Good Shepherd Day Care - Merrillville IN Licensed Center

9000 Taft Street, Merrillville IN 46410
(219) 769-3601

About the Provider

Description: Good Shepherd Day Care is a Licensed Center in Merrillville IN, with a maximum capacity of 233 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Infant; Toddler; Two-Twelve. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: PTQ 3; PTQ 3; PTQ 3; PTQ 3;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 233
  • Age Range: Infant; Toddler; Two-Twelve
  • 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
Child/staff ratios and supervision 2019-01-25
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-48
Caregiver in the 1's room playing games on cellphone at nap time. She as the only caregiver in the room. The caregiver in the 4/5's room doing homework at nap time and was the only caregiver in the room.
Director responsibilities 2018-12-29
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-22
Director did not follow the rules in regards to reporting.
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
While admitting no occurrence of a violation director will only gather the requisite information needed to report
Staff shall immediately report suspected child abuse or neglect as follows: If the alleged abuse or neglect occurred while the child was under the care of the child care center or the center receives a complaint from anyone regarding possible abuse or neglect of a child by a staff member, they or the director must immediately call the institutional abuse hotline or a law enforcement agency and self-report the suspected abuse or neglect 2018-12-29
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-13(f)(1)
Facility did not report that a parent made an allegation of abuse about a careigver.
The director and all staff shall refrain from questioning children and suspected perpetrators beyond gathering information to report the suspected abuse or neglect to child protective services 2018-12-29
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-13(e)
Facility conducted their own investigation in to alleged abuse.
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
While admitting no occurrence of a violation we will follow all state procedures.
Staff orientation 2018-11-26
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-32
6 employees missing evidence of staff orientation
Bathrooms 2018-12-07
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113
Boys bathroom sink not sealed.Bluebirds sink not sealed to wall.
Reporting child abuse or neglect 2018-12-07
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-13
5 caregivers missing evidence of up to date child abuse and neglect trainings
Poisons, chemicals, and hazardous items 2018-11-26
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100
Monkeys: Hand sanitizer in first aid kit in reach of children.Cubs:Shaving cream, dish soap, baby oil and lavender fields in 2nd drawer of cabinet in reach of children.Robins:Staff purses being stored in second drawer in reach of children.School Age Gym area:Borax, glass cleaner and shaving cream stored in unlocked cabinet in reach of children.Penguins: Bottom drawer in bathroom has bucket of diaper cream in reach of children.Staff purses on hooks by door in reach of children.Chipmunks:Shaving cream in unlocked cabinet.Bunny:Purse on floor in reach of children.Squirrels:Shaving cream in reach of children.Maintenance room:Unlocked with multiple chemicals in reach of children.Moose:Cough drops and vaseline found in unlocked drawer.
Building maintenance 2018-12-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-99
Monkeys: Water by window on ledge appears to be coming in from outside.What appears to be mold on ledge and around windows needs to be inspected by certified mold company.Ceiling tile in corner damaged. Cubs:Water on carpeted floor by window under ledge.Froglets:Water on ledge by window and what appears to be mold around window. Carpeting under windows wet.Boys Bathroom N23:Exposed drywall in middle stall and exposed drywall on end of sink.Girls Bathroom:First stall/handicapped broken flush handle.Damaged ceiling tile.Chipmunks:Rust around window and window ledge wet. Bunny:Drywall exposed by sink in bathroom not sanitizable.Ducklings:What appears to be mold around window.Girls Bathroom: Water damage to tiles above sinks. Tile was wet at time of visit.Play room:Multiple ceiling tiles have significant water damage.Moose:Ceiling tile above cabinets has water damage.
Staff, substitutes, and volunteer records 2018-12-21
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-41
6 caregivers missing evidence of up to date training hours.

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