Startown Preschool - Newton NC Five Star Center License

(828) 464-1257

About the Provider

Description: At Startown School, we believe Startown School is a safe and nurturing place where everyone will learn, grow and be responsible citizens. We respect each other's differences and help each other reach for success.

Additional Information: Five Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 18000334
  • Capacity: 52
  • Age Range: 3 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Violations Rule
2023-02-22 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-02-22 Violation 106 10A NCAC 09 .0304(a)
Operator has not scheduled and obtained a fire inspection within 12 months of the previous inspection. Operator did not submit the original approved report to DCDEE within one week of the inspection visit on a form provided by the Division. The fire inspection was completed on October 17, 2022. I was emailed a copy of the fire inspection today.
2023-02-22 Violation 841 15A NCAC 18A .2820(d)
Medications including prescription and non-prescription items were not stored in a locked cabinet or other locked container. Emergency medication in room 509 was not stored at least five vertical feet from the floor. The medication was placed on a shelf above five feet today.
2022-10-06 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-10-06 Violation 303 .1801(a)(1-5)
Children were not adequately supervised at all times. School age children are not adequately supervised at all time by qualified developmental day staff.
2022-10-06 Violation 428 GS 110-91(12); .0508(a)
A current activity plan was not posted for each group of children for reference. In room #508, no lesson plan was posted for review. The teacher stated he keeps the lesson plans on his computer. The teacher posted the current lesson plan today during my visit.
2022-10-06 Violation 721 G.S. 110-91(6); .0601(b)
All equipment and furnishings were not in good repair. One cabinet in the preschool classroom, used for classroom storage, was closed, and secured with a child safety lock. When I opened the cabinet door, I observed the hinge was broken causing the door to almost fall off.
2022-10-06 Violation 840 .2820(b)
All corrosive agents, pesticides, bleaches, detergents, cleansers, polishes, any product which is under pressure in an aerosol dispenser, and any substance which may be hazardous to a child if ingested, inhaled, or handled were not stored in a locked room or cabinet. In room #508, in two unlocked cabinets, I observed a can of aerosol spray disinfectant, five containers of Lysol and Great Value Disinfectant wipes, and a spray cleaning product. On a teachers desk below five vertical feet from the floor, I observed a bottle of liquid hand sanitizer.
2022-10-06 Violation 844 .0803(2)(a)
Prescribed medicine was not in original labeled container or accompanied by signed and dated written instructions from prescribing physician or health care professional. In the preschool classroom, I observed an inhaler that was not in its original container with the original prescription label. In room #508, a medication authorization form was signed and updated by the doctor, but the prescription label on the medication was not current.
2022-10-06 Violation 1033 .0701(a)
On or before the first day of work, all staff, including the director and individuals who volunteer more than once per week did not provide results indicating that they were free of active TB and/or TB test or screening was older than 12 months. Two employees did not have a TB test completed prior to their first day of work.
2022-10-06 Violation 1041 G.S. 110-90.2(b)
Prior to employment a Criminal Background Check was not completed. One employee present today did not have criminal background check completed prior to hire.
2022-10-06 Violation 1043 G.S. 110-91( 9)
All staff records, except financial records, were not made available for review. One employee present today did not have a staff file available for review today.
2022-10-06 Violation 1757 G.S. 110-90.2(b) & (d) & .2703(e)
A valid qualification letter was not on file and available to review at the facility. One employee present today did not have an approved criminal background qualification letter on file at the facility.
2022-10-06 Violation 1811 .0604(u);.0302(d)(8)
Shelter-in-place or lockdown drills were not practiced every three months and/or drill record was incomplete. No Lockdown or Shelter in Place Drill has been completed yet this school year.
2022-10-06 Violation 1834 .0801(b)
Application did not have a medical action plan attached for any child with health care needs such as allergies, asthma, or other chronic conditions that require specialized health services. One child in room #508, who was identified as having a chronic medical condition did not have a Medical Action Plan on file.

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