Little Dreams Learning Center - Dillsburg PA Child Care Center

119 ORE BANK RD , DILLSBURG PA 17019
(717) 432-0250
1 Review

About the Provider

Description:

Little Dreams Learning Center provides quality childcare services to Dillsburg, PA and surrounding areas. We provide safe and secure childcare for children age twelve months to school age. Our center on Ore Bank provides care for ages one year up to those children getting ready for Kindergarten. It currently also houses our afternoon and early dimsmissal/no school School Age Program. Not just a daycare, we provide developmentally appropriate learning activities and lessons to help your child grow and learn.  With two convenient facilities and flexible hours it has never been easier to find childcare you can trust.

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Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00182446
  • Capacity: 74
  • Age Range: 12 months through 5th grade
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Field Trips, To/From School
  • Schools Served: Northern York County - Serviced by school bus
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 10
  • District Office Phone: (717) 854-2273 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-09-22 Renewal 3270.103 - Small Toys and Objects Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A plastic bag was observed to be accessible to children in the young toddler classroom, which was corrected on site.

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.)
The plastic bag was removed from reach. All plastic bags will be kept up and out of reach of children.
2020-09-22 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Holes were observed on the toddler/infant playground, creating a trip hazard.

Correction Required: Floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces, including the facility's outdoor play space surfaces shall be kept clean, in good repair and free from visible hazards.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff will make me aware immediately of any holes or other tripping hazards on the playground. We will then fill the holes in with dirt within the next day to ensure all surfaces are free from hazards. The holes were filled in with dirt.
2019-09-09 Renewal 3270.102(e) - Infant/toddler - no material less than 1 inch Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Mulch was observed to be spilling onto the toddler playground from the adjacent playground.

Correction Required: Pea gravel and other materials with a diameter of less than 1 inch may not be used in spaces where infants or toddlers receive care.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Boards between playgrounds have been fixed. An additional board has been added to the first part of the dividing fence. I will maintain upkeep on the boards. Staff will make me aware of any problems with the boards. Staff will continue to rake mulch away from the gate. Mulch has been removed from toddler playground. Mulch will be kept away from the gate and off of the toddler playground.
2019-09-09 Renewal 3270.123(b) - Parent receives original Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The original agreement was observed to be on file for child #2, which was corrected on site.

Correction Required: A parent shall receive the original agreement. The facility shall retain a copy of the agreement.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Copied agreement and original was sent home. The administrator and I will make sure copies are made of the original agreement and that the original agreement is given back to the parent.
2019-09-09 Renewal 3270.124(b)(7) - Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact forms for children #1 and #3 did not contain complete addresses for release persons listed.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Parents were contacted and the emergency contact forms for child #1 and #3 were corrected. Both the administrator and I will make sure a child's emergency form is completed correctly and all necessary information is provided.
2019-09-09 Renewal 3270.124(e) - Written emergency plan posted Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The written plan identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions in the event of an emergency were observed not to be displayed in the young toddlers classroom, which was corrected on site.

Correction Required: A written plan identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions in the event of an emergency shall be displayed conspicuously in every child care space and shall accompany a staff person who leaves on an excursion with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The emergency plan was posted immediately. I will make sure an emergency plan is always posted on parent board in all classrooms and is present at all times away from the building.
2019-09-09 Renewal 3270.181(c)/3270.181(e) - Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos/Emergency master file updated Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact forms in the child care space for children #4 and #5 were observed to be dated 11/25/18, which was corrected on site.

Correction Required: A parent is required to review and update the emergency contact information and the financial agreement at least once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the information. If emergency information is updated in a master file, it shall be updated accordingly in other facility records.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I obtained the updated emergency contacts from files in the office. The administrator and myself will make sure all emergency contacts are kept current both in the master files and in the classroom. I will also do the same should a parent have updated information before the 6 month time period.
2019-09-09 Renewal 3270.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Diaper cream was observed to be accessible to children in the Preschool and Older Toddler classrooms. Cleaning spray, a magic eraser, and white out was observed to be accessible to children in the Kindergarten classroom. All were corrected on site.

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.)
All toxic items were made inaccessible to children immediately. Staff will make sure all toxic materials will be locked or out of each of the children.
2019-09-09 Renewal 3270.75(b)/3270.75(c) - Inaccessible to children/Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A first aid kit on the outdoor play area was observed to be accessible to children.The first aid kit in the older toddler classroom was observed not to contain tweezers. The first aid kit in the kindergarten classroom was observed not to have adhesive bandages. All were corrected on site.

Correction Required: A first-aid kit must be inaccessible to children. A first-aid kit must contain the following: soap, an assortment of adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, tape, scissors and disposable, nonporous gloves.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Band-Aids of different sizes and tweezers were added immediately and the first aid kit was made inaccessible immediately. Staff and I will make sure all first aid kits contain the proper materials at all times. In addition, staff will make sure all first aid kits are out of children's reach.
2019-09-09 Renewal 3270.82(h) - Handwashing signs Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: It was observed that a handwashing sign was not posted at the diaper changing area in the older toddler classroom, which was corrected on site.

Correction Required: A facility person and an able child shall wash his hands after toileting and before eating. A sign on which this requirement is written shall be posted at each toilet, training chair, diapering area and sink in the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I moved the diapering sign, which includes hand washing procedures, to the proper area. I will make sure the proper hand washing signs are posted in the proper areas.
2018-11-08 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.77(a) - No peeling paint or plaster Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 9/6/18, peeling paint was observed next to the right window in the school-age classroom. Continued non-compliance: on 11/8/18, peeling paint was still observed next to the right window in the school-age classroom, which was corrected on site.

Correction Required: Peeled or damaged paint or damaged plaster is not permitted on indoor or outdoor surfaces in the child care facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Paint was covered immediately. Going forward, when peeling paint is found it will be covered immediately with tape and painted over as soon as possible.
2018-09-06 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the outdoor toddler play space, a little tikes slide was observed to be disconnected from the base, creating a gap between the slide and climber.

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Slide was removed from playground and disposed of. Director checks playground equip survey done monthly. If staff notices broken equipment, it will be removed immediately or made inaccessible to children. If staff notices equipment that appears it may break, they will notify owner or maintenance.
2018-09-06 Renewal 3270.103 - Small Toys and Objects Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A plastic bag was observed to be accessible to children in the older toddler classroom, and rice was observed in a sensory table in the same classroom. Both were corrected on site.

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.)
Regulation change- was not aware of no rice with 1:1 activity. Rice removed. Plastic bags were moved at the time of inspection. Staff reminded no plastic bags! Objects less than 1 inch in diameter and plastic bags will not be accessible to children placing objects in their mouths.
2018-09-06 Renewal 3270.113(a) - Supervised at all times Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: It was observed that at nap time in the older toddler classroom, staff person #1 was behind the shelves, and was unable to see the children napping on the other side of the shelf, which was corrected on site.

Correction Required: Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times. Outdoor play space used by the facility is considered part of the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person moved so that all children were able to be supervised. Staff person was reminded about supervision location during nap. It was reviewed at next staff meeting with all staff. All children will be properly supervised.
2018-09-06 Renewal 3270.124(e) - Written emergency plan posted Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The written plan identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions in the event of an emergency were observed not to be displayed conspicuously in the young toddler classroom or the school-age classroom, which was corrected on site.

Correction Required: A written plan identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions in the event of an emergency shall be displayed conspicuously in every child care space and shall accompany a staff person who leaves on an excursion with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Plan was posted- moved to a site where parents can see, and will remain there at all times. Will add to policies.

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Reviews

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TRISH Apr 17, 2014

They should have their license revoked. The toys are dirty and so are the shelves. Also I never see any of them washing their hands. Very unsanitary especially working with children. I saw the 1 teacher go from changing a diaper right to fixing the food for lunch..no hand washing!!

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