Gap Civil Head Start - Sparta NC Five Star Center License

(336) 372-8918
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About the Provider

Description: Mission Statement
“To serve as an advocate with the community to seek out, identify and eliminate poverty in the service area. Provide opportunities for low-income persons of all ages in order to alleviate the causes and symptoms of poverty. Help people help themselves by providing services, advocacy, and support for persons so they can become self- sufficient, thus, improving the quality of their lives, and providing greater opportunities for their families.”

To offer comprehensive services and programs and be a leading focus in improving the lives of those we serve.

Additional Information: Five Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 3000006
  • Capacity: 50
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (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.

Date Type Violations Rule
2023-11-15 Unannounced Inspection No
2023-05-17 Unannounced Inspection No
2022-12-05 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-12-05 Violation 807 10A NCAC 09 .0601(a)
A safe indoor and outdoor environment was not provided for the children. On the playground, two bird feeders were observed to be rusted.
2022-12-05 Violation 840 .2820(b)
All corrosive agents, pesticides, bleaches, detergents, cleansers, polishes, any product which is under pressure in an aerosol dispenser, and any substance which may be hazardous to a child if ingested, inhaled, or handled were not stored in a locked room or cabinet. In an unlocked adult restroom, a small canister of aerosol room spray and a stick of deodorant labeled Keep Out of Reach of Children with additional warnings was observed in a drawer. In Space 2B, a spray bottle of Screen Clean labeled Keep Out of Reach of Children with additional warnings was observed in an unlocked cabinet.
2022-12-05 Violation 1125 .1003(i)(j)
Before children were transported, written permission from a parent was not obtained that included when and where the child was to be transported, expected time of departure and arrival, and the transportation provider. The permission to transport form for one child enrolled was not available for review on the bus.
2022-12-05 Violation 1824 .0607(e)
The trained staff did not review the EPR Plan annually or when information in the plan changed to ensure all information was current. A physical copy of the EPR plan had not been updated since 11/01/2016.
2022-12-05 Violation 9995
A violation was found for which there is no item number. Child Care Sanitation Rule 15A NCAC 18A .2825 WALLS AND CEILINGS (a) states that in child care centers, the walls and ceilings, including doors and windows, of all rooms and areas shall be kept clean, free of visible fungal growth, and in good repair. All walls and ceilings shall be easily cleanable and free of peeling, flaking, chalking, or otherwise deteriorating paint. In Space 2B, a small section of the wall near the base of the bulletin board near the cubbies, was observed to be peeling.
2022-02-02 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-02-02 Violation 721 G.S. 110-91(6); .0601(b)
All equipment and furnishings were not in good repair. A broken plastic container sharp to the touch and a broken ball-launching tool were observed in the sand box on the playground.
2021-09-01 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2021-09-01 Violation 824 GS 110-91(6); .0605((i)
Outdoor play area was not enclosed by fence with a minimum height of 4 feet. The top of the fence, less than six feet, was not free from protrusions. The playground fence to the back left of the pair of green slides measures 38 inches, as opposed to the required 48 inches, due to a buildup of mulch.
2021-02-10 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2021-02-10 Violation 1866 .0605(j)(2)
Other surfacing materials not identified in rule were used that did not meet the ASTM standards, were not installed, maintained, and/or replaced according to manufacturer's instructions. Ms. Ashley stated that mats were installed beneath the mulch under the slides. There is no documentation available that the mats were certified by the manufacturer to be shock-absorbing protective material in accordance with the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Standard 1292.
2021-02-10 Violation 528 10A NCAC 09 .0901(b)
Food substitution was not of comparable food value or recorded on the menu prior to the meal or snack being served. A current menu was posted in the kitchen with the following substitutions: a banana subbed for breakfast, baked apples subbed for lunch, and bagels subbed for afternoon snack. Although these substitutions were documented on the menu in the kitchen, the menus in Spaces 1 and 2 did not have the substitutions documented and were not updated prior to meal service.

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Maria Mar 02, 2012

Best place to take your children.

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