Foundations Child Care Center, Inc - Elkhart IN Licensed Center

1517 Grant St, Elkhart IN 46514
(574) 262-3634

About the Provider

Description: Foundations Child Care Center provides developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 0-12 years of age. Our professional staff implements the Creative Curriculum and Paths to Quality Standards for the the State of Indiana. Emergent curriculum is developed as children's interests encourage growth in all areas of learning. The world is our classroom. Community workers and helpers visit us and our older children visit them. Positive self-esteem, independence, and respect for others is encouraged throughout our program. All families are encouraged to participate and share their values and beliefs within our curriculum and community involvement.

Additional Information: PTQ Level 4;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 85
  • License Number: 1100131
  • Age Range: Two; Three-Twelve
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Bureau of Child Care
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-511-1144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Inspection Type/Date Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
Childrens admission records
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-36
Staff, substitutes, and volunteer records 2017-10-02
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-41
1 staff was missing documentation of educational credentials. 1 staff had expired fingerprints that need to be redone.
Children may be transported by an individual eighteen (18) years of age or older having a valid drivers license and driving a properly licensed and insured vehicle in safe condition 2016-12-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-1.1-40(b)
One of the mini busses used by the facility didn't have a copy of a current Indiana State Police inspection.
All fruit juice served by the facility is 100% pure fruit juice with no sugar added. (2) All non-citrus juices served by the facility are fortified with vitamin C. (3) The facility does not serve or have accessible to children: ades, soft drinks or powders. (4) A competing beverage is not served by the facility with milk during meals / snacks. 2016-12-01
Type of correction needed: 3-4.7-78(e),(1),(2),(3),(4)
There were soft drink cans that were accessible/within sight of the children. If staff is drinking something other than milk, juice or water, it must be in a container in which the liquid is not identifiable to the children.
Liquid refreshments shall meet the following guidelines: A competing beverage shall not be served with milk at lunch or dinner
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-78(e)(4)
The administrator or director is responsible for maintaining all interior and exterior surfaces, including walls, floors, ceilings, equipment, toys, furnishings, and cribs, in a safe condition, free of sharp points or jagged edges, splinters, protruding nails or wires, loose parts, rusty parts, or materials containing poisonous substances 2015-09-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-99(c)
There were a few ceiling vents that need to be cleaned.
Poisons, chemicals, and any item that states fatal if swallowed must be in locked storage and not accessible to children 2015-09-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100(a)
In the 3's classroom, there was a bottle of bleach in an unlocked cabinet under the sink that was accessible to the children.
The center shall equip each toddler room with the following furnishings: A sanitizable changing table 2015-09-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-130(a)(4)
The changing table pad in the 2's room has a tear in the side seam that either needs to be repaired or the pad replaced.
Kitchen and food preparation areas
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-116
Floor under the sink in the kitchen cannot be sanitized.
Poisons, chemicals, and hazardous items
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100
Hallway closet has 4 in 1 cleaner, and hand soap accessible to the children.4&5 room closet has disinfectant wipes, teacher purse, hand sanitizer, and air freshener accessible to the children.In the 3's room, there is soap under the sink and a teacher purse accessible.

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