Kiddie Kapers - Lansford PA Child Care Center

37 W Patterson St , LANSFORD PA 18232
(570) 645-4994

About the Provider

Description: Kiddie Kapers is a Child Care Center in LANSFORD PA, with a maximum capacity of 50 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00164314
  • Capacity: 50
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Panther Valley - Walking distance to school
  • Current License Expiration Date: Oct 24, 2021
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 12
  • District Office Phone: (570) 468-8144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-07-14 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Facility person #1 has previous clearances dated as follows: PSP 1/22/15, Child Abuse 2/23/15 and FBI 12/5/15. The renewed PSP clearance is dated 3/2/20 and the renewed child abuse clearance is dated 3/13/20. The FBI clearance is still valid. Facility person #2 has previous clearances dated as follows: PSP clearance 1/22/15, Child Abuse clearance 1/30/15 and FBI 2/26/15. The renewed PSP clearance is dated 3/3/20, the renewed child abuse clearance is dated 3/13/20 and current FBI clearance is dated 1/28/16. The current FBI clearance is still valid. Both facility persons have current NSOR certifications on file. Facility persons #1 & #2 had expired PSP and child abuse clearances before they were renewed and both facility persons worked during the period that the clearances were 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. The Legal entity will create a written CPSL policy & procedure for the facility. The CPSL policy & procedure must address how compliance with the CPSL will be established and maintained when hiring new facility persons and renewing clearances for existing facility persons. The policy must be submitted to the NE Regional Office for approval.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The operator will comply with CPSL and have current clearances on file. Reminder dates off all clearances have been entered into an electronic calendar app. It will notify the director 2 months before each clearance, physical and required training is due for each staff member. Each staff member is required to provide the original and copies will be made to be kept in their file. If clearances are not updated the staff member will be put on suspension until paperwork is returned. The Legal entity will create a written CPSL policy & procedure for the facility. The CPSL policy & procedure will address how compliance with the CPSL will be established and maintained when hiring new facility persons and renewing clearances for existing facility persons. The policy will be submitted to the NE Regional Office for approval.
2020-07-14 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 7/23/20, Rep observed water damaged ceiling tiles near the rear door, near the kitchenette area and above the infant area.

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 building maintenance woman was notified of the water stained tiles. She said she will replace the tiles. The owner of the building will be notified each time there are water stained tiles in the building. If the tiles are not replaced by 8/8/2020 we will spray paint them.
2020-07-14 Renewal 3270.123(a)(3) - Services proceeded Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #1 is a preschool child admitted on 1/25/18 and does not have a child service report on file. Child #1 attends child care after returning from Head Start.

Correction Required: 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 in 3270.124(f) (relating to emergency contact information).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All children shall have service reports on file on a regular basis. The service report was written for the child in question.
2020-07-14 Renewal 3270.123(a)(6) - Admission date Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Children #2 & #3 do not have admission dates on the fee agreements.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the date of the child's admission.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All fee agreements will have the start dates transferred from the previous agreement. We went through all files making sure the date was transferred over on all file forms.
2019-12-04 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(a)/3270.113(a)(1) - Supervised at all times /Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: After lunch, Facility person #1 was in the lunch area located in the front of the facility and was sending preschool children back to the preschool area as they finished. Facility person #2 was seated near the front of the school age area speaking with another person. Facility person #2 could see the preschool children as they walked through the school age area but a half wall blocks visibility once the children enter the preschool area. Children were unsupervised in the preschool area until Facility person #1 finished in the lunch area and came back to the preschool area.

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. 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.)
Since the inspector's visit, we have followed a suggestion of hers to move the preschool classroom to the front half of the building allowing them to enter directly into their room. Thus, the teacher is able to be at the room as the children enter. the children are in sight and directly supervised as they enter the room. The change was made 12/8/19. Children will be supervised at all times and staff assigned for supervision will be present with the children assigned to them.
2019-12-04 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.94(a) - Fire drill every 60 days Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 12/4/19, the fire drill log indicated that the last fire drill was conducted on 8/20/19. The director reports that another fire drill was conducted after that date but had not been documented.

Correction Required: A fire drill shall be held at least every 60 days. Facility persons and children in attendance shall participate in the fire drill. Facility persons and children shall exit the building, weather permitting.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
We held a fire drill the day after the inspection. The director assigned a new staff member to be responsible for the fire drill schedule. A fire drill will be held each month to ensure there is no lapse in the schedule.
2019-07-30 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Facility person #1 has a PSP clearance dated 9/26/13, a child abuse clearance dated 10/9/13 and an FBI clearances dated 10/1/13. These clearances are all older that 60 months and are 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. Facility Person #1 may not work in a child care position at the facility. The LE must view the DHS vodcast regarding the Child Protective Services Law in the presence of the Certification Representative.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
FP#1 completed new clearance applications and the appropriate forms were placed in her file. FBI paperwork was picked up in Harrisburg on 8/12/19. All staff will be reminded to update paperwork as needed. Arrangements will be made with the Certification Representative to view the DHS Vodcast. Operator will comply with CPSL.
2019-07-30 Renewal 3270.182(3)/3270.182(5) - Consent for emergency medical care required prior to admission/Consent for administration of minor first-aid required prior to admission Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #1 does not have signed parental consent for emergency medical care or administration of minor first aid.

Correction Required: A child's record shall contain signed parental consent for emergency medical care for the child. Written consent is required prior to admission.A child's record shall contain signed parental consent for administration of minor first-aid procedures by facility staff. Written consent is required prior to admission.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Parent signed form as needed. A thorough check of all returned forms will be made to ensure all signatures are present.
2019-07-30 Renewal 3270.25(a) - Post the certificate of compliance Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The current certificate of compliance is not posted. The posted certificate has expired 10/24/18.

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 current certificate of Compliance was posted. The certificate of compliance will be posted when received.
2019-07-30 Renewal 3270.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Rep observed uncovered outlets in the powers strip under the computer desk.

Correction Required: Protective receptacle covers shall be placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Outlet plugs were put in the outlet strip. Staff will be reminded to replace the plugs when the outlets are not in use.
2019-07-30 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Rep observed water damaged ceiling tiles in the child care space.

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 property owner was notified of the report and is responsible for replacing the damaged tiles. Operator will check ceiling and other surfaces monthly and report any damage for repair.
2019-07-30 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Rep observed foam chairs in the preschool area that have holes in the vinyl covers

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Damaged area on the foam sitters were repaired as needed. Operator uses a checklist to inspect equipment monthly and any damages will be repaired.
2019-07-30 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #2 does not have a influenza vaccine documented for the 2018-19 flu season. There is not exemption letter on file. Child #2 is a preschool child.

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.)
Parent wrote note declining the flu shot and note was placed in the childs' file. Director will review immunization records and make sure that all documentation is on file.
2019-07-30 Renewal 3270.133(4) - Locked Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Rep observed an open purse on the floor in the preschool area with prescription medication visible inside. This was accessible to preschool children.

Correction Required: Medication shall be stored in a locked area of the facility or in an area that is out of the reach of children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff belongings will be placed out of the reach of children. Large hooks were hung in the closet area for staff to hang their belongings. All medication s in the facility will be kept locked or out of reach.
2019-07-30 Renewal 3270.133(7) - Medication log Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #3 has medication at the facility. Parent/guardian has completed the consent and medication instructions. Operator reports that medication is administered daily at 4pm but it has not been documented on the log since 10/18/18.

Correction Required: An operator is responsible to establish and maintain a medication log if prescription or nonprescription medication is administered.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A new medicine log was submitted by the childs grandmother. Staff will record each dosage given to the child . All medication administered to children at the facility will be recorded on a med log.

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