North Star Montessori - Columbus IN Unlicensed Registered Ministry

2320 Midway Street , Columbus IN 47201
(812) 379-4180

About the Provider

Description: North Star Montessori School strives to:
Provide a warm, caring community committed to the development of the whole child employ an integrated approach to learning and living based on the Montessori philosophy of education and human development celebrate the unique gifts and perspectives within each member of our community attend equally to the education of the heart as well as the mind motivate children to become confident, competent, creative life-long learners promote peace encourage children to live their lives as joyful contributors to society, compassionate global citizens and committed caretakers of the earth.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: RM-100364-A
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: Apr 01, 2019
  • 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
2/4/2019
1970-01-01
Direct child care providers, including volunteers, shall receive training in the following within thirty (30) days of starting employment or volunteer work: Universal precautions 2019-02-08
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-1.1-33.5(b)(4)
Ten staff files without current Universal Precautions training.
2/4/2019
1970-01-01
The parent or guardian of a child shall, when the child is enrolled in a child care ministry, provide the child care ministry with proof that the child has received the required immunizations against the following: Whooping cough 2019-02-08
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-6-11(a)(2)
Two children's files with no immunization record. Two other children's files without up-to-date immunization records.
2/4/2019
1970-01-01
All interior surfaces, equipment, materials, furnishings, and objects with which children will come in contact shall be well maintained, in a clean and sanitary condition, and of nontoxic durable construction 2019-02-14
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(1)
Janitor closed unlocked containing gallons of bleach and cleaning spray accessible to children.
2/4/2019
1970-01-01
The operator of a child care ministry registered under section 2 of this chapter shall provide a notice to the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the child care ministry. The notice must be signed by the parent or guardian when the child is enrolled in the child care ministry and must be kept on file at the child care ministry until two (2) years after the last day the child attends the child care ministry. This notice must be maintained by the child care ministry and made available to the division upon request 2019-02-08
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-6-7
One child's file missing a signed Parent Notice.
2/4/2019
1970-01-01
Refrigerator and Freezers. Enough conveniently located refrigeration facilities shall be provided to assure the maintenance of potentially hazardous food at required temperatures during storage. Refrigerators and freezers shall be in good condition, clean, and shall maintain the proper temperatures. Each compartment of the refrigerator and freezer shall be provided with an accurate thermometer, in good position for daily monitoring 2019-02-08
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(c)
No thermometer in freezer section of refrigerator in Big Dipper's room.
10/2/2018
1970-01-01
All interior surfaces, equipment, materials, furnishings, and objects with which children will come in contact shall be well maintained, in a clean and sanitary condition, and of nontoxic durable construction
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(1)
The director and infant caregivers have not yet taken the 2 1/2 hour CCRR face-to-face Safe Sleep training. As of July 1, 2018, should be; IC 12-17.2-6-14.1(a)(1), Sec. 14.1. (a) The operator of a child care ministry that cares for children who are less than twelve (12) months of age shall:(1) Complete the training course provided or approved by the division under IC 12-17.2-2-1(10) concerning safe sleep practices.
2/1/2018
1970-01-01
Handwashing. Adults and children shall wash their hands after using the toilet and before eating 2018-02-02
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-6(b)
Children's hands weren't wash right before eating lunch in the Little Dippers.
2/1/2018
1970-01-01
Refrigerator and Freezers. Enough conveniently located refrigeration facilities shall be provided to assure the maintenance of potentially hazardous food at required temperatures during storage. Refrigerators and freezers shall be in good condition, clean, and shall maintain the proper temperatures. Each compartment of the refrigerator and freezer shall be provided with an accurate thermometer, in good position for daily monitoring 2018-02-01
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(c)
Big dippers refrigerator was 48 degrees F. Little Dipper's refrigerator was 46 degrees F. (Must be 41 degrees F. or below.).
2/1/2018
1970-01-01
Direct child care providers, including volunteers, shall receive training in the following within thirty (30) days of starting employment or volunteer work: Universal precautions 2018-02-28
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-1.1-33.5(b)(4)
Three staff files with no universal precautions training documentation. One staff file without current universal precautions training.
2/1/2018
1970-01-01
All interior surfaces, equipment, materials, furnishings, and objects with which children will come in contact shall be well maintained, in a clean and sanitary condition, and of nontoxic durable construction 2018-02-17
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(1)
Baseboards missing in playroom. Piece of door trim missing at one door in Little Dippers. Ceiling tiles water stained in infant room.
2/1/2018
1970-01-01
The parent or guardian of a child shall, when the child is enrolled in a child care ministry, provide the child care ministry with proof that the child has received the required immunizations against the following: Whooping cough 2018-02-28
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-6-11(a)(2)
One child without an updated immunization record. Five children's files with no immunization record.
2/1/2018
1970-01-01
immersion for at least one (1) minute in clean water which is at a temperature of at least 75 F. and which contains an approved sanitizing agent at an effective concentration. Cleaned and sanitized equipment and utensils shall always be air dried, never towel dried. An alternative to dishwashing is the use of sturdy, all disposable, single-service articles and utensils. Reuse of single-service articles and utensils is prohibited. All permanent ware infant feeding bottles and reusable nipples provided by the facility shall be washed and sanitized by the facility after each use as follows: Prewash in hot detergent water in a nonhandwashing sink; scrub bottles and nipples inside and out with bottle and nipple brush; squeeze water through nipple hole during washing; and rinse well with clean, hot water. Boil in clear water bottles for five (5) minutes; nipples and caps, collars, and tongs for three (3) minutes; and air dry. Store each item separately in clean, covered, labeled container 2018-02-05
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(e)(2)
Infant bottles are being prepared in the infant room at the handwashing sink.
2/1/2018
1970-01-01
The operator of a child care ministry registered under section 2 of this chapter shall provide a notice to the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the child care ministry. The notice must be signed by the parent or guardian when the child is enrolled in the child care ministry and must be kept on file at the child care ministry until two (2) years after the last day the child attends the child care ministry. This notice must be maintained by the child care ministry and made available to the division upon request 2018-02-28
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-6-7
No signed parent notice in two children's files.
11/13/2017
1970-01-01
All interior surfaces, equipment, materials, furnishings, and objects with which children will come in contact shall be well maintained, in a clean and sanitary condition, and of nontoxic durable construction 2017-11-30
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(1)
The baseboards have not been replaced downstairs where the water damage occurred.
8/22/2017
1970-01-01
All interior surfaces, equipment, materials, furnishings, and objects with which children will come in contact shall be well maintained, in a clean and sanitary condition, and of nontoxic durable construction 2017-08-23
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(1)
Outlet cover missing in Peg. A.

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