Little Cubs Daycare & Learning Center - West Newton PA Child Care Center

113 W MAIN ST , WEST NEWTON PA 15089
(724) 633-2029
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About the Provider

Description: Little Cubs Daycare & Learning Center is a Child Care Center in WEST NEWTON PA, with a maximum capacity of 38 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00177068
  • Capacity: 38
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Yough - Serviced by school bus
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 4
  • District Office Phone: (724) 836-4580 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.103 - Small Toys and Objects Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Stuff animals with beaded eyes were accessible to the infant children in care.

Correction Required: Toys and objects with a diameter of less than 1 inch, objects with removable parts that have a diameter of less than 1 inch, plastic bags and styrofoam objects may not be accessible to children who are still placing objects in their mouths.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All stuff animals with beaded eyes have been removed from the child care center, keeping small objects from children who still put things in their mouths.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.123(a)(4) - Arrival/departure times Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child file #3, DOA 11/26/19, lacked arrival and departure times on the agreement form.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the child's arrival and departure times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All parts of the agreement will be filled out even if their pick up and drop off time fluctuates daily.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.131(a) - Within 60 days Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child file #3, DOA 11/26/19, lacked an initial health report within 60 days of the first day of attendance at the facility.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent of an enrolled child, including a child, a foster child and a relative of an operator or a facility person, to provide an initial health report no later than 60 days following the first day of attendance at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All Child's files will be evaluated at the 30 day mark after enrollment to make sure all documents are received from parents.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child file #1, DOA 7/11/19 and child file #2, DOA 4/2/19, both lacked written verification of influenza vaccination in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.

Correction Required: The facility shall require the parent to provide updated written verification from a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department of ongoing vaccines administered to an infant, toddler or preschool child in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
We will now require all children to have the yearly influenza vaccine, or have the parent provide written verification from physician explaining the reason a child did not receive the vaccine.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.133(5) - Original label Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The facility contained children's expired Tylenol that was expired.

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.)
We will check all expiration dates weekly. We immediately removed the med and the parent brought in new Tylenol.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.133(6) - Written consent Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The facility contained Ibuprofen for use with child #4 that lacked written consent for administration. The facility contained Zarbee's Cough Syrup for use with child #5 that lacked written consent for administration.

Correction Required: A parent shall provide written consent for administration of medication or a special diet.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
We will only accept meds with proper consent forms. All consent form will be placed with the med in the med lock box.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.166(4) - Bottles labeled Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The infant bottles lacked labels with the child's name on the bottles.

Correction Required: Disposable nursers and bottles shall be labeled with the child's name.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The infant room will do a daily check to make sure the magic maker that parents use to put their child's name on the bottle is not worn off.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.171(a) - Local authorities informed Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The operator did not notify the local traffic safety authorities in writing of the location of the facility and routes utilized by the facility.

Correction Required: An operator shall notify local traffic safety authorities annually in writing of the location of the facility and the program's use of pedestrian and vehicular routes around the day care facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Another traffic safety letter will be mailed out for the 2020 year. We will notify the local authorities yearly of operating.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.25(a) - Post the certificate of compliance Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The facility lacked a copy of the Chapter 3270 regulations in the parent area.

Correction Required: The facility's current certificate of compliance and a copy of the applicable regulations under which the facility is certified shall be posted in a conspicuous location used by parents, with instructions for contacting the appropriate regional day care office posted at the same location.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Our regulation book is reviewed often. We understand the importance of having one in the parent area. a new regulation book will remain in the parent are for parents use only. All staff will have a duplicate book to refer to.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.31(e)(4)(ii) - Fire safety - 1 yr. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: All staff files reviewed contained documentation of annual fire safety training, trainings were conducted on 1/21/19 and 2/28/20.

Correction Required: Staff persons shall participate, at least annually, in firesafety training conducted by a fire protection professional. Staff persons and volunteers shall receive training in maintenance of smoke detectors, the duties of facility persons during a fire drill and during a fire and the use of the facility's fire extinguishers, not including discharge of the fire suppressant agent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
We will have our fire safety training on or before our prior training expires.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.34(a)(6) - Staff evaluations Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff files #1 and #4, lacked written staff evaluations conducted every 12 months as required.

Correction Required: A director is responsible for written evaluation of staff persons on a regular basis, a minimum of one evaluation every 12 months.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff evaluations will be conducted on or before their 1 year anniversary date.
2020-03-06 Renewal 3270.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The bin containing sunscreens that contained the statement, "keep out of reach of children" that were accessible to the children in care.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be kept in an area or container that is locked or made inaccessible to children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
We removed the lidded bin of sun screen out of the room, all toxics will remain inaccessible to the children.
2020-01-23 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.192(5) - Two written references Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff file #2, DOH 1/7/20, contained only one written, nonfamily reference in the file. Staff file #3, DOH 9/30/19, lacked two written, nonfamily references from individuals attesting to the person's suitability to serve as a facility person.

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.)
We will no longer accept a written reference on the same letter as a verification hrs letter. The staff file shall include two written, nonfamily references from individuals attesting to the person's suitability to serve as a facility person.
2020-01-23 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.27(c) - Training regarding plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff file #1, DOH 12/19/19 lacked documentation of completion of emergency plan training at initial hire.

Correction Required: The operator shall assure that each facility person receives training regarding the emergency plan at the time of initial employment, on an annual basis and at the time of each plan update. The operator shall document the date of each training and the names of all facility persons who received the training and kept on file at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All employees will be trained on the emergency plan within the fist 7 days of hire date.
2020-01-23 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff file #3, DOH 9/30/19, contained documentation of completion of Mandated Reporter Training on 1/23/20 which was more than 90 days after hire.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All employees are required to do mandated reporter training within 60 days of hire.

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Reviews

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Parent 2019-10-28 01:41:26
I have toured this provider's facility, but have not used its services

I toured this facility and all the staff was very nice! This was a very clean and well maintained daycare. I have looked at many daycares for my son and this is the one I have chosen that I will send my son to. The staff makes you feel very welcomed ????

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