Sayre Child Center - Bethlehem PA Child Care Center

349 Hamilton Ave , BETHLEHEM PA 18017
(610) 865-5053

About the Provider

Description: Sayre Child Center is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing developmentally appropriate, quality care for children through a program designed to meet the educational, emotional, social, and physical needs of the individual child and to enhance family life. The Center provides children with a safe, educational, quality child-care program. In all program operations, the Center provides care without discrimination, regardless of race, color, national origin, or religion.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00135133
  • Capacity: 155
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Korean, Spanish
  • Schools Served: Bethlehem Area - Serviced by school bus
  • 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
2019-08-22 Renewal 3270.131(a)/3270.131(d)(5) - Within 60 days/Immunization record Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During the Renewal Inspection on 8/22/2019, Child #1 and Child #2 did not have initial health assessments on file. Child #1 and Child #2 also did not have a full record showing updated immunizations according to recommendations of the ACIP on file. Both Child #1 and Child #2 had been enrolled at the facility for more than 60 days on 8/22/2019.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent of an enrolled child, including a child, a foster child and a relative of an operator or a facility person, to provide an initial health report no later than 60 days following the first day of attendance at the facility. A health report shall include a review of the child's immunized status according to recommendations of the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All children will have current physical and immunization record on file within 30 days of enrollment. If documentation is not submitted, the child will be discharged until secured. Copies included.
2019-08-22 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During the Renewal Inspection on 8/22/2019, part of the fence in the corner of the outdoor playground was observed to be down. The wooden railing leading into the modular classroom was also observed to have sharp wood exposed with a risk of splinters.

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 fence has been repaired in it's entirety-pictures included. The handrails were removed, replaced and painted: pictures included.
2019-08-22 Renewal 3270.123(a)(3) - Services proceeded Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During the Renewal Inspection on 8/22/2019, Child #3 and Child #4 did not have updated child service reports within the previous 6 months on file.

Correction Required: The services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department's approved form to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development in the context of the services being provided. The operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information in 3270.124(f) (relating to emergency contact information).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child Service Reports are filed separately in the Caseworker's office. During inspection, the service report file was not located until after field rep. was finished. Child Service Reports are now going to be filed in the child's file and a second set filed separately is necessary. Copies included.
2018-08-16 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 8/28/2018, Staff #1 and Staff #2 did not have completed FBI clearances on file as required by the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL). The FBI clearance for Staff #1 read record exists, but does not prohibit hire in a child care position. The FBI clearance was missing the attachment that goes with the clearance. The FBI clearance for Staff #2 was from the Department of Education. The 2nd page with the record status was missing. Staff #3 and Staff #4 both have been employed since 8/29/2017, but the mandated reporter training as required by the CPSL to be completed within 90 days of hire was not on file for Staff #3 and Staff #4 on 8/28/2018.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record and child abuse registry clearance information, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL. Staff #1 and Staff #2 may not work in a child care position at the facility until they have current completed FBI clearances on file. All staff must have proof of completion of the mandated reporter training within 90 days of hire.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The file w/record was seen at time FBI was received bit not kept on site due to privacy concerns. Unable to be relocated, staff member was reprinted. All staff have been guided over the past three years file for printing via DHS only. #1 and #2 both reprinted. All staff have documentation of mandated reporter training- due to missing employee files, both retook the training. Moving forward staff will complete the training and submit documentation within 30 days.
2018-08-16 Renewal 3270.72(d) - Above ground window opening restricted to 6" Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 8/16/2018, several windows in the 2nd floor classrooms accessible to children opened more than 6 inches. On 8/28/2018, there was still one window in a 2nd floor classroom that opened more than 6 inches.

Correction Required: Windows or doors above the ground floor that open directly to the outdoors and are accessible to children shall be constructed, modified or adapted to limit the opening to 6 or fewer inches.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All windows including, newly replaced have been verified locked and remain locked as per regulation. Staff, administrative and classroom have been rebriefed about the regulation and responsibility each has to conduct routine lock checks especially after work/repairs have been done to the area. The one window in question is an original to the building and was difficult to keep securely locked; that issue has been corrected.
2018-08-16 Renewal 3270.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff #5 was recently hired, but did not have a current health assessment with a tuberculin skin test for initial employment on file on 8/28/2018.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff have been reminded of regulation and time limits as it pertains to health assessments. Also staff were reminded that the responsibility is theirs to return to physically secure documentation from the physician's office when they hold until able to complete. All health assessments will be secured timely, both for new staff and those who are in the 24 month renewal cycle.
2018-08-16 Renewal 3270.192(5) - Two written references Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff #5 was recently hired, but did not have any written, nonfamily references on file on 8/28/2018.

Correction Required: A facility person's record shall include two written, nonfamily references from individuals attesting to the person's suitability to serve as a facility person.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Newly hired staff files will be given closer attention by Site Director to ensure all required documentation is secured timely. A double check system will assist with this issue. In addition staff will be provided with a complete list of all documentation that is required to be completed with all DHS regulations. References in question were at home but had not been submitted prior to inspection date.
2018-06-13 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.119 - Infant sleep position Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff #1 and Staff #2 were observed supervising a group of infants on 6/13/2018. Child #1, age 5 months was observed sleeping in an infant seat on 6/13/2018. Rep. observed that Child #1 remained asleep in the infant seat for 7 more minutes. Rep. asked Staff #1 how long the child had been sleeping in the infant seat. Staff #1 stated for 15 to 20 minutes.

Correction Required: Infants shall be placed in the sleeping position recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics unless there is a medical reason an infant should not sleep in this position. The medical reason shall be documented in a statement signed by a physician, physician's assistant or CRNP and placed in the child's record at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Infants are placed on their backs and in their cribs to sleep only. In the event an infant falls asleep while in the swing they are immediately moved to their crib. Infants are not permitted to sleep when in the swing. Both staff noted, as well as all substitutes have been retrained/rebriefed regarding DHS regulation and AAP guidelines for safe sleep.
2017-08-04 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: On the date of this inspection, staff files were reviewed. Staff file 2 and 3 did not contain a health assessment. Staff file 4 had a health assessment dated 4/29/15 but the file did not contain an updated health assessment. Staff file # 5 had a date of hire of 7/20/17 and the file did not contain a health assessment or documentation/proof of a tuberculosis screening with results.

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 provider will request and obtain on the listed staff as appropriate to the staff a health assessment/tuberculosis screening results. The provider will keep this documentation in the staff's files at all times. In the future the provider will ensure all newly hired staff are hired with documentation of a health assessment and tuberculosis screening results and will ensure all health assessments are updated every 24 months thereafter.
2017-08-04 Renewal 3270.151(c)(1)/3270.151(c)(2) - Physical examination/Mantoux TB Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the date of this inspection, staff files were reviewed. Staff file 2 and 3 did not contain a health assessment. Staff file 4 had a health assessment dated 4/29/15 but the file did not contain an updated health assessment. Staff file # 5 had a date of hire of 7/20/17 and the file did not contain a health assessment or documentation/proof of a tuberculosis screening with results.

Correction Required: An adult health assessment must include a physical examination. An adult health assessment must include tuberculosis screening by the Mantoux method at initial employment. Subsequent tuberculosis screening is not required unless directed by a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The provider will request and obtain on the listed staff as appropriate to the staff a health assessment/tuberculosis screening results. The provider will keep this documentation in the staff's files at all times. In the future the provider will ensure all newly hired staff are hired with documentation of a health assessment and tuberculosis screening results and will ensure all health assessments are updated every 24 months thereafter.
2017-08-04 Renewal 3270.192(2)(ii)/3270.192(2)(iv) - Exp, educ., training prior to facility/Transcript, diploma and letters Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On the date of this inspection, staff files were reviewed. Staff file 5 had a date of hire of 7/20/17 and the file did not contain documentation or proof of education.

Correction Required: A facility person`s record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training prior to service at the facility.A facility person`s record shall include acceptable verification of experience, education or training is a transcript or a diploma or a letter signed by a representative of the experiential, educational or training entity.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The provider will request and obtain from the listed staff documentation/proof of education and will keep this documentation in the staff's file at all times. In the future all newly hired staff will be hired with proof of education and this documentation will be maintained in the staff's files at all times.
2016-05-27 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff # 1 has not had an updated state police clearance compeleted since 8/5/10.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person`s record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record and child abuse registry clearance information, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL. Facility Person #1 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider will run a state police clearance on the listed staff today. If staff is cleared to work in child care staff will remain working with children. If the clearance is delayed the staff will be suspended from child care until an official state police clearance is received clearing the staff to work in a child care position at the facility.
2016-05-27 Renewal 3270.124(f)/3270.181(c) - Updated every 6 months/Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child file 1 has not had an updated agreement since 12/31/15. Child file 2 and 6 was current for this inspection but was not updated every 6 months. Child file 4 has not had an updated agreement since 7/20/15. Child file 5 has not had an updated agreement since 11/3/15. Child file 7 has not had an updated agreement since 1/18/13. Child file 8 had an enrollment date of 6/1/16 and the file did not contain an agreement.

Correction Required: The parent shall update in writing emergency contact information once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the informationA parent is required to review and update the emergency contact information and the financial agreement at least once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the information.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider will update the listed children's information and will keep this documentation in the children's files at all times. Provider will ensure in the future to update all children's emergency contact and agreement forms every 6 months and documentation of these updates will be kept in the children's files at all times.
2016-05-27 Renewal 3270.131(b)(1)/3270.182(1) - Infant: updated health report every 6 months/Initial and subsequent health reports Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child file 1 was due for a 6 month updated physical in July 2016. Child file 2 was due for a 6 month updated physical in May 2016.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent to provide an updated health report at least every 6 months for an infant or young toddlerA child`s record shall contain initial and subsequent health reports.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider will request and obtain on the listed children updated physicals and will keep these copies in the children's files at all times. Provider will ensure in the future to update children's physicals as appropriate to age and will keep any and all physicals in the children's files at all times. These updates and all physicals will include an immunization record.
2016-05-27 Renewal 3270.151(c)(2)/3270.192(3) - Mantoux TB/Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff 3 had a date of hire of 7/13/15 and the file contained a tuberculosis screening that expired April 2015. Staff was hired without a valid tuberculosis screening and result.

Correction Required: An adult health assessment must include tuberculosis screening by the Mantoux method at initial employment. Subsequent tuberculosis screening is not required unless directed by a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department.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 director will have the listed staff schedule and partipate in a turberculosis screening and will keep a copy of this documentation in the staff's file at all times. In the future all new hired staff will have proof of tuberculosis screening completed prior to begin working in a child care role at the facility. Tuberculosis screening will be kept in the staff files at all times.

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