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

(302) 650-4210
2 Reviews

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: 6 weeks through 8 years.
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • 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
2018-03-25 64N - Feeding of Infants Corrected
Corrective Action: Obtain monthly updates to infant feeding statements. Forward for one child.
2018-03-25 66N - Program goals and planning Corrected
Corrective Action: Set up art area with related equipment in the toddler room.
2018-03-25 48N - Food service and preparation Corrected
Corrective Action: Place new thermometer in the refrigerator. This was corrected at the visit.
2017-12-28 17N - Enrollment Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure all children in care have a child information card. A visiting child today did not have a completed child information card or signed parents right-to-know form.
2017-12-28 20N - Personnel files Corrected
Corrective Action: A complete staff file is needed for one staff member. Obtain and forward the file to OCCL. The staff member needs to be fingerprinted as soon as possible.
2017-12-28 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure infants and toddlers are cared for in rooms separate from older children unless 12 or fewer children in total are present or during the first 90 minutes and last 90 minutes of the centers hours of operation. A visiting two-year-old child was in the preschool room with older children.
2017-10-30 20N - Personnel files Corrected
Corrective Action: Two staff members need two references. If service letters are not received, two extra references are needed. One staff member needs an adult abuse registry check. This was corrected at the visit.
2017-10-30 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: A staff member opened the front door leaving the toddler room out of ratio. Additionally, the infant room had one child over ratio as a result of a child who had just been injured and taken to the owner/Early Childhood Curriculum Coordinator in the infant room for observation and follow-up call to the guardian. The specialist recognizes the child injury may have caused changes to the regular routine, however the specialist reiterated the importance of having sufficient staff on site to handle situations such as answering the door and dealing with parents, child injuries or sicknesses as they arise. Two staff arrived at the same time during this visit. Ensure appropriate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times.
2017-10-30 42N - Sleeping accommodations Corrected
Corrective Action: Replace a torn nap mat in the preschool room. This was corrected at the visit. Place infants in a crib/pack n play if they have fallen asleep elsewhere.
2017-10-30 64N - Feeding of Infants Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure infants who are capable of comfortably feeding themselves a bottle are placed in a highchair or at a feeding table. One child was sitting on the floor and drinking from their bottle.

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Roxanne Nov 30, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I saw you are looking for a daycare for those beautiful kids of yours. Let me tell you I have seen and heard lots of stories about other daycares both good and bad. I don't know if you know this about me but I rarely endorse anything, so when I do find something worthy I feel like I have to tell everyone about it. Lifespan Development Centers at Red Clay Creek has been such an inspiration to me and my family. Just like you I am a very hands on parent and like to have piece of mind when I'm at work or at home that my children are experiencing more than just babysitting. My son Weston (4yrs) has been at that location since the beginning since he was 3 months old. Without fabrication he was performing sign language and his speech and manners soared very quickly. My daughter (1 1/2) started at 10 months and the progress she has made since she started in March is unbelievable.
They say not to compare your children's progress to one another but it's hard for us not to. When I was worried that Juliena wasn't talking early enough for her my expectations and voiced my concerns openly with my family and staff there, it was the teachers and staff at Lifespan who assured me that she was ahead of her level and I had nothing to worry about. The only worry I was left with was how much further along would she be had I started her early like her brother. I could go on and on. But between the energetic and experienced staff to the many school functions, parades, parties and school plays, I would make the decision 100 times over to send my children there if I had to do it again. Lifespan makes you feel like family from the start, and I hope that you, Jess and your family at least take a tour. You'll see what I'm talking about.

Adam Nov 27, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Lifespan Development Centers. As a nervous first time mom, I think I visited every child care facility in Delaware prior to my son being born! I was in over my head and wasn't sure what I was looking for during the visits. When I walked into Lifespan, I instantly knew it was everything I wanted and more! Tricia and her staff answered all of my questions, the environment was so friendly and welcoming and the kids were so happy and obviously well loved. I ended up spending over 2 hours at the facility during my tour because we had so much fun. One of the many factors that set Lifespan apart for me was the attentiveness that they gave my son from the moment we walked in. It was very important to me that my son was going to be loved at the facility of our choosing since he would be spending about 50 hours a week there - that has been the case since day 1! I am able to go to work every day knowing that my son is happy, loved, having a ton of fun and learning so much (even as an infant). I feel that the teachers and staff are partnering with my husband and I to help raise my son and ensure that all of his needs are met or exceeded each day. I have the ability to call/text to check in on my son as often as I like and never feel like a bother. We are so happy that we have found Lifespan and will definitely be "lifers!"

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