Icaa Head Start-Medford Center - Medford WI Licensed Group Child Care

624 E College St, MEDFORD WI
(715) 203-8574

About the Provider

Description: Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves children from low-income families, ages 3-5, including children with disabilites. However, over-income families may be eligible for the program depending upon other needs within the family. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities designed to foster learning, and social/emotional and physical development. The classrooms are equipped for "hands on" learning and teachers follow an age appropriate curriculum. Nutrition and health are also an important part of the Head Start experience. Head Start offers your child an opportunity to develop social, physical, and readiness skills necessary for a successful kindergarten experience. Nutrition, health and safety activities are also included in the daily curriculum resulting in children enjoying healthy meals as well as being aware of their personal health and safety.

Additional Information: Open SEP - JUN Initial License Date: 2/6/2006.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 1010190
  • Capacity: 20
  • Age Range: 3 Year(s) - 6 Year(s)
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Head Start Performance Standards
  • YoungStar Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Wisconsin Dept of Children and Families (DCF)- Child Care Regulation and Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 608-266-9314 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Violation Date Rule Number Rule Summary
2019-10-01 Licensing No violations found ***
2019-09-16 251.06(11)(b)6. Outdoor Play Space - Potential Source Of Harm
Description: Based on observation and interview, weed barrier tripping hazards were observed in multiple areas of the fenced outdoor play space.
2019-04-30 251.05(1)(c) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
Description: Documentation on file showed that CPR was expired for the following two staff: CPR for Staff A expired on 07/2018, and CPR for staff C expired on 01/20/2019.
2019-03-18 Licensing No violations found ***
2018-10-18 Licensing No violations found ***
2018-08-06 251.11(4)(b) Continuation License - Application Materials Submission
Description: At least 30 days before the continuation review date of the license, an applicant for license renewal shall submit to the Department all requested continuation materials and fees. Failure to submit all required materials will result in the surrender of your license and closure of your facility.
2018-04-25 Licensing No violations found ***
2018-03-20 Licensing No violations found ***
2017-05-03 251.04(2)(m) Health, Safety & Welfare Of Children
Description: Based on observation, record review and interview, two EPI Pens onsite for emergency purposes were expired.
2016-09-29 251.04(4)(f) Copy Of Rules Available
Description: Based on observation and interview, the DCF 251 Group Child Care licensing rule book was found in the center's office and was not posted in an area where parents are likely to see it, as required.
2016-09-29 251.04(6)(a)1. Child Record - Enrollment Information
Description: Enrollment and Health History forms were not filled out completely for two of seven children's records reviewed (child #1 and child #2), as evidenced by the following examples: - Persons Authorized to Receive section of the Enrollment form was not completed for child #1 and #2; - Physician / Clinic address and phone number was missing from the Enrollment and Health History forms for child #1.
2016-09-29 251.05(3)(a) Supervision - Teacher Per Group Of Children
Description: Two of four staff are qualified child care teachers (staff A and B). Staff A was working with the bus driver away from the center and was not present in the classroom. Staff B left the building during lunch, leaving six children in care of staff C and D, neither of whom are qualified teachers.
2016-09-29 251.06(11)(b)6. Outdoor Play Space - Potential Source Of Harm
Description: Based on observation and interview, weed barrier coming through the pea gravel and sticking up on the playground was a tripping hazard.
2016-09-29 251.06(5)(f) Windows & Doors Used For Ventilation
Description: Based on observation and interview, the door from the classroom to the fenced outdoor play space was open several inches while staff and children were outside. There was no screen door.
2016-09-21 251.04(5)(a) Staff File - Maintenance & Availability
Description: Based on observation, interview and record review, staff records were not immediately available to licensing representatives for record review during a licensing visit conducted on 09/21/2016. Licensing specialists waited for nearly an hour and a half for all records requested.

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