Description: We strive to present every family with the very best in children's education, entertainment, and recreational programs by creating a well planned community facility where children of all ages can learn, grow and have fun in a safe and secure environment. Our goal is to provide each family with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that encourages every child to excel in all areas of development: social, emotional, intellectual, and physical. All of us at Stepping Stones Childcare believe that learning should be done through fun, exciting, hands-on experiences. This is why we provide all the tools necessary for your child to be able to use all his/her senses to experience how things work and move. We provide opportunities for every child to express their ideas and thoughts to help solve problems. By giving this opportunity to every child we encourage them to develop their critical thinking and reasoning skills. All of these opportunities provided to your child will help them achieve an awareness of their feelings and lets them express these feelings in appropriate ways. The interaction with other children in group play and learning allows your child to develop respect for others and their property.
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|Survey Date||Date Corrected||Rule/Statute||Title|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that there was a ceiling panel missing in the 2's room exposing isulation. The missing ceiling tile was directly above an activity area used by enrolled children. The Team Leader observed that an electrical outlet faceplate was broken, exposing electical wires, on the west wall in the 2's room and the north wall in the school age children's room. The broken faceplates were accessible to enrolled children.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that the utility closet door was open and the utility closet contained numerous cleaning materials labeled as toxic and products with child warning labels. The open closet was accessible to enrolled children when walking through the front open area leading to classrooms.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that a portable fan was unmounted and accessible to enrolled children in the school age children's classroom.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that all activity areas lacked posted current lesson plans.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed several children's personal products that were provided by the children's parents that were unlabeled in the infants' room.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that one of the diaper changing surfaces used for changing diapers in the 1's room was not next to the hand washing sink.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that containers with liners and tight fitting lids for soiled clothing were not available in several diaper changing areas.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that one of the children's toilet rooms lacked soap in a dispenser for one of the sinks and a toilet room in the school age childrens' classroom lacked paper towels in a dispenser.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that the first aid kit in the office lacked adhesive tape.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed the following on the outdoor activity area: * Several picnic style tables on the east outdoor activity area had fiber board tops that were chipping and lacked the top suface of the tables. * Several pieces of plastic playground equipment were cracked and broken with sharp edges. * The yellow plastic slide on the southeast section of the outdoor activity area had 12 inch cracks on the suface with sharp edges.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that there were 2 toddler sized slides placed on a concrete section of the outddor activity area on the northwest side of the outdoor activity area.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that the top covering on the shade structure was missing on the toddler's outdoor activity area.|
|Findings: The Team Leader observed that an exit out of the west end of the building was blocked with furniture and children's equipmnent.|
|2020-06-26||2020-09-04||Article 1||ARS 36-883.02.A.|
|Findings: The Team Leader reviewed 8 staff files. Staff # 1, date of hire 9/30/2019, had an application for a fingerprint clearance card signed 1/3/2020 and a check of the DPS website documented that the fingerprint clearance card application was received by DPS on 1/23/2020.|
|Findings: Per allegation in complaint AZ00157964 and a screen shot of the 2's classroom at 7:17 am on 7/26/19, there were 8 children, ages 1 and 2, with one staff member that was visible in the screen shot. Another child was being dropped off by a parent at this time. There were 2 children present with one staff member during the complaint investigation at 7:20 am on 9/6/19.|
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