Smart Start Preschool - Charleston AR Child Care Center

122 S Rattlesnake Rd , Charleston AR 72933
(479) 965-6717

About the Provider

Description: Smart Start Preschool is a Child Care Center in Charleston AR, with a maximum capacity of 54 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Infant/Toddler; Preschool; . The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: 1 Stars Better Beginnings;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 31140
  • Capacity: 54
  • Age Range: Infant/Toddler; Preschool;
  • Rate Range Infant 0 to 18 Months $30.00 per day (7 Hours or More)
    Toddler 18 to 36 Months $24.00 per day (7 Hours or More)
    Toddler 30 to 36 Months $24.00 per day (7 Hours or More)
    Preschool 30 to 72 Months $24.00 per day (7 Hours or More)
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: 904 M St, Danville AR-72833
  • District Office Phone: (479) 495-2723 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Allison Nash (Allison.Nash@dhs.arkansas.gov)

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Inspection/Report History

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Visit/Complaint Date Type Details
2021-09-22 Facility Visit 100.109.1.a.The following persons shall be required to have their background reviewed through an Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Check. Prospective employees who have not lived in the State of Arkansas during the preceding five (5) years will be subject to current federal guidelines regarding conducting a child maltreatment background check in any states where they resided during the past five (5) years.Each applicant to own or operate a child care facility At application and every two (2) years thereafter
300.306.1.All directors, site supervisors, and staff who provide direct care to children shall be registered with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) Professional Development Registry within thirty (30) days of hire and all training shall be registered with DCCECE Professional Development Registry or Department of Education or Department of Higher Education approved.
300.306.4.01.All new staff, including volunteers who are counted in the ratios, shall receive the following orientation within three (3) months of employment (and every three (3) years thereafter) and shall not be left alone with children until this is completed.Introduction (eight (8) clock hours) a. Proper supervision of children; b. Behavioral guidance practices; c. Safe sleep practices for infants; d. Shaken baby syndrome; which includes prevention (Carters Law, Act 1208); e. Appropriately responding to a crying or fussy infant or child; f. Emergency procedures in the event of severe weather, or fire, including evacuation procedures and routes, and location and use of fire extinguishers; g. Mandated reporter training; h. Administering medication; i. Caring for children with special needs or care plans; j. Transportation and car seat safety; k. Policies regarding release of children to authorized individuals; l. Prevention and control of infectious diseases; m. Building and physical premises safety, including the identification of, and protection from, hazards, bodies of water, and vehicular traffic; n. Nutrition and physical activities; o. Prevention and response to food sensitivities and allergic reactions; p. Basic child development; and q. The handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of bio contaminants. See Division website for a list of courses, that the Division maintains contracts for, which meet the above requirements.
600.603.1.b.Staff records may be maintained off site, unless otherwise noted, and shall contain the following:Education, training and experience, including a copy of the General Education Diploma (GED) or high school diploma (If these documents are no longer available, proof of reasonable effort to obtain the documentation is acceptable) Clarification: Training hours will be counted on a calendar year basis or by the facilitys operating schedule if they do not operate year- round;
600.603.1.c.Staff records may be maintained off site, unless otherwise noted, and shall contain the following:Employment related information for previous six (6) years, with written documentation of verification of employment and reference checks;
600.603.1.j.Staff records may be maintained off site, unless otherwise noted, and shall contain the following:Documentation of new employee evaluations.
2021-06-24 Facility Visit 100.110.1.b.The following persons shall apply to the Identification Bureau of the Arkansas State Police for a nationwide criminal record check, to be conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which shall include a fingerprint check: (The individual is responsible for the cost of a nationwide check. Each request must be accompanied by a check or money order made out to the Arkansas State Police.) Fingerprints submitted will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. Individuals with results showing a prohibited offense shall be advised to contact the Licensing Unit for procedures to obtain the results and for procedures to update or make corrections to the record of their individual history.Direct care staff or staff with routine contact with children Prior to employment and every five (5) years thereafter
100.110.2.b.Arkansas State Police Criminal Background Check The following persons shall be required to have their background reviewed through a fingerprint criminal records check (which includes the Arkansas Sexual Offender Registry) conducted by the Arkansas State Police. A prospective staff member may not begin work until the Arkansas State Police criminal record check result has been returned as satisfactory. Following receipt of the satisfactory result, this individual must be supervised at all times, pending completion of all of the required background check components, by a staff member who has successfully completed all required background checks. A National Sexual Offender Registry check will also be conducted on prospective employees. Prospective employees who have not lived in the State of Arkansas during the preceding five (5) years will be subject to current federal guidelines regarding conducting a criminal background check and sexual offender registry check in any states where they resided during the past five (5) years.Staff and applicants for employment in a child care facility Prior to employment and every five (5) years thereafter
2021-03-29 Facility Visit 100.109.1.b.The following persons shall be required to have their background reviewed through an Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Check. Prospective employees who have not lived in the State of Arkansas during the preceding five (5) years will be subject to current federal guidelines regarding conducting a child maltreatment background check in any states where they resided during the past five (5) years.Staff members and applicants for employment in a Prior to employment and every two (2) years child care facility thereafter
100.110.1.a.The following persons shall apply to the Identification Bureau of the Arkansas State Police for a nationwide criminal record check, to be conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which shall include a fingerprint check: (The individual is responsible for the cost of a nationwide check. Each request must be accompanied by a check or money order made out to the Arkansas State Police.) Fingerprints submitted will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. Individuals with results showing a prohibited offense shall be advised to contact the Licensing Unit for procedures to obtain the results and for procedures to update or make corrections to the record of their individual history.Each applicant to own or operate a child care facility At initial application and every five (5) years thereafter
100.110.1.b.The following persons shall apply to the Identification Bureau of the Arkansas State Police for a nationwide criminal record check, to be conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which shall include a fingerprint check: (The individual is responsible for the cost of a nationwide check. Each request must be accompanied by a check or money order made out to the Arkansas State Police.) Fingerprints submitted will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. Individuals with results showing a prohibited offense shall be advised to contact the Licensing Unit for procedures to obtain the results and for procedures to update or make corrections to the record of their individual history.Direct care staff or staff with routine contact with children Prior to employment and every five (5) years thereafter
100.110.2.b.Arkansas State Police Criminal Background Check The following persons shall be required to have their background reviewed through a fingerprint criminal records check (which includes the Arkansas Sexual Offender Registry) conducted by the Arkansas State Police. A prospective staff member may not begin work until the Arkansas State Police criminal record check result has been returned as satisfactory. Following receipt of the satisfactory result, this individual must be supervised at all times, pending completion of all of the required background check components, by a staff member who has successfully completed all required background checks. A National Sexual Offender Registry check will also be conducted on prospective employees. Prospective employees who have not lived in the State of Arkansas during the preceding five (5) years will be subject to current federal guidelines regarding conducting a criminal background check and sexual offender registry check in any states where they resided during the past five (5) years.Staff and applicants for employment in a child care facility Prior to employment and every five (5) years thereafter
100.110.2.c.Arkansas State Police Criminal Background Check The following persons shall be required to have their background reviewed through a fingerprint criminal records check (which includes the Arkansas Sexual Offender Registry) conducted by the Arkansas State Police. A prospective staff member may not begin work until the Arkansas State Police criminal record check result has been returned as satisfactory. Following receipt of the satisfactory result, this individual must be supervised at all times, pending completion of all of the required background check components, by a staff member who has successfully completed all required background checks. A National Sexual Offender Registry check will also be conducted on prospective employees. Prospective employees who have not lived in the State of Arkansas during the preceding five (5) years will be subject to current federal guidelines regarding conducting a criminal background check and sexual offender registry check in any states where they resided during the past five (5) years.Administrative persons who have direct contact with children Prior to employment and every five (5) years thereafter
600.604.1.h.The child care facility shall maintain a record for each child in care which shall be on site. Records for children no longer enrolled may be maintained off site. Childrens records shall contain the following information:An authorized record of up-to-date immunizations or documentation of a religious, medical, or philosophical exemption from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) (Updated immunization schedules will be provided as changes are received from the ADH);
2021-03-23 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2020-05-20 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2019-12-17 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2019-07-16 Facility Visit No Violations Cited

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