First Steps Childcare - Cottonwood AZ CHILD CARE CENTER

1025 SOUTH KELLI LANE , COTTONWOOD AZ 86326
(928) 646-3377
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: FIRST STEPS CHILDCARE is a CHILD CARE CENTER in COTTONWOOD AZ, with a maximum capacity of 59 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Infant; Ones; Twos; Three to Five; School-Age. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CDC-13756
  • Capacity: 59
  • Age Range: Infant; Ones; Twos; Three to Five; School-Age
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: Feb 01, 2020
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jan 31, 2023
  • District Office: ADHS Division of Licensing Services
  • District Office Phone: (602) 364-2539 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Survey Date Date Corrected Rule/Statute Title
2020-02-27 2020-04-29 Article 5 R9-5-501.A.1.
Findings: *Per Allegation: Based on staff interview and Surveyor's observations of pictures, on 2/19/2020, Staff #1 pinched an enrolled child on the right side of the child's back leaving marks. Staff reported that Staff #1 admitted to pinching the enrolled child for kicking another child.
2020-02-27 2020-04-29 Article 5 R9-5-510.B.1.
Findings: *Per Allegation: Based on staff interview and the Surveyor's observation of pictures, Staff #1 pinched an enrolled child on the right side of the back and left marks on the child's back to discipline the child for kicking another enrolled child in the back. After pinching the child, Staff # 1 told the child "we don't hurt our friends."
2020-02-27 2020-04-29 Article 5 R9-5-510.B.2.
Findings: *Per Allegation: Based on staff interview and Surveyor's observations of pictures, Staff #1 pinched an enrolled child on the right side of the back for kicking another enrolled child in the back.
2020-01-07 2020-01-16 article 3 R9-5-304.B.1-9.
Findings: Based on facility documentation and the Surveyor's observation, 3 out of 15 enrolled children's Emergency, Information, and Immunization Records lacked the following: Child #1; Child #2;Child #3: Date of Enrollment
2020-01-07 2020-01-16 article 5 R9-5-501.A.12
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observation, the blue swivel door used to enter the 2's room contained a 2" hole at the top and a 8" piece of missing wood at the bottom exposing raw sharp edges.
2020-01-07 2020-01-16 article 5 R9-5-503.A.1.a.b.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observation, in the 1's room, the sink in the diaper changing area contained a small plastic plate and a paint brush. On the diaper changing table were two pair of children's shoes and a wool beanie hat.
2020-01-07 2020-01-16 article 5 R9-5-509.C.18.c.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observation, the posted menu did not include dates.
2020-01-07 2020-01-16 Article 6 R9-5-603.C.2.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observations, on the Toddler outdoor activity area, the Little Tykes basketball hoop lacked a weighted base to ensure it from tipping over. The doors to the storage shed were off and laying next to the shed accessible to enrolled children. On the Preschool outside activity area, large metal doors with sharp metal edges were being stored between the white fencing and the storage unit facing west accessible to enrolled children.
2019-08-22 2019-08-22 article 3 R9-5-306.B.1.
Findings: Based on facility documentation and the Surveyors' observations, it was determined that the roster in the 1's classroom did not reflect the number of children present in the room (5 children present, 4 children listed on the roster).
2019-08-22 2019-08-22 Article 5 R9-5-501.C.1.
Findings: Per allegation and based on facility documentation and staff interviews, it was determined that in the one-year old's classroom, a enrolled child had been bitten by another enrolled child on 08/8/19 and 2 enrolled children had been bitten during the morning of 8/22/19.
2019-08-22 2019-08-22 article 5 R9-5-503.A.1.a.b.
Findings: Based on the Surveyors' observations, in the infant room, there was a plate of food and a high chair tray with food located on the diaper changing surface.
2019-08-22 2019-08-22 article 5 R9-5-503.F.1.
Findings: Based on the Surveyors' observations, in the 2's room, both the soiled diaper container and the soiled clothing container were located in a low cabinet without doors were accessible to enrolled children.
2019-08-22 2019-08-22 Article 5 R9-5-511.A.3.
Findings: Based on the Surveyors' observations, in the 1's classroom, there was an enrolled child sleeping directly on a mat without a sheet.
2019-07-18 2019-08-13 article 3 R9-5-304.B.1-9.
Findings: Based on the facility documentation and the Surveyors' observations, 2 out of 5 enrolled children's Emergency, Information, and Immunization Records lacked the following required documentation: Child #1 and Child #2: Health Care Provider name and contact phone number.
2019-07-18 2019-08-13 article 3 R9-5-305.A.1.2.
Findings: Based on the facility documentation and the Surveyors' observations, 1 out 5 enrolled children's Emergency, Information, and Immunization Records lacked the following: Child #3: Written Immunization record or exemption affidavit.

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Reviews

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Ashle Apr 05, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

It’s so unfortunate how horrible the school is. There is one teacher there specifically by the name of Miss Linda who is extremely rude and rough to the children. I have walked in on her being rough with the children and screaming in their face as they’re crying scared almost every single day. The last day I took my son there I couldn’t even leave him there I ended up calling the police as well as stay on this woman because of the abuse that I saw in the school. If you’re thinking about putting your child in the school I would strongly suggest that you reconsider.

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kari Jul 21, 2010

The Staff at first steps are always so friendly and happy!!

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