Hearts & Minds Childcare & Preschool, Inc. - Rutland VT Center Based Child Care and Preschool Program - Licensed Provider

34 Meadow Street, Rutland VT 05701
(802) 747-7250

About the Provider

Description: We offer story time, group games, arts & crafts, outdoor play, monthly field trips (weather permitting), nutritious meals (CACFP), and much more. Our circle time includes, days of the week, the weather and how to use the weather bear, saying good morning to our classmates. We have show and tell, special person day, etc. At Hearts & Minds Childcare & Preschool we use a redirection approach to discipline. Using positive reinforcement. Nice touch, nice words and nice voices.

Additional Information:

Sibling Discount Available; Program Meals: Allergy Awareness, Special Diets, Initial License Date: 03/19/2006; Area Description: Fenced Yard, Smoke Free; 1 Star Early Childhood Program - Licensed Provider;

Pets: Other Furry Animal; Special Schedule: In-Service Days;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 39
  • License Number: 4680
  • Age Range: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School Age
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Emergency Care, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: School Bus Route, City Bus Route
  • Schools Served: Rutland Intermediate School, Rutland Middle School, Rutland Northeast School, Rutland Northwest School
  • District Office: Vermont Child Care Consumer Line
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-649-2642 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Type Create Date Due Date Corrected Date Status
Violation 2017-03-20 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 Final
Regulation/Restriction: 6.2.7.3: Staff shall use positive methods of guidance and behavior management that encourage self-control, self-direction, self-esteem and cooperation.
Violation 2016-08-10 2016-08-26 2016-08-25 Final
Regulation/Restriction: ID1: Each child shall be visually supervised at all times in person by staff (except sleeping infants who are subject to inperson checks every 15 minutes see V.D.3). Children must be visually supervised while napping/resting.
Violation 2015-12-08 2015-12-28 2016-02-29 Final
Regulation/Restriction: VO1: The facility's building, grounds and equipment shall be maintained in a clean and orderly fashion and kept in good repair.
Violation 2015-12-08 2015-12-09 2015-12-08 Final
Regulation/Restriction: VF5: Staff shall follow a step-by-step diaper changing procedure such as Guidelines for Diapering (See Appendix C). The procedure is posted in the diaper changing area.
Violation 2015-09-03 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 Appeal Period
Regulation/Restriction: IIB2: A Master Teacher, Teacher, or Teaching Associate shall be present and working with children the majority of the time children are present.
Violation 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 2014-11-13 Final
Regulation/Restriction: IIIE4: A signed and dated written statement shall be on file for each staff person, assisting parent or aide indicating that the individual was informed of the programs policies on abuse and neglect and that they are aware that abuse and/or neglect of children is against the law, prohibited by the program and must be reported to the Department.
Violation 2014-11-13 2014-11-14 2014-11-13 Final
Regulation/Restriction: VL4: Snacks shall consist of foods that belong to at least two food groups. Meals shall consist of foods belonging to at least three food groups.
Violation 2013-11-22 2013-11-29 2013-11-23 Final
Regulation/Restriction: VS2: The following shall be maintained in good condition: roofs, chimneys, interior and exterior walls, doors, skylights, windows, floors, ceilings, stairways, ramps, and porches.
Violation 2013-11-22 2013-12-06 2013-12-11 Final
Regulation/Restriction: IIB9: All staff who work with children shall be actively engaged in professional development activities as specified in their Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP). Annual professional development activities required by Section A must have representation from at least two of the activities listed under Professional Development Activities in the Definition Section at the beginning of these requirements.
Violation 2013-11-22 2013-12-06 2013-11-28 Final
Regulation/Restriction: IIID5: Each newly hired staff member (even those not employed in direct care) shall have at least three positive written references from people who are not their relatives. These references may be taken over the telephone by representatives of the program from persons who are unrelated to the potential staff person which attest to his/her ability to perform the duties required by the job description. Each reference obtained over the telephone shall be dated and signed by the program's representative and shall include the name and the telephone number of the person who gave the reference.

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