Little Rugrats Early Learning Center - Kokomo IN Licensed Center

1203 W Alto Rd , Kokomo IN 46902
(765) 860-1879
6 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Little Rugrats Early Learning Center is a Licensed Center in Kokomo IN, with a maximum capacity of 82 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Infant-Two; Three-Twelve. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information:

PTQ 1; PTQ 1; PTQ 2; PTQ 3;


Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 82
  • Age Range: Infant-Two; Three-Twelve
  • PTQ Level: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Full-Time
  • Transportation: Field Trips, To/From School
  • Schools Served: Western, Taylor, Elwood Haynes and Sycamore schools
  • Current License Issue Date: Jul 01, 2020
  • District Office: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Bureau of Child Care
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-511-1144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Type/Date Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
Licensing
2021-04-28
Poisons, chemicals, and hazardous items 2021-04-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-100
In the unlocked hallway closet, a spray sealant is accesssible to children.In the classroom being used for storage, one door is unlocked and the other doorway does not have a door and there is a power drill accessible to children as well as a ladder. In the infant room, diaper creams which state "keep out of reach of children" were accessible on top of the changing table.
Licensing
2021-04-28
The center must store diapers off the floor, protected from contamination, and inaccessible to children 2021-04-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-94(c)
In the restroom, a loose diaper was laying on the window sill in reach of children on the diaper table and not protected from contamination. Diapers/Pull-ups are being stored in cubbies in the 3's room which are accessible to children and not stored in a way that protects from contamination.
Licensing
2021-04-28
Written program plans 2021-04-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-60
One caregiver was unable to show consultant a current lesson plan.
Licensing
2021-04-28
The specific guidelines of the most current, Handbook for Public Playground Safety, as published by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207, shall be used to determine compliance with the following safety rules: The center shall install a shock absorbing surface with required depth for the critical height of the equipment and covering the appropriate fall zone area under and around all playground equipment 2021-05-20
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-66(6)
The depth of the mulch on the toddler and preschool playground is low exposing the ground and/or the plastic sheeting under the mulch.
Licensing
2021-04-28
The center shall cover electrical outlets or otherwise make them shockproof in all areas accessible by children 2021-04-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-101(b)
Electrical outlets are missing covers in the following locations: 3 1/2's room, hallway bathroom, and 2's room.
Licensing
2021-04-28
There shall be a soft sanitizable pad on the table with a clean strip of waterproof, disposable paper to cover the entire pad. Caregivers shall place a new, waterproof, paper strip on the pad after each diaper change 2021-04-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-94(n)
The diaper pad in the restroom has a tear in it causing it to not be sanitizable.
Licensing
2021-04-28
Bathrooms 2021-04-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113
Cots are being stored in the bathroom connected to the 1's classroom.
Licensing
2021-04-28
Staff shall not stack tables or chairs in the class room/area while children are awake 2021-04-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-111(c)
In the 1's room, there at chairs stacked on a table.
Licensing
2021-04-28
Disposable towels in a dispenser or electrical hand dryersthat operate at a maximum temperature of one hundred twenty (120) degrees Fahrenheit shall be within reach of the children by the sinks. If the center uses electrical hand dryers, they must provide one (1) for each sink 2021-04-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(j)
Paper towels are not in dispensers throughout the building.
Licensing
2021-04-28
Electrical safety 2021-04-29
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-101
An electrical cord is located on the front porch and is accessible to children.
Licensing
2021-04-28
Toilet paper on a dispenser shall be available and within reach of the children by each toilet 2021-04-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-113(h)
In the blue stall of the hallway restroom, there is no toilet paper available.
Licensing
2021-04-28
The center shall keep all interior garbage, dirty diapering supplies, food products, and disposable meal service supplies in tight seamed, easily cleanable trash containers and cover them with tight fitting lids pending removal 2021-04-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-109(a)
In the restroom, the dirty diapers are in a trash can without a lid on it.
Licensing
2020-06-25
Infant Room Furnishing 2020-06-25
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-129
Diaper pad on infant table has tears.
Licensing
2019-04-26
Caregivers shall sanitize the pad and table when they become soiled and at the end of each day 2019-04-27
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-94(p)
Diaper pad torn in 2.5 and infants room making it not sanitizable..
Licensing
2019-04-26
Caregivers shall use the diapering surface exclusively for diaper changing 2019-04-26
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.7-94(j)
Diapering pad being used to store craft items in 2's room.

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Reviews

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Billy Apr 10, 2023

This place is a very poor place for kids to go. Floors are unsafe as my friend and their child almost fell through in a few places. My friend took child out of the daycare because they was always getting sick as well. They also treat some employees better than others and lie to their employees and cut hours from employees who have been there for years to give to new(personal favorite) employees. Do not take children here or work here. Tell anyone you know not to work here or enroll their children here. They let the kids in school run all over the younger ones and if teachers try to help developmentally challenged kids they get told they can't do that.

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Owner Response
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Stacey D Apr 20, 2023
While I understand you are upset with a decision, we unfortunately had to make in regard to employment, I would like to touch on a few things. No one has almost fell through any spot in our floors. The safety of all our children is very important to us so our school kids are across the drive from our preschool and under classes and we would never allow children to hurt other children. Also, we under no circumstances would hinder a child getting the help they need from our staff or therapists if he/she has one. We have several parents that can verify this. These statements are very inaccurate.
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Bridge Apr 06, 2023

At first I liked this company then it all started to change. The bosses were nice at first. Then there was a fourth introduced. Then it all went down hill. All the bosses are not that great about something's but others are fine. Now they are expecting us to be the janitors. They lie to you about what is going on in the place. Most Employees are fine but certain ones are not. You have to be real careful who you talk to and who you trust. The floors are almost falling out in spots and nothing is happening. You don't get paid if they close because of weather. You're lucky you get paid for holidays. When they close for any reason you don't get paid. There is a week in December they close and employees don't get paid. It's so bosses can go on vacation. There are much more I could say but want to protect myself

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Owner Response
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Stacey D May 02, 2023
Hello. First we close at Christmas not so we can go on vacation but because in the past we had very low attendance and had talked with our employees and parents at the time and decided we would close however our parents also do not pay for that week that we are closed. You also know we have said several times talking about co workers is very unprofessional and we asked that it stop. We want our employees to come to work and enjoy being here. We do not lie to anyone, you were absolutely told why you had to be let go and it wasn’t a lie. Yes we do expect trash taken out and tables and chairs cleaned and floors mopped daily to keep our kids healthy. This is what would be expected at many jobs similar to ours. Again no one has fallen or almost fallen through our floors. We are state licensed and have inspections often. Your accusations are false and you are more than welcome to contact us directly.
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Former Teacher Oct 04, 2022

Worked here for a few months this year at the beginning of the year. They allow so many people to call off and then have no one to cover breaks or lunches so a lot of the time no one was able to actually have a proper lunch and would have to wait until all kids were asleep to be able to eat. So I would be working 7:30am to 5:30pm without a lunch or even a proper lunch. Bg checks are questionable because they hired a woman who was arrested on a drug and alcohol charge a couple weeks after starting there. The kids are amazing but the environment and some of the staff are not. Staff would gossip and say negative things about others in front of children sometimes.

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Brooke Mar 14, 2021
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My children have been attending this facility since they opened almost 5 years ago. We love the staff and all three owners are easy to work with and care so much for the kids. They have became like family to us. My children love going to daycare and preschool and are learning so much. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of care they receive. I recommend them to everyone.

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William Jan 15, 2021
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My daughter has been sick consistently since attending this place. Their charges are ridiculous give you no credit if your child can not attend. this is not a place you want your child to be.

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Cook Jul 31, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Our children attended Little Rugrats ELC for over a year. (newborn and 2 year old) The owners refused to meet with us when there was an issue and said there was nothing to discuss. As parents, we have the right to meet with our childcare provider to discuss any issues, big or small. They also will not allow any therapist into the daycare so if your child needs OT, PT, or Speech, I would not suggest going with Little Rugrats. The daycare employees were great to work with.

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