Lil' Einstein's Learning Academy - Bear DE Licensed Child Care Center

(302) 832-1833

About the Provider

Description: LIL' EINSTEIN'S LEARNING ACADEMY is a Licensed Child Care Center in BEAR DE, with a maximum capacity of 102 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 6 weeks through 12 years.. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: Reported Injuries & Deaths: 2020: 2 facility injuries. No facility deaths reported.
2019: 2 facility injuries. No facility deaths reported.
2018: 1 facility injury. No facility deaths reported.;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 102
  • Age Range: 6 weeks through 12 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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Date Type Regulation Code Status
2020-02-05 Non Compliance 15U - Governing Body Corrected
Corrective Action: The owner or governing body of a center shall ensure that the licensee and its employees follow all applicable… laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Delaware equal accommodations statutes. A child in care was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The child’s parent requested to have the child’s nurse be on site after being fingerprinted to provide medical care for the child. The child withdrew from the center because the center refused to make an accommodation to allow the child to remain in care. The administrators must complete the following training on the ADA by February 29, 2020:
2020-02-05 Non Compliance 23U - Center Policies-Parent/Guardian Handbook Corrected
Corrective Action: The parent handbook requirements state there must be a procedure in place for informing the parent/guardian of the identities and contact information of the governing body members and owners. Upon reading the handbook, it was found this procedure is not included. Add a procedure to the handbook and re-submit it.
2020-01-03 Non Compliance 61U - Diapering and Soiled Clothing Corrected
Corrective Action: The one-year-old classroom was only using a disinfecting solution the clean the changing table. The licensee shall ensure the changing table is washed with soap and water and then disinfected. Ms. Daffern agreed to comply with Delacare Regulations and each classroom will have a labeled soap and water and disinfectant solution.
2019-11-26 Non Compliance 77U - Infant and Toddler Care Corrected
Corrective Action: A licensee shall ensure staff members document infant’s feeding, sleeping, diapering, and other routine activities daily. The daily record must include documentation that each infant was checked every 30 minutes when placed in the crib, playpen, or pack-and-play to nap/sleep. Ms. Daffern stated staff members will comply with Delacare Regulations and she submitted documentation of a completed Infant and Toddler Care training.
2019-11-26 Non Compliance 61U - Diapering and Soiled Clothing Corrected
Corrective Action: A child’s diaper was not checked at least hourly. A licensee shall ensure staff members are checking diapers for wetness and feces at least hourly and whenever the child acts as though the diaper is wet or soiled. Ms. Daffern stated staff members will comply with Delacare Regulations and she submitted documentation of a completed Infant and Toddler Care training.
2019-11-14 Non Compliance 20U - Positive Behavior Management Corrected
Corrective Action: A staff member used improper discipline. The administrator terminated the staff and self-reported the incident.
2019-07-15 Non Compliance 36N - General safety practices Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure water temperature is at or below 120F.
2019-07-15 Non Compliance 20N - Personnel files Corrected
Corrective Action: One staff needs PD Plan. One staff needs health appraisal and TB.
2019-04-02 Non Compliance 61N - Child accident and injury Corrected
Corrective Action: The parent was notified verbally after the child was bumped in the head with the door, but a written report was not completed. A staff member shall maintain a written injury report in the child’s file or a central log for the center for each incident that includes the name of child, date of injury, description of injury, how it occurred, first aid or medical care provided, and parent/guardian/authorized release person signature. Ms. Dawn stated she will comply and follow Delacare Regulations.
2018-07-20 Non Compliance 20N - Personnel files Corrected
Corrective Action: Two staff needed two additional references in their files. This was corrected at the visit.
2018-07-20 Non Compliance 66N - Program goals and planning Corrected
Corrective Action: Lesson plans were missing items in five of the classrooms from various areas. Send a copy of one weeks of lesson plans for each classroom.
2018-03-28 Non Compliance 61N - Child accident and injury Corrected
Corrective Action: Written injury reports need to include the first aid or medical care that was provided. The accident report for the date in question did not list what first aid measures were taken nor, did it list who had administered the first aid.
2018-03-26 Non Compliance 13N - OCCL notified of events? Organized system of business management? Corrected
Corrective Action: The Office of Child Care Licensing is to be notified by direct voice contact within one business day when a child in care receives an injury requiring medical attention. The center called OCCL, however, failed to speak with a licensing specialist after learning their designated specialist was on vacation.
2017-11-01 Non Compliance 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: According to the October 30, 2017, and October 31, 2017, attendance sheets and classroom rosters, the maximum group size and proper staff ratios were not maintained for the infant classroom, the one-year-old, two-year-old, three-year-old and four-year-old classrooms. The attendance sheets document children are placed with older children's classrooms without lowering the staff-to-child ratio for the youngest child present. Staying in compliance training is required to ensure that all staff members understand and comply with the licensing regulations. Call the specialist to schedule this training. (Scheduled for 2/19/18) Send one week's worth of attendance for all of these classrooms showing the classroom maintain proper staff to child ratios and maximum group size when younger children are transitioning to the next older classroom.
2017-11-01 Non Compliance 16N - Records Corrected
Corrective Action: The attendance records for the one-year-old classroom were not accurate, as they did not include the time the children were signed out of the room. Send one week's worth of attendance for this room and ensure the hours of attendance are accurately recorded for all children.

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