Description: SPIRIT LIFE EARLY LEARNING CENTER is a Licensed Child Care Center in WILMINGTON DE, with a maximum capacity of 60 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 6 weeks through 6 years.. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.
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|Cited Date||Regulation Code||Correction Status|
|2018-04-08||30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision||Corrected|
|Corrective Action: Unqualified staff accompanied the children to the library on April 2, 2018. Licensing Specialist Daphne Romanelli communicated with Staff #1 regarding staffing on April 3, 2018. Staffing changes have been made to the classrooms and documentation has been provided to support these changes. Staying in Compliance training is scheduled for April 17, 2018.|
|2018-01-11||16N - Records||Corrected|
|Corrective Action: Accurately document the children and staffs daily attendance. Arrival and departure times were not accurately documented on attendance records dated 11/20/2017-11/22/2017, and 01/09/2018. Submit copies of attendance records dated 01/16/2018-01/19/2018, to OCCL by 01/22/2018.|
|2018-01-11||30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision||Corrected|
|Corrective Action: Ensure minimum staff-to-child ratio and maximum group size requirements are followed for each group. Attendance records dated 11-20-2017, indicated one staff member was alone in the opening classroom with six children at 8:10 am, 10 children at 8:25 am, and 11 children at 8:28 am and the youngest child present an infant. In the Tiny Tots/Toddler classroom, one staff member was alone with seven children from 8:30 am-12:30 pm, and another staff member was alone with the same children from 3:00-5:10 pm and the youngest child present was age one. On 11-21-2017, one staff member was alone with nine children and the youngest child present was age one. The violation was corrected at the facility visit on 01-12-2018, when proper staff-to-child ratios were being followed.|
|2017-12-19||30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision||Corrected|
|Corrective Action: A child was not picked up from the bus stop per the transportation plan for the after care program. A new plan has been developed and has been placed into action. The staff member responsible for not meeting the child has been suspended.|
|2017-12-19||53N - Transportation||Corrected|
|Corrective Action: The center did not follow the transportation plan and a child was not picked up from the bus stop. A new driver has been hired to pick up the children using the centers bus. Documentation was provided of the new transportation plan and the drivers fingerprinting and CDL license.|
|2017-11-01||30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision||Corrected|
|Corrective Action: Ensure infants and toddlers are cared for in rooms separate from older children unless 12 or fewer children in total are present or during the first 90 minutes and last 90 minutes of the centers hours of operation. Older toddlers were being cared for in the same room with older preschool-age children when there were more than 12 children in total present and after the first 90 minutes of the centers hours of operation.|
|2017-11-01||28N - Staffing||Corrected|
|Corrective Action: The ec administrator must be present at least 20 hours a week. There were no records documenting the administrators attendance from 10-09-2017, through 11-01-2017. Attendance records dated 10-02-2017, through 10-06-2017, verified the administrator was present 18 hours that week.|
|2017-09-18||16N - Records||Corrected|
|Corrective Action: Accurately document the children and staffs daily attendance. All children and staff were present in the Tiny Tots/Toddler Classroom, but attendance records indicated eight children were present with four staff in the Tiny Tots/Toddler Classroom, two children were present with two of the four staff in the Busy Bees/Infant Classroom, and two children were present in the Tiny Treasures/Preschool Classroom with the same two staff present in the Busy Bees/Infant Classroom.|
|2017-09-18||20N - Personnel files||Corrected|
|Corrective Action: Ensure personnel files are complete and include all required information. -One staff member needs a Service Letter on file. -One staff member needs a current adult health appraisal including written verification of freedom from communicable tuberculosis on file. -One staff member needs current certifications in CPR and First Aid on file.|
|2017-09-18||30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision||Corrected|
|Corrective Action: -Ensure staff directly supervise children at all times. Two preschool-age children were observed unsupervised when they exited the Tiny Tots/Toddler Classroom to get cots and sheets from an adjacent classroom. The violation was corrected at the facility visit when the children returned to the Tiny Tots/Toddler Classroom. -Follow minimum staff-to-child ratio for each age group. 11 children were observed with two staff in the Tiny Tots/Toddler Classroom when a third staff member exited the classroom to answer the door. 11 children were observed with two staff in the Tiny Tots/Toddler Classroom when one staff member took a child to the bathroom and another staff member took a cart to the kitchen. 12 children were observed with two staff in the Tiny Tots/Toddler Classroom when a third staff member exited the classroom. The youngest child present all three times was an infant. The violations were corrected at the facility visit when a third staff member entered the Tiny Tots/Toddler [DataMsg: This field has been shortened. Contact OCCL at 302-892-5800 (New Castle County) or 302-739-5487 (Kent and Sussex) for more information.]|
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