Little Acorns Lodge Learning Academy - Saint Germain WI Licensed Group Child Care

564 State Highway 155 , SAINT GERMAIN WI 54558
(715) 542-2273

About the Provider

Description: Our Center
Little Acorns Lodge is located in the unique northwoods setting of Saint Germain, 1 block from north of the corner of HWY 70 & HWY 155

Our Curriculum
Our approach is simple: To provide your child with a nurturing safe environment filled with encouragement. The goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. We nurture a lifelong love of learning in your child. Our curriculum fosters the growth & development of the whole child in areas of: Social, Emotional, Physical, Creative and Cognitive

Our Philosophy
We believe that the early childhood years are the most important learning years. Each child is UNIQUE. Young children learn best in a child centered, creative play environment. Caring, nurturing & supportive teachers, educated & experienced in early childhood education, facilitate your childs progression of knowledge & development competence.

Additional Information: 3 stars. Initial License Date: 4/1/2008. Open Jan - Dec.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 2003619
  • Capacity: 39
  • Age Range: 6 Week(s) - 13 Year(s)
  • YoungStar Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Wisconsin Dept of Children and Families (DCF)- Child Care Regulation and Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 608-266-9314 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Violation Date Rule Number Rule Summary
2021-08-02 Licensing No violations found ***
2020-01-15 251.06(4)(j) Fire Alarms & Smoke Detectors - Maintenance, Drills, Testing
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center's fire alarm system has not been maintained in good working order. Approximately one month ago the fire system malfunctioned and would not turn off. Two smoke detectors were removed at that time. The system has not yet been repaired.
2019-09-20 251.05(1)(g)2. Assistant Child Care Teacher - Qualifications
Description: Based on record review and interview, Assistant Child Care Teacher staff C worked at the center since 03/20/2018 and is not qualified for the position held.
2019-09-20 251.04(2)(a) Compliance With Laws
Description: Contrary to s. 48.686(ab) Wis. Stats., the center did submit the background information request forms, however, based on record review and interview, there was no preliminary eligibility for two staff observed working with children during the licensing visit (staff A and staff B). Staff A and staff B have yet to complete their fingerprinting appointments.
2019-04-25 251.05(1)(g)2. Assistant Child Care Teacher - Qualifications
Description: Staff C's file did not include completed assistant teacher training within 6 months of assuming the position on 10/18/2018. According to staff interview, Introduction to the Child Care Profession is approximately 80% completed.
2019-04-25 251.05(1)(c) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
Description: The most current documentation of CPR certification for staff E expired on 01/19/2018.
2019-04-25 251.04(2)(a) Compliance With Laws
Description: Contrary to s. 48.686(ab) Wis. Stats., the center failed to submit a criminal background check request to the department in order to obtain preliminary eligibility prior to Staff B and Staff C becoming caregivers.
2019-04-25 251.05(2)(d) Food Service Personnel - Orientation, Training
Description: The Director / cook indicated that she completed the 4 hours of kitchen sanitation, food handling and nutrition, but was unable to locate the documentation.
2019-04-25 251.07(6)(j)9. Reviewing Injury Records
Description: Based on record review and interview, the most current review of injuries with staff documented in the medical log was dated 10/03/2018.
2019-04-25 251.04(5)(a) Staff File - Maintenance & Availability
Description: Based on record review and interview, the Director stated that documentation of staff meetings was currently located at her home.
2019-04-25 251.05(2)(a) Staff Orientation - Develop, Implement, Document
Description: Based on interview and record review, the Director stated that Orientation was completed for staff B, however she was unable to locate the documentation.
2018-08-29 251.06(9)(d)1. Food Storage - Safety
Description: Based on observation and interview, not all of the food in two of the facility freezers was labeled and sealed properly. Some items included refried beans, meat and bread.
2018-08-29 251.07(5)(b)2. Mealtime - Socialization
Description: Based on observation and interview, staff in one classroom did not sit with the children during lunch.
2018-08-29 251.07(6)(j)9. Reviewing Injury Records
Description: Based on record review and interview, the facility medical logs were not reviewed for injuries every six months.
2018-08-29 251.04(5)(a)3. Staff File - Caregiver Background Check Results
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center was unable to produce documentation of a full caregiver background check for one child care worker observed working alone with children and employed since 01/19/2018 (staff A).

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