Jones Daycare - Pittsburgh PA Family Child Care

2503 Park Hill Dr , PITTSBURGH PA 15221
(412) 303-6459

About the Provider

Description: Jones Daycare is a Family Child Care in PITTSBURGH PA, with a maximum capacity of 15 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00166817
  • Capacity: 15
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 5
  • District Office Phone: (412) 261-2273 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-10-21 Unannounced Monitoring 3280.52(b) - Similar age levels Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At approximately 8:45 am, staff person #1 stepped into the hallway and answered the front door, leaving a preschool child unsupervised in the kitchen, which is adjacent to the hallway. Approximately a few seconds later, staff person #1 left the kitchen again and walked down the hallway towards the back room to grab the touchless thermometer, leaving a preschool child unsupervised in the kitchen for several seconds, until the certification representative brought it to their attention.

Correction Required: When children are grouped in similar age levels, the following maximum child group sizes and ratios of staff persons apply: Infants 1:4 with a maximum group size of 12; Young toddlers 1:5 with a maximum group size of 12; Older toddlers 1:6 with a maximum group size of 12; Preschool children 1:10 with a maximum group size of 12; Young school-age children 1:12 with a maximum group size of 12; Older school-age children 1:15 with a maximum group size of 15.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff will take children to the door to answer it. We will teach the kids to help us remember that they should follow us when we leave the room. In the future, we will not leave children unsupervised.
2020-10-21 Unannounced Monitoring 3280.113(a) - Supervised at all times Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: 2nd citation: At approximately 8:45 am, staff person #1 stepped into the hallway and answered the front door, leaving a preschool child unsupervised in the kitchen, which is adjacent to the hallway. Approximately a few seconds later, staff person #1 left the kitchen again and walked down the hallway towards the back room to grab the touchless thermometer, leaving a preschool child unsupervised in the kitchen for several seconds, until the certification representative brought it to their attention. Previously cited on 9/17/20.

Correction Required: Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times. Outdoor play space used by the facility is considered part of the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff will take children to the door to answer it. We will teach the kids to help us remember that they should follow us when we leave the room. In the future, we will not leave children unsupervised.
2020-10-21 Unannounced Monitoring 3280.113(a)(1) - Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At approximately 8:45 am, staff person #1 stepped into the hallway and answered the front door, leaving a preschool child unsupervised in the kitchen, which is adjacent to the hallway. Approximately a few seconds later, staff person #1 left the kitchen again and walked down the hallway towards the back room to grab the touchless thermometer, leaving a preschool child unsupervised in the kitchen for several seconds, until the certification representative brought it to their attention.

Correction Required: Each staff person shall be assigned the responsibility for supervision of specific children. The staff person shall know the names and whereabouts of the children in his assigned group. The staff person shall be physically present with the children in his group on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff will take children to the door to answer it. We will teach the kids to help us remember that they should follow us when we leave the room. In the future, we will not leave children unsupervised.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.32(a)/3280.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The last two FBI fingerprinting clearances in the file for staff person #1 were dated 65 months apart. The clearance expired in 2019 and based on conversation with the operator, the staff person continued to care for children during the 5 months that the clearance was expired.

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.)
The file now includes a current FBI clearance. In the future, I will make sure I have clearances updated before the old one expires.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.32(a)/3280.192(2)(iii) - Comply with CPSL/Exp, educ., training at facility Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The last 2 Mandated Reporter trainings in the file for staff person #1 were dated more than 60 months apart.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The file now includes a current Mandated Reporter training. In the future, I will make sure Mandated Reporter trainings are updated before the old one expires.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.17 - Liability Insurance Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was not a current copy of the liability insurance at the facility.

Correction Required: The legal entity shall have comprehensive general liability insurance to cover the persons who are on the premises. A current copy of the insurance policy shall be on file at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The operator obtained a copy of the liability insurance during the inspection. In the future, I'll have a copy on file at the facility.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.2 - General Health and Safety Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Based on conversation with the operator, the facility does not have a written health and safety plan for COVID

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.)
I will create a policy and in the future, I will keep it posted at the facility.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.24(a) - Post the certificate of compliance Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The regulations were not posted at the facility.

Correction Required: The facility's current certificate of compliance and a copy of the applicable regulations under which the facility is certified shall be posted in a conspicuous location used by parents, with instructions for contacting the appropriate regional day care office posted at the same location.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The operator will post the link to the regulations. In the future, I will keep the link posted.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.31(e) - Annual 6 hrs. training Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #2 did not include any training hours during their last anniversary year, January 2019 to January 2020.

Correction Required: A staff person shall obtain an annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
6 hours were borrowed from July 2020. In the future, I will have the training hours complete before my anniversary year ends.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.52(c) - Mixed age levels Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At approximately 9:30 am, staff person #2, the operator, walked down a short hallway and answered the front door, leaving 5 children alone in the main room, a combined group of 2 infants, 1 young toddler, 1 older toddler and a young school-ager. Staff person #2 was also out of ratio at this time, until staff person #1 arrived at the facility at approximately 9:37 am.

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 at 3280.52(b).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Moving forward, I will make sure I have the staff to maintain ratio by scheduling my other staff person a little earlier and I will not leave children in the room to answer the door.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.72(d) - Above ground window opening restricted to 6" Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The window on the right side of the main room and the window in the infant sitting room on the 2nd floor, both of which are above the ground floor and open directly to the outdoors, were able to open more than 6 inches.

Correction Required: Windows or doors above the ground floor that open directly to the outdoors and are accessible to children shall be constructed, modified or adapted to limit the opening to 6 or fewer inches.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The windows were immediately restricted to 6 inches. In the future, I'll make sure the windows stay restricted to 6 inches or less.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.103 - Small Toys and Objects Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There were several empty plastic bags in a small drawer of a plastic cart in the kitchen, making them accessible to the toddlers who were observed eating lunch in the kitchen.

Correction Required: Toys and objects with a diameter of less than 1 inch, objects with removable parts that have a diameter of less than 1 inch, plastic bags and styrofoam objects may not be accessible to children who are still placing objects in their mouths.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The bags were immediately removed. In the future, I will make sure that we won't have any plastic bags accessible to children who put things in their mouth.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.113(a) - Supervised at all times Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At approximately 9:30 am, staff person #2, the operator, walked down a short hallway and answered the front door, leaving 5 children alone in the main room, a combined group of 2 infants, 1 young toddler, 1 older toddler and a young school-ager.

Correction Required: Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times. Outdoor play space used by the facility is considered part of the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Moving forward, I will make sure I have the staff to maintain ratio by scheduling my other staff person a little earlier and will not leave the children in the room to answer the door.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.123(a)(3) - Services proceeded Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The last two child service reports in the file for child #4, a preschooler, were dated more than 6 months apart.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department's approved form to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development in the context of the services being provided. The operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information at 3280.124(f).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The file now includes a current child service report. In the future, I will make sure they are completed every 6 months.
2020-09-17 Renewal 3280.124(b)(3) - Parent home/work address, phone Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact form in the file for child #2 did not include any work information for the child's mother. The emergency contact form in the file for child #4 did not include any work information for the child's father.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the home and work addresses and telephone numbers of the enrolling parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will have the parents update the form with the information. In the future, I'll make sure I have their emergency contact information completed.

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