First Step Day Care, Inc. - Dulles State Office Building - Watertown NY Day Care Center

317 Washington St , Watertown NY 13601
(315) 788-5437

About the Provider

Description: "First Step Day Care Center, Inc. is dedicated to providing affordable Day care for the children of our community, which meets the highest national recognized standards. Qualified staff provide an educational and developmentally appropriate program in a nuturing environment that embraces diversity. It is our goal to work in partnership with families to help children reach their fullest potential." It is our mission to continuously improve the quality of child care that we offer through the education and training of our staff to meet nationally recognized standards. It is our goal to work in partnership with families to help children reach their fullest potential. Each family is unique, and we strive to embrace the diversity of our families and the surrounding community. There is no greater influence on the life of a child than their family.

Additional Information: This facility is authorized to administer medications;Initial License Date: 8/19/1991;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 40860
  • Capacity: 64
  • Age Range: Total Capacity: 64;Infants: 8;Toddlers: 8;Preschool: 33;School age: 15;
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: Watertown School District
  • Current License Issue Date: Aug 01, 2019
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jul 31, 2023
  • District Office: Syracuse Regional Office
  • District Office Phone: (315) 423-1202 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Regulations Status
2019-07-11 Violation 418-1.11(b)(1)(ii) Corrected
Brief Description: before such person has any involvement in child care work.
2019-07-11 Violation 418-1.13(g)(2) Corrected
Brief Description: To be qualified as a group teacher for a preschool class, a person must possess either:
2019-05-07 Violation 418-1.5(v) Corrected
Brief Description: All matches, lighters, medicines, drugs, cleaning materials, detergents, aerosol cans and other poisonous or toxic materials must be stored in their original containers. Such materials must be used in such a way that they will not contaminate play surfaces, food or food preparation areas, or constitute a hazard to children. Such materials must be kept in a place inaccessible to children.
2019-05-07 Violation 418-1.5(aa) Corrected
Brief Description: The following items must be used and stored in such a manner that they are not accessible to children: handbags, backpacks or briefcases belonging to adults; plastic bags; and toys and objects small enough for young children to swallow.
2019-05-07 Violation 418-1.8(l)(5)(i) Corrected
Brief Description: A written assessment of the child's developmental readiness is required to be kept on file.
2019-05-07 Violation 418-1.15(c)(6) Corrected
Brief Description: children's health records, including parental consents for emergency medical treatment, child's medical statement and immunizations; any available results of lead screening; the name and dosage of any medications used by a child and the frequency of administration of such medications; and a record of their administration by child day care center staff; and a record of illnesses, injuries and any indicators of child abuse or maltreatment;
2019-01-17 Violation 418-1.5(v) Corrected
Brief Description: All matches, lighters, medicines, drugs, cleaning materials, detergents, aerosol cans and other poisonous or toxic materials must be stored in their original containers. Such materials must be used in such a way that they will not contaminate play surfaces, food or food preparation areas, or constitute a hazard to children. Such materials must be kept in a place inaccessible to children.
2018-10-25 418-1.5(n)(2) Corrected
Brief Description: Play equipment must be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and instructions, be in good repair, and be placed in a safe location.
2018-10-25 418-1.5(y) Corrected
Brief Description: Protective caps, covers or permanently installed obstructive devices must be used on all electrical outlets that are accessible to children.
2018-09-14 418-1.5(a) Corrected
Brief Description: Suitable precautions must be taken to eliminate all conditions in areas accessible to children which pose a safety or health hazard.
2018-09-14 418-1.8(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.
2018-09-14 418-1.12(z) Corrected
Brief Description: All containers or bottles of, breast milk, formula or other individualized food items must be clearly marked with the child's complete name.
2018-07-18 418-1.15(c)(5) Corrected
Brief Description: daily attendance records, which must be filled out at the time a child arrives and departs, and must include arrival and departure times;
2018-01-12 418-1.5(v) Corrected
Brief Description: All matches, lighters, medicines, drugs, cleaning materials, detergents, aerosol cans and other poisonous or toxic materials must be stored in their original containers. Such materials must be used in such a way that they will not contaminate play surfaces, food or food preparation areas, or constitute a hazard to children. Such materials must be kept in a place inaccessible to children.
2018-01-12 418-1.15(c)(5) Corrected
Brief Description: daily attendance records, which must be filled out at the time a child arrives and departs, and must include arrival and departure times;

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