Sherrills Ford Learning Academy - Sherrills Ford NC Four Star Center License

7733 Sherrills Ford Rd , Sherrills Ford NC 28673
(828) 478-3002
2 Reviews

About the Provider


Welcome to Sherrills Ford Learning Academy where quality child care and early childhood education is provided at an affordable cost to you!! Please stop by or contact us for more information at your earliest convenience!!

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 18000460
  • Capacity: 100
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • Rate Range $90-$135/week
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Emergency Care, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • 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
2023-06-14 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-06-14 Violation 620 15A NCAC 18A .2825(a)
All walls and ceilings including doors and windows were not kept clean and in good repair. In space 6 the paint on the wall underneath the window was peeling.
2023-06-14 Violation 721 G.S. 110-91(6); .0601(b)
All equipment and furnishings were not in good repair. There is a plastic storage box used to store toys on the playground used by 3 year old children and pre-k children that is broken and has become unhinged.
2023-06-14 Violation 807 10A NCAC 09 .0601(a)
A safe indoor and outdoor environment was not provided for the children. The gate on the playground used by school aged children that leads to the parking lot was left open and unlocked while children were in care and utilizing that outdoor space.
2023-06-14 Violation 841 15A NCAC 18A .2820(d)
Medications including prescription and non-prescription items were not stored in a locked cabinet or other locked container. In spaces 1, 2, and 5 there was medications not stored in locked storage.
2023-06-14 Violation 847 10A NCAC 09 .0803(4)(6-9)
Parent's medication authorization did not include required information. There was 3 diaper creams (2 Aquaphor and 1 Maximum Strength Diaper Rash Paste) in space 1 that did not have the child's name labeled on the medication. There was 1 medication authorization form for Maximum Strength Diaper Rash Paste that did not have the correct name labeled on the form.
2022-12-30 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-12-30 Violation 705 .0601(c)
Equipment and furnishings were not sturdy, stable and free of hazards. On playground #3, where two year old children use, I observed small white decorative rocks in the areas under the windows. The small white decorative rocks are a choking hazard for children under three years of age.
2022-12-30 Violation 847 10A NCAC 09 .0803(4)(6-9)
Parent's medication authorization did not include required information. One permission slip for diaper cream had instructions to apply “when needed.” The permission must have specific instructions for when the product should be applied. You called the parent and received the information today.
2022-03-22 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-03-22 Violation 1860 .0806(e)
Staff did not provide assistance to each child to ensure good hygiene. Children who are in diapers/pull ups are not being changed or assisted when wet/soiled to ensure good hygiene.
2022-03-22 Violation 401 10A NCAC 09 .0806(a)
Diapers were not changed whenever they were soiled or wet and/or were changed on a shift basis. Children are being sent home in a wet/soiled diaper or pull ups.
2022-03-17 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-03-17 Violation 524 .0510(d)(2)(A-C)
When children 3 years and older were in care, screen time was not used to stimulate a developmental domain; was not limited to 30 minutes a day and no more than a total of two and a half hours per week, per child; and/or was not documented on a cumulative log or the activity plan that is available for review. In space #3, I observed eleven children three to six years of age present with two staff. One staff was supervising the children and the other one was cleaning the classroom. All the children were sitting on the floor watching a movie called "Turning Red" on a laptop. The movie has a rating of PG. The screen time was not recorded on a cumulative log or activity plan.
2022-03-17 Violation 415 GS 110-91(12);.0508(a)
A current schedule was not posted for each group of children for reference. The schedule posted in space #3 stated from 4:15pm-6:00pm indicated "Routines/Free choice activities/Departure". The schedule was not being followed.

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Oma-T Jan 10, 2017

My Granddaughter loves going to Sherrills Ford Learning Academy and her teachers make her feel special everytime she walks in. My daughter and I feel comfortable when we walk in to drop her off and pick her up. This is a great place for you child if you need one for the day or week.

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Parents Beward Jan 09, 2013

When my child first started at this center, I couldn't have asked for a better experience as a first time mommy who was afraid to leave her child with anyone. However, over the past year, they have been through a period of no director to a new one and I think it was better with no director. The care is unstable, none of the teachers show any interest in your children (with the exception of a slim few). To learn the children's names they would put stickers on the kids back with their names on it. Couldn't get my child out fast enough and know of multiple other children who have been moved since then. Its tragic because this area really need a good and afforadable childcare facility and this one had so much potential!


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