Precious Times Learning Center, Inc. - Lincolnton NC Five Star Center License

1040 NORTH FLINT STREET , LINCOLNTON NC 28092
(704) 732-1152
3 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: PRECIOUS TIMES LEARNING CENTER, INC. is a Five Star Center License in LINCOLNTON NC, with a maximum capacity of 129 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 0 through 12. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: Five Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 55000120
  • Capacity: 129
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • 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
2023-07-21 Announced Inspection No
2023-07-17 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-07-17 Violation 428 GS 110-91(12); .0508(a)
A current activity plan was not posted for each group of children for reference. The activity plans posted in space #3a and space #3b were dated 6/19/2023-6/23/2023.
2023-07-17 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 #3b, two aerosol cans of Lysol disinfectant spray and one aerosol can of Febreeze air freshener were observed in an unlocked cabinet. In space #6, one aerosol can of Lysol disinfectant spray and one bottle of Lysol toilet bowl cleaner were observed in an unlocked cabinet in the bathroom.
2023-07-17 Violation 849 .0803(12)
Leftover medicines were not returned to the parent after the course of treatment was completed, after authorization was withdrawn or after authorization had expired and/or medication was not discarded within 72 hours of completion of treatment or withdrawal of authorization. In space #3b, the permission form for one child's A&D diaper rash cream expired on May 23, 2023.
2023-07-17 Violation 1321 GS110-91(1)
Medical exam or health assessment record was not on file before or within 30 days after admission. The medical exam record for one child enrolled on 1/30/2023 was not printed by the medical facility until 3/9/2023.
2023-07-17 Violation 1323 10A NCAC 09 .0302(d)(2)
Each child was not immunized as per Article 6 of Chapter 130A and an immunization record was not on file before or within 30 days after admission. The immunization record for one child enrolled on 1/30/2023 was not printed by the medical facility until 3/9/2023.
2023-07-17 Violation 1811 .0604(u);.0302(d)(8)
Shelter-in-place or lockdown drills were not practiced every three months and/or drill record was incomplete. The most recent shelter-in-place drill recorded on the Emergency Drill Log was dated 3/20/2023.
2023-07-17 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 staff member employed on 2/6/2023 did not completed Recognizing and Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment training until 5/23/2023.
2023-01-18 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-01-18 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 #8, one electrical outlet not in use in a power strip was observed beneath the computer table accessible to children. The power strip had the capability to rotate the cover to make the electrical outlet inaccessible, however, during the visit, the electrical outlet was exposed. Staff added safety plugs to the electrical outlet not in use during the visit.
2023-01-18 Violation 1831 .01102 (f)
At least one child care provider, who has completed ITS-SIDS training was not present in the infant room, while children were in care. In space #4a, the classroom for infants and children one year of age, the teacher assigned to the classroom did not have current ITS-SIDS training. M. Smith's ITS-SIDS training expired on October 10, 2022. The infant enrolled in space #4a was not present during the visit, however, this infant was present earlier that day on January 18, 2023 and left early.
2022-08-25 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-08-25 Violation 542 10 NCAC 09 .0902(a)
The written feeding plan was not modified as the child's needs changed. One infant feeding plan for a child enrolled on March 23, 2022 was not updated to include infant cereal, baby food, nor table food. The infant feeding plan only included infant formula and was not updated since the child's enrollment.
2022-08-25 Violation 326 .2318(8)
Program records were not retained for the required timeframe. The updated infant feeding plan for a child enrolled on March 23, 2022 was shredded by the Lead Teacher once the child was disenrolled on August 22, 2022. Staff indicated that changes were made to the infant feeding plan during the week of August 15, 2022. The infant feeding plan must be retained a minimum of thirty days after the record is revised or replaced.

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Reviews

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Parent Anon Feb 18, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

ptlc is not a bad center BUT I have seen that there are too many kids to staff on multiple occasions. this needs to be fixed. it is not fair to the children nor to the staff. this can be fixed if the office staff would actually CARE about what’s going on.

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Football09 Jun 10, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My sons neck was slit with a book bag. They claim another child did this, if so he wasn't being watched by the teacher. We had to seek medical attention, it's terrible. However my son keeps saying his teacher did it. We left immediately after 6 years of business. I can't stand seeing my boy hurt!

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Nightowlmom Apr 08, 2011

Precious Times is an awesome day care. They were always doing creative projects with the kids, my son loved water days in the summer. He learned so much while there! His teachers and the owners were just wonderful with the children and really learned my sons moods well to gage when he was having an off day or might be getting sick. If we had not moved my son would still be there. I trusted them very much with my child.

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