Natural Choice Academy - Phoenix AZ CHILD CARE CENTER

13840 NORTH TATUM BOULEVARD , PHOENIX AZ 85032
(602) 404-7820

About the Provider

Description: Our mission is to ensure all students receive a developmentally appropriate education in the most natural setting possible. Through a learning enriched environment, we focus on preparing children for success upon entering elementary school and providing a foundation for sustainable living.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CDC-15914
  • Capacity: 182
  • Age Range: Ones; Twos; Three to Five; School-Age
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: Sep 01, 2020
  • Current License Expiration Date: Aug 31, 2023
  • District Office: ADHS Division of Licensing Services
  • District Office Phone: (602) 364-2539 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Survey Date Date Corrected Rule/Statute Title
2020-08-21 2020-08-24 article 3 R9-5-301.F.1.2.
Findings: After a review of 5 staff files, it was determined the following was lacking: Staff #1 (start date 3/9/2020) had documentation of freedom from infectious active tuberculosis. The TB test in Staff #1 file, did not have a result.
2019-07-23 2019-07-24 Article 5 R9-5-512.D.
Findings: Findings include: In the Berry Patch 1 room the Surveyor observed pieces of toilet paper and clothes on the floor of the restroom.
2019-07-23 2019-07-24 Article 5 R9-5-512.B.1.2.
Findings: Findings include: In the Berry Patch 1, Berry Patch 2 and the Veggie Patch 2 rooms the Surveyor observed a built up of frost and accumulated dirt drips in the freezer compartments of the mini refrigerators in each of the rooms.
2019-07-23 2019-07-24 article 5 R9-5-509.C.23
Findings: Findings include: In the Berry Patch 1 room the Surveyor observed that a thermometer was not in the freezer compartment of the mini refrigerator.
2019-07-23 2019-07-24 article 5 R9-5-503.A.3.4.
Findings: Findings include: In the Sprouts room the container for the soiled laundry did not have a waterproof liner. In the Berry Patch 1 room the container for the soiled laundry did not have a lid on top of the container. The lid was underneath the container.
2019-07-23 2019-07-24 article 5 R9-5-503.A.2.a-c.
Findings: Findings include: In Berry Patch 1 room the temperature for the diapering changing sink was 84 degrees.
2019-07-23 2019-07-24 article 5 R9-5-503.A.1.a.b.
Findings: Findings include: In the Sprouts room the Surveyor observed two large containers of red and blue paint and a clipboard on top of the diaper changing counter. In the Berry Patch 1 room the Surveyor observed a water pitcher, a glass cup next to the hand washing sink for diapering. On the diaper counter was a piece of a wood.
2019-07-23 2019-07-24 Article 4 R9-5-403.A.1-17.
Findings: Findings include: The Surveyor reviewed 7 staff files and found 4 files lacking the following: Staff #1 (start date 5/28/19), Staff #2 (start date of 6/4/19), Staff #3 (start date of 7/8/19) and Staff #4 (start date of 6/5/19) files lacked documentation for the required new hire 10 day staff training.
2018-09-20 2018-09-21 Article 5 R9-5-510.B.4.a.
Findings: Findings include: Per allegation and based on documentation, staff interviews and the Surveyor and the assistant director viewing the video: Staff #2 requested that Child #1 to go to the restroom. When the child refused by laying on the floor, the staff member picked the child up around the waist and from behind and carried the child to the restroom. The staff member waited at the door of the restroom while the child stood in the restroom crying. The staff member then entered the restroom and pulls down the child's clothing and places the child on the toilet. Staff #2 stated that the class was getting ready to go outside and the staff member wanted the children to use the potty before going outside. Staff #1 stated the staff member received one on one training with the assistant director on 8/30/18 and 9/10/18. Training involved proper lifting techniques, appropriate expectations and interactions with children. The staff member watched videos to incorporate in classroom management and conscious discipline. Will encourage staff member to seek additional training.
2018-08-08 2018-08-08 article 5 R9-5-501.A.15
Findings: Findings include: Berry Patch 2 restroom...light was not working. Staff #1 stated will replace light immediately.
2018-08-08 2018-08-08 article 5 R9-5-503.A.1.a.b.
Findings: Findings include: Berry patch 2...an ice pack was observed on top of the diaper changing table. Staff #1 stated removed immediately. Spoke to staff.

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