KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER 073022 - Willow Street PA Child Care Center

218 WILLOW VALLEY LAKES DR , WILLOW STREET PA 17584
(717) 464-2615

About the Provider

Description: Welcome to KinderCare at Willow Street! We strive to offer an exceptional child and parent experience. We invite you to join our KinderCare Family and experience a positive early childhood education. Our teachers are dedicated to providing a nurturing and educational environment for each individual child. We focus on a rich curriculum designed for each separate age group and positive guidance to allow each child to grow into confident students. Our teachers are passionate and driven to offer learning through exploration, teacher guided activities and student driven activities. We invite you to come meet our teachers and explore our fun and educational center. See you soon! :)

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00180082
  • Capacity: 93
  • Age Range: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Infant Programs, Toddler Programs, Discovery Preschool Programs, Preschool Programs, Private Kindergarten Programs, Before and After School Programs, Summer Programs
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 10
  • District Office Phone: (717) 854-2273 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-07-22 Renewal 3270.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Facility person #1 was hired on 7/9/19. The file for facility person # 1 does not contain a completed out of state child abuse and criminal record check for North Carolina. Although the LE has an approved waiver on file [dated 1/2/2020], the requirement to have the appropriate out of state clearances on file was not met.

Correction Required: Facility employee #1 must be removed from childcare position by close of business. All required clearances must be obtained before facility person#1 may resume a child care position.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All out of state clearances will be requested and required by all employees before their first day at work. We have temporarily suspended the employee and did request out of state clearances. We are waiting a response from N. Carolina.
2020-07-22 Renewal 3270.63 - Unsafe Areas in Outdoor Space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Upon inspection of the outdoor play area, it was found that there was 5-6 inches of mulch under the embedded equipment at multiple locations [9 inches required].

Correction Required: If unsafe areas or conditions are in or near an outdoor play space, fencing or natural barriers are required to restrict children from those unsafe areas or conditions.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A work order has been submitted requesting delivery of mulch to playground. In the future, playground mulch will be maintained at teh depth required by regulations at all times.
2019-06-10 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In the 2 year old classroom, 2 soft play blocks were found to have ripped/torn plastic coverings (Corrected on site).

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.)
Blocks were immediately thrown away. Reviewed with teachers that all toys, play equipment and other items must be clean, in good repair and free from harm or be thrown away immediately.
2019-06-10 Renewal 3270.102(c) - Outdoor equip.- protective surfacing Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Upon inspection of the playground areas, it was found that the required amount of loose fill/mulch was not in place.

Correction Required: Outdoor equipment that requires embedded mounting must be mounted over a loose-fill or unitary playground protective surface covering that meets the recommendations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The equipment must be anchored firmly and be in good repair.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Work order for yearly mulch is placed at the end of April or beginning of May. Waiting on vendor to deliver product.
2019-06-10 Renewal 3270.106(j) - Prohibit items in crib Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Upon inspection of the infant care room, it was discovered that there was a 'boppy' pillow under the mattress inverting the head end of the crib of one child.

Correction Required: Toys, bumper pads, or pillows may not be present in a crib while an infant is sleeping in the crib.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
'Boppy' was immediately removed. Center purchased appropriate wedge as per doctor's instructions and informed the mother we were not able to use a 'boppy' per her request. Moving forward, future children with this request will be required to provide their own device along with medical documentation from pediatrician.
2019-06-10 Renewal 3270.124(c) - Each child care space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While conducting an inspection of the outdoor play space, it was found that emergency contact information was present for all the children.

Correction Required: When children are in the facility, emergency contact information shall be present in a child care space for children receiving care in the space.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff immediately reviewed all binders and added necessary documents. Reviewed with all staff that emergency binders in backpacks must match classroom emergency binders. Requirements will be reviewed at all monthly staff meetings.
2019-06-10 Renewal 3270.124(f)/3270.181(c) - Updated every 6 months/Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #1 records do not show that the parent reviewed and signed the Emergency Contact information within a 6 month timeframe. Emergency contact was reviewed 6/25/2018 and then again 2/26/2019.

Correction Required: The parent shall update in writing emergency contact information once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the informationA parent is required to review and update the emergency contact information and the financial agreement at least once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the information.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
We now conduct reviews of Emergency Contact/Consent and enrollment agreements every 6 months for all families that are enrolled in the Center.
2019-06-10 Renewal 3270.27(c) - Training regarding plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for staff #1 and #2, did not include documentation of training regarding the emergency plan at the initial hire date.

Correction Required: The operator shall assure that each facility person receives training regarding the emergency plan at the time of initial employment, on an annual basis and at the time of each plan update. The operator shall document the date of each training and the names of all facility persons who received the training and kept on file at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All new hire employees will go through emergency plan training on 1st day of work and again bi-annually with all other staff effective immediately.
2018-11-06 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.106(e) - Seasonal coverings Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #1 was being covered with a swaddle that was not provided nor agreed upon by the child's parent.

Correction Required: Seasonal, appropriate covering, such as sheets or blankets, shall be provided as agreed between the child's parent and the operator.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
As soon as mom notified via e-mail on 10/22 we immediately stopped swaddling the child. After our licensing visit we made the determination to throw out all swaddles. In the future if parent asks to swaddle they will provide and put in writing along with stating it is up to them to inform us immediately when the child begins to roll.
2018-11-06 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.106(j) - Prohibit items in crib Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: It was observed child #1 had a beaded teething pacifier holder clipped to his clothing which was observed to be up close to his neck while he was sleeping in a crib. (CORRECTED ON SITE)

Correction Required: Toys, bumper pads, or pillows may not be present in a crib while an infant is sleeping in the crib.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
During the inspection the beaded teething pacifier holder was unclipped from the child's clothing and removed from the crib. In the future only a pacifier will be used while an infant is sleeping in a crib. All teachers were re-trained.
2018-07-23 Renewal 3270.103 - Small Toys and Objects Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Small items. less than 1 inch in diameter were observed in the toddler room in the craft / sensory bin. Removed during inspection.

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.)
Classroom teachers were coached and all items have been removed. No small items that pose a choke hazard will be in the classroom.
2018-07-23 Renewal 3270.151(a)/3270.151(c)(4) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter/Information re: medical problems Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The pre employment health assessment in file for staff 1 does not address the presence/ absence of health problems or communicable disease and suitability for employment with children.

Correction Required: A facility person providing direct care who comes into contact with the children or who works with food preparation shall have a health assessment conducted within 12 months prior to providing initial service in a child care setting and every 24 months thereafter. A health assessment is valid for 24 months following the date of signature, if the person does not contract a communicable disease or develop a medical problem. An adult health assessment must include information on medical problems that might threaten the health of the children or prohibit a staff person from providing adequate care to children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
This employee did not work until health assessment was completed and submitted. All staff will have a completed health assessment on file before starting employment.
2018-07-23 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Rugs in the Pre-K and school age room were observed to be soiled, lifting and fraying, presenting a tripping hazard. Rug in preschool room had multiple stains / soiled areas.

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.)
New flooring was installed in both classrooms.

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