Sonshine Childcare Ministries - Portage IN Unlicensed Registered Ministry

6474 Central Avenue, Portage IN 46368
(219) 764-8229
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Our purpose at Sonshine Child Care is to provide quality child care for the families in our community in a Christian atmosphere. Our desire is that the children experience Jesus Christ in a real and genuine way at Sonshine Child Care, as we help lay the foundation for a life rooted in Him. We welcome all children no matter their race, creed, color, sex, handicap or religion. We strive to prepare them socially, emotionally, educationally and spiritually for their elementary education experience.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: RM-99927-A
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Bureau of Child Care
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-511-1144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Type/Date Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
Registration
2018-01-18
immersion for at least one (1) minute in clean water which is at a temperature of at least 75 F. and which contains an approved sanitizing agent at an effective concentration. Cleaned and sanitized equipment and utensils shall always be air dried, never towel dried. An alternative to dishwashing is the use of sturdy, all disposable, single-service articles and utensils. Reuse of single-service articles and utensils is prohibited. All permanent ware infant feeding bottles and reusable nipples provided by the facility shall be washed and sanitized by the facility after each use as follows: Prewash in hot detergent water in a nonhandwashing sink; scrub bottles and nipples inside and out with bottle and nipple brush; squeeze water through nipple hole during washing; and rinse well with clean, hot water. Boil in clear water bottles for five (5) minutes; nipples and caps, collars, and tongs for three (3) minutes; and air dry. Store each item separately in clean, covered, labeled container 2018-01-18
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(e)(2)
Bottles not labled with name, date and time made
Registration
2018-01-18
Upon the completion of the inspections required under this chapter, a notice signed by the inspectors from the division and the division of fire and building safety shall be issued to the operator of each child care ministry found to be in compliance. The notice shall be placed in a conspicuous place in the child care ministry 2018-01-18
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-6-6
Fire exist blocked
Registration
2018-01-18
All interior surfaces, equipment, materials, furnishings, and objects with which children will come in contact shall be well maintained, in a clean and sanitary condition, and of nontoxic durable construction 2018-01-18
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(1)
Hand sanitizer in reach of children in the 2/3's room. Electrical plug missing cover in the 4/5's room.
Registration
2017-07-31
Storage. Containers and packages of food, cleaned and sanitized utensils, equipment, and single-service articles shall be stored at least six (6) inches above the floor in a clean, dry location in such a way that protects them from contamination, cleaning compounds, and toxic or hazardous materials. This does not apply to cased food packaged in waterproof containers 2017-08-05
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(f)
Food not labeled with date opened.
Registration
2017-07-31
Handwashing. Adults and children shall wash their hands after using the toilet and before eating 2017-08-04
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-6(b)
Water in restroom reading 125 degrees and should be between 100-120 degrees.
Registration
2017-07-31
Diapers. The diapering process shall be done on a table, in a clean and sanitary manner. The diaper changing surface shall be sanitized after each use and materials used for skin cleansing shall be discarded after each use into a tightly covered, easily sanitized container. Individuals responsible for diaper changing shall wash their hands after each diaper change 2017-08-26
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-6(d)
Diapering pad not sanitizable in 1/2's room.
Registration
2017-07-31
All interior surfaces, equipment, materials, furnishings, and objects with which children will come in contact shall be well maintained, in a clean and sanitary condition, and of nontoxic durable construction 2017-08-26
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(1)
Chairs stacked in the 1/2's room and the upstairs classrom. First Aid kit contating alcohol pads in reach of children.Sunscreen in reach of children. Thumbtacks in reach of children in the 3/11's room Shelving not secure in the 3/11's room
Registration
2017-03-24
All interior surfaces, equipment, materials, furnishings, and objects with which children will come in contact shall be well maintained, in a clean and sanitary condition, and of nontoxic durable construction 2017-04-07
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(1)
Drawer on the desk broken and screw sticking out. Bins stacked in 3/5's tippable. DVD player on top of bins tippable.
Registration
2017-03-24
immersion for at least one (1) minute in clean water which is at a temperature of at least 75 F. and which contains an approved sanitizing agent at an effective concentration. Cleaned and sanitized equipment and utensils shall always be air dried, never towel dried. An alternative to dishwashing is the use of sturdy, all disposable, single-service articles and utensils. Reuse of single-service articles and utensils is prohibited. All permanent ware infant feeding bottles and reusable nipples provided by the facility shall be washed and sanitized by the facility after each use as follows: Prewash in hot detergent water in a nonhandwashing sink; scrub bottles and nipples inside and out with bottle and nipple brush; squeeze water through nipple hole during washing; and rinse well with clean, hot water. Boil in clear water bottles for five (5) minutes; nipples and caps, collars, and tongs for three (3) minutes; and air dry. Store each item separately in clean, covered, labeled container 2017-03-24
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(e)(2)
Sippy cups being stored in cabniet not covered in classroom.
Registration
2016-08-22
The child care ministry must do the following: is a person against whom an allegation of child abuse or neglect has been substantiated under IC 31-33 2016-08-23
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-6-14(2)(c)
Consent to release not turned in for all employees.

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Reviews

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JenBob Sep 18, 2012

I don't feel the Director or some of the staff is dedicated to the children. Not sure how the Director got that position, but the lack of experience and knowledge is clearly evident. Relieved we pulled our son out when we did. Haven't heard a good reference about this place.

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