Kidz Ink Iii - Dover DE Licensed Child Care Center

(302) 730-4730
2 Reviews

About the Provider


At Kidz, Ink we are a commuity.  We value each families unique differences and needs. We focus on each child by allowing them to learn in a safe environment that encourages them to explore and develop life long skills.  We use a nationally accrediated curriculum for every level of learning.  You will not be disappointed and most of all you'll feel welcome. We are a family and we'd love for you to join our family. If you are not 100% satisfied with your child’s current early childhood experience, contact one of our 6 schools for a tour. 

Additional Information:

Initial Licensed Date: 03/17/97; Stars Rating: Five Stars; Special Conditions: Regulated Services:;

Financial Arrangements: Child Care Food Program;Profit;Purchase of Care; Reported Injuries & Deaths: 2019: 1 facility injury. No facility deaths reported.;

Reported Injuries & Deaths: 2019: 1 facility injury. No facility deaths reported.;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 151
  • Age Range: 6 weeks through 12 years.
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Delaware Stars
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Languages Supported: English, Spanish
  • Transportation: Field Trips, To/From School
  • Schools Served: William Henry, S. Dover, East Dover, Holy Cross
  • District Office: State of Delaware, Office of Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-822-2236 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor:

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Date Type Regulation Code Status
2020-08-03 Non Compliance 15U - Governing Body Corrected
Corrective Action: Per the Governor’s COVID-19 State of Emergency, child care providers are required to wear face coverings throughout the day unless the provider can maintain a six feet distance from others. Upon entering the building LS Kalafut observed Staff #1 and Staff #2 on the lobby camera improperly wearing face coverings while putting children to sleep in the classroom. LS Kalafut observed Ms. Miller wearing a face mask below her nose. LS Kalafut also observed Staff #5 without a face mask in the classroom. This was corrected when Ms. Miller provided the staff member with a face mask and all face coverings were worn properly by staff.
2020-08-03 Non Compliance 58U - Sanitation Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure each classroom is equipped with soap and water in addition to disinfectant. The four-year-old classroom was observed without soap and water. This was corrected when the classroom was provided a labeled soap and water bottle.
2020-08-03 Non Compliance 27U - Ratios, Group Size, and Supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure group sizes and staff-to-child ratios are followed at all times. Upon review of morning attendance records, the school-age classroom had 16 children with one staff member for five minutes. Send attendance records to OCCL for the morning classrooms dated 08/04/2020- 08/07/2020.
2020-02-11 Non Compliance 24U - Staff Qualifications Corrected
Corrective Action: The administrator or curriculum coordinator need to submit proof of having 15 hours of training in school-age care.
2020-02-11 Non Compliance 50U - Kitchen and Food Preparation Corrected
Corrective Action: The temperature of the freezer was at 10 degrees. Repair or replace the freezer. Degrees should be at zero or below. Prepare by or replace food that has reached the expiration date. There were two packages of hamburger buns on the pantry shelf with expired dates.
2020-02-11 Non Compliance 30U - Personnel Files Corrected
Corrective Action: Four staff members each need two reference letters. One staff member needs a health appraisal.
2020-02-11 Non Compliance 72U - Feeding of Infants Corrected
Corrective Action: Update the infant feeding schedule monthly. Submit schedules for the month of February for four infants in care.
2020-02-11 Non Compliance 38U - Parents Right to Know Corrected
Corrective Action: Submit the Parent's Right to Know log.
2020-02-11 Non Compliance 23U - Center Policies-Parent/Guardian Handbook Corrected
Corrective Action: Revise the parent handbook to include all required policies.
2020-02-11 Non Compliance 40U - Child Files Corrected
Corrective Action: One child needs a documented parents right to know for their file. One child needs nap mat permission for their file.
2019-02-11 Non Compliance 66N - Program goals and planning Corrected
Corrective Action: Post a daily schedule in every classroom. Two classrooms were missing daily schedules.
2019-02-11 Non Compliance 13N - OCCL notified of events? Organized system of business management? Corrected
Corrective Action: A child was injured at the center and was taken for medical treatment. The center failed to notify OCCL as required. Ensure OCCL is notified within one day by voice contact when it is known that a child received outside medical care from an injury that occurred while the child was in care at the center. This was corrected at visit.
2019-02-11 Non Compliance 60N - Administration of medication Corrected
Corrective Action: Obtain medication permission for two children.
2019-02-11 Non Compliance 19N - Child files Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure child files are complete. Nine children need updated health appraisals with immunization records.
2019-02-11 Non Compliance 49N - Emergency planning Corrected
Corrective Action: Purchase an emergency water supply.

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A concerned parent Sep 03, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

KIDZ ink 3 is the worst place to send your child. At first you are persuaded by the fancy pony and a show that they do to get you to enroll but afterwards it’s all down Hill. They change teachers so much that it provides no stability for the kids, and the teachers that left are the good ones who get no credit. The children get fed the bare minimum meal and my bird eats more than what’s being served. Teachers are too busy gossiping to actually watch your baby, and that’s where the unexplained bruises come in....Meanwhile, the bottom of the barrel child neglecters who can’t seem to get hired anywhere else are left to “care” for your child. Unexplained, bruises, teachers bullying children because they’re too small to fend for them self. Then when or IF YOUR child tells you the horror stories the teachers and head supervisors conspire to Deny every allegation to avoid taking any responsibility. The advisors claim that there is an open door policy but there isn’t. As soon as you attempt to address any problems that would render you uncomfortable as a parent they blame your child and Instantly write up reports against said child to save their own tails. This place does NOT HAVE THE BEST INTEREST FOR YOUR BABY AND ONLY CARE ABOUT THE MONEY.

My child was allowed by this school to be molested by another child due to neglect of the teachers and when brought to the attention of both superviseirs, my son was a target for them to mentally abuse, bully then expell to cover up their hanous and unprofessional practice.

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Owner Response
Aretha K Jan 17, 2020
This review is false and flat out slander. Unfortunately, this was posted by a disgruntled parent who's child had been suspended by Kidz Ink on several occasions for his behavior and ultimately we had to make the tough decisions to terminated enrollment. Fifty Percent of our staff are Director qualified and exceed state requirements. We use and implement a Nationally Awarded Curriculum and every child that graduates from our program meets and exceeds testing into Kindergarten. It's truly unfortunate that this parent continues down this path even after receiving Cease and Desist letters. Our 21 Years of educating and caring for hundreds of Delaware children in a safe environment speaks for itself. We wish her and her son well. Aretha Kitson Chief Administrator
Lisa Jones Nov 17, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

They only care about the money, not your children. The owners are insensitive and only care about tuition.

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