Papillion-lavista Kids Club - Parkview Heights - La Vista NE School Age Only Child Care Center

7609 SOUTH 89TH ST, La Vista NE 68128
(402) 898-0490
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Kids Club is designed to provide the students with supervision in a structured and fun atmosphere. Each day, students enjoy a combination of arts, games, active and quiet play, and homework. Breakfast and snacks are served daily at no extra cost.

Additional Information: First Initial License Date: 11/10/1996.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 99
  • License Number: SAOC8660
  • Age Range: 5 YRS to 12 YRS
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: Nebraska DHHS - Division of Public Health - Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-600-1289 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Reviews

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Reprimanded Aug 24, 2012

article in the papillion times in august 2012

 

 

The Kids Club program at Parkview Heights Elementary School was reprimanded earlier this summer by the state after an incident in March where a child left the facility unnoticed.

A seven-year-old boy “walked several blocks, unattended and unsupervised, to his grandmother’s house” on March 22, according to Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services records.

“Staff conducted a verbal roll call of children after outside play, and inadvertently missed the child’s name,” according to a letter written by Child Care Licensing Supervisor Jo Pfeiffer.

“Staff was not aware that the child was unaccounted for until the grandmother arrived at the facility to pick the child up, approximately 20 minutes after the roll call,” Pfeiffer said in the letter. “As the grandmother arrived, a neighbor observed the child at the grandmother’s home and phoned the facility to report it.”

Greg Smith, administrator of the Kids Club program, said the incident is not reflective of Kids Club and has been addressed through policy changes and other measures.

Kids Club, operated by the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation, provides before and after school care for school-age children at each of the Papillion-La Vista School District’s elementary buildings.

Smith said the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation self-reported the incident at Parkview Heights to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Since then, Kids Club put additional policies in place to make sure a similar oversight does not occur.

The Parkview Heights Kids Club was reprimanded by DHHS on May 23, according to state records, for statutes pertaining to endangering the health of a child and failing to provide adequate and appropriate supervision of a child.

After accepting the new procedures, DHHS placed the Parkview Heights location on “nondisciplinary corrective action” status for six months, beginning July 27, during which time the state will hold inspections to ensure new procedures are being followed. That status will expire on Jan. 27.

“We’ve added additional policies and procedures on top of the ones we have had to prevent any situation like this from ever happening again,” Smith said.

“This isolated incident has been addressed with staff, and measures have been taken – on top of the additional procedures – with staff members.”

The program staff have received additional training, Smith said. However, he declined to comment on whether any employees were disciplined as a result of the incident.

Smith said the incident was the result of back-to-back oversights not defective policies.

He said the breach of safety measures was “very, very surprising” and not representative of the many years that Kids Club has operated at Parkview Heights.

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Reprimanded Aug 24, 2012

article from the papillion times in august 2012

The Kids Club program at Parkview Heights Elementary School was reprimanded earlier this summer by the state after an incident in March where a child left the facility unnoticed.

A seven-year-old boy “walked several blocks, unattended and unsupervised, to his grandmother’s house” on March 22, according to Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services records.

“Staff conducted a verbal roll call of children after outside play, and inadvertently missed the child’s name,” according to a letter written by Child Care Licensing Supervisor Jo Pfeiffer.

“Staff was not aware that the child was unaccounted for until the grandmother arrived at the facility to pick the child up, approximately 20 minutes after the roll call,” Pfeiffer said in the letter. “As the grandmother arrived, a neighbor observed the child at the grandmother’s home and phoned the facility to report it.”

Greg Smith, administrator of the Kids Club program, said the incident is not reflective of Kids Club and has been addressed through policy changes and other measures.

Kids Club, operated by the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation, provides before and after school care for school-age children at each of the Papillion-La Vista School District’s elementary buildings.

“I am very disappointed that this situation happened,” Smith said. “This was an isolated incident. But one incident is too much in our program.”

The Parkview Heights Kids Club was reprimanded by DHHS on May 23, according to state records, for statutes pertaining to endangering the health of a child and failing to provide adequate and appropriate supervision of a child.

On June 15, Kids Club submitted a correction plan to the state that included new procedures for roll calls when children come inside from an outside activity. The procedure requires management staff to perform roll call, with children in lines instead of a big group, and to use a chart to keep track of students.

After accepting the new procedures, DHHS placed the Parkview Heights location on “nondisciplinary corrective action” status for six months, beginning July 27, during which time the state will hold inspections to ensure new procedures are being followed. That status will expire on Jan. 27.

The program staff have received additional training, Smith said. However, he declined to comment on whether any employees were disciplined as a result of the incident.

Smith said the incident was the result of back-to-back oversights not defective policies.

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