Geminus Head Start Ridgewood - Hobart IN Licensed Center

7783 E Ridge Rd, Hobart IN 46342
(219) 795-8661

About the Provider


Geminus Head Start is the Northwest Indiana leader in early childhood education, making a positive impact on families, children and staff through creative partnerships that inspire personal growth, foster empowerment and provide quality comprehensive services for all.

Additional Information:

Paths to Quality Level 3;

PTQ 3; PTQ 3; PTQ 4;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 48
  • Age Range: Three-Six
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Daytime
  • 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
The center must seal all hand washing sinks to the wall 2015-11-13
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(l)
One sink in the Classroom 1 bathroom needs to be resealed as well as the handwashing sink in classroom 1
Prior to having direct contact with children or food, the following training or information shall be provided to all staff and volunteers according to the specific responsibilities assigned to that particular staff member or volunteer: The names, ages, and any specific needs of the children for whom the caregiver will be responsible 2015-09-10
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-32(a)(1)
Three staff (Samantha K, Diane G., Maria C.) missing verification of current first aid training. 2 staff (Maria C, Elizabeth M)missing verification of orientation.
The following minimums shall be provided to each group to children two (2) years of age and older: Equipment and materials to supply the following learning centers: Art 2015-09-10
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-63(c)(1)(a)
No Shatterproof mirror in classrooms.
The center must store cleaning equipment, cleaning agents, aerosol cans, and any other item that states keep out of the reach of children in a place that is inaccessible to children 2015-09-10
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100(e)
In classroom #2 there was primer/sealer stored on cubbies. Teacher said this was from an art project done on Friday. Item moved at time of inspection.
All items in the restroom must be sanitizable 2015-09-10
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(n)
Broom and dustpan in restroom. Moved at time of inspection.
Childrens admission records 2018-12-19
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-36
One child missing evidence of doctor/dentist informationOne child missing evidence of Up to date immunizationsOne child missing evidence of dentist information
If toothbrushes and toothpaste are used, the following applies: The center shall store them in an area inaccessible to children 2018-12-18
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-93(c)(1)
Toothbrushes being strored in reach of children
Medication 2018-12-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-88
Albuterol, epi pen, and Benadryl being stored in reach of children in an unlocked bag.
Bathrooms 2018-12-27
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113
Sink not sealed to wall

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