6/29/18.

Correction Required: The legal entity shall have comprehensive general liability insurance to cover the persons who are on the premises. A current copy of the insurance policy shall be on file at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Written proof will be submitted and kept on file at the facility.
2018-06-29 Renewal 3270.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was an outlet in the child care area that was missing a cover.

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.)
A new cover was placed in the outlet. All outlets will be covered at all times.
2017-08-14 Renewal 3270.69(b) - 110 F or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The water temperature at the time of inspection was 125 degrees when tested.

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.)
The water will be adjusted to 110 degrees or below. The was will be kspt at 110 degrees at all times.
2017-08-14 Renewal 3270.124(e) - Written emergency plan posted Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The plan for transporting children during an emergency was not posted at the time of inspection.

Correction Required: A written plan identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions in the event of an emergency shall be displayed conspicuously in every child care space and shall accompany a staff person who leaves on an excursion with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The plan was revised and posted. The plan will be posted on the facility information board and in the classroom at all times.

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