Great New Beginnings Of St. Andrews - Bear DE Licensed Child Care Center

(302) 838-1000

About the Provider

Description: Early childhood education provides a solid foundation on which future learning may build upon. It should be developmentally appropriate and meet the needs of the individual child. It is extremely important to establish a rapport with each child and be able to develop the child to his or her fullest potential. To meet these responsibilities, Great New Beginnings will be flexible and willing to adapt when necessary.

Great New Beginnings’ main philosophy is to provide a warm, happy and stimulating environment for your child. The goal of the center is to develop a child’s total potential by encouraging growth in social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Children are given opportunities to be creative with art, experience music, movement, science, language, math activities, and various sensory activities that are also used to foster the child’s hands on learning.

Throughout the year, each child’s developmental strengths and weaknesses are assessed and many “individual instruction” opportunities are offered. As a child matures and the capacities to absorb more task oriented activities develop there are a series of progressively challenging activities that will be presented, making sure not to present activities that are out of the child’s limit. Great New Beginnings is a licensed early childhood education center that provides careful supervision of all activities for the entire program.

Additional Information: Initial Licensed Date: 03/26/04; Financial Arrangements: Purchase of Care; Stars Rating: Two Stars; Special Conditions: Regulated Services:; Reported Injuries & Deaths: 2013: 2 facility injuries and no facility deaths reported.
2014: 5 facility injuries and no facility deaths reported.
2015: 6 facility injuries and no facility deaths reported.
2016: 5 facility injuries and no facility deaths reported.;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 161
  • Age Range: 6 weeks through 12 years.
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Initial License Issue Date: Mar 26, 2004
  • District Office: State of Delaware, Office of Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-822-2236 (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 Regulation Code Status
2019-12-27 Non Compliance 64U - Child Accident and Injury Corrected
Corrective Action: A child scraped his face along the floor after falling while playing with a toy car. The center staff failed to notify the parents immediately of a serious injury. The regulations define serious injury in part as, ''any impact or injury to a child's face or head.'' The center administrator will train all staff on when a parent should be notified immediately due to an injury. Notify OCCL when this has been completed.
2018-08-30 Non Compliance 68N - Infant and toddler care Corrected
Corrective Action: Although, the center staff members were conducting sleep checks this information was not included in the daily report sent to parents by the Tadpoles notification system. Infant daily logs need to include information on when 30-minute sleep checks were performed. The owner of the facility has contacted Tadpoles to have this included in their program and stated they would start documenting them in the notes section of the parent report until the system is updated
2018-04-17 Non Compliance 66N - Program goals and planning Corrected
Corrective Action: Social emotional activities need to be included every day in every class.

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