Mercy Cares for Kids - Albany NY Day Care Center

310 S Manning Blvd , Albany NY 12208
(518) 525-5437
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About the Provider

Description: Mercy Cares For Kids is a nationally recognized Early Childhood Program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We are proud to offer a high quality Early Childhood Program especially created to meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children ages six weeks to five years. In the long-standing tradition of St. Peter's Health Care Services, Mercy Cares For Kids is committed to excellence.

Additional Information: This facility is authorized to administer medications;Initial License Date: 12/1/1989;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 39202
  • Capacity: 139
  • Age Range: Total Capacity: 139;Infants: 16;Toddlers: 58;Preschool: 65;School-Age: 0;
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: Albany School District
  • Initial License Issue Date: Dec 01, 1989
  • Current License Issue Date: Dec 01, 2019
  • District Office: Albany Regional Office
  • District Office Phone: (518) 402-3038 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Regulations Status
2022-03-04 Violation 418-1.4(f) Corrected
Brief Description: Adequate means of egress must be provided. Children may be cared for only on such floors as are provided with readily accessible alternate means of egress to other floors, in the case of fire-resistant buildings, and to the outside in the case of non-fire-resistant buildings.
2022-03-04 Violation 418-1.12(k) Corrected
Brief Description: Perishable food and liquids including but not limited to, milk, breast milk and infant formula must be refrigerated.
2019-11-05 Violation 418-1.11(f)(21) Corrected
Brief Description: In the case of medication that needs to be given on an ongoing, long-term basis, the authorization and consent forms for children under the age of 5 years of age must be reauthorized at least once every six months. Any changes in the medication authorization related to dosage, time or frequency of administration shall require a program to obtain new instructions written by the licensed authorized prescriber. All other changes to the original medication authorization require a change in the prescription.
2019-07-29 Violation 418-1.9(d) Corrected
Brief Description: Behavior management must promote self-esteem in children and guide children in such a way as to help each child develop self-control and assume responsibility for his or her actions through clear and consistent rules and limits appropriate to the ages and development of the children in care.
2019-05-21 Violation 418-1.9(j) Corrected
Brief Description: Corporal punishment is prohibited. For the purposes of this Subpart, the term corporal punishment means punishment inflicted directly on the body including, but not limited to, physical restraint, spanking, biting, shaking, slapping, twisting or squeezing; demanding excessive physical exercise, prolonged lack of movement or motion, or strenuous or bizarre postures; and compelling a child to eat or have in the child's mouth soap, foods, hot spices or irritants or the like.
2019-05-21 Violation 418-1.10(a) Corrected
Brief Description: Any abuse or maltreatment of a child is prohibited. A day care center must prohibit and may not tolerate or in any manner condone an act of abuse or maltreatment by an staff, volunteer or any other person. An abused child or maltreated child means a child defined as an abused child or maltreated child pursuant to Section 412 of the Social Services Law.
2019-05-21 Violation 418-1.10(c)(1) Corrected
Brief Description: Child day care center staff must personally make, or cause to be made, an immediate report to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment by telephone, followed by a written report within 48 hours, in the form and manner prescribed by the Office, to the child protective service of the social services district in the county in which the child resides.
2019-05-21 Violation 418-1.15(b)(14) Corrected
Brief Description: The program must immediately notify the parent and Office upon learning of the death, serious incident, serious injury, serious condition, communicable illness, or transportation to a hospital, of a child which occurred while the child was in care at the program or was being transported by the program. A serious incident includes any event in which a child requires medical attention other than routine illness, is left without competent supervision for any period of time, or leaves the program without an approved teacher or designated person.
2019-05-21 Violation 418-1.15(b)(21)(iv) Corrected
Brief Description: how parents will be notified of accidents, serious incidents and injuries;
2018-11-14 Violation 418-1.8(j) Corrected
Brief Description: When a child day care center is in operation, an adequate number of qualified teachers must be on duty to insure the health and safety of the children in care.

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Elaine West Aug 22, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Our family is incredibly thankful to have this daycare facility for our children. My husband and I both work full time and finding excellent caregivers that could help us raise our children was important to us. There are several aspects of this daycare that make it fun and educational for children and convenient for parents (and I will list them), but after having our three children go through MFCK starting from infancy we have found that the best things about this daycare are the way they run the facility to put the best interest of the children first and their impressive ability to hire teachers that genuinely love our children and are excellent role models for them. The building has a warm welcoming environment and our children look forward to their days there. The things that we love about this daycare include (1) higher than normal adult to child ratio in infant room because of the volunteer program they have for a specially selected “grandma” to come in and help hold and rock babies during the day, (2) three beautifully designed playground areas for children of different ages, (3) program for preschoolers to periodically interact with children in a nearby special needs school, (4) program for preschoolers to periodically visit nearby nursing home and do activities with the seniors, (5) flexible pick up and drop off hours, (6) nutritionist designed menu for children with food provided so no need to pack lunches, (7) extremely rare to close on snow days due to association with hospital, (8) excellent special event planning for children, (9) the way they move all the children up to the next room together every year so they stay with a familiar group of friends. This isn’t the easiest daycare to get in to, but the peace of mind you will have knowing that your children are in a safe, secure, loving, and fun environment is worth the extra effort to get in. The cost of the child care is also very reasonable, especially considering the dedication of the teachers, inclusion of meals and snacks, cleanliness of the facilities, and quality of the educational programming.

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