Pride And Joy Educational Day Care Ctr - Easton PA Child Care Center

425 Iron St , EASTON PA 18042
(610) 253-1900

About the Provider

Description: The Pride N Joy Daycare program is comprised of a variety of structured educational activities, as well as, play, rest, nutritional snacks, and a hot Noon meal. Such activities provide chidren with skills in language development, basic mathematics, shape and color recognition, and penmanship along with fine and gross motor development.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00160242
  • Capacity: 61
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Easton Area - Pick-Up service to/from school, Wilson Area - Pick-Up service to/from school
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 14
  • District Office Phone: (610) 437-6000 ext 2 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person #1, date of hire 2/4/2020, Staff person #2, date of hire 1/28/2020, staff person #3, date of hire 11/12/2019 and staff person #4, date of hire 12/23/2019, are all working in child care positions at the facility without their National Sex Offender Registry verification. The legal entity does not have an approved waiver to hire provisionally.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). Facility Persons # 1-4 may not work in a child care position at the facility until they provide to the facility their completed National Sex Offender Registry certification.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff persons 1-4 were required to redo and submit a new, completed National Sex Offender Registry certification. All four staff persons were informed they could not return back to work until this certification is returned back to them by mail. Staff person #3 did have the certification at home and brought it in the day following inspection. Also, the owner has stepped in to fill in for classrooms that may be out of ratio due to staff persons absence.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was a can of Febreeze in an unlocked cabinet under the sink which was accessible to the children, in one of the preschool room bathrooms.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be kept in an area or container that is locked or made inaccessible to children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The preschool staff member was informed of storing Febreeze and/or Lysol spray up out of the reach of the children. The can of Febreeze was moved and stored out of reach of the children.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.103 - Small Toys and Objects Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was a large plastic bag hanging from the diaper changing table in the infant room that was accessible to the children.

Correction Required: Toys and objects with a diameter of less than 1 inch, objects with removable parts that have a diameter of less than 1 inch, plastic bags and styrofoam objects may not be accessible to children who are still placing objects in their mouths.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The director asked for a suggestion on where to hang the bag for soiled bibs. The inspector gave a suggestions on hanging the bag on a hook on the outside of the restroom door. Staff now have the bag hanging from the restroom door to put soiled bibs in.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.166(7) - Not microwave heated Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Infant room staff stated they have been warming bottles directly in the microwave because their bottle warmer was broken.

Correction Required: Bottled formula may not be heated in a microwave oven.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Infant Room staff were told the proper way to warm up bottles by using a cup or bowl to warm up the water then adding the bottle to warm it up. Also, management has replaced the broken bottle warmers with two new ones. Staff are currently using the new warmers to warm up bottles.
2019-02-22 Renewal 3270.31(e)(4)(i)/3270.33(d) - First aid - 3 yrs./Facility persons w/ first-aid Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: All of the staff have completed American Life and Health Foundation first-aid. This is an online first-aid and not approved by OCDEL. None of the staff have current approved first-aid certification.

Correction Required: Competence in first-aid is demonstrated by the completion of training by a professional in the field of first-aid. First-aid training shall be renewed on or before expiration of certification or every 3 years, as applicable. One or more facility persons competent in first-aid techniques shall be at the facility when one or more children are in care.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff were required to complete an appropriate Pediatric First-Aid & CPR training asap. All staff members except one completed the appropriate Pediatric First Aid & CPR training through American Heart Association Heartsaver on 3/7/2019 from 6pm - 10pm.
2019-02-22 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: Staff person #1 began in a child care position on 1/29/2019 and does not have a health assessment on file.

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.)
The staff person #1 was encouraged to get her physical completed asap. She verified that she had an appointment scheduled. The staff health assessment was completed on 3/6/2019.
2018-08-28 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was one tile on the outdoor playground that had a small hole in it.

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 hole was filled and a photo was sent to the state inspector.
2018-08-28 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.133(4) - Locked Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was a tube of diaper ointment in the young toddler room that was in an unlocked cabinet within the reach of children.

Correction Required: Medication shall be stored in a locked area of the facility or in an area that is out of the reach of children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The ointment was placed at a higher level on the changing table out of reach of children.
2018-08-28 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.133(5) - Original label Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There were 2 expired Ventolin inhalers. I expired 4/18 and the other 5/18.

Correction Required: Medication shall be stored in accordance with the manufacturer's or health professional's instructions on the original label.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The parents were notified to pick up expired medication. Within a few days, both parents did pick up the medication.
2018-02-23 Renewal 3270.151(c)(3)/3270.151(c)(4) - Exam communicable disease/Information re: medical problems Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person#1's health assessment did not indicate whether or not she was free from communicable disease and able to provide adequate care for children.

Correction Required: An adult health assessment must include an examination for communicable diseases and the results of that examination. An adult health assessment must include information on medical problems that might threaten the health of the children or prohibit a staff person from providing adequate care to children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff member #1 was given the proper child care staff health assessment form to be taken to the physician to be completed and returned. Form was completed and returned.
2018-02-23 Renewal 3270.182(3)/3270.182(5) - Consent for emergency medical care required prior to admission/Consent for administration of minor first-aid required prior to admission Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #1 did not have signed consent for administration of minor first aid procedures or emergency medical care.

Correction Required: A child's record shall contain signed parental consent for emergency medical care for the child. Written consent is required prior to admission.A child's record shall contain signed parental consent for administration of minor first-aid procedures by facility staff. Written consent is required prior to admission.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Parents were informed of this matter and was given the emergency contact form to add her signature for staff to administer first-aid and emergency medical care.
2018-02-23 Renewal 3270.32(a) - Comply with CPSL Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person #1 began in a child care position on 1/17/2018, but did not go for fingerprinting for her FBI clearance until 2/5/18. Fingerprints must be submitted prior to beginning in a child care position.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff members were informed of proper protocol of clearances and other documents upon hiring. All future hires will be fingerprinted prior to first day.
2018-02-23 Renewal 3270.72(c) - Good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was a small hole in one of the window screens in the infant room.

Correction Required: Screens shall be in good repair.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The screen in the window of the infant room was replaced with a new one.
2018-02-23 Renewal 3270.103 - Small Toys and Objects Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was some rubber mulch on the infant/toddler play area that had come over from the preschool/school age side.

Correction Required: Toys and objects with a diameter of less than 1 inch, objects with removable parts that have a diameter of less than 1 inch, plastic bags and styrofoam objects may not be accessible to children who are still placing objects in their mouths.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff all been informed to sweep rubber mulch off of the infant/toddler play area after play. All smaller objects that can be put in their mouths have been removed.
2018-02-23 Renewal 3270.192(2)(ii) - Exp, educ., training prior to facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff #1 and 2 did not have proof of education on file.

Correction Required: 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 #1 will be enrolling into GED classes within the next 60 days. Until completion she is qualified as an aide and will not be left alone with children. Staff #2 provided her high school diploma to be kept in her file.

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