Lifespan Development Centers At Red Clay - Wilmington DE Licensed Child Care Center

(302) 650-4210

About the Provider

Description: The Lifespan Development Centers has a combined 50+ years of experience in building successful organizations and administrations that provide programs and services that deliver the highest level of satisfaction to our families. The Lifespan Development Centers is where families can find education programs for infants through school age students.

Additional Information: Special Conditions: Regulated Services:; Financial Arrangements: Purchase of Care; On Enforcement: Warning of Probation;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 41
  • Age Range: INFANT TO 8 YEARS
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: INFANT TO 8 YEARS
  • District Office: State of Delaware, Office of Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-822-2236 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor:

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Inspection/Report History

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Cited Date Regulation Code Correction Status
2017-06-22 16N - Records Pending
Corrective Action: Many center attendance records were not available for review during this complaint visit. The center shall maintain files and records applicable to licensing and have them accessible and available for review by OCCL at all times. Daily attendance records shall be retained for a minimum of three months. Records of staff daily work assignments, hours, and individual whereabouts are to be retained for a minimum period of three months. Any new attendance system should allow for clear representation of each classroom's assigned number and name of staff members, as well as the names of children present. Forward two weeks' worth of classroom attendance records that meets all of requirement 16. This can be accomplished through an electronic system such as Tadpoles, through classroom tracking sheets provided by OCCL, or can be accomplished by another sytem developed by the facility.
2017-05-31 20N - Personnel files Pending
Corrective Action: One staff member needs orientation and two references. One staff member needs abuse/neglect review, orientation, two references, a declaration waiver and drug/alcohol prohibition statement. Document attempts to retrieve service letters for both staff.
2017-05-17 16N - Records Corrected
Corrective Action: The preschool room did not yet have attendance taken for any of the eight children present in care. Attendance is to be taken at arrival and departure.
2017-05-17 28N - Staffing Pending
Corrective Action: The staff member that was named to OCCL as being in charge in the absence of the administrator and curriculum coordinator did not know she was in charge and did not remember signing the OCCL form regarding meeting this requirement. The signed form was observed during this visit. Determine the staff member who will meet this requirement, review the responsibilities with them, and document their training and acknowledgement of this role. Forward documentation verifying this has been completed by May 31, 2017. The PreK teacher left her classroom unsupervised to open the center door. Children are to be directly supervised at all times.
2017-05-17 43N - Toilet facilities Corrected
Corrective Action: Two staff stated they are still, at times, using a potty chair in the classroom, instead of in the bathroom. This was also cited at a January 26, 2017, visit. Potty chairs must be used in the bathroom.
2017-05-17 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: The infant room was out-of-ratio with one staff member and five infants. Classrooms are to be within correct ratio at all times. This was corrected at the visit. Two staff members stated they have stood in the doorway between two rooms to supervise both rooms at one time. This is not appropriate staff/child ratio. The appropriate number of staff are needed for room coverage to include bathroom and lunch breaks. Forward a schedule to OCCL of all staff assignments, the number of children enrolled in each classroom, and a coverage plan for lunch and bathroom breaks by May 31, 2017.
2017-05-17 66N - Program goals and planning Pending
Corrective Action: The Preschool and Prek rooms did not have current lesson plans posted. Post current lesson plans.
2017-02-10 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: Only appropriately qualified staff may be left alone with children. In reviewing sign-in sheets, it was observed that an intern qualified staff member was the only staff member signed into the preschool room from 9:15-10:22 on 2/9/17, with seven children. On two other days, a school-age site assistant qualified staff member was alone with children in the preschool room.
2017-02-10 27N - Staff qualifications Corrected
Corrective Action: Staff verification of experience should be sent out once the experience portion has been complated to meet the required qualifications. One staff member's verification of experience has only four months documented and does not meet the six month time frame or greater needed to meet qualifications.
2017-01-26 66N - Program goals and planning Corrected
Corrective Action: Post current lesson plan in the infant room. Ensure weekly activities are practiced and documented for music and healthy habits.

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