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Information for PRECIOUS MOMENTS EDUCATION & COMMUNITY CENTER INC., a Licensed Child Care Center in Dover DE:

Name: PRECIOUS MOMENTS EDUCATION & COMMUNITY CENTER INC.
Address: 4607 SOUTH DU PONT HIGHWAY, DOVER DE 19901
Contact Phone: (302) 698-4696
Description: PRECIOUS MOMENTS EDUCATION & COMMUNITY CENTER INC. is a Licensed Child Care Center in DOVER DE. It has maximum capacity of 142 children. The center accepts children ages of: INFANT TO YOUNG SCHOOL AGE.
Capacity: 142
Age Range: INFANT TO YOUNG SCHOOL AGE
Days of Operation: Monday-Friday
Normal Open Hours: 06:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
Type of Care: INFANT TO YOUNG SCHOOL AGE
Schools Served: CAESAR RODNEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Additional Information:

Initial Licensed Date: 11/28/95; Financial Arrangements: Profit, Purchase of Care; Stars Rating: Four Stars;

Regulated Services: Drop-In Care, School Age Care;
District Office: State of Delaware, Office of Child Care Licensing
District Office Phone: 1-800-822-2236 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
Licensor: OCCL.DSCYF@state.de.us
Inspection/Report History:

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Cited Date Regulation Code Correction Status Corrective Action
2017-06-28 36N - General safety practices Corrected A piece of trim with nails in it was laying on the side of the center. Remove all hazardous materials outside the center.
2016-12-13 63N - Food, water, and nutrition Corrected The facility must follow proper procedures to ensure that children are not served prohibited foods when a doctor's note has been provided. A child was given juice that the child was not allowed to have per doctor's orders.
2016-12-13 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected The facility had multiple classrooms out of proper staff-to-child ratios. The facility is in the process of hiring staff.
2016-12-13 27N - Staff qualifications Corrected On December 13, 2016, three classrooms were not following proper staff-to-child ratios. The facility must ensure sufficient staffing to meet proper staff-to-child ratios on a daily basis. The facility is in the process of hiring staff.
2016-09-29 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected Nine infants were in one classroom with three staff members. Maximum group size for this age group is 8. This was corrected at the visit by moving infants with the third staff member into another classroom.
2016-09-29 42N - Sleeping accommodations Corrected Four infants total were seen sleeping in bouncy seats, and one infant was asleep in a swing. This was corrected at the visit. Safe sleep regulations were reviewed again. Infants shall sleep only in cribs, playpens, or pack-and-plays"... in accordance with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
2016-09-13 16N - Records Pending After multiple requests, the facility did not produce tracking sheets that would show how many children were present at exact times in each classroom with specific staff members. The records produced, which include CACFP meal count sheets and electronic time in/time out logs for children, indicate different attendance numbers on the same day. Where the electronic logs showed 12 infants in one classroom, the CACFP meal records show 15 infants in the classroom on the same day. A consistent, accessible attendance system needs to be in place and kept on record, so as to know where children and staff are located in the center throughout each day. These records need to be able to be produced upon request by either the administrator or a designated staff member in charge when the administrator is not available.
2016-09-08 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected Ten infants were in the classroom with two staff members. Maximum group size for infants is eight with two staff. Enroll children in an additional classroom or disenroll students to maintain proper capacity and ratios.
2016-09-08 42N - Sleeping accommodations Corrected One infant was sleeping in a bouncy seat. Infants must be placed into a crib on their backs upon falling asleep unless otherwise requested with medical documentation. During a follow-up visit, two infants were found sleeping in bouncy seats. Both incidents were corrected at the time of the visit.
2015-10-21 185R - Staff Ratios (January 1, 2011 for Subsection A only) Corrected One 3 yr old classroom out of complaince for approx. 15-30 minutes. 1 teacher with 15 children until second teacher arrived. Corrected at visit.

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