Middle Earth Child Dev Cente - Norman OK Child Care Center

151 12TH AVE SE , NORMAN OK 73071
(405) 329-8660

About the Provider

Description: Middle Earth provides high-quality non-profit child development services that incorporate developmentally appropriate activities through play. We are dedicated to maintaining standards of affordability, accessibility and accountability to ensure that parents, children and the community at large, regardless of financial situation, are best served.

Additional Information: Rated 2 Stars.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: K830001049
  • Capacity: 145
  • Age Range: 0 - 11 Months, 12 - 23 Months, 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years, 6 Years and Older
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Daytime Hours
  • Transportation: Emergency Only
  • District Office: Oklahoma Dept of Human Services - Child Care Services
  • District Office Phone: (405)573-8300 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Paige Christian

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type/Purpose Corrections
2020-09-16 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2020-08-14 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2020-07-31 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2020-03-06 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2020-02-26 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2020-01-28 STARS
Partial Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2020-01-13 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-12-30 Other
Partial Inspection
Plan: We will make sure that no teachers are alone on the playground. We will always have two teachers on the playground when children are outside. We will have all teachers take a supervision training. The two teachers involved have been placed on a 90 day probation and they both completed a Performance Improvement Plan. Teachers will be required to count the children entering the classroom from the playground and at all transitions. All teachers must maintain active supervision practices and continually move around on the playground.
Correction Date: 2019-12-30
Description: 340:110-3-287(a) - Supervision. Supervision means the function of observing, overseeing, and guiding a child or group of children, including an awareness of, and responsibility for the ongoing activity of each child, and being near enough to intervene when needed. The program is required to maintain supervision at all times.

One three-year-old was left on the playground alone for five minutes.

2019-11-19 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-09-12 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-08-29 Other
Partial Inspection
Plan: The two staff involved are no longer here. Our teachers will be using name to face transition sheets. Teacher will be completing hourly checks using the name to face sheets, signing off on them, and turning them in at the end of the day. Staff will be trained on how to use the name to face sheets tomorrow morning and we will start using them tomorrow.
Correction Date: 2019-08-29
Description: 340:110-3-287(a) - Supervision. Supervision means the function of observing, overseeing, and guiding a child or group of children, including an awareness of, and responsibility for the ongoing activity of each child, and being near enough to intervene when needed. The program is required to maintain supervision at all times.

A one-year-old was left on the toddler playground unsupervised for about four minutes.

2019-07-26 Periodic
Full Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-06-17 Follow Up
Partial Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-05-29 Complaint
Partial Inspection
Description: No non-compliances observed
2019-05-28 340:110-3-287(a)
Substantiated Complaints
Plan: We are replacing the existing chain link gate with a six foot privacy gate and installing a childproof latch, which will add security and prevent children climbing over the gate, but still allow access for teachers on and off the playground. One teacher involved with the incident is still employed by MECDC. Although she immediately noticed the children leaving the playground, we are requiring her to take a CareCourse focusing on safety and supervision. We are also planning a playground safety training session for all staff during our upcoming annual professional development event.
Description: Supervision - Serious - Inadequate outdoor supervision

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