Oaklawn Head Start - Lincolnton NC Five Star Center License

(704) 735-4702
1 Review

About the Provider

Through our dedication to the Head Start families, we will educate, support, and advocate
encouraging empowerment for parents to become more self-sufficient.
We will strive to achieve our goals through on
-going communication, collaboration, and
integration of the Head Start management systems and instructional staff.

Additional Information: Four Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 55000030
  • Capacity: 40
  • Age Range: 3 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Violations Rule
2023-05-23 Unannounced Inspection No
2023-03-14 Unannounced Inspection No
2022-09-09 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-09-09 Violation 1232 10A NCAC 09 .0514(f)
Each employee's personnel file did not contain an annual staff evaluation and a staff development plan. One (1) staff with a hire date of April 14, 2019, had a Staff Development Plan and Annual Staff Evaluation on file dated May 2021.
2021-09-14 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2021-09-14 Violation 812 10A NCAC 09 .0604(c)
Electrical outlets and power strips, not in use, which were located in space used by children did not have safety outlets or were not covered with safety plugs unless located behind furniture or equipment that cannot be moved by a child. In space #2, four (4) electrical outlets not in use were observed in a power strip under the computer table accessible to children. The Administrator placed safety plugs in the four (4) electrical outlets not in use during the visit.
2020-09-29 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2020-09-29 Violation 824 GS 110-91(6); .0605((i)
Outdoor play area was not enclosed by fence with a minimum height of 4 feet. The top of the fence, less than six feet, was not free from protrusions. A portion of the playground fence was removed by the owner of the building and an orange, plastic temporary fence had been added in its place. The temporary fence ranged in height from three (3) feet four (4) inches to four (4) feet.
2020-09-29 Violation 125 10A NCAC 09 .0302(d)(4)
Daily records of arrival and departure times for children enrolled at the center were not maintained and available for review. On September 15, 2020, eight (8) children in space #2 were not signed out for the day. On September 21, 2020 and September 22, 2020, two (2) children in space #2 were not signed out for the day.
2019-11-08 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2019-11-08 Violation 1897 .1102(g)
The child care administrator and all staff did not complete the Recognizing and Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment training within 90 days of employment. One (1) staff, employed on April 24, 2019, did not complete Recognizing and Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment training until September 24, 2019.
2019-11-08 Violation 840 .2820(b)
All corrosive agents, pesticides, bleaches, detergents, cleansers, polishes, any product which is under pressure in an aerosol dispenser, and any substance which may be hazardous to a child if ingested, inhaled, or handled were not stored in a locked room or cabinet. In space #1, one (1) tub of Lysol disinfectant wipes, with multiple warnings indicating keep out of reach of children, eye irritant and contact poison control if swallowed, was observed above a closet and was not in locked storage. The Lead Teacher moved the tub of Lysol disinfectant wipes to locked storage during the visit.

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Tales of the Twins May 04, 2014

The staff at Oaklawn truly care about the children, which makes them a wonderful help for children with special needs and, of course, their parents as well. Our girls were born one minute apart & just before their 1st birthday began speaking, one just a couple days before the other. Soon, we realized they were proof that 'Twin Talk' is very real. They struggled & didn't want or care to try speaking the English words we tried teaching them. But it didn't take them long to carry on entire conversations back and forth that, even though we didn't have a clue what they were talking about, they understood each other perfectly. It was like they were natives of a foreign-speaking country, who's language we didn't speak a word, yet they spoke fluently. I am very happy to say that their involvement with the teachers and students at Oaklawn Head Start has proven to be an unbelievable assistance in many ways. Most importantly, they were successful in transferring them into a situation where they were forced daily to use words everyone could understand. And they did so in ways that made our girls WANT to learn a new language, as well as all the other important skills & knowledge they were provided the opportunity to learn.I must say everyone in and around that school is a pleasure to know and be around on a regular basis. That's extremely important requirements for anyone you're going to entrust with your children's lives. They are also often to remind parents that we are not only allowed, but very much desired to be involved with any of the classes, events and/or projects that we want to attend, assist, initiate or be a part of in many other ways. They welcome parents' input, new ideas, and/or any suggestions for ways to help the school, it's programs and students. Like I said, they really do care about our children and go lengths to better serve them. My children will definitely be ecstatically attending one more year there before they're old enough to start Kindergarten. You know they're doing it right when your kids hate to see the weekend approaching because they don't get to go to school.

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