Shell's Early Learning Center-harrington - Harrington DE Licensed Child Care Center

(302) 398-9778

About the Provider

Description: SHELL'S EARLY LEARNING CENTER-HARRINGTON is a Licensed Child Care Center in HARRINGTON DE, with a maximum capacity of 78 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 6 weeks through 12 years.. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: Financial Arrangements: Child Care Food Program;Purchase of Care; Reported Injuries & Deaths: 2019: 1 facility injury. No facility deaths reported.; Stars Rating: Three Stars;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 78
  • Age Range: 6 weeks through 12 years.
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: State of Delaware, Office of Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-822-2236 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor:

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Regulation Code Status
2020-08-14 Non Compliance 5U - Authority to Inspect Granted Corrected
Corrective Action: Staff must allow access to OCCL during business hours. Specialists were at first denied access to the center even after explaining to the administrator that they are permitted to enter the center. This was discussed and corrected at the visit when staff agreed to comply in the future.
2020-08-14 Non Compliance 9U - Changes Affecting a License Corrected
Corrective Action: The licensee must submit a revised plan review and receive approval before making additions to the outdoor play area of the center. Pictures, a video, and staff members confirmed children and staff were using the center’s parking lot for outdoor play, which is an unapproved area. This was corrected at the visit when the administrator agreed to stop using the parking lot for outdoor play.
2020-08-14 Non Compliance 15U - Governing Body Corrected
Corrective Action: The licensee and staff must follow all applicable state laws and regulations. Pictures and videos showed staff were not wearing masks while outside with the children when social distancing could not be maintained. During the visit, staff were observed wearing their masks below their noses and social distancing was not maintained. This was corrected when LS Kalafut reviewed the requirements with the staff. According to pictures, a video, and staff confirmation, multiple children used a water bin at the same time and one after another. The water was not emptied after play by each child and the bin was not cleaned and disinfected after each use. This was corrected at the visit when the administrator agreed to discontinue using the water bin.
2020-08-14 Non Compliance 27U - Ratios, Group Size, and Supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure staff directly supervise the children at all times. Pictures and a video showed children running around in an open parking lot while staff were sitting on a sidewalk behind a parked vehicle and another staff was standing with her back to the children. Additionally, unattended children were playing with a filled water bin. This was discussed and corrected at the visit.
2020-08-14 Non Compliance 53U - Outdoor Area Corrected
Corrective Action: The outdoor play area must be fenced. Pictures, a video, and staff confirmed the children and staff used the center’s unfenced parking lot for outdoor play. This was corrected when the administrator agreed to stop using the parking lot for outdoor play.
2019-08-23 Non Compliance 49N - Emergency planning Corrected
Corrective Action: Purchase water for sheltering in place.
2019-08-23 Non Compliance 20N - Personnel files Corrected
Corrective Action: Staff #6 needs CPR/First Aid a professional development plan and an adult health appraisal w/TB. Saff #9 needs two references Staff #10, 15 and 16 need a complete staff file. Received 09/30/2019
2019-08-23 Non Compliance 15N - Documentation of insurance? Corrected
Corrective Action: Provide OCCL with updated insurance documentation for the center.
2019-08-23 Non Compliance 19N - Child files Corrected
Corrective Action: Child #15 needs an updated child health appraisal.
2019-08-23 Non Compliance 8N - Completed application submitted 60 days before license expires? Corrected
Corrective Action: Forward the 2019 renewal applicaiton to OCCL. Renewal applications are due 60 days prior to license expiration.
2019-08-23 Non Compliance 48N - Food service and preparation Corrected
Corrective Action: The temperature in the infant refrigerator measured 50 degress. Temperature registered at 40 degress prior to leaving the center.
2019-08-23 Non Compliance 43N - Toilet facilities Corrected
Corrective Action: Ensure the ventilation system throughout the center is repaired.
2019-08-23 Non Compliance 42N - Sleeping accommodations Corrected
Corrective Action: Label the rest equipment in classrooms # three and four.
2019-05-10 Non Compliance 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: A child in care ingested rocks/pebbles on multiple occasions while on the playground. Although the staff were aware the child had a habit of placing rocks/pebbles into her mouth and would routinely remove them, they failed to properly supervise the child by providing watchful oversight to ensure she did not place them into her mouth. Staff #1 and Staff #2 must complete the following three online trainings located Better Kid Care’s website entitled “Supervision: Playground Supervision,” “Supervision: What’s Required?,” and “Supervision: Positioning- Where Do I Stand?” by June 15, 2019.
2019-03-01 Non Compliance 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: Although staff members were present in the classroom, they were not positioned to provide appropriate supervision. Ensure children are directly supervised at all times by having staff members position themselves where they can see all of the children they are supervising.

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