Description: LITTLE HANDS LEARNING CENTER is a Four Star Family CC Home License in MORGANTON NC, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of 0 through 12. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.
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|Plastic bags, toys, and toy parts small enough to be swallowed, including but not limited to materials that can be easily torn apart such as foam rubber and styrofoam, were accessible to children under the age of three. In the bathroom, diapers in plastic packaging were on the back of the commode and a package of wipes in plastic packaging, with warnings on the label, was on the changing table.|
|Individuals who provide care during unplanned absences of the operator, such as medical emergencies, were not 18 years old, and have not submitted criminal background checks forms as required in Rule .2703. An individual, caring for children during an emergency on 2/6/23, had not submitted criminal background check information.|
|The written schedule and/or activity plan did not show blocks of time that was developmentally appropriate to the ages of children in care. An activity plan was not available for review.|
|Operator did not provide a copy of the shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma policy to parents at time of enrollment, and / or within fourteen days of a changes to the policy. An acknowledgment of having received a copy of the policy was not on file for three children enrolled on 9/19/19, 9/6/22, and 10/1/22.|
|Caregivers did not document compliance with visually checking on sleeping infants aged 12 months or younger and/or the documents were not maintained for a minimum of 30 days. An enrolled child, turned one year of age on 8/24/21. Visual checks were not documented and available for review.|
|All indoor and outdoor areas used by the children were not kept clean, orderly, and free of items which are potentially hazardous to children including removal of items a child can swallow; the removal of loose nails or screws and splinters on inside; and use of outdoor equipment that is too hot to touch. Children are cared for in the basement. Children enter the childcare space through a door in the garage. The entry way to the childcare space had two (2)bags of trash that had not been removed. In addition a bottle of Wite Out was in a pencil cup on a table and accessible to children. The bottle had multiple warnings.|
|2021-09-22||Violation||815||.1725(a )(5)(C )|
|Children's hands were not washed after diapering. Two children had diaper changes during the visit. Neither child had their hands washed after their diaper change.|
|2021-09-22||Violation||936||G.S. 110-90.2(b) & .1729(b)|
|Individuals who provide care for less than 5 hours a week, during planned absences of the operator, did not submit criminal background check forms as required in Rule .2703. The person caring for children on 9/22/21 had not submitted criminal background check forms.|
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