Little Wonders Child Care Center - Erie PA Child Care Center

1347 W 6TH ST , ERIE PA 16505
(814) 314-0658

About the Provider

Description: Our mission is to provide a caring, loving, home-like environment for your child to learn in while you are away. A home away from home is our primary goal. We are designed to meet the needs of those families who need flexibility, with our dual locations and long hours of operation, we are able to do so. Little Wonders Child Care Center was founded on the philosophy that each child is an individual with their own needs. We not only take care of the children as a whole group, we take each of their individual needs into consideration when teaching them on a daily basis. The family is the most important part of your child’s life. We incorporate the family into the child’s daily learning through means of communication while you are not able to be with them.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00163635
  • Capacity: 78
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jul 09, 2021
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 1
  • District Office Phone: (814) 836-5898 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.27(c)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Training regarding plan/Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The most recent annual trainings in the facility's Emergency Plan exceeded 12 months between trainings: 4/23/19-6/11/20. Facility reopened after shutdown on 5/11/20. This training is now current. The file for Staff Person #5, whose first day working in child care was 5/15/20, did not include documentation of initial training in the facility's emergency plan.

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. A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Annual training on our disaster plan was due during our mandated shut down. Training was done after we reopened but not until 6/11/20. Staff #5 will be trained on the emergency plan. Now and in the future, all staff will be trained on the emergency plan within 7 days of hire and annually after that.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.31(e)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Annual 6 hrs. training/Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff Person #9 did not include 6 annual hours of child care training for the past full year of service: 1/10/19-1/10/20. Annual hours for this staff person were due prior to suspended reg during COVID-19 shutdown.

Correction Required: A staff person shall obtain an annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training. A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff #9 will complete the required training. Now and in the future, all staff will obtain a minimum of 6 hours of child care training annually.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.31(e)(4)(ii)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Fire safety - 1 yr./Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The most recent annual trainings in Fire Safety exceeded 12 months between trainings: 5/15/19-7/2/20. Facility reopened after shutdown on 5/11/20. This training is now current.

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. A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Due to mandated closure, we were unable to get our fire training done by the required date. Due to scheduling availability, we were unable to get the fire training done until 7/2/20. Fire training is now current for all necessary staff. Now and in the future, annual fire training will be not exceed 12 months in between trainings.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Comply with CPSL/Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for Staff Person #1, Staff Person #6 and Staff Person #9 did not include documentation of Mandated Reporter Training conducted within the past 60 months: Staff Person #1: 3/25/15. Staff Person #6: 4/8/15. Staff Person #9: 4/7/15. The files for Staff Person #4 and #8, who have each been working in child care more than 90 days, did not include documentation of Mandated Reporter Training.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff will complete Mandated Reporter Training. Now and in the future, all new staff will complete Mandated training prior to their 90th day of work. All staff will update their Mandated Reporter every 5 years.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The most recent Child Abuse Clearances in the file for Staff Person #1 exceeded 60 months between clearances: 6/26/15-6/30/20 The most recent State Police, Child Abuse, and FBI Clearances in the file for Staff Person #12 exceeded 60 months between clearances: State Police: 11/5/14-1/13/20. Child Abuse: 11/21/14-7/7/20 FBI: 11/16/14-2/5/20. The most recent required clearances in the file for Staff Person #1 and #12 are current. The NSOR Certificate in the file for Staff Person #4, #5, #8, were each dated after the Staff Person's 45-day provisional hire period. Staff #4: 7/1/20. Staff #5: 7/9/20. Staff #8: 7/7/20. The NSOR Certificates for Staff Person #7, #10, and #12, all hired prior to September, 2019, were dated after 7/1/20. Staff Person #7: 7/7/20. Staff #10: 7/9/20. Staff #12: 7/9/20. All NSOR Certificates for these staff persons are now current. The file for Staff Person #3, first day in child care 2/7/19, did not include an NSOR Certificate.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record and child abuse registry clearance information, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL. Facility Person #3 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All clearances are current in all staff files. The NSOR certificate for staff person #3 was dated February 28th, however, the staff failed to bring the documentation to the center. Staff # 3 was suspended until the certificate was brought in. Now and in the future, all staff who don't have their clearance by the end of their provisional hire will be suspended until proof is brought in. Clearance dates will not be more that 5 years apart.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed two cracks and a hole, which created sharp, frayed edges, on the blue spinning octopus in the Preschool/School Age Playground.

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.)
The toy was removed from the playground and disposed of. Now and in the future, all equipment will remain in good repair.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.111(a) - Written plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A daily activity schedule was not posted in the School-Age area of the large Preschool/School Age Room.

Correction Required: A written plan of daily activities and routines, including a time for free play shall be established for each group. The plan shall be flexible to accommodate the needs of individual children and the dynamics of the group.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A daily activity schedule was placed in the School Age room. Now and in the future, a daily activity schedule will be located in all rooms.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1)/3270.182(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian/Initial and subsequent health reports Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The most recent immunization record in the file for Child #2 did not include documentation of a flu shot administered within the past 12 months: November, 2018.

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. A child's record shall contain initial and subsequent health reports.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Parent of child # 2 will obtain updated documentation that included proof of a flu shot. Now and in the future, all child records will contain a health assessment and documentation of vaccines that is current with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.151(a)/3270.192(3) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter/Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The most recent health assessments in the file for Staff Person #11 exceeded 24 months between assessments. The most recent health assessment for this staff person is current.

Correction Required: A facility person providing direct care who comes into contact with the children or who works with food preparation shall have a health assessment conducted within 12 months prior to providing initial service in a child care setting and every 24 months thereafter. A health assessment is valid for 24 months following the date of signature, if the person does not contract a communicable disease or develop a medical problem. A facility person's record shall include a written report of initial and subsequent health assessments, including the results of initial and subsequent tuberculin skin tests, x-rays or other medical documentation necessary to confirm freedom from communicable tuberculosis.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff # 11 received a health assessment after the due date. Now and in the future, all staff will have a current health assessment that is dated no more than 24 months after the prior health assessment.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.21 - General Health and Safety Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed adult scissors, which were accessible to children, in the unlocked plastic cabinet in the school-age area of the large Preschool/School Age Room.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Scissors were placed out of reach of the children and a lock was obtained for the cabinet. Now and in the future, conditions at the facility will not pose a threat to the health and safety of children.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.34(a)(6) - Staff evaluations Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Based on review of staff data sheets and discussion with Director, the most recent written staff evaluations exceeded 24 months between evaluations: April 2019-June 2020. Facility reopened after shutdown on 5/11/20. The most recent written evaluations are current.

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.)
Staff evaluations were done for all staff that needed them and are current. Now and in the future, a written evaluation will be done, at minimum, once over 12 months.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed a spray bottle of surface sanitizer, which was accessible to children, on the cabinet in between Preschool and School Age sides of the large Preschool/School Age Room.

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.)
Spray bottle was removed from the shelf and put in a location inaccessible to children. Now and in the future all cleaning and toxic materials will be kept in an area inaccessible to children.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.75(c) - Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The First Aid Kit in the School Age Area of the large Preschool/School Age Room lacked tweezers.

Correction Required: 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.)
Tweezers were placed in the first aid kit. Now and in the future, all first aid kits will contain soap, bandages, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, tape, scissors and disposable gloves.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed baseboard peeling away from the walls in the preschool bathroom (2nd on right). The baseboard in the main entrance had been removed during remodeling, which has left the wall surface in disrepair. Observed a gash in the floor tiles between the main entrance and the Toddler 1 room, which creates a tripping hazard. Observed in the Infant/Toddler Play Area: Siding peeling away under the window of the Infant Room, torn panel at the bottom of the door, and cracked, splintering wood at the bottom right of the door frame.

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.)
All repairs will be made. Now and in the future, all surfaces, inside and outside, will be kept in good repair and free from visible hazards.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3270.123(a)(3) - Services proceeded Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The most recent Child Service Reports in the file for Child #1 exceeded six months between reports: 1/19/19-1/3/20. The most recent Child Service Report for this child is current based on suspended reg due to COVID-19. The most recent Child Service Report in the file for Child #2 is dated 7/1/19. A report was due for this child by 1/1/20 prior to suspended reg.

Correction Required: The services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department's approved form to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development in the context of the services being provided. The operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information in 3270.124(f) (relating to emergency contact information).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child Service Reports will be completed for Child #1 and Child #2. Now and in the future, Child Service Reports will be completed for every child at least every 6 months.

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