Smarty Pants Day Care Llc - Johnstown PA Child Care Center

255 Grove Ave , JOHNSTOWN PA 15902
(814) 254-4942
5 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Smarty Pants Day Care Llc is a Child Care Center in JOHNSTOWN PA, with a maximum capacity of 30 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00163168
  • Capacity: 30
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Ferndale Area - Serviced by school bus, Greater Johnstown - Serviced by school bus
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 6
  • District Office Phone: (814) 623-9129 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-04-03 Renewal 3270.31(e)(4)(ii)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Fire safety - 1 yr./Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files of Staff #1 and #2 lacked documentation that fire safety training was conducted at least annually. Staff #1 and #2 had fire safety training on 6/10/18 with previous training on 5/21/17.

Correction Required: Staff persons shall participate, at least annually, in firesafety training conducted by a fire protection professional. Staff persons and volunteers shall receive training in maintenance of smoke detectors, the duties of facility persons during a fire drill and during a fire and the use of the facility's fire extinguishers, not including discharge of the fire suppressant agent. A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff #1 and #2 have current fire safety training certificates. We went over by 20 days from the prior year due to the fire department cancelling our training and rescheduling. Going forward, we will schedule our training a little earlier in May to ensure compliance.
2019-04-03 Renewal 3270.124(b)(3) - Parent home/work address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file of Child #6 lacked the complete work address of the enrolling parent on the emergency contact form.

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.)
Child #6 was missing the complete work address of the father. This was corrected. Going forward we will make sure this information is not missing.
2019-04-03 Renewal 3270.131(b)(2) - Toddler/preschool: updated health report every 12 months Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file of Child #1 lacked an updated health report at least every 12 months for an older toddler or preschool child. The file of Child #1 contained a current health report dated 3/12/19 with a previous one dated 2/16/18.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent to provide an updated health report at least every 12 months for an older toddler or preschool child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child #1 went about 30 days between his previous physical and current physical. This has already been corrected because the child had his physical. Going forward we will try to make sure the kids stay on schedule yearly.
2019-04-03 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file of Child #5 lacked a current influenza immunization 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.)
Child #5 did not have the flu shot. I will obtain a note from mom indicating her choice not to have it. Going forward I will make sure the child either has the flu shot or a note is provided.
2018-04-19 Renewal 3270.82(g) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed exposed bolts on the toilets in both bathrooms that projected approximately 4 inches above the porcelain posing a hazard to the children.

Correction Required: Toilet areas and fixtures shall be cleaned daily and be in good repair.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The toilet bolts have been cut down and caps are now covering the bolts. In the future all toilet areas will be monitored to be certain everything is in good repair.
2018-04-19 Renewal 3270.123(a)(4) - Arrival/departure times Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The agreement for Child #2 lacked an agreement that specified the child's arrival and departure times.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the child's arrival and departure times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Operator met with parent and discussed arrival and departure times. Parent verified the hours will vary. Operator had parent check the box for varying schedule. In the future all agreements will specify the child's arrival and departure times.
2018-04-19 Renewal 3270.124(b)(6) - Insurance coverage information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency contact information for Child #1 did not include the policy number for the child's health insurance coverage.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include health insurance coverage and policy number for a child under a family policy or Medical Assistance benefits, if applicable.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Operator contacted parent and had the parent explained the policy number had not changed since the previous emergency contact form. The correct policy number was entered on the current form. In the future emergency contact forms will be reviewed upon submission to be certain they are complete.
2017-08-01 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.182(7) - Reports of accidents, injuries and illnesses. Original report - parent same day Copy - facility accident file. Copy - child's file Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: There was no incident report created for an incident that happened on 7/11/2017 involving Child #1, a child in care at the facility.

Correction Required: A child`s record shall contain reports of accidents, injuries and illnesses involving a child in care at the facility. The original report shall be given to the parent on the day of the incident. The second copy of the report shall be retained at the facility in an accident file. The third copy of the report shall be retained at the facility in the child`s file.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child #1 is no longer enrolled at the facility. In the future reports of accidents, injuries and illnesses involving a child in care at the facility will be created at the time of the incident. The original will be given to the parent on the day of the incident, the second copy will be kept in the facility's accident file and the third copy will be kept at the facility in the child's file.
2017-04-13 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for provisionally hired staff #2, with a documented start date of 10/31/2016, contained a proof of transaction for fingerprinting dated 11/22/2016. The file for staff #2 also currently lacks a complete state police clearance. Staff #2 continued to work in a child care position past the 90 day limit for a provisional hire.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include a copy of requests for the criminal history record and child abuse registry clearance information, a copy of the disclosure statement and a copy of the completed clearance information required under the CPSL. Facility Person #2 may not work in a child care position at the facility until completed clearances are obtained.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The provider obtained a copy while the inspector was on site and placed it in the file for staff #2. The clearance was obtained, just not printed. For future reference, we have created a "file checklist" to check off each required item to ensure that all required paperwork is printed and in the file.
2017-04-13 Renewal 3270.82(h) - Handwashing signs Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Hand washing signs were not present near the sink in the kitchen area.

Correction Required: A facility person and an able child shall wash his hands after toileting and before eating. A sign on which this requirement is written shall be posted at each toilet, training chair, diapering area and sink in the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The signs were placed back on the walls at each sink while the inspector was onsite. The signs were removed when we did our spring cleaning and staff forgot to put them back. The director/assistant director will monitor this regularly to ensure compliance.
2017-04-13 Renewal 3270.123(a)(3) - Services proceeded Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 contained child service reports dated more than 6 months apart, 07-15-2016 and 02-03-2017.

Correction Required: The services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department's approved form to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development in the context of the services being provided. The operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information in 3270.124(f) (relating to emergency contact information).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The child service report was a little behind, but when we caught it we completed a new report. The new report was already completed before the inspector came, so there was nothing to correct. Going forward, we have created color coded labels for children's files with colors indicating due dates at a glance.
2017-04-13 Renewal 3270.133(3) - Name on bottle Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Alcohol wipes observed in the first aid kit were not labeled with the name of the child for whom they are intended.

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.)
Staff immediately marked the alcohol prep pads as "staff" while the inspector was onsite. This was an oversight on my part as it was not intended for kids and the staff and I know that, but we should have labeled it. Staff will immediately label all sprays, medications, etc. appropriately as they are brought into the facility.
2017-04-13 Renewal 3270.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff #2 contained a health assessment that was not updated within a 12 month period. The most recent health assessment on file is current.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff did initially have an appointment scheduled for September of 2015, however somehow we seemed to totally miss that she didn't go for it and we sent her when we caught it in March of 2016. This was a big oversight on my part. Going forward, we will utilize our newly created "file checklist" to keep better track of this.
2017-04-13 Renewal 3270.181(c) - Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for child #1 and #2 contained emergency contact information and financial agreements that were not updated within a 6 month period. The most recent financial agreements in both files are now current.

Correction Required: 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.)
Staff had already made this correction before our inspection. We realized that they were outdated and made the correction. Going forward, we will utilize our color coded system for due dates.

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Reviews

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Best Daycare Around Jan 20, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Awesome all the way around! I love the owner and staff. My kids love going there! I have been to other daycares and none even come close to Smarty Pants. I definitely recommend...my kids won’t go anywhere else!

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Fabulous Nov 30, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Love it, Love it, Love it! Awesome owner and staff, very clean!

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sheila Sep 06, 2019
I am an employee

I started out with this daycare as a client. Over the few years that my kids attended, I loved this place so much that I took a job offer from the owner. I have since been an employee for the last 8 years. I am disgusted about the negative comments about MY daycare! The owner is a wonderful person. She has bent over backwards for our clients. I guess with anything in life, when a person thinks they are entitled to a service and they don't do what they are suppose to do, everyone is at fault but themselves. Our children are very well taken care of and loved like they are our own. Also if this was such a terrible daycare, why would anyone in there right mind keep their child in our facility for over 6 months.....

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Happy Children Sep 06, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My children have attended this facility for several years. The facility is clean and organized. The staff are in uniform daily, wear name tags, and are passionate about working with the kids. The directors work hard to keep paperwork updated, work with schedule changes, and keep us in the loop. The owner goes above and beyond to help everyone. I have never had any problems here and would recommend this daycare to anyone who wants a daycare who works with you. This daycare does not break the rules. They are very strict about policy, but I like that.

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TERRIBLE Feb 12, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Never in ratio. Owner is a narcissist. Very manipulative and a liar. Center is clean but children are often neglected. 

15 out of 35 think this review is helpful
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