Hobson Preschool - Fort Smith AR Child Care Center

(479) 783-4552
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About the Provider

Description: Hobson Preschool, Kindergarten and Mother's Day Out is a nonprofit organization established by First Presbyterian Church in 1950 and is an integral part of the Church's ministry. The church's commitment to the program is based on the understanding that young children deserve a quality, affordable preschool education within a loving, Christian environment.

Additional Information: Quality Approved Center; Images/1star.png Stars Better Beginnings;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 5737
  • Capacity: 129
  • Age Range: Infant/Toddler; Preschool;
  • Rate Range Infant 0 to 18 Months-$12.50 per Day (Less than 7 Hours) Infant 0 to 18 Months-$20.50 per Day (7 Hours or More) Preschool 30 to 72 Months-$19.50 per Day (7 Hours or More) Preschool 30 to 72 Months-$11.50 per Day (Less than 7 Hours) School Age 60 to 156 Months-$11.50 per Day (Less than 7 Hours) School Age 60 to 156 Months-$19.00 per Day (7 Hours or More) Toddler 18 to 36 Months-$20.50 per Day (7 Hours or More) Toddler 18 to 36 Months-$12.50 per Day (Less than 7 Hours)
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Infant / Toddler , Preschool
  • District Office: 616 Garrison AVE, Fort Smith 72901
  • District Office Phone: (479) 424-5610 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Brittney Walker (brittney.walker@dhs.arkansas.gov)

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Inspection/Report History

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Visit/Complaint Date Type Details
2023-03-16 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2022-11-30 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2021-11-04 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2021-07-20 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2021-02-04 Facility Visit 1100.1101.12.Medicine shall be kept out of the reach of the children when dispensing and shall be stored in a locked area at all other times.
1200.1201.16.All detergents and cleaning supplies shall be kept out of the reach of children. (This does not include hand soap in childrens or staff bathrooms.)
2020-10-15 Facility Visit 1100.1102.4.Caregivers and childrens hands shall be washed with soap before meals and snacks, after toileting, after each diaper change, and as needed. The use of hand sanitizer shall not be a replacement for soap and running water.
800.801.13.Floors, ceilings and walls shall be in good repair and kept clean. Paints used at the facility shall be lead free.
2020-06-08 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2019-11-15 Facility Visit 300.306.4.01.All new staff, including volunteers who are counted in the ratios, shall receive the following orientation (unless the staff has prior documented training in the required areas).Introduction (8 clock hours) to be completed before being left alone with children: a. Proper supervision of children b. Behavioral guidance practices c. Safe sleep practices for infants d. Shaken baby syndrome; which includes prevention (Carters Law, Act 1208) e. Appropriately responding to a crying/fussy infant/child f. Emergency procedures in the event of severe weather, or fire, including evacuation procedures and routes, and location and use of fire extinguishers. g. Mandated reporter training h. Administering medication i. Caring for children with special needs / care plans j. Transportation and car seat safety k. Policies regarding release of children to authorized individuals
600.603.1.b.Staff records may be maintained off site, unless otherwise noted, and shall contain the following:Education, training and experience, including a copy of the GED or high school diploma (If these documents are no longer available, proof of reasonable effort to obtain the documentation is acceptable.) Clarification: Training hours will be counted on a calendar year basis or by the facilitys operating schedule if they do not operate year round.
2019-09-18 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2019-05-02 Facility Visit 1200.1201.17.All bags belonging to children shall be checked on arrival to eliminate possible hazards.
2019-02-11 Facility Visit 1000.1002.3.All sleeping equipment shall be kept at least one foot apart for napping to prevent cross contamination and to ensure ease of access in an emergency.
1000.1003.13.Crib bedding shall be changed daily or more frequently when wet or soiled.
1000.1003.3.Infants (children 12 months of age and below) shall be placed flat on their backs to sleep, in accordance with American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, to lessen the risk of suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (If a child rolls over on his/her own, the facility is not required to reposition the child.) If there is a medical reason a child cannot sleep on his/her back, then a signed statement from the childs physician must be in the file stating the reason, the sleep position indicated, and the time frame this is required.
1200.1201.6.a.Fire and tornado drills shall be practiced as follows:Monthly
300.302.3.A Director or Assistant Director/Site Supervisor, who meets director qualifications, must be present at each licensed site a minimum of 50% of the centers primary operational day, on a routine basis.
400.401.8.a.There shall be an opportunity for a supervised rest period. The supervised rest period shall be at least one (1) hour, but shall not exceed two (2)
600.601.3.a.The facility shall maintain daily attendance records on all children as follows:Children shall be signed in and out daily by a parent or guardian, or designee. Electronic sign in and out systems will meet this requirement.
700.701.2.Breakfast, lunch, snacks and evening meals shall each meet current U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, including portion size. (See Appendix C) Menus for all food service shall be posted. See Division web-site. If sack lunches are utilized, the facility shall ensure that they also meet these requirements. Milk shall be served to each child during the day. Exceptions may be made for children who suffer allergies to milk.
700.702.8.Children shall not share the same bottle or eating utensils. The facility shall practice a sanitary method of cleansing baby bottles, cups and utensils.
800.801.4.All space used by a center shall be kept clean and free of hazardous or potentially hazardous objects. (These objects include, but are not limited to, poisonous substances, firearms, explosives, broken toys/equipment, or other objects that could be harmful or dangerous, if they are determined to be accessible to children.)
2018-10-23 Facility Visit 600.603.1.g.Staff records may be maintained off site, unless otherwise noted, and shall contain the following:Initiation of Criminal Record Checks and Central Registry Checks and the results obtained when received
600.604.1.h.The child care facility shall maintain a record for each child in care which shall be on site. Records for children no longer enrolled may be maintained off site. Childrens records shall contain the following information:An authorized record of up-to-date immunizations or documentation of a religious, medical or philosophical exemption from the Arkansas Department of Health (Updated immunization schedules will be provided as changes are received from the Arkansas Department of Health.)
2018-10-19 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2018-05-11 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2018-02-27 Facility Visit No Violations Cited

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Cccc Aug 10, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

The lady that runs this place has a mangy personality and haircut. She'll lie like it's nothing. My child came home with bruises on her arm from Mrs. KELLY SQUEEZING HER ARM THEN THE NEXT TIME LET MY CHILD GET HURT BY KIDS TO PROLLY COVER IT UP #B****

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