Kare Bear Child Care Center - Cottonwood AZ CHILD CARE CENTER

(928) 634-9613
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Kare Bear is Cottonwood's premier child care and preschool, we offer services for children of all ages from infancy to school age.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CDC-13903
  • Capacity: 91
  • Age Range: Infant; Ones; Twos; Three to Five; School-Age
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: Feb 01, 2020
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jan 31, 2023
  • District Office: ADHS Division of Licensing Services
  • District Office Phone: (602) 364-2539 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Survey Date Date Corrected Rule/Statute Title
2020-07-06 2020-07-07 article 3 R9-5-306.B.1.
Findings: Based on facility documentation and the Surveyor's observations, at the time of the inspection, the roster in the school age room did not reflect the number of enrolled children present ( 17 children present, 19 children listed on the roster).
2020-07-06 2020-07-07 Article 6 R9-5-605.B.8.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observations, in the Preschool's room and the Toddler's room, there was a large air conditioner unit placed on the floor accessible to enrolled children.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 article 3 R9-5-309.C.1.2.
Findings: Based on facility documentation, it was determined that the licensee lacked a current fire inspection. The last documented fire inspection was on 9/7/18.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 article 2 R9-5-404.C.3.
Findings: Based on facility documentation,staff interview and the Surveyor's observation, the current attendance roster for the one year-old's room indicated that 3 enrolled one year old children had temporarily transitioned from the infant's room into the 1's room. Staff stated the 3 one year olds, who were walking, were also being housed for part of the day in the infant's room.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 article 5 R9-5-501.A.12
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observations, in the infant's room, there was an electrical cord hanging down behind the mechanical swing, accessible to enrolled children. In the preschool room, there was a trampoline on the floor adjacent to the door.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 article 5 R9-5-502.B.3.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observation, in the infant room, there was a walker in the area used for tummy time.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 article 5 R9-5-502.C.1.m.n.
Findings: Based on facility documentation and the Surveyor's observation, the licensee failed to post the infant's written dietary instructions in the infant's room and in the facility's kitchen.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 article 5 R9-5-503.A.1.a.b.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observations, in the infant's room, the faucet used in the diaper changing area had several vinyl white straps hanging from it. In the toddler's room, the bottom left and right corners on the diaper changing surface contained two 1/2 inch to an 1 inch cracks.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 article 5 R9-5-503.A.3.4.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observations, the diaper changing area in the toddler's room lacked a tight fitting lid on the container for soiled diapers.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 Article 5 R9-5-512.F.8.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observation, in the preschool room, one of the two bathroom's toilets failed to flush its contents completely.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 Article 5 R9-5-514.D.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observation, the preschool room lacked a posted evacuation plan that detailed the designated exits from the activity area or room and the facility.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 Article 5 R9-5-517.A.11.c.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observation, in the facility's van, there were 3 inoperable (broken) buckles to attach to the passenger restraint system.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 Article 6 R9-5-605.B.6.
Findings: Based on the Surveyor's observation, in the toddler's room, two outlets on the west wall were not covered with a safety plug cover or insert.
2020-01-07 2020-01-24 Article 1 ARS 36-883.02.A.
Findings: Based on facility documentation and the Surveyor's observation, it was determined that Staff #1's fingerprint clearance card expired on 04/10/19 and the date on the application to renew the fingerprint clearance card was 10/30/19. At the time of the inspection, 1/7/20, Staff #1 had not received a new fingerprint clearance card.
2019-02-06 2019-02-07 article 3 R9-5-304.B.1-9.
Findings: The Team Leader reviewed 25 children's Record cards. The Record card for child # 3 lacked the child's date of enrollment, the required information for the child's father, and the name and telephone number of the child's health care provider. The Record card for child # 2 lacked the name and telephone number of the child's health care provider.

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Unknown Oct 08, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Honestly this place is horrible, one there isn't enough staff for the kids, I walked in while I was dropping off my child and I witnessed another child that was older enter the class while all the kids were sitting in the circle and hit another child while he was leaving the room, it took her a few minutes to finally get up in a class room with at least 25 kids and instead of someone comforting the crying child she went to the door way trying to talk to the kid that hit the child and just let her cry by herself for 5 minutes. And my child didn't want to leave me so I waited for the one teacher to finally come over to my son and help me with him 10 mins later. The girls there are absolutely stuck up all about drama and be careful they might be after your significant other. A close friend of mine was married and the girl there slept with him and ended up getting pregnant. Making every experience just dropping off there child awkward and extremely uncomfortable. Because of course all these girls do is talk about is what they think they know and talking bad about other women who take there children there. They are completely two faced and try to be your friend to figure out your life and ruin it. I had another friend deal with cps because they didn't like the mother and made allegations on the mother and made the child lie about a story. It's honestly sad how these girls act. They are there to help grow minds while there parents are away working to support them. Also I heard rumors the owner pays her employees under the tables so she doesn't have to deal with taxes and the owner seems either drunk or hung over all the time. Don't take your kids there either because your child will be sick all the time. The owner let's her coworkers children stay at the daycare even if there sick with hand foot and mouth virus and cause an epidemic because she doesn't have enough employees to cover anyone's absence. And if you enjoy having a bunch of immature 16 year old girls watch your kids that's your place to go. This place needs new employees new owner and a big change in what they should stand for. Because there goal should be about there kids and keeping good relationships with the parts since there paying them money to work a job that's easy and not very demanding.

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Stephanie Aug 24, 2011

My Children have been at Kare Bears for almost 2 years now.  I was very hesitate about enrolling my children due to my fear of daycares.  I am so glad that I did.  When my kids first started they were so sad to leave me they would cry.  Everyone there has always made my family comfortable.  They worked with my children and now my kids run through the door.  I have developed relationships with EVERYONE there.  It is so nice to know that my children are safe and well taken care of when in daycare.  Not to mention everything that they have learned while being there.

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