Playway Loving Child Care Center - Erie PA Child Care Center

2741 W 8TH ST , Erie PA 16505
(814) 520-5143
4 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Playway Loving Childcare Center is an initiative to provide quality care and education in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that allows our children to grow socially, intellectually, and emotionally.

Additional Information: About Us Children learn through a wide variety of experiences. Play promotes physical growth, self-awareness, social interaction and intellectual development. We provide both indoor and outdoor play space for learning and exploring. We also provide a safe and loving learning environment, and strive to make daycare as much like home as possible.
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Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00167651
  • Capacity: 58
  • Age Range: 6 weeks to 12 years
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Keystone Star 1
  • Rate Range $30-$50 Daily, $125-$180 Weekly, $7 hourly
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language, Hindi (India), Punjabi/Panjabi, Spanish
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Emergency Care, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 1
  • District Office Phone: (814) 836-5898 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff Person #3 did not include any of the clearances required under the CPSL, nor documentation of applications for these clearances.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record and child abuse registry clearance information, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL. Facility Person #3 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person #3 was able to log onto their email from the office and print their clearances and clearance request dates to be added to their file. Staff person #3 did not have access to a computer or printer to print them herself. It was an oversight by the office, in the future the office and director will pay closer attention to the clearances and other papers submitted before a staff persons first day of work. The standard has been printed to be kept on file in the office for future reference.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Comply with CPSL/Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The most recent Mandated Reporter Trainings in the file for Staff Person #8 exceeded 60 months between certificates. 12/15/14-3/17/20. The most recent Mandated Reporter Training in the file for Staff Person #8 is current.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A staff meeting was held where the clearances and other required paperwork updates were gone over and the staff was told when their items were due. Also an update sign with this information has been posted on the staff bulletin board for the staff to see and to comply with. Also files were gone through and staff data sheets were updated with the information on them. In the future the plan is to give all staff an updated list of when all their clearances are due every three months so that they are well aware when things need updated. Also to have the office staff continually check staff files for all dates and keep an updated staff data form to refer to frequently throughout the year and to remind staff when mandated reporter is due. Also to allow staff time during the workday to complete their mandated reporter training so there is not a lapse in the timeline.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.33(a)/3270.192(2)(ii) - Each staff person meets quals/Exp, educ., training prior to facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff Person #3 did not include verification of child care experience and education.

Correction Required: A staff person or a substitute staff person shall meet one of the applicable staff qualifications for the position in which the person is performing. A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training prior to service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
In an unfortunate oversight Staff person #3 did not have her verification of experience and education on file Unfortunately she was waiting on them as she is from Puerto Rico and many things are still closed there. Staff person #3 was able to get proof of experience from former institutions that she has volunteered at and they are now in her file. Person #3 was able to provide her college diploma and is working on getting her high school diploma from Puerto Rico. Staff person #3 is in contact with family from Puerto Rico to get a copy of her high school diploma. Staff person #3 has now also provided proof of experience which is in her file. Staff person 3# will work as an aide in the room until all of her documentation has been provided and is on file.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.36(b)(5)/3270.192(2)(ii) - HS/GED + 2 yrs/Exp, educ., training prior to facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Staff Person #7, who was hired as an Assistant Group Supervisor, did not include verification of two years experience with children required for her level of education (High School Diploma).

Correction Required: An assistant group supervisor shall have a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 2 years experience with children. A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training prior to service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person number 7 was moved to a position as an aid and is now working in a room with qualified staff In the future staff persons experience and education will be more thoroughly scrutinized so that they are placed into positions that match their educational and experience level. Staff shall only work in positions in which they are properly qualified for.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.52/3270.113(a)(1) - Mixed Age Level/Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 9/4/2020 at approximately 9:15 AM, Staff Person #1 was supervising a mixed group of 8 School Age and 14 Preschool Children in the dining area during breakfast. Staff Person #2, who was also supervising this group of children, left the group to answer the door for the certification representative. Staff Person #2, who also serves as the assistant director, spent approximately 10 minutes with the certification representative as he began the renewal inspection, verifying supervision and ratio in other rooms. Upon entering the dining area and discovering that Staff Person #1 was supervising these 22 children, Certification Representative was then informed that Staff Person #2 was also responsible for this group. After a conversation with each staff person, it was further verified that Staff Person #2 had been preparing breakfast in a separate kitchen, and therefore, was not present with her group during this time. Once Staff Persons #1 and #2 were in the Preschool Room, it was an additional ten minutes before a third staff person arrived, which was needed to comply with ratio for this mixed group. On 9/10/20, at approximately 9:15 AM, Certification Representative, along with his Supervisor, returned to complete the renewal inspection at the facility. At this time, Staff Person #2 was observed supervising a mixed group of 2 Younger Toddlers and 4 Older Toddlers. Certification Representative and his Supervisor then proceeded to the Preschool Room where Staff Person #1 was supervising a group of 10 Preschool Children and Staff Person #3 was supervising a group of 7 Preschool Children. Staff Person #3 could identify by name 3 of the 7 children in her group.

Correction Required: For two months, the Director will conduct mandatory staff meetings. At each meeting, the Director will review and discuss the facility's Supervision and Ratio Policy and the facility's non-compliance items documented on the Inspection Summaries issued in February, 2020 and September, 2020, as well as, the Department of Human Services' regulations related to ratio and supervision. An agenda will be prepared for each staff meeting and a log identifying the date, time and persons attending each meeting will be maintained. The staff meeting agenda and log will be submitted to the OCDEL-DHS representative within one week of each meeting.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The director will step in to help on an as needed basis in each classroom to help maintain the proper ratio until other staff arrives or may be called in Staff schedules have now been adjusted to allow for more staff to be here in the morning Plans are to also add more staff as soon as possible Staff has been told of ratio concerns and responses to those concerns such as alerting a supervisor, turning children away, or making parents wait All of these ratio concerns were discussed at a staff meeting and will be reviewed at a staff meeting in the near future. Changes to staffs schedules were also made to allow for more staff earlier in the day. A staff meeting was held on 9/14/20 where the importance of ratio, what ratio is and how to maintain it was presented. The hours of the daycare will also be changing to 7:30 to 5:30 to try and mitigate the arrival of a majority of children when staff is low. We will also be implementing a walkie talkie system so that staff may have better communication and may tell when they are close to being out of ratio. Also we will begin a policy of turning away children if we are short staffed for whatever reason.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.151(a)/3270.192(3) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter/Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The initial health assessment/TB screening in the file for Staff Person #9 were conducted after the staff person's first day in child care. This assessment/screening is current. The most recent health assessments in the file for Staff Person #8 exceeded 24 months between assessments. The most recent health assessment in the file for Staff Person #8 is current. The TB Screening in the file for Staff Person #4 was conducted more than 12 months prior to the staff person's first day in child care and is not valid. The file for Staff Person #3 did not include an initial health assessment/TB screening.

Correction Required: A facility person providing direct care who comes into contact with the children or who works with food preparation shall have a health assessment conducted within 12 months prior to providing initial service in a child care setting and every 24 months thereafter. A health assessment is valid for 24 months following the date of signature, if the person does not contract a communicable disease or develop a medical problem. A facility person's record shall include a written report of initial and subsequent health assessments, including the results of initial and subsequent tuberculin skin tests, x-rays or other medical documentation necessary to confirm freedom from communicable tuberculosis.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
At the staff meeting on 9/14/20 staff screenings for health and clearances were discussed. The due dates for all of these were gone over as a reminder to the staff. Staff was told how long each screening/clearance are good for. A current and accurate list of staff screenings and clearances with due dates has now been posted in the staff room. Staff was made aware that current physicals/clearances are needed for continued employment and working ability Staff person # 4 will get and provide documentation of a new TB test. Staff person #3 is getting a health assessment and TB test which will be placed in her file upon completion.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.21 - General Health and Safety Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed two pairs of adult scissors, which were accessible to children, on a shelf in the School Age Room.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The scissors were removed from that shelf and placed in a locked storage cabinet out of the reach of the children. In the future all rooms will be more thoroughly inspected prior to opening for the day to ensure that there are no harmful objects in reach of children. Staff will also receive a written review of objects and other items that should be out of the reach of children and how they should be properly stored.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.34(a)(6) - Staff evaluations Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The most recent written evaluations in the file for Staff Person #2 and #6 exceed 12 months between evaluations: 5/31/19-7/6/20. The most recent evaluations in the files for Staff Person #2 and #6 are current. The first written evaluation (7/9/20) in the file for Staff Person #4 was conducted more than 12 months after the staff person's date of hire (6/11/19). This evaluation is current. The file for Staff Person #1 did not include a written evaluation conducted within the past 12 months (5/31/19). This evaluation is not current.

Correction Required: A director is responsible for written evaluation of staff persons on a regular basis, a minimum of one evaluation every 12 months.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
It has been noted that evaluations need to be done on the same date yearly and not just once anytime a year. The evaluation for Staff person #1 has now been done and placed in her file.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.37(c) - Aides supervised all times Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 9/4/20 and 9/10/20, Staff Person #7 was observed caring for children while unsupervised by another qualified staff person. Based on the documented education and experience in Staff Person #7's file, it was determined that she currently meets the qualifications of an Aide.

Correction Required: An aide or a combination of aides shall be supervised at all times by a staff person qualified at minimum as an assistant group supervisor.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person #7 has been moved to a different room to work where she is under the supervision of another qualified staff member. Staff person #7 was asked to bring in any documented experience working with children to be added to her file. We have also added the time that she has been working here as experience in her file. In the future staff persons experience and education will be more thoroughly scrutinized so that they are placed into positions that match their educational and experience level. Staff shall only work in positions in which they are properly qualified for.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.66(d) - Toxic plants not permitted Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed an anthurium (toxic) plant, which was accessible to children, on a cabinet in the Preschool Room.

Correction Required: Toxic plants are not permitted in a child care space.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The plant in question was immediately thrown out and the staff was educated on toxic plants and children In the future the staff will be more careful as to what plants are in the rooms If plants can not be readily identified as non toxic then they will not be brought into the daycare.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.75(c) - Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The first aid kit in the School Age Room lacked bandages and gauze pads. The first aid kit in the Preschool Room lacked scissors, bandages and tape. The first aid kit in the first downstairs Room lacked tape and gloves. The first aid kit in the room behind the dining area lacked tweezers.

Correction Required: A first-aid kit must contain the following: soap, an assortment of adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, tape, scissors and disposable, nonporous gloves.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
First aid supplies from now on will be bought in bulk to ensure that there should always be enough We will also have supervisors check all first aid kits monthly to ensure that all items are in them and up to working standards All missing items from each first aid kit have been purchased and placed in the appropriate first aid kits.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed a hole in the wall under the plate cover below the postings in the School Age Room.

Correction Required: Floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces, including the facility's outdoor play space surfaces shall be kept clean, in good repair and free from visible hazards.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The room in question has been marked as temporarily out of use due to maintenance until the maintenance man can come in to fix the whole In the future we will get the maintenance man here faster, mark the room as unusable until the issue is solved and look for another maintenance man to assist in the future if the first is busy.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed cracks, which created sharp edges, on the Little Tikes mower and roller horse in the Infant/Toddler outdoor play space.

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The toys were removed from the playground and thrown away Staff was advised during the staff meeting if they see cracked or broken toys to place them in the trash A weekly check of all outside toys will now be conducted from this day on.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.102(c) - Outdoor equip.- protective surfacing Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The firetruck, which required embedded mounting to the pavement in the Infant/Toddler outdoor play space, was not mounted over a unitary playground protective surface covering that meets the recommendations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Correction Required: Outdoor equipment that requires embedded mounting must be mounted over a loose-fill or unitary playground protective surface covering that meets the recommendations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The equipment must be anchored firmly and be in good repair.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The firetruck has been roped off so that the children can not play on it Staff has been made aware to not allow the children to play on it A call has been placed to the maintenance man to fix the mounting and protective surface.
2020-08-19 Renewal 3270.106(a) - Clean, age appropriate Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The pac n plays in the infant room, where child #1 and #2 were napping, where not labeled with the names of the specific children.

Correction Required: Individual, clean, age-appropriate rest equipment shall be provided for preschool, toddler and infant children as agreed between the child's parent and the operator. The rest equipment shall be labeled for the use of a specific child and used only by the specified child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Pac n plays were all relabeled with new labels so that they may not be lost or damaged The teacher in the room was provided retraining about labeling all of the childrens belongings and pac n plays At the staff meeting proper labeling of everything was also discussed.

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Reviews

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samantha Oct 03, 2014

Place is clean. Staff is nice. Owner is miserable. They have a sign up that says they do not discriminate but they do. The owner is a liar, who only cares about money. She has had violations and doesn't understand English too well. She is arrogant, rude, and one of the worst owners I've ever met.held lunches from my son, didn't follow my directions, lied straight to my face. Find a new daycare!

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Sandy Mar 24, 2014

Extremely beautiful. Congenial atmosphere. Children found to be very happy. Staff highly qualified.

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Paul Mar 24, 2014

Great opportunity for Erie children. Highly educated staff. Brand new and state of the art facilities.

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NPR4501 Mar 19, 2014

Everything is so clean!!! I went in for their open house last Saturday, and the staff were so friendly, too. I was really impressed by the building itself. It's all new and clean, which is hard to find in a daycare. I'll be signing my son up for the summer program!

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