S Ray Lowder Elementary Pre-k - Lincolnton NC Five Star Center License

(704) 735-2741

About the Provider

Description: Welcome to S. Ray Lowder Elementary School. Our school is located in the Crestview neighborhood at 350 Kennedy Drive. This Pre Kindergarten through third grade school is fortunate to have a Title 1 Pre-K class of four year old students. S. Ray Lowder has been recognized by the North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction as an "Exemplar" PBIS school. At S. Ray Lowder our motto is "Committed to Excellence." Our faculty, students, support staff, and parents work together to make this motto a reality. As you visit our school, you will see evidence of our commitment to excellence within all of our classrooms.

Additional Information: Five Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 55000096
  • Capacity: 36
  • Age Range: 3 through 5
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • 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
2023-04-24 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-04-24 Violation 125 10A NCAC 09 .0302(d)(4)
Daily records of arrival and departure times for children enrolled at the center were not maintained as children arrive and depart and/or were not made available for review. Fourteen children were not signed out on April 6, 2023.
2023-04-24 Violation 428 GS 110-91(12); .0508(a)
A current activity plan was not posted for each group of children for reference. The activity plan posted in the classroom during the visit was dated April 3-April 7, 2023.
2023-04-24 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Leftover medicines were not returned to the parent after the course of treatment was completed, after authorization was withdrawn or after authorization had expired and/or medication was not discarded within 72 hours of completion of treatment or withdrawal of authorization. Authorization for one child's emergency medication, albuterol, expired on March 2, 2023.
2023-04-24 Violation 852 .0802 (e)
Incident reports were not completed each time a child was injured, it did not include all the information required in rule, it was not signed by the parent and/or it was not maintained in the child's file. One incident report dated 12/7/2022 was missing the type of injury, first aid received, and steps taken to prevent reoccurrence. One incident report dated 4/18/2023 was missing steps taken to prevent reoccurrence.
2022-11-09 Unannounced Inspection No
2022-05-11 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-05-11 Violation 1757 G.S. 110-90.2(b) & (d) & .2703(e)
A valid qualification letter was not on file and available to review at the facility. Cindy Borges, Lead Teacher employed on January 19, 2021, did not have a valid qualification letter on file from May 24, 2021 through May 9, 2022. The current qualifying letter dated May 9, 2022 was on file during today's visit.
2022-05-11 Violation 501 10A NCAC 09 .0901(a)
Meals/snacks did not comply with the Meal Patterns for Children in Child Care Programs. During lunch, six children were not served a vegetable and five different children were not served a fruit.
2022-05-11 Violation 601 15A NCAC 18A .2806(f)(h)(2)
Refrigerator(s) did not maintain a temperature of 45 degrees F. or below. The chest refrigerator holding milk cartons in the cafeteria only read between 47 degrees Fahrenheit and 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the visit.
2022-05-11 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 #1, two (2) electrical outlets accessible to children were uncovered in the power strip below the computer table. The Lead Teacher placed safety plugs in the electrical outlets not in use during the visit.
2022-05-11 Violation 859 .0605(q)
Monthly playground inspections were not completed and/or they were not completed by an individual trained in playground safety requirements. Playground inspections were not completed since October 2021. The monthly playground inspection completed in August 2021 and September 2021 were not completed by an individual trained in playground safety requirements.
2022-05-11 Violation 1044 G.S. 110-90.2(b) & .2703(n)&(o)
Prior to the expiration date of the qualification letter, the child care provider did not complete and submit required forms to complete a criminal background check (a qualification letter is valid for a maximum of three years for the date of issuance). The Criminal Background Check qualifying letter for Lead Teacher, Cindy Borges, employed on January 19, 2021, expired on May 23, 2021. Ms. Borges did not receive a valid qualification letter until May 9, 2022.
2022-05-11 Violation 1061 .1102(e)
One staff member had not completed training in playground safety. No staff currently employed for this licensed NC Pre-K classroom had completed Playground Safety training.
2022-05-11 Violation 1329 .0801(a)(1-7)
Application for enrollment did not include all required information. The application for enrollment for one (1) child enrolled on August 31, 2021 did not include information regarding any allergies and the symptoms and type of response required for allergic reactions, any health care needs or concerns, symptoms of and the type of response required for these health care needs or concerns and fears or behavior characteristics that the child has.

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