Gurtners Country Kid Learning Center Llc - Farmington PA Family Child Care

4012 National Pike , FARMINGTON PA 15437
(724) 329-5577

About the Provider

Description: Gurtners Country Kid Learning Center Llc is a Family Child Care in FARMINGTON PA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00158068
  • Capacity: 12
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Uniontown Area - Escorted to/from school
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 4
  • District Office Phone: (724) 836-4580 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-01-21 Renewal 3280.31(e) - Annual 6 hrs. training Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff #1 lacked documentation of completing 6 annual hours of child care training.

Correction Required: A staff person shall obtain an annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff #1 will complete the 6 hours of training. In the future, we will check regularly for items needed in staff files and complete them as required.
2020-01-21 Renewal 3280.77(a) - No peeling paint or plaster Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Three areas of peeling paint were observed on the outdoor play equipment near the handles for the yellow slide.

Correction Required: Peeled or damaged paint or damaged plaster is not permitted on indoor or outdoor surfaces in the child care facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The peeling paint will be sanded and all painted outdoor equipment will be checked regularly for peeling paint.
2020-01-21 Renewal 3280.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for children #1, #2, and #3 contained immunization records which lacked documentation of having received the influenza vaccine within the last 12 months.

Correction Required: The facility shall require the parent to provide updated written verification from a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department of ongoing vaccines administered to an infant, toddler or preschool child in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Proof of having the flu shot or a written exemption will be obtained for all three children. Going forward, all children will have the required immunizations or an exemption on file.
2019-01-09 Renewal 3280.31(e) - Annual 6 hrs. training Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff #1 included documentation of completing 2 hours of acceptable annual training.

Correction Required: A staff person shall obtain an annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Took two, two hour courses on the better kid care app. sent to my inspector through e-mail. In the future will check or mark on a calendar when courses are due.
2019-01-09 Renewal 3280.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A cracked handle with sharp edges was observed on a blue storage tub in the outdoor play space. A blue and yellow plastic climbing structure in the fenced play yard had a cracked platform creating pinch points.

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Any and all toys that are damaged or broken will be thrown away. In the future are toys will be inspected every day before the children go out to play.
2018-09-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3280.52(c) - Mixed age levels Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 9-18-18 at approximately 9:30AM, staff #1 was observed to be the only staff present with 6 children; one young toddler, three older toddlers, and two preschoolers.

Correction Required: When children are grouped in mixed age levels, the age of the youngest child in the group determines the staff:child ratio and maximum group size in accordance with the requirements at 3280.52(b).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Another staff member was called in to make the ratio correct. When scheduling a mixed aged group, I will go by the youngest child to determine the correct staff to child ratio to be in accordance of the requirements. Ratio will always be in compliance.
2018-08-03 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3280.32(a)/3280.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff #1, with a start date of 7-30-18, did not include a copy of the disclosure statement.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record and child abuse registry clearance information, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Disclosure statement was put into employees file. Made a checklist of everything that is needed to be placed in an employees file. Staff #1 no longer works at the facility.
2018-08-03 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3280.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: An electrical outlet, accessible to children 5 years of age or younger, lacked a protective cover. The outlet was located in the upstairs child care space near the supply closet.

Correction Required: Protective receptacle covers shall be placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A receptacle cover was put into place. A daily checklist for safety was put into place. All employees will do the checklist for a second set of eyes.
2018-08-03 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3280.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible - in original container Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Cleaning materials, including bleach, Odoban, and Windex, were accessible to children on a low shelf of a closet in the upstairs restroom. The closet was not locked and the door was open.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be stored in an original labeled container or in a container that specifies the content. Toxics shall be kept in a locked area or in an area inaccessible to children, and shall be stored away from food, food preparation areas and child care spaces.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All cleaning supplies were put up out of children's reach. All cupboards and closets will be locked when children are in care.
2018-08-03 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3280.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The fence surrounding the outdoor play space has several areas where the galvanizing coating is sharp and accessible to children. The area includes the left side near the play house with the tunnel and the rear portion of the mulched area.

Correction Required: Floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces, including the facility's outdoor play space surfaces shall be kept clean, in good repair and free from visible hazards.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The areas mentioned were grinded down. The sharp area will be maintained. Looking to replace the fence with a vinyl coated one.
2018-08-03 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3280.91(a) - Stairs, exits, etc. unobstructed Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The rear exit of the upstairs child care space was blocked with a pack and play.

Correction Required: Stairways, hallways, exits from rooms, exits from the facility and other means of egress serving as an exit shall be unobstructed.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Moved pack and play away from the door so as not to block doorway. Again a check list was put into place to make sure employees are checking that nothing is blocking any exits, hallways etc...
2018-08-03 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3280.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The yellow plastic picnic table in the outdoor play space was cracked and broken on the corners of both benches. The bookshelf near the exit door upstairs had a split piece of trim with sharp edges at the top and two protruding nails on the same piece of trim.

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A safety checklist was put into place. Every morning each employee is to check off anything that is not in proper order and to get rid of anything that is not in good working condition. The picnic table was removed. The bookshelf was repaired.
2018-01-10 Renewal 3280.32(a)/3280.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff #1, with a start date of 3-8-2011, contained a child abuse clearance which was not updated within 60 months. The initial child abuse clearance was dated 2-15-2011 and was not updated until 1-4-2017.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record and child abuse registry clearance information, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
CKLC will check all staff records for any outdated paperwork on a monthly basis and will comply with updated clearances and any and all other paperwork needed by the state
2018-01-10 Renewal 3280.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A power strip, accessible to children 5 years of age or younger, which lacked protective outlet covers was observed on the desk in the room where children eat meals.

Correction Required: Protective receptacle covers shall be placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All outlets will be covered with protective covers at all times unless in use. Staff and owner will do a morning walk through before children arrive to make sure all outlets are covered.
2018-01-10 Renewal 3280.66(d) - Arts and crafts non-toxic Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A can of Barbosol shaving cream labeled keep out of reach of children was observed in the supply closet of the infant and toddler room. Based on statements made by staff, the shaving cream was being used by the children for art projects.

Correction Required: Arts and crafts materials shall be nontoxic.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All toxic shaving cream will be disposed of properly and all arts and crafts material will be gone through by the staff to make sure there are no toxic materials for children to use.

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