Early Essentials Preschool & Innovative Learning Academy 2 - Middletown DE Licensed Child Care Center

(302) 376-5553
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: The Early Essentials Preschool and Innovative Learning Academy is designed to provide enriching opportunities to meet the needs of 3 to 5 year old children. At Early Essentials, we are committed to providing young children with preschool programs, instructed by qualified staff members that are designed to and will include:

Image*A secure and nurturing environment
*A curriculum of excellence
* Daily exercise
* Positive esteem and enrichment programs
* Fine and gross motor skill activities
* Phonics Lab
* Citizenship
* Parentlteacher conferences
* Dedicated staff
* Weekly thematic units using movement and music, and the creative arts

The preschool program consists of small and large group activities, which facilitate development in language, fine and gross motor skills, math readiness, and social skills

Additional Information:

Initial Licensed Date: 29-JUN-12; Financial Arrangements: Purchase of Care; Stars Rating: Three10 Stars;

Special Conditions: Regulated Services:; Reported Injuries & Deaths: 2017: 2 facility injuries and no facility deaths reported.;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 95
  • License Number: 1035246
  • Age Range: Kindergarten through 12 years.
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Delaware Stars
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: School-Age Care Only
  • 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: OCCL.DSCYF@state.de.us

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Inspection/Report History

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Cited Date Regulation Code Correction Status
2040-01-02 19N - Child files Corrected
Corrective Action: A complete file is needed for one child. A health appraisal is needed for one child.
2017-12-07 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: A staff member left the classroom unattended. Ensure children are supervised at all times.
2017-12-07 65N - Positive behavior management Corrected
Corrective Action: A staff member argued with a parent without providing respectful communication. Remind the staff to be respectful when working with families. Send doumentation of this reminder to OCCL.
2017-06-23 19N - Child files Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure children's files are complete and include all required information. -One child needs a current health appraisal on file.
2017-06-23 36N - General safety practices Corrected
Corrective Action: Secure the loose seat on the toilet closest to the far wall in the blue bathroom. The violation was corrected at the facility visit on 06-26-2017.
2017-06-23 60N - Administration of medication Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure medication is current and not expired. A child in the Toddler 2 classroom had sunscreen that had expired 12-2014. The violation was corrected at the facility visit when staff returned the expired medication to the child's parent when the parent arrived to pick up the child.
2017-06-23 28N - Staffing Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure the ec administrator is present at least 30% of the hours of operation. Attendance records verify the two designated administrators are not present 30% of the hours of operation.
2017-06-23 20N - Personnel files Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure personnel files are complete and include all required information. -Three staff need references on file. -Four staff need Service Letters on file. -One staff member needs a current adult health appraisal including written verification of freedom from communicable tuberculosis on file. -Eight staff need written documentation of a yearly review of safe sleep procedures on file. -Nine staff need written documentation of a yearly review of the recognition of symptoms of child abuse and neglect and reporting procedures on file.
2017-06-23 8N - Completed application submitted 60 days before license expires? Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure a complete renewal application is submitted to OCCL at least 60 days before the expiration date of the center's current license. A renewal application was not submitted at least 60 days before the expiration date of the center's current license.
2016-06-16 42N - Sleeping accommodations Corrected
Corrective Action: Use safe sleep practices for infants. Ensure the crib mattresses in the Infant II classroom are covered with a tight-fitting bottom sheet.

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Lauren May 04, 2017
I am an employee

Please don't bring your child to this daycare it's dirty the carpets and walls are disgusting. They are prejudice against black employees and children. The owner Elaine is a big lire and Atia don't know what she's doing. I advise you please stay far away from this daycare they don't care about your kids all they care is about your money.

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Margaret Ward Aug 11, 2015
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This facility has very caring staff and a great curriculum. I used the facility in 2012 and again in 2015 when I had my second child. Would not go anywhere else!

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