Description: Shining Star is operated by the Living God Christian Academy of the Church of the Living God, Hyattsville, MD 20782.
The Living God Christian Academy (L.G.C.A) is governed by a board of Directors comprised of seven members and four officers that include a president and assistant, treasurer and secretary. The daily operations of the L.G.C.A is managed by a director who also serves as the director of Shining Star After School and Summer program.
Shining Star's mission is to address the needs of the whole child and therefore it provides a variety of services that addresses the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of children. The center provides year-around services to the community and works with 10 neighborhood schools to provide a safe space for parents to leave their children during the school year, and in the summer while they work. The center boasts of a team of highly qualified staff that are certified in childcare services. All staff have been fingerprinted and background checked within the State of Maryland and the District. The center itself is full licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and is in full compliance with the laws that govern childcare centers in the state of Maryland and DC .
Shining Star program has a well established summer programs that has operated for the past 5 years. Every year, there is an increasing number of parents who utilize the summer program from the neighborhood and beyond because of the variety of child-friendly activities that are provided at affordable rates. The center is operational from Monday - Friday, year-round, between 6:30 am to 6: 30 pm weekly. However, federal holidays and Prince George's County Inclement weather codes are observed. During these times, the center is closed.
Activities include tutoring/mentoring, field trips, sports and recreation, swimming, bowling, summer reading, arts & crafts, computers, digital photography, science explosion, gardening and cooking demonstrations, and Math games and activities.
This summer, the center will provide weekly activities based on themes. This year, the focus will be on Science and Technology and the Arts. The purpose of these themes is to allow children to use their imagination and to take learning outside of the classroom into the everyday world around them. It also prepares children early for the world of work.
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|Findings: The operator failed to notify the office of a new employee within the required time.|
|Findings: The Operator failed to notify the office of the ending of employment of an employee.|
|Findings: LS observed 2 preschool age children in attendance. The Church is operating an unregistered program.|
|Findings: Staff are with holding treats from children when they misbehave.|
|Findings: LS did not observe a separate sink being used in the kitchen for hand washing only. LS observed utensils and dishes in all four sinks in the kitchen.|
|Findings: The center did not have a health assessment with all required information for each child.|
|Findings: Each child's health assessment did not meet all requirements.|
|Findings: An immunization record with all required information was not present for each child.|
|Findings: The center did not notify OCC in writing about the addition of a new employee.|
|Findings: First aid supplies were not maintained as required by OCC.|
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