Legrande Learning Center - Hickory NC Four Star Center License

3720 NORTH CENTER STREET , HICKORY NC 28601
(828) 327-4422
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: At Le Grande Learning Center, we believe that every child deserves an opportunity to grow and learn in a warm and nurturing environment, with caring, experienced and educated individuals that focus on the needsof the child. Providing developmentally appropriate activities and positive interaction and supervision while promoting diversity, values and creativity is a daily goal. We believe our early childhood educators must embrace the whole family to assure the success of the child, and that family involvement and support enhance a child's growth and potential.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 18000403
  • Capacity: 165
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations 4 Star Licensed Facility
  • Rate Range $135-$145/week
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Full-Time
  • 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

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Date Type Violations Rule
2023-06-27 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-06-27 Violation 840 .2820(b)
All corrosive agents, pesticides, bleaches, detergents, cleansers, polishes, any product which is under pressure in an aerosol dispenser, and any substance which may be hazardous to a child if ingested, inhaled, or handled were not stored in a locked room or cabinet. An unlocked restroom located on a hallway that children pass through contained two Swiffer Wet Jet Mops that contained the Swiffer Wet Jet solution that has a warning label of "Keep out of Reach of Children" and additional warnings.
2023-06-27 Violation 847 10A NCAC 09 .0803(4)(6-9)
Parent's medication authorization did not include required information. In space 1A one medication authorization form did not include the medications correct expiration date. In space 1B one medication authorization form did not include the medications expiration date and did not include the dates of the standing permission to administer on the form.
2023-06-27 Violation 1035 .0701(a)
Child care providers, including the director, uncompensated providers, substitute providers, and volunteers did not have the required Emergency Information Form on file on or before the first day of work, which included all the required information and/or the information on the form was not updated as changes occur and at least annually. One staff member with a hire date of May 15, 2023 did not have an Emergency Information Form on file prior to the first day of work.
2023-06-15 Unannounced Inspection No
2023-01-24 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-01-24 Violation 716 .0605(j)
All stationary equipment, more than 18 inches high, was not installed over protective surfacing. On playground #3 and #4, the mulch surfacing under and around the stationary equipment and swings was observed to be deteriorated and compacted so it was less than 6 inches deep.
2023-01-24 Violation 721 G.S. 110-91(6); .0601(b)
All equipment and furnishings were not in good repair. In the bathroom, in space 5b, I observed the tank lid to be broken and cracked. There was clear packing tape on the tank cover to hold it together. Please replace or repair the toilet tank cover. On playground #3, I observed a play kitchen that was missing a door exposing the metal hinges, with a broken faucet, and missing a shelf exposing the screws. The Assistant Director removed the kitchen from the playground. On playground #1, I observed a riding toy that was missing a handle exposing a gap where a child could get their finger stuck. The Assistant Director removed the riding toy from the play area.
2023-01-24 Violation 840 .2820(b)
All corrosive agents, pesticides, bleaches, detergents, cleansers, polishes, any product which is under pressure in an aerosol dispenser, and any substance which may be hazardous to a child if ingested, inhaled, or handled were not stored in a locked room or cabinet. In space #3b, in an unlocked cabinet, I observed an aerosol can of Mod Podge craft spray. The product was placed in locked storage during today’s visit. In the kitchen, I observed a gallon of bleach, an aerosol can of window cleaner, and other products labeled “Keep Out of the Reach of Children” with additional warnings on a cart. All products in aerosol products as well as all products labeled “Keep Out of the Reach of Children” with additional warnings must be kept in locked storage. A locked kitchen is not considered locked storage. The products were moved into a locked storage closet today.
2023-01-24 Violation 841 15A NCAC 18A .2820(d)
Medications including prescription and non-prescription items were not stored in a locked cabinet or other locked container. In the vans used to transport children, in the first aid kits, I observed assorted single dose medication packs. Please remember all medications must be kept in locked storage. The Assistant Director removed the medications from the first aid kits and threw them away during the visit.
2023-01-24 Violation 849 .0803(12)
Leftover medicines were not returned to the parent after the course of treatment was completed, after authorization was withdrawn or after authorization had expired and/or medication was not discarded within 72 hours of completion of treatment or withdrawal of authorization. In space # 4a, I observed a prescription medication that had expired in December 2022. Please remember all medications that have expired or that have ended treatment must be returned to the parent or discarded within 72 hours. The Assistant Director removed the medication from the classroom and called the parent. The parent told him to throw the medication in the trash, which he did during the visit.
2023-01-24 Violation 1048 .1102(c)
All staff did not successfully complete certification in First Aid appropriate to the age of children in care. Verification of staff completion of First Aid training from an approved training organization was not in the staff file. One employee's (R.A.) first aid expired in December 2022.
2023-01-24 Violation 1049 .1102(d)
All staff did not successfully complete certification in CPR training appropriate to the age of the children in care. Verification of staff completion of the CPR course from an approved training organization was not in the staff file. One employee's CPR expired in December 2022.
2023-01-24 Violation 1811 .0604(u);.0302(d)(8)
Shelter-in-place or lockdown drills were not practiced every three months and/or drill record was incomplete. Emergency drill required to be completed at least every three months were not done as required within the correct time frame.
2022-04-07 Unannounced Inspection Yes

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Reviews

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Anonymous Feb 08, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My daughter has been at LeGrande since the Nursery and we love it there. The staff are very friendly and nurturing with the children and you can tell they truly love the children in their care.

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Anonymous Feb 03, 2016
I am an employee

as a precious employee, this daycare is not a daycare I would recommend to a parent. The kids do not go on field trips, they do not do anything outside of these walls other than the play ground, they owner is very rude and the director is horrible. The director will scream at you infront of the children, they give don't give you the hours that they say when you get hired on. They will cut your hours and give it to there favorite people and let them get 9 hours a day. Which is super unfair. If you tell me I'm going to have set hours and work this and that and I decide to take your job offer instead of someone else's, I expect to get those hours. I also think it's ridiculous that I take care of children all day long, feed them, change them, and Bunch of other crud to only get paid minimum wage. They yell at the kids. Yank them up. Cuss at them. Threaten them. I had one tell the kid she would rip his face off. This place is horrible to the employees and the kids.

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