Hopwood Child Care Llc - Hopwood PA Child Care Center

103 Hopwood Fairchance Rd , HOPWOOD PA 15445
(724) 562-3388
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About the Provider

Description: Hopwood Child Care Llc is a Child Care Center in HOPWOOD PA, with a maximum capacity of 45 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00165053
  • Capacity: 45
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Laurel Highlands - Serviced by school bus
  • 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
2020-11-09 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.21 - General Health and Safety Needs Verification

Noncompliance Area: On 11/9/20, at approximately 8:45 AM, four staff were observed within 6 feet of children in the outdoor play space while not wearing face coverings over their noses and/or mouths as required.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff at Hopwood Child Care were reminded that masks must be covering nose and mouth inside and outside the facility. Signs and verbal reminder from the director will be used.
2020-11-09 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.66(c) - Toxic use- no contamination Needs Verification

Noncompliance Area: Based on statements made by staff, a child was placed on a changing table where residual disinfecting bleach solution was present.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be used in a way that does not contaminate play surfaces, food, food preparation areas and does not constitute a hazard to the children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff and director spoke about how bleach may have not been fully wiped off the changing table by mistake. To best keep the changing table clean, staff will fully wipe bleach off the table with a paper towel and a baby wipe going forward.
2020-08-26 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff #2, with a start date of 12/3/19, contained clearances obtained after their first day in a child care position; the child abuse clearance was obtained on 6/1/20 and the NSOR certificate was obtained on 12/17/19.

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.)
Valid clearances are now on file. In the future, files will be checked by the director before an employee starts to make sure all required documents are in.
2020-08-26 Renewal 3270.151(a)/3270.192(3) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter/Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for staff #1 and #4 contained initial health assessments obtained after their first day in child care positions. The health assessments on file for both staff are now current.

Correction Required: A facility person providing direct care who comes into contact with the children or who works with food preparation shall have a health assessment conducted within 12 months prior to providing initial service in a child care setting and every 24 months thereafter. A health assessment is valid for 24 months following the date of signature, if the person does not contract a communicable disease or develop a medical problem.A facility person's record shall include a written report of initial and subsequent health assessments, including the results of initial and subsequent tuberculin skin tests, x-rays or other medical documentation necessary to confirm freedom from communicable tuberculosis.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Current health assessments are on file. In the future, the files will be checked by the director before the staff person starts working.
2020-08-26 Renewal 3270.36(b)(5) - HS/GED + 2 yrs Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff #3, designated as an assistant group supervisor, lacked a high school diploma.

Correction Required: An assistant group supervisor shall have a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 2 years experience with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The HS diploma was obtained and filed on the day of the inspection. In the future, acceptable proof of qualifications will be on file prior to a staff person's first day in a child care position.
2020-08-26 Renewal 3270.52 - Mixed Age Level Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At 10:05 AM, staff #5 was observed walking out of the toddler room and into the adjoining preschool room to retrieve supplies. This left staff #1 alone, supervising 10 children; 7 older toddlers and 3 young toddlers.

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 in 3270.51 (relating to similar age level).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff #5 returned to the room. In the future, staff to child ratios will be maintained at all times. Staff will gather supplies before being in ratio with children every day.
2020-08-26 Renewal 3270.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The following cleaning and toxic materials were observed to be accessible to children on the day of the inspection; sun block, Lysol wipes, and hand sanitizer in an unlocked cabinet under the counter in the preschool room, Lysol wipes in a free standing supply cabinet in the preschool room, and multiple cleaning and disinfecting supplies in an unlocked closet in the main entry way.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be kept in an area or container that is locked or made inaccessible to children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Toxics were moved to an inaccessible location during the inspection. Closets and cabinets were locked to keep all contents safe from children. They will remain locked and will be checked regularly.
2020-08-26 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A protruding screw, accessible to children, was observed on the lower part of the rain gutter near the front door of the facility.

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 screw was fixed on the day of the inspection to prevent injury. The screw will be checked regularly.
2020-08-26 Renewal 3270.77(a) - No peeling paint or plaster Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Peeling paint, accessible to children, was observed on the sign post in the outdoor play space.

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.)
Peeling paint was sanded off and a new coat of paint was applied. Paint will be checked regularly.
2020-08-26 Renewal 3270.102(g) - Hazardous toys and equipment Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A recalled Bumbo seat which lacked safety straps was observed in the infant area.

Correction Required: Children's toys and equipment, including furniture and rest equipment, described as hazardous by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission may not be used by children at the facility and may not be on the premises at the facility. At the time of inspection, the operator shall submit to the Department written affirmation on a form provided by the Department stating that the facility is in compliance with this requirement.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The Bumbo was put away until the correct buckle can be replaced. The Bumbo will not be used if the buckle comes off again.
2020-08-26 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 contained an immunization record which lacked documentation of having received the influenza vaccine within the past 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.)
An exemption will be written if applicable or proof of the shot will be obtained from the parents. In the future shot records ill include a flu shot.
2019-11-12 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Facility Person #3, who identified being responsible for a group of 2 young and 3 older toddlers, lacked CPSL clearance requests and completed clearance information, including a signed disclosure statement, a state police, a PA child abuse and an FBI clearance.

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. Facility Person #3 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Facility Person #3 will be removed from a position at the facility. Operator will comply with the CPSL and all Staff will have completed clearances prior to starting at the facility.
2019-11-12 Renewal 3270.192(1)/3270.192(2)(i) - Name, address, and phone/Age Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Due to a lack of file for Facility Person #3 a lack of name, address and telephone number and verification of age was also missing for Facility Person #3.

Correction Required: A facility person's record shall include the name, address and telephone number of the facility person. A facility person's record shall include verification of age.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Facility Person #3 will no longer be employed at the facility. Operator will assure that a file is completed for each facility person with all required information.
2019-11-12 Renewal 3270.33(b) - No more than 50% aides Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the Inspection Four of the Seven staff were qualified at an Aide level. This exceeded 50%.

Correction Required: At least 50% of the staff persons in a facility shall be individuals qualified and functioning as directors, group supervisors and assistant group supervisors. No more than 50% of the staff persons may be of aide qualification level.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Two of the staff will be obtaining verification of experience to qualify them as assistant group supervisiors. Operator will assure that all staff provide verification of education and experience to qualify them for the position. Operator will assure that no more than 50% of the staff are qualified as Aides.
2019-11-12 Renewal 3270.101(a) - Age appropriate Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Beanbag chairs were observed in the Infant and Toddler areas in Classroom #3.

Correction Required: Play equipment and materials appropriate to the developmental needs, individual interests and ages of the children shall be provided in sufficient amount and variety to preclude long waits for use.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The bean bag chairs were removed and placed in the Preschool Classroom (Classroom #2). All toys will be age appropriate for the children.

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Reviews

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Kathryn Nov 10, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Hopwood Child Care exceeds all expectations and sets a new standard for the Uniontown Area. The staff is communicative, compassionate and clearly stay up to date on educational recommendations/requirements. The facility is clean and neat. The communication of my children’s development is helpful and appreciated. My children have learned sharing, boundaries, communication, expression of feelings AND prepared for kindergarten. I can’t say enough about Jessica and the staff, they have such a passion for education.

5 out of 12 think this review is helpful
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