Lehigh Valley Childrens Centers/monocacy Manor - Bethlehem PA Child Care Center

395 BRIDLE PATH RD , BETHLEHEM PA 18017
(484) 821-0465

About the Provider

Description: LVCC is the largest full-service, year-round early education and child care provider in the region with 21 locations in the Lehigh Valley. LVCC provides high quality early education and child care to promote healthy child development, meet the needs of families, and encourage children to discover the joy of learning.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00180097
  • Capacity: 83
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: Bethlehem Area
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 14
  • District Office Phone: (610) 437-6000 ext 2 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-02-07 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.192(5) - Two written references Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During an Allocated Unannounced Monitoring Inspection on 2/7/2020, Staff #1 only had one written, nonfamily reference on file.

Correction Required: A facility person's record shall include two written, nonfamily references from individuals attesting to the person's suitability to serve as a facility person

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The second written reference was placed in Staff #1 file. In the future two written references will be collected, and placed in the staff's file at the time of hire.
2020-02-07 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.21 - General Health and Safety Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During an Allocated Unannounced Monitoring Inspection on the morning of 2/7/2020, the smoke detector in the downstairs classroom was not working due to having a dead battery.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A battery was replaced at the time of inspection. In the future the facilities smoke detector, and emergency lights will be checked daily by the director and classroom staff.
2019-07-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.115(a)(6) - Lifeguard training/supervision Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During a pool visit on 7/18/2019, Staff #1 was identified as the lifeguard for this LVCC location. Staff #1 was also identified as the lifeguard for a separate LVCC location where children were swimming at the same time.

Correction Required: When children are swimming, supervision shall include one person certified in lifeguard training, as described in 3270.31(e)(4)(iii) (relating to age and training).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A lifeguard will be provided for each separate LVCC location. In the future LVCC will staff lifeguards per each centers swim time.
2019-07-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.133(5) - Original label Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During a pool visit on 7/18/2019, the inhaler that was in the emergency bag for Child #1 read that it expired in May 2019.

Correction Required: Medication shall be stored in accordance with the manufacturer's or health professional's instructions on the original label.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The medication was sent back with the parents requiring an updated inhaler to be sent back with the child. In the future all medication will be checked for proper instructions, and expiration dates.
2019-07-12 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(a)/3270.113(a)(1) - Supervised at all times /Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The following was verified through a parent statement and corrective action written statement by administrative staff: On the afternoon of 7/8/2019, Staff #1 was observed during naptime to be laying down on the floor sleeping next to a child in the older toddler classroom when the parent arrived to pick-up her child. Staff #1 was responsible supervising 6 children at this time. It is unknown how long Staff #1 was sleeping for on the afternoon of 7/8/2019.

Correction Required: Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times. Outdoor play space used by the facility is considered part of the facility premises. Children must be supervised at all times. Each staff person shall be assigned the responsibility for supervision of specific children. The staff person shall know the names and whereabouts of the children in his assigned group. The staff person shall be physically present with the children in his group on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Supervision policy will be reviewed and a coaching and mentoring series will take place in each classroom to ensure that each staff knows the whereabouts of their children, and can see, hear, direct, and asses the activity of the supervisee. In the future the center will review LVCC supervision policy annually.
2018-06-08 Renewal 3270.161(a) - Wholesome Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: An expired container of yogurt which read use by 4/30/2018 was found in the preschool classroom refrigerator.

Correction Required: Food stored, prepared or served shall be clean, wholesome, free from spoilage, free from adulteration and safe for human consumption.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All outside food that come in the center will be checked for proper used by dates. In the future staff will monitor and check dates of food brought into the center with daily inventory checks.
2018-06-08 Renewal 3270.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff #1 began working at the facility on 7/24/2017, but did not complete the required mandated reporter training until May of 2018.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). All newly hired staff must complete the required mandated reporter training within 90 days of hire.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff will have mandated reporter training within 90 days of their start date. In the future the director and staff will track and record dates of trainings to meet the required timeline.
2017-06-08 Renewal 3270.113(a)(1) - Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the date and time of this inspection, during a walk through of the facility, Staff 7 and 8 were working in the infant room with a group of 2 infants and 4 toddlers. Both staff indicated when asked who they were assigned to for supervision and ratio purposes stated they were not assigned to anyone that they were only filling in for a break and the other was a floater that day.

Correction Required: Each staff person shall be assigned the responsibility for supervision of specific children. The staff person shall know the names and whereabouts of the children in his assigned group. The staff person shall be physically present with the children in his group on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff attended training on Supervising Children on 6/20/17. That included the responsibility of supervising the assigned group of children and recognizing their names. Classroom teachers list their group of assigned children on dry erase board and paper. class list. In the future supervision policy and procedures will be reviewed with any new staff, and annually with other staff.
2017-06-08 Renewal 3270.113(c)/3270.113(d) - No ridicule or threaten harm/No harsh language Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the date and time of this inspection, Staff 1 could be heard speaking harshly and in a threatening tone to a child. Staff 1 was heard saying "wait until I tell your mother" and "wait until tomorrow".

Correction Required: A facility person may not single out the child for ridicule, threaten harm to the child or the child`s family and may not specifically aim to degrade the child or the child`s family.A facility person may not use harsh, demeaning or abusive language in the presence of children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A staff person completed a training on June 16, 17. Bouncing back from Stress. Center director have started offering 5-10 min breaks as per the staffs need. The director is mentoring a staff member for positive reinforcement and tracking her interaction with children. In the future all staff will review positive interactions policy annually.
2017-06-08 Renewal 3270.161(a)/3270.161(d) - Wholesome/Potentially hazardous food refrigerated Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the date of this inspection, a walk through of the facility was conducted. While in the pre-k room it was noted that lunch had been delivered at approximately 10:45 am, would be sitting in the room until lunch would be served at approximately 11:15am. Staff reported approximate times of lunch delivery and time to be served to the children. This lunch contained dairy and meat and would have been required to be refrigerated until lunch was served to the children.

Correction Required: Food stored, prepared or served shall be clean, wholesome, free from spoilage, free from adulteration and safe for human consumption. Potentially hazardous food brought from the child`s home or provided by the facility shall be refrigerated.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
After delivering any food or dairy products to a classroom the teacher will place those items that should be refrigerated in the refrigerator. In the future food and or dairy that should not be left out will not be brought out until 5 minutes before lunch.
2017-06-08 Renewal 3270.31(e) - Annual 6 hrs. training Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the date and time of this inspection, staff files were viewed. Staff file 2, 3, 4 and 5 did not contain documentation of 6-hours of annual child care training.

Correction Required: A staff person shall obtain an annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff files 2,3,4, and 5s hard copy of the documentation of 6 hours of annual training was put in their file. All staff obtained an online training record through PA keys. In the future annual training hours will be placed in each staffs file upon completion of their training.
2017-06-08 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the date and time of this inspection, staff files were viewed. Staff file 1 had a date of hire of 10/31/16 and the file did not contain a complete FBI clearance. Staff file 6 had a date of hire of 5/15/17 and the file only contained a volunteer state police clearance. Upon walking through the facility on this date, Staff 1 and 6 were both working alone in the preschool room and were not supervised by a qualified staff. AT VERIFICATION ON 7/7/17, STAFF FILE 1 STILL HAD AN INCOMPLETE FBI CLEARANCE WITH NO RAP SHEET ATTACHED AND THE CLEARANCE READS RECORD EXISTS BUT NO CONVICTION IS SHOWN.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person`s record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record and child abuse registry clearance information, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL. Facility Person # 1 and 6 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff 1s original clearance was brought to the center on 6/8/2017 and put into the staffs file. In the future any staff hired will have clearances for their file that are up to date. The center director will sign off on the file that comes from the main office to certify all required papers are there. Staff 6 state police volunteer clearance was removed and the appropriate state police clearance was put into the file. In the future all correct copies will be made of clearances, and signed off by the director when the file arrives at the center.

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