Smartkids Child Care And Learning Center - Washington PA Child Care Center

161 W BEAU ST , WASHINGTON PA 15301
(724) 229-9110
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: SmartKids has a dual license by the State of Pennsylvania and Department of Education.
We have licenses for Pre-School and Kindergarten. We are inspected periodically by the state to ensure that your child is protected by the state's regulations.SmartKids supports these regulations and gives our COMMITMENT to QUALITY Care for your child. SmartKids is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Keystone Stars Quality program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00185102
  • Capacity: 104
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Spanish
  • Schools Served: Washington
  • Current License Expiration Date: Feb 12, 2023
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 4
  • District Office Phone: (724) 836-4580 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-11-22 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A green plastic bin and a yellow plastic bin in the School Age Room, a clear plastic bin in the Young Toddler Room, a clear plastic bin in the Older Toddler Room, and a clear plastic bin in the Preschool room were observed to have cracks in the plastic, exposing the children to potential sharp edges and pinch points.

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by children were reviewed to be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts. Bins were replaced with in the School Age Room, Young Toddler Room, Older Toddler room, and Preschool room.
2019-11-22 Renewal 3270.124(b)(3) - Parent home/work address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact form in the file for Child #1 lacked a work phone number for the enrolling parent.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the home and work addresses and telephone numbers of the enrolling parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The emergency contact form in the file of Child #1 was reviewed and the addition of a work phone number was made to include the home and work addresses and telephone numbers of the enrolling parent. In the future, office staff will review children's emergency contact forms before our bi-annual reviews to assure that the form is completed and all information is listed.
2019-11-22 Renewal 3270.124(b)(5) - Information re: special needs Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact forms in the files for Child #1, #2, and #4 lacked information on the child's special needs.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include information on the child's special needs, as specified by the child's parent, physician, physician's assistant or CRNP, which is needed in an emergency situation.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The emergency contact forms in the files for Child #1. #2, #4 were reviewed and the addition of information on the children's special needs was added as specified by the child's parent, physician, physician's assistant or CRNP, which is needed in an emergency situation. In the future, office staff will review children's emergency contact forms before our bi-annual reviews to assure that the form is completed, all information is listed, and all signatures are acquired.
2019-11-22 Renewal 3270.124(b)(7) - Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact forms in the files for Child #1 and #4 lacked addresses for the designated release person(s).

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The emergency contact forms in the files for the Child #1 and Child #4 were reviewed by guardian and Director to contain addresses for the designated release person(s). In the future, office staff will review children's emergency contact forms before our bi-annual reviews to assure that the form is completed, all information is listed, and all signatures are acquired.
2019-11-22 Renewal 3270.124(f)/3270.181(c) - Updated every 6 months/Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact form and agreement in the file for Child #1 were reviewed on 01/24/2019 and 09/12/2019; more than six months passed between reviews.

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 information. A 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.)
The emergency contact forms of Child #1 were reviewed and 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 information. In the future, the parent will be 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.
2019-11-22 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #3 lacked documentation of a flu vaccination in the last 12 months, in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.

Correction Required: The facility shall require the parent to provide updated written verification from a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department of ongoing vaccines administered to an infant, toddler or preschool child in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The file for Child #3 will now contains a Refusal of Flu vaccination until Flu vaccination has occurred and is documented for the file. In the future, office staff will check flu vaccination reports bi-annual review dates.
2019-11-22 Renewal 3270.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: A power strip near the computer in the School Age room was observed to be missing a protective receptacle cover; this room is used by children under the age of five.

Correction Required: Protective receptacle covers shall be placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Protective receptacles covers are added and placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger. In the future, staff will complete daily and nightly checks to make sure all electrical outlets are in place.
2019-11-22 Renewal 3270.75(c) - Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The first-aid kit in the Young Toddler Room was observed to be missing tweezers.

Correction Required: A first-aid kit must contain the following: soap, an assortment of adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, tape, scissors and disposable, nonporous gloves.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The first-aid kit in the Younger Toddler Room was reviewed and tweezers were added. All first-aid kits were reviewed upon a December 2019 staff meeting to contain the following: soap, an assortment of adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, tape, scissors and disposable, nonporous gloves. In the future, staff will continue to use monthly meeting time to review and replace any needs in first-aid kits.
2019-09-10 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.21/3270.91(a) - General Health and Safety/Stairs, exits, etc. unobstructed Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: 2nd Citation - On 9/10/2019, the exit from the infant room that exits to the hallway shared with the neighboring CVS was observed to be obstructed with crates and stick material belonging to CVS. Additionally, the door exiting the building at the end of the hallway was obstructed with crates and stock material belonging to CVS.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children.Stairways, hallways, exits from rooms, exits from the facility and other means of egress serving as an exit shall be unobstructed.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children. Stairways, hallways, exits from rooms, exits from the facility and other means of egress serving as an exit shall be unobstructed. The owner of CVS was contacted again and said they will put up signs in the hallway as a reminder to their employees to keep the yellow path clear of all CVS equipment and material, including but not limited to CVS crates and stock material.
2019-08-08 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In the school aged classroom one red smiley bucket containing bean bags was observed to be cracked down the side. This exposes the children in the classroom to rough edges and pinch and crush points. In the outdoor play space three tri-cycles being stored in the tall cabinets at the landing were observed to be lacking at least one cover on the handle bars exposing the children in care to rough edges and sharp corners.

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts. All classrooms will routinely check for broken or cracked toys and bins. The red smiley bucked in the school age room has been thrown away due to a crack down the side. The three tricycles being stored in the tall cabinets outside will be stored in a space not accessible to the children and will not be used until the hand bar covers are replaced.
2019-08-08 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.104(a) - Clean, good repair, proper size Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In the school aged classroom underneath of the bulletin board containing a flower, were 4 chairs stacked on top of a children's table creating a falling hazard to the children in care. Also, in the younger toddler classroom one green chair was observed to be stacked on top of a bookshelf containing blocks, creating a falling hazard to the children in care.

Correction Required: Furniture must be durable, safe, easily cleaned and appropriate for the child's size, age and special needs.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Furniture must be durable, safe, easily cleaned and appropriate for the child's size, age and special needs. Chairs will be taken down immediately upon the entering and opening of a classroom. Chairs will not be stacked on top of furniture to make sure that there is no falling hazard to the children in care.
2019-08-08 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.113(a) - Supervised at all times Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person #1 was observed walking two school aged children to the restroom and then walking back to the school aged classroom, leaving those 2 school aged children in the restroom without the presence of a staff person.

Correction Required: Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times. Outdoor play space used by the facility is considered part of the facility premises. Children must be supervised at all times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall always be supervised by a staff person. Children must always be supervised. Staff will always take a group of children to the bathroom to keep the other teacher in the room in ratio. Staff will take as many number of children as needed based on the age group they are with and the teacher: children ratio for that age group to ensure that the children are always supervised.
2019-08-08 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.113(a)(1) - Staff assigned to specific children Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In the Pre K room Staff person #9 and #11 were observed caring for a group of 15 preschool aged children. Staff person #9 stated that she was assigned the specific responsibility to supervise a group of 10 preschool aged children, but only named 9 children in her care. Staff person #11 was unable to identify that she was assigned the specific responsibility to supervise any children and did not know the names of any of the children in the group of 15 preschool aged children. In the school aged classroom staff person's #1 and #10 were observed caring for a group of 20 school aged children. Staff person #10 identified being assigned the specific responsibility to supervise a group of 10 school aged children but only named 9 school aged children. Staff person #1 was unable to identify being assigned the specific responsibility to supervise any children and was only able to name 3 of the 20 school aged children in the classroom. Additionally when asked how they assign children to their group staff person #10 stated that they have no set group of children whom they are assigned the specific responsibility to supervise.

Correction Required: Each staff person shall be assigned the responsibility for supervision of specific children. The staff person shall know the names and whereabouts of the children in his assigned group. The staff person shall be physically present with the children in his group on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Each staff person shall be assigned the responsibility for supervision of specific children. The staff person shall know the names and whereabouts of the children in his assigned group. Student picture identification cards will be made and updated to ensure that each student in every classroom has a card for the teachers to have an assigned set group of specific children and to help new staff #1 and #11 to learn the students names that are in their classroom and specific group. All staff will always carry the class identification cards of present children on them to identify who is in their group each day. Within each class staff will work together to determine who will be in their specific assigned group. Staff #1. #9, #10, and #11 will be trained on how to use the identification cards correctly and identify what children are in their assigned group.
2019-08-08 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.133(3) - Name on bottle Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In the first aid cabinet in the school aged classroom, one bottle of medicated skin cream was observed not to be labeled from whom it is intended for.

Correction Required: The label of a medication container shall identify the name of the medication and the name of the child for whom the medication is intended. Medication shall be administered to only the child whose name appears on the container.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The label of a medication container shall identify the name of the medication and the name of the child for whom the medication is intended. Medication shall be administered to only the child whose name appears on the container. The bottle of medicated skin cream in the school aged classroom was properly thrown out. All future medications will be identified by having the childs name on the medication for whom the medication is intended for.
2019-08-08 Allocated Unannounced Monitoring 3270.151(a)/3270.192(3) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter/Health assessment, TB test Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #8 was observed not to contain documentation of a health assessment being conducted prior to employment.

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.)
All 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. Staff person #8 already had documentation of tuberculin skin tests, but will submit the appropriate staff health assessment form to be added to their staff file.

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Reviews

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A person Aug 17, 2021

This daycare is not a good place for your children or a good place to work. It is never cleaned properly. The kids get thrown around and yelled at for doing nothing at all. The owner is never there. The employees get treated like complete garbage. The rooms are almost never to ratio which is very dangerous for the kids and the teachers in those rooms, and all because they refuse to hire new employees to save money. A couple of the employees are very rude and need to be fired immediately. They choose favorites at this daycare especially with the kids and most of the employees. I would never send my children to this horrid place, and I don't think anybody else should but that is my opinion. Have an amazing day.

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