Kid's Kingdom A - Merrill WI Licensed Group Child Care

2004a E 10th St , Merrill WI 54452
(715) 722-0701
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Our mission is to create a safe and enjoyable environment where children are able to strive, learn and explore!

Additional Information: Initial License Date: 9/4/2012. Open Jan - Dec. 3 stars.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 2000871
  • Capacity: 100
  • Age Range: 2 Week(s) - 14 Year(s)
  • YoungStar Rating: 3
  • 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
2019-09-04 251.04(5)(a)4. Staff File - Physical Examination Report
Description: There were no physical examination reports on file for Staff A (on page 2 of the staff record checklist) and Staff E (on page 1 of the staff record checklist).
2019-09-04 251.04(5)(a)6. Staff File - Orientation & Continuing Education
Description: There was no documentation of orientation on file for Staff E (on page 1 of staff record checklist).
2019-09-04 251.06(11)(b)5. Outdoor Play Space - Energy-Absorbing Surfaces
Description: There was not at least 9 inches of wood chips underneath, and in a 4 foot fall zone of, slides and equipment with a platform or climbing surface of 4 feet or higher.
2019-04-10 251.04(2)(a) Compliance With Laws
Description: Contrary to s. 48.686(2)(ab) Wis. Stats., the center failed to submit caregiver background check requests to the department for Staff D and J. In addition, contrary to s. 48.686(4m)(c) Wis. Stats., the center failed to obtain an approved preliminary report indicating that Staff F was eligible to work in the child care program prior to her becoming a caregiver.
2019-04-10 251.04(5)(a)1. Staff File - Staff Record Information
Description: Documentation of staff record information was not on file for Staff H and K.
2019-04-10 251.04(5)(a)4. Staff File - Physical Examination Report
Description: There were no physical examination reports on file for Staff F, G, H and I.
2019-04-10 251.04(5)(a)8. Staff File - Days & Hours Worked
Description: Review of records from 12/10/18 to 3/1/19 show 130 times when staff did not sign out of classrooms and several dates when Staff A, C and D were signed into multiple classrooms at once, when physically impossible due to the location of the classrooms. Staff C confirmed records were inaccurate as it would have been impossible for staff to be in the upstairs classrooms and the downstairs classrooms at the same time.
2019-04-10 251.04(6)(b) Current, Accurate Daily Attendance Record
Description: From 12/10/18 to 3/1/19 there were 22 times when children were not signed out on attendance records. On 2/5/19 Staff A signed out of the Sapphire room at 3:40 p.m., leaving no other staff signed in, however, Child 1 wasn't signed out of Sapphire until 4:05 p.m., Child 2 wasn't signed out until 4:08 p.m. and Child 3 wasn't signed out until 4:50 p.m. The licensing specialist observed Staff B sign Child 4 out of the Amethyst room at 8:40 a.m. on 3/4/19, when the actual time was after 8:50 a.m. Staff C then signed Child 4 into the Ruby room at 8:40 a.m. even though that was not the correct time.
2019-04-10 251.05(1)(c) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
Description: There was no certificate of completion on file for Staff G for infant and child CPR w/AED.
2019-04-10 251.05(1)(g)1. Assistant Child Care Teacher - Supervision
Description: On 4/10/19 the licensing specialist observed Staff E and F working together in the Ruby/Topaz room, Staff H and I working together in the Sapphire room and Staff G working alone in the Opal room. Based on record review and interview, none of these staff are yet qualified as assistant teachers. These staff are required by licensing rule to work under the supervision of a child care teacher, however, there were no qualified child care teachers supervising in the Ruby/Topaz, Sapphire and Opal rooms on 4/10/19.
2019-04-10 251.05(1)(g)2. Assistant Child Care Teacher - Qualifications
Description: Per staff interviews, Staff G did not complete 1 noncredit, department-approved course in early childhood education within 6 months after assuming the position of assistant teacher.
2019-04-10 251.05(2)(d) Food Service Personnel - Orientation, Training
Description: The cook (Staff D) has not received annual training of at least 4 hours in kitchen sanitation, food handling and nutrition.
2019-04-10 251.05(3)(a) Supervision - Teacher Per Group Of Children
Description: On 4/10/19, there was not at least 1 qualified child care teacher supervising each group of children in the Ruby/Topaz, Sapphire and Opal rooms. All 3 rooms were staffed with assistant teachers.
2019-04-10 251.05(3)(c) Close Supervision Of Children
Description: On 3/4/19 the licensing specialist observed a 2-year-old (Child 5) walk into an empty Topaz room alone & unsupervised, where he was found approximately 1 minute later by Staff C. Child 5's teacher, Staff B, was observed in the hallway looking for Child 5 & calling his name. On 4/10/19 the specialist also observed Staff B on her cell phone in the Amethyst room, children who were not within sight supervision of a child care worker in the Ruby room & staff who were not guiding children's behavior to assure safety in the Ruby/Topaz room when children were climbing up shelving & onto a tall table.
2019-04-10 251.05(3)(d) Child Care Worker - 10 Hour Care Limit
Description: Staff C was signed in, and included in the staff-to-child ratios, for more than 10 hours a day on 1/3/19, 1/9/19, 1/15/19, 1/17/19, 2/4/19, 2/5/19, 2/13/19 and 3/1/19. Staff C confirmed she has provided care to children more than 10 hours a day.

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Reviews

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Meagan Apr 27, 2017
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

We brought my 6 week daughter to their care. After her first week she started projectile vomiting and we ended up in the emergency room worried about her being dehydrated. My daughter ended up putting her on acid reflux medication and her needing gas drops each time she eats. We finally figured out the problem. My husband walked in to her bottle being propped up in a bouncy chair while the other employees stood around or sat on the couch. When my husband brought this up to the office (because it is against state regulations). When he brought that up Dolly's response was "They (as in State) can't do anything unless they catch us." WHAT? Who says that to their customers, let alone has those morals. Our daughter is no longer in their care and no longer vomiting and is coming off her medication. Reported this to state as well. I don't suggest taking your child their unless you want a center with no morals, or ethics and don't care when your child is being improperly taken care of.

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