Kinston Child Care Center - Kinston NC Three Star Center License

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About the Provider

Description: KINSTON CHILD CARE CENTER is a Three Star Center License in KINSTON NC, with a maximum capacity of 199 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 0 through 12. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: Three Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 5455069
  • Capacity: 199
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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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 Violations Rule
2024-04-03 Unannounced Inspection No
2024-03-25 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2024-03-25 Violation 125 10A NCAC 09 .0302(d)(4)
Daily records of arrival and departure times for children enrolled at the center were not maintained as children arrive and depart and/or were not made available for review. Arrival times were not documented for enrolled children arriving from 6:30am - 8:00am.
2024-03-25 Violation 301 GS 110-91(7);.0713(a-e)
Minimum staff/child ratios and group sizes for the number and ages of children in care were not met. Between 6:30am and 6:40am, nineteen (19) children, ranging in age from one (1) to seven (7) years of age were grouped together in space five (5), the classroom for four- to five-year-old children. Although there was adequate staff to ensure compliance with staff/child ratio, the maximum group size was required to be 12 due to the youngest child in attendance being one (1) year of age.
2024-03-25 Violation 303 .1801(a)(1-5)
Children were not adequately supervised at all times. On Friday, March 15, 2024, a teaching staff member walked out of the classroom for two year old children, leaving the children alone and unsupervised. The classroom was without a teacher for approximately two minutes. On Monday, March 25, 2024, a child four years of age, left space 5 unsupervised. The child walked down the hall and entered space 4, the classroom for children one year of age. The teacher in space 5 did not know the child left the classroom.
2024-03-15 Unannounced Inspection No
2024-03-12 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2024-03-12 Violation 301 GS 110-91(7);.0713(a-e)
Minimum staff/child ratios and group sizes for the number and ages of children in care were not met. Upon arrival, there were thirty-eight children present in space 5, ranging from one year of age to seven years of age. There was one teacher present in the room when I arrived, and an additional teacher arrived shortly after my arrival. Due to the classroom having a child one year of age present, the required staff/child ratio in this classroom would be 1/6. There were six children present in space 3, ranging in age from infant to two years of age, with one teacher present. This classroom is designated for infant-aged children; therefore, the required staff/child ratio in this classroom would be 1/5.
2024-03-12 Violation 316 10A NCAC 09 .0713(a)(5)
Children under one year of age were not kept separate from children two years and older. In space 3, there was a child two years of age present in the classroom for infant-age children. There were two infant-age children present, three children one year of age present, and one child two years of age present.
2024-03-12 Violation 104 10A NCAC 09 .0304(b)
Center has not passed required sanitation inspection and received an approved or superior rating. The facility did not receive an approved inspection prior to the expiration of the previous inspection. The previous inspection was completed on 9/14/2022 and the current inspection was completed on 10/11/2023.
2024-03-12 Violation 106 10A NCAC 09 .0304(a)
Operator has not scheduled and obtained a fire inspection within 12 months of the previous inspection. Operator did not submit the original approved report to DCDEE within one week of the inspection visit on a form provided by the Division. The facility has not obtained a fire inspection within 12 months of the previous inspection date of 2-23-2023.
2024-03-12 Violation 428 GS 110-91(12); .0508(a)
A current activity plan was not posted for each group of children for reference. A current activity plan was not posted for the classroom for two year old children, space 2.
2024-03-12 Violation 526 10A NCAC 09 .0901(b)
Menus for all meals and snacks were not current or posted where easily seen by parents and cook. The menu that was posted for the facility was not current. The date ended on 3/8/2024.
2024-03-12 Violation 609 15A NCAC 18A .2803(a)
Staff did not wash their hands thoroughly before beginning work, before/after handling food, before bottle feeding or serving to other children, after toileting or handling body fluids, after diaper changing and after handling soiled items. In space 2, K. Roberson did not wash her hands after changing a pull-up. The same teacher assisted a child with washing hands; however, the steps in washing hands were not followed correctly.
2024-03-12 Violation 807 10A NCAC 09 .0601(a)
A safe indoor and outdoor environment was not provided for the children. There were active fire ant mounds on the playground for school-age children. Paint was peeling off the walls in all classrooms.

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