Pocono Family Ymca - Stroudsburg PA Child Care Center

809 MAIN ST , STROUDSBURG PA 18360
(570) 421-2525
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About the Provider

Description: Holiday memberships are returning to the Pocono Family YMCA! These special 3 month memberships may be purchased between November 25, 2011 and January 31, 2012. They must be redeemed between December 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012 and entitle the recipient to 3 months of membership at the Pocono Family YMCA from the date of redemption.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00185542
  • Capacity: 177
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Spanish
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 12
  • District Office Phone: (570) 468-8144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-01-16 Renewal 3270.124(b)(2) - Physician name, address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There is no physician name or phone number provided on the emergency contact form for child # 1.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the child's physician or source of medical care.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The director will get the name and phone number of the child's physician from the parent of child # 1. All forms will be double checked and this information will be provided at enrollment.
2020-01-16 Renewal 3270.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: More than 24 months passed between health assessments for staff person # 3. The health assessments on file are dated 5/2017 and 11/2019

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person # 3 has a current health assessment on file. The director will ensure that all staff provide health assessments at least once every 24 months.
2020-01-16 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person # 4 was hired on 8/26/2019. The FBI clearance on file is for Department of Education, therefore is not valid. Staff person # 5 was hired on 1/10/20; there is no NSOR clearance on file.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). Staff Persons # 4 and 5 may not work in a child care position at the facility. 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. Staff person # 4 and 5 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff persons # 4 and 5 will not work in a child care position at the facility until clearances are received and on file. Staff person # 4 was fingerprinted and waiting for the clearance to be mailed and NSOR clearance was requested for staff person # 5. The director will comply with CPSL and all staff will provide all required clearances prior to their start date.
2020-01-16 Renewal 3270.34(a)(6) - Staff evaluations Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person # 2 started on 2/1/2018; there is no staff evaluation on file. Staff person # 3 started on 8/17/2011; there is only one staff evaluation on file with no date on it.

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.)
The director will do staff evaluations for staff # 2 and # 3. The director will do a written staff evaluation annually for all staff.
2020-01-16 Renewal 3270.75(c) - Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The first aid kits located in the Toddler B and Infant rooms did not have band-aids.

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.)
The director put band aids in both first aid kits. The first aid kits will be checked by staff on Mondays to ensure that all items are included
2020-01-16 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There is a hole in the baseboard molding under the window in the preschool room. There are 2 stained ceiling tiles in the toddler lunch are.

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 director will submit a work order to have the molding and ceiling tiles repaired. These items will be specified in the monthly checklist completed by the facilities director.
2020-01-16 Renewal 3270.77(a) - No peeling paint or plaster Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There is peeling paint on the molding near the portable sink in the Toddler 2 classroom.

Correction Required: Peeled or damaged paint or damaged plaster is not permitted on indoor or outdoor surfaces in the child care facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The director will submit a work order to have the peeling paint touched up. This item will be added to the monthly checklist completed by the facilities director.
2019-07-11 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(a)/3270.113(a)(1) - Supervised at all times /Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 7/11/2019, during a complaint investigation, staff person # 1 and # 2 reported that child # 1 was left sleeping alone in a classroom while the rest of the class went to the pool. It was estimated that the child was alone for 5-10 minutes. Staff person # 1 had child # 1 in their assigned group.

Correction Required: Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times. Outdoor play space used by the facility is considered part of the facility premises. The legal entity must arrange for all facility staff to receive a minimum of four (4) hours of in person training regarding supervision of children especially during transition times. The legal entity must receive DHS approval of the training content prior to scheduling the training. Each staff person shall be assigned the responsibility for supervision of specific children. The staff person shall know the names and whereabouts of the children in his assigned group. The staff person shall be physically present with the children in his group on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Each class has tags with each child's photo/name. Each staff member wears the tags of the children they are responsible for on a lanyard. When shifts change or breaks are taken, the tags are given to the person now responsible for those children. The attached transition policy has been put into affect. All staff will be scheduled an in-person training that has been approved by DHS.
2019-07-11 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.115(a)(5) - Staff:child ratios while swimming Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 7/16/19, during a complaint investigation, the certification rep observed 13 preschool children swimming with only 2 staff members present. Three staff members are required to meet the swimming staff-child ratios for 13 preschool children.

Correction Required: The staff-child ratios while children are swimming are Infant 1:1; Young or older toddler 1:2; Preschool 1:5; Young school-age 1:6; Older school-age1:8

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Additional staff have been schedule for swimming times. All child care staff have been reminded of ratios and pool ratios. They've signed an acknowledgement. The pool ratios have been posted in the pool and aquatics staff will be held accountable for ensuring they are followed. The staff-child ratios for swimming will be maintained at all times.
2019-07-11 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.21/3270.61(f) - General Health and Safety/No business simultaneous use Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 7/11/19, during a complaint investigation, it was determined that on 7/8/2019 two male minor children walked through the child care space to get to another area of the building and addressed the children in child care in a threatening manner. Staff person # 1 reported one of the boys stated "don't mess with me" while showing a toy gun to the children.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children. Indoor space in which children are receiving care may not be used simultaneously for other business, commercial, social or another purpose unrelated to the child care being offered.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
CEO placed "No FIrearms or Weapons" sign at entrances. The front desk staff being more vigilant in allowing people through the door: scanning cards, visitor logs, and passes, rosters, etc. While playing in the gym, a walkway will be designated to members and children will play on the other side of the gymnasium. If a member must go through the gymnasium a YMCA staff member will escort them. There will be no co-mingling of day care children with other program patrons.
2019-07-02 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.21/3270.61(c) - General Health and Safety/40 square feet wall-to-wall Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 7/2/2019, during a complaint investigation, staff admitted to using a gym that is also used by the YMCA for Zumba classes for child care. This room is not part of the measured child care space listed on the certificate of compliance.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children.Indoor child care space is measured within permanent stationary partitions or walls. The allowable number of children in a space is determined by dividing the total square feet in a space by 40.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The front room/gym will not be used for child care. Children will only use measured and approved space.
2019-07-02 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.21/3270.61(i) - General Health and Safety/Maximum capacity Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 7/2/2019, during a complaint investigation, certification rep observed 4 infants, 14 toddlers, 14 preschool children, 21 pre k children, and 63 school aged children on site. School aged camp directors reported that 2 additional groups of school aged children were receiving child care off site at community parks; one group had 30 children and one group had 28. This is a total of 174 children exceeding the facility capacity by 27 children; the maximum capacity for the facility is 147 children.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children. The total number of children receiving child day care services at the facility at any one time may not exceed the facility's maximum capacity. The legal entity will immediately reduce the number of children in child care on and off the premises to 147 or less.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
To ensure the capacity of the classrooms is not exceeded the following corrections have been made: -60-70 camp children now utilize East Stroudsburg Elementary School for the summer -The Children are bussed to "ESE" daily - Signs have been posted in each child care room - The overall capacity will not be exceeded
2019-07-02 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.61(c)/3270.61(h) - 40 square feet wall-to-wall/Measurement and use of indoor child care space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 7/2/2019, during a complaint investigation, certification representative observed 32 school aged children in a classroom with a measured capacity of 24.

Correction Required: Indoor child care space is measured within permanent stationary partitions or walls. The allowable number of children in a space is determined by dividing the total square feet in a space by 40. The capacity established for an indoor space may not be exceeded.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
To ensure the capacity of the classrooms is not exceeded, the following corrections have been made - 60-70 camp children now utilize East Stroudsburg Elementary school for the summer - The children are bussed to "ESE" daily - Signs have been posted in each classroom.
2019-05-07 Renewal 3270.123(a)(1)/3270.123(a)(2) - Amount of fee/Date fee to be paid Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The fee agreement on file for child # 1 does not have the fee amount or the date in which the fee is to be paid. The fee agreement on file for child # 4 does not include the date in which the fee is to be paid.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the amount of the fee to be charged per day or per week. An agreement shall specify the date on which the fee is to be paid.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The director will add the missing information for children # 1 and 4. When we are enrolling a new child into the program the front desk will take the application go over the application to make sure that the fee agreement is and enrollment date is filled out and give it to the childcare director, before the child can be enrolled the childcare director will schedule a time with the parent to go over all enrollment paperwork before the child's first day.
2019-05-07 Renewal 3270.123(a)/3270.123(a)(6) - Signed /Admission date Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The financial agreements on file for children # 3 and # 4 do not include the children's date of admission and are not signed by the operator.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the date of the child's admission. An agreement shall be signed by the operator and the parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The operator the sign the agreements for children # 3 and 4 and add dates of admission. When we are enrolling a new child into the program the front desk will take the application go over the application to make sure that the fee agreement and enrollment date is filled out and then they will give it application to the childcare director ,before the child can be enrolled the childcare director will schedule a time with the parent to go over all enrollment paperwork before the child's first day. The child cannot be enrolled if all paperwork isn't complete.

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Reviews

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Jenna May 21, 2013

Very unprofessional and lazy staff. Mistreated my child. There are many other people out there that would love to have that job and enjoy being with kids.

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