Kosciusko County Head Start - Mentone IN Licensed Center

301 E. Jackson St., Mentone IN 46539
(574) 267-2451

About the Provider

Description: Head Start provides comprehensive child development services to low-income children and families, with a focus on helping preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school.  Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, disability, social, mental health and other services to enrolled children and families.

Additional Information: Head Start Center; PTQ Level 4;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 22
  • License Number: 1100111
  • Age Range: Three-Six
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Bureau of Child Care
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-511-1144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Type/Date Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
Poisons, chemicals, and hazardous items 2017-12-14
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100
First aid kit on hanging on wall contains Rapid Relief Cold pack - keep out of reach of childrenTop desk drawer of desk -Bottle of ibuprofen
Hand washing facility; water temperature and flow
Type of correction needed: 410 IAC 7-24-342
Water Supply and Plumbing
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-114
The water temperature was too low.
Disposable towels in a dispenser or electrical hand dryersthat operate at a maximum temperature of one hundred twenty (120) degrees Fahrenheit shall be within reach of the children by the sinks. If the center uses electrical hand dryers, they must provide one (1) for each sink
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(j)
Toilet paper on a dispenser shall be available and within reach of the children by each toilet
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(h)
Playground and Outdoor Safety
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-66
*** Repeat Non-Compliance***There is some Little Tykes playground equipment that needs to be removed, as it doesn't meet the CPSC guidelines for playgrounds.
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113
There were paper towels that were placed in a basket by the sink. All paper towels need to be in or on a dispenser.
Childrens admission records
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-36
4 children's immunization records weren't up to date.
The specific guidelines of the most current, Handbook for Public Playground Safety, as published by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207, shall be used to determine compliance with the following safety rules: Assembly, installation, and the anchoring process shall be completed in strict accordance with the manufacturers specifications 2015-12-18
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-66(1)
The large slide on the playground had a small gap between the slide chute and the slide platform that is an entanglement hazard. This gap needs to be closed.
The administrator or director is responsible for maintaining all interior and exterior surfaces, including walls, floors, ceilings, equipment, toys, furnishings, and cribs, in a safe condition, free of sharp points or jagged edges, splinters, protruding nails or wires, loose parts, rusty parts, or materials containing poisonous substances 2014-12-22
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-99(c)
4 ceiling tiles have water spots

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