Happy Days Childcare - North - Merrillville IN Licensed Center

6111 Harrison St., Suite 145, Merrillville IN 46410
(219) 980-5437

About the Provider

Description: We know that choosing a child care center is one of the most important decisions parents can make. The early childhood years are critical future success. We understand the level of trust you place in us when you enroll your child at Happy Days, and we strive to provide the best in educational opportunities for all children in our care. We are dedicated to providing your child the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

Additional Information: Number Of Infants Licensed: 16; Number Of Toddler Licensed: 10; PTQ Level 1;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 107
  • License Number: 125921
  • Age Range: Infant; Toddler; Two-Thirteen
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Indiana Paths to Quality - Level 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Daytime, Full-Time, Kindergarten, Part-Time
  • 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

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Inspection Type/Date Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
10/1/2018
1970-01-01
Written program plans 2018-10-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-60
Lesson plans not up to date or available in the 3/4's room, 3's, and 4's room
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Teacher lesson plan was completed but was not posted on the wall.
10/1/2018
1970-01-01
Garbage and refuse 2018-10-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-109
3/4's room garbage can missing lid
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Teacher took lid off so children could dump plates during lunch services.
10/1/2018
1970-01-01
Infant/Toddler Sleeping 2018-10-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-141
Child sleeping at feeding table in the 1's room.
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child was sleepy while waiting on food but immediately ate after receiving food, state was in the room and witness incident Child was sleepy but not sleep.
10/1/2018
1970-01-01
Kitchen and food preparation areas 2018-10-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-116
Lunch meat being stored not dated. Cheese not dated. cassrole not covered. Refrigerator dirty. Cleaning schedule not posted. Chips not dated in pantry, Infant room:Graham crackers being stored in refrigerator not dated and not in sealed container.
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All items were dated and covered while stored. State didn't turn to see date. State cleaning schedule was posted on wall. State look at checklist cook use to keep track of daily procedure. Refrigerator was not dirty the inside is different discolored but clean. Chips were dated state didn't flop over package.
10/1/2018
1970-01-01
Building maintenance 2018-10-22
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-99
2's room: Ceiling tiles in need of repair or replacing. Underneath sink dirty. Toliet seat dirty. Possible mold growing in closet on the right bottom hand side. Infant Room:Cabinet door under sink broken. 4's room:Paint peeling in the closet. 3/4's room:Blue table cracked and sharp.
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Maintenance was wrking on wrk order in to make repairs to classrooms from storm damage. Closet is off limits to children. Paint chips caused by cots wldn't be avail. to children. Closet does not count with classroom ratio.
10/1/2018
1970-01-01
Bathrooms 2018-10-12
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113
1's room:toliet caps missing. 3/4's: Paper towel not being dispensed in a sanitary manner. Tiles in restroom chipped making the wall not sanitizable. 3's :Toliet caps missingPaper towel being stored on the counter4's:No paper towel at the sinkHallway restrooms:Missing toliet caps. Staff using child restroom.
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
ventilation in restroom doesn't require fan air goes out naturally vent. This was already given to state before by letter from property manger of the building explaining the system.
10/1/2018
1970-01-01
Water Supply and Plumbing 2018-10-02
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-114
Water temperature in the following rooms not reading between 100-120 degrees: 2's, 3/4's
10/1/2018
1970-01-01
Playground and Outdoor Safety 2018-10-02
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-66
Playhouse on the playground cracked and broken and missing the roof. Fence on playground broken. Stair coming out of the 3's classroom warpped and a tripping hazard. Tree stump on playground a tripping hazard and has sharp edges.
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The tree fell from past storm. Maintenance was working on playground. The tree fell on the playhouse during the storm.
10/1/2018
1970-01-01
Poisons, chemicals, and hazardous items 2018-10-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100
No NonCompliances Cited
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Was not a purse but lunch bag. Teacher supplies were in the closet with the door closed. All items were put on high shelf as suggested by facilities consultant but center still received a noncompliance.
10/1/2018
1970-01-01
Electrical safety 2018-10-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-101
Extenstion cord being used in the 4's room. Electrical plugs missing in the 3's and 4's room.
Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The electrical outlets had the clear outlet safety plugs and were secure.

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