Sand Box Child Care And Preschool - Medford WI Licensed Group Child Care

664 Cedar St, MEDFORD WI 54451
(715) 748-4525

About the Provider

Description: The mission of the Sand Box Child Care & Preschool is to provide quality child care programs and learning experiences for children in a safe and caring environment, helping them to develop socially, creatively, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Located in Medford, Wisconsin, The Sand Box will strive to work with the community cooperatively and with flexible scheduling options.

Additional Information: 3 stars. Initial License Date: 5/23/1997. Nighttime care available. Open Jan - Dec.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 620069
  • Capacity: 100
  • Age Range: 2 Week(s) - 13 Year(s)
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations National Accreditation Commission (NAC)
  • YoungStar Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Wisconsin Dept of Children and Families (DCF)- Child Care Regulation and Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 608-266-9314 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Violation Date Rule Number Rule Summary
2020-02-04 251.04(2)(L)1.b. Department Notices Posted
Description: The order dated 07/03/2019 was not posted in an area visible to parents.
2020-02-04 251.06(2)(i) Deteriorating Paint
Description: A toy storage shelf in the Squirrel Room had peeling and chipping paint.
2020-02-04 251.06(9)(d)1.d. Food Storage - Covering Refrigerated Food
Description: In the Caterpillar Room, pureed fruits and vegetables are stored in single serve containers without covers in the refrigerator and freezer.
2019-11-14 251.04(2)(L)1.b. Department Notices Posted
Description: The order dated 07/03/2019 was not posted in an area visible to parents.
2019-11-14 251.06(2)(i) Deteriorating Paint
Description: Several toy storage shelves throughout the center had peeling and chipping paint.
2019-11-14 251.09(2)(bm) Infant & Toddler - Sleep Position
Description: One child, under one year of age, was asleep in a bouncey seat. Staff stated the child had been asleep for approximately 30 minutes in that position. Staff denied having a note from a physician allowing the child to sleep in any position other than on their back in a crib.
2019-07-03 Licensing Orders Letter
2019-06-04 251.04(2)(i)5. Policy Submitted & Implemented - Child Guidance
Description: Center policies state, "For recurring and/or severe behavior problems, parents must meet with the administrator and teacher to discuss the problem and possible solutions. Parents, teacher, administrator will sign a form outlining the problem and the steps to be taken in the future." Based on staff statements, it was determined staff are not currently following this policy for recurring problems. Only one staff indicated they met with parents regarding behavioral problems but denied documenting their plan.
2019-06-04 251.04(8)(a) Mandated Reporting - Child Abuse & Neglect
Description: Of 13 staff interviewed, only one staff understood the requirements as a mandated reporter. Some staff indicated the procedure for reporting child abuse and neglect is to inform the director, who speaks with the possible alleged maltreater first, then determines whether or not to report the suspected abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services, while other staff said they would call the DCF licensing office.
2019-06-04 251.07(2)(c) Time-Out - Time Limit
Description: Based on complaint investigation ending 6/5/19, it was determined staff place children in the classroom's identified "Quiet Area" in response to disruptive behaviors, where the children have been left in these areas for up to ten minutes, until a staff member determines they have calmed down enough to be allowed to leave the area. Staff A stated when children have tantrums they are removed from the classroom and taken to the director's office. If, after approximately 5 minutes the child hasn't calmed down, the child is kept in the office for additional time, sometimes up to twenty minutes.
2019-06-04 251.07(2)(d) Time-Out - Use With Children Under Age 3
Description: Staff A removed Child 1, a two year-old child, from the classroom and took the child to the director's office for twenty minutes, in response to disruptive behaviors. Staff in the Squirrel Room(2-2 1/2 year old) indicated children are directed to the "Quiet Area" to calm down. Child 4, a 2 year-old child, was placed in the Quiet Area because he was banging on the closet doors in the classroom.
2019-06-04 251.07(2)(e)5. Prohibited Actions - Cruel, Aversive, Frightening, Humiliating Actions
Description: Staff B indicated Staff A forced Child 2, a four-year-old child, to walk around the center and apologize to all staff for calling one teacher an expletive word. Staff B stated the child was crying while apologizing to staff.
2019-06-04 251.07(2)(f) Prohibited Punishment - Toilet Training
Description: Staff A stated she forced Child 1, a two-year-old child, to help clean up her own urine after having a toileting accident on the director's office floor.
2019-06-04 251.07(6)(j)8. Daily Record Of Injuries
Description: Licensing Specialist observed two red marks/bumps on Child 3's forehead. There was no documentation in the medical log book.
2019-06-04 251.09(4)(a)1. Infant & Toddler - Toilet Training
Description: Staff indicated children under 18 months were starting to toilet train, at the request of the parents.

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