Tadpole Academy Llc - Wilmington DE Licensed Child Care Center

(302) 658-2141

About the Provider

Description: Tadpole Academy is a daycare/preschool on Walnut Street in Wilmington, Delaware. It's conveniently located within walking distance to downtown businesses.

Additional Information: Special Conditions: Regulated Services:; Financial Arrangements: Purchase of Care, Child Care Food Program; Stars Rating: Three Stars;

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 35
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: State of Delaware, Office of Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-822-2236 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: OCCL.DSCYF@state.de.us

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Inspection/Report History

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Cited Date Regulation Code Correction Status
2016-09-14 30N - Ratios, group size, and supervision Corrected
Corrective Action: This incident was reported by Owner Crystal Smith on 09-14-2016. A 1-year-old child was left unsupervised on the playground around the corner from the center for a period of 5 minutes. Precautions need to be taken at all times by all staff members to assure all children remain supervised and accounted for. The center updated its procedures to include spreading staff members to designated areas of the playground and using a whistle to help gather the children. The meeting spot at the end of outdoor time has been changed to the middle of the playground, and staff will do a final sweep of the premises. The route back to the center has been changed, keeping the playground in view as they circle around.
2015-09-17 190R - Assignment Of Staff To Groups Corrected
Corrective Action: One staff member's arrival time was not documented on the attendance sheet in the Leapers 1 classroom. This was corrected at the visit.
2015-09-17 142R - Staff Health Report Corrected
Corrective Action: One staff member needs an adult health appraisal with TB results. Documentation will be provided to OCCL by September 28, 2015.
2015-09-17 130R - Personnel File Elements Corrected
Corrective Action: Staff file was missing a required form. See regulation 142.
2015-09-17 126R - Child Attendance/Discharge Record Corrected
Corrective Action: One child was not signed into the classroom. This was correceted at the visit
2014-09-22 130R - Personnel File Elements Corrected
Corrective Action: Staff files were incomplete for 3 staff members (#136).
2014-09-22 136R - Fingerprinting Corrected
Corrective Action: Fingerprinting was overdue for 3 staff members. Appointments had been scheduled for each the day after hire but were not able to be scheduled within 5 days of the hire dates.
2014-02-25 133R - Reference Letters Corrected
Corrective Action: 2 References are needed for 5 staff members. If not work history 4 reference letters are needed.
2014-02-25 135R - Service Letters Corrected
Corrective Action: Service letters are needed for 5 staff members
2014-02-25 137R - Adult Registry Corrected
Corrective Action: Adult abuse form for 1 staff member

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