Gotitas De Amor Bilingual Child Care - Madison WI Licensed Group Child Care

643 Struck St, Madison WI 53719
(608) 358-2357
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Gotitas De Amor Bilingual Child Care is a Licensed Group Child Care in Madison WI, with a maximum capacity of 33 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 12 Week(s) - 12 Year(s). The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: 2 Stars 2 Stars

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 33
  • License Number: 2003460
  • Age Range: 12 Week(s) - 12 Year(s)
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Wisconsin Dept of Children and Families (DCF)- Child Care Regulation and Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 608-266-9314 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Violation Date Rule Number Rule Summary
2018-11-16 251.04(6)(b) Current, Accurate Daily Attendance Record
Description: There was not a current, accurate written record of the daily attendance when at the time of the licensing visit in the girafas preschool room there were 8 children in care but only 7 children signed in on the attendance sheet.
2018-11-08 251.04(2)(c) Current, Accurate Information
Description: Information provided to the department was not current and accurate when in the course of an incident investigation, the licensee and director misrepresented the details of an altercation that took place on the premises on 10/22/2018. False information was provided regarding the whereabouts of staff. False information was provided regarding a child in care. Testimony and other evidence revealed staff hours were not recorded accurately.
2018-11-08 251.04(2)(h)2. Policy Submitted & Implemented - Personnel
Description: The center did not implement their staff lunch break policy when center records indicate no staff were signed out of classrooms for a 30 minute lunch break during the weeks of 10/1-10/5/18 and 10/22-10/26/18.
2018-11-08 251.04(2)(i)6. Policy Submitted & Implemented - Contingency Plans
Description: The center did not implement their contingency plan for a threat to the building or occupants during the incident on 10/22/2018. Each classroom did not take cover in a secure area and each teacher did not keep children calm and in one area of the room until the threat passed, because at one point all the teachers left their classrooms to deal with the altercation near the front door and children were left alone during that time.
2018-11-08 251.04(5)(a) Staff File - Maintenance & Availability
Description: The licensee did not maintain a file on each employee when Staff C did not have a staff file at the center on 11/8/2018 nor on 11/16/2018.
2018-11-08 251.04(5)(a)1. Staff File - Staff Record Information
Description: Staff E did not have a staff record form documenting the employee's name, address, date of birth, education, position, and previous work experience in child care including reason for leaving previous positions.
2018-11-08 251.04(5)(a)8. Staff File - Days & Hours Worked
Description: The documentation of days and hours worked when the person was included in staff-to-child ratio was not accurate. On 10/22/18, Staff E left the center after 10:45 a.m. and did not return to the center; however, the timesheet showed her out at 10:00 a.m. and back in at 11:30 a.m. Also Staff F was signed in at 10:00 a.m. but did not arrive at the center until between 10:30-11:00. Either Staff F or D was not signed out while providing translation outside. On 10/22/18 and 10/1-10/5, the director was signed into two classrooms all day but could have only provided care in one room at a time.
2018-11-08 251.04(6)(b) Current, Accurate Daily Attendance Record
Description: The licensee did not maintain a current, accurate written record of the daily attendance when on 10/22/18 a child was signed in on the attendance from 9:20-10:00 am, but the child's parent and a teacher both reported that child did not attend care at all that day.
2018-11-08 251.05(1)(b) Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Training
Description: Staff E did not have documentation of department-approved training in shaken baby syndrome.
2018-11-08 251.05(1)(c) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
Description: Staff B did not have documentation of a current certificate of completion for infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use from an agency approved by the department within 6 months after beginning to work with children.

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Melissa Mar 05, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I would never recommend this daycare! Between my sons fear of the directors and catching them driving him without a car seat at two years old, I was in fear of my child’s well being. He would scream and cry everyday I had to drop him off, I switched him to a la petite academy and now he loves going to school! This website doesn’t even show the worst of their recoded incidents. Please look at the state of Wisconsin’s licensing and rating webite at their 2 star rating and the terrifying violations they have had.

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