Step By Step Child Care - Drexel Hill PA Child Care Center

211 Shadeland Ave , DREXEL HILL PA 19050
(610) 623-8383

About the Provider

Description: One of our newer schools, our Garrett Rd facility services the following age groups : Kindergarten through 8th grade

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00167983
  • Capacity: 91
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language,
  • Schools Served: Upper Darby - Escorted to/from school, William Penn - Escorted to/from school
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 15
  • District Office Phone: (610) 713-2115 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2018-07-16 Renewal 3270.51/3270.52 - Similar Age Level/Mixed Age Level Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection (approximately 9:45 AM) the rear room adjacent to the entrance/exit of the basement had a total of 18 children in care including at least one group of two year old children.

Correction Required: When children are grouped in similar age levels, the following maximum child group sizes and ratios of staff persons apply: Infants 1:4 with a maximum group size of 8; Young toddlers 1:5 with a maximum group size of 10; Older toddlers 1:6 with a maximum group size of 12; Preschool children 1:10 with a maximum group size of 20; Young school-age children 1:12 with a maximum group size of 24; Older school-age children 1:15 with a maximum group size of 30.When children are grouped in mixed age levels, the age of the youngest child in the group determines the staff:child ratio and maximum group size in accordance with the requirements in 3270.51 (relating to similar age level).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Director arrived in the room with the floater short;y after this violation was observed. Operations manager did assure this writer that a full staff meeting would follow that business day and that a review of the facilities procedure for coverage when a staff member is in need if a break.
2017-09-15 Renewal 3270.75(c) - Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection the first aid kits in the basement lacked one of the required items.

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 missing item was replaced and a periodic check of the kits has been added to the schedule to ensure all items are in all first aid kits at all times.
2017-09-15 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Floor tiles in the basement level were cracked and had jagged edges.

Correction Required: Floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces, including the facility`s outdoor play space surfaces shall be kept clean, in good repair and free from visible hazards.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Tiles will be replaced and a periodic monitoring of all surfaces will be added to the schedule so that replacements and repairs will be done as needed
2016-09-16 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The facility was not in compliance with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services): One staff person's record did not contain the required CPSL hiring documents. (#1- hired 4/20/16- FBI completed on 8/111/16-no proof of requests for FBI prior to working with children and completed more than 90 days after date of hire )

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). . LACKING REQUIRED HIRING DOCUMENTS: 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. Revise and submit written policies and procedures regarding CPSL hiring requirements to ensure that all new hires have the required CPSL clearance documentation prior to working with children and clearances completed no more than 90 days after date of hire to ensure ongoing compliance with the CPSL.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
We now require all new hires to print proof of FBI fingerprints prior to date of hire. We will revise and submit written policies and procedures regarding CPSL hiring requirements to ensure that all new hires have the required CPSL clearance documentation prior to working with children and clearances completed no more than 90 days after date of hire to ensure ongoing compliance with the CPSL.
2016-09-16 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The carpet in the infant room was stained and in need of cleaning. (Infant II)

Correction Required: Floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces, including the facility`s outdoor play space surfaces shall be kept clean, in good repair and free from visible hazards. Clean the carpet and ensure that surfaces in the facility are kept clean.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The carpet will be shampooed or if necessary replaced. We will ensure that surfaces in the facility are kept clean.

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