Tammy Powers Nest - Rural Valley PA Child Care Center

367 STATE ROUTE 2006 , RURAL VALLEY PA 16249
(724) 783-2402

About the Provider

Description: Tammy Powers Nest is a Child Care Center in RURAL VALLEY PA, with a maximum capacity of 130 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00167474
  • Capacity: 130
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 3
  • District Office Phone: (724) 285-9431 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-09-23 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(2)(iii) - Comply with CPSL/Exp, educ., training at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #2, whom was hired as an aide on 7/29/19, lacked mandated reporter training that was completed within 90 days from her start date. The mandated reporter training in the file was dated 1/13/20. The file for staff person #3, whom was hired as an assistant group supervisor on 9/19/19, lacked mandated reporter training that was completed within 90 days from her start date. The mandated reporter training in the file was dated 4/4/20.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training following the outset of service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The file for staff members #2 and #3 now contain a current mandated reporter training. In the future, all staff members will have a completed mandated reporter training on file within 90 days of their start date.
2020-09-23 Renewal 3270.123(a)(6)/3270.182(2) - Admission date/Application, admission, withdrawal dates Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for children #1 and #2 lacked an agreement that specified the date of the child's admission.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the date of the child's admission. A child's record shall contain the dates of application, admission and withdrawal of the child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The files for children #1 and #2 now have agreements that have the child's admission date on them. In the future all children files will contain an agreement that has their admission date written on it.
2020-09-23 Renewal 3270.151(a)/3270.192(3) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter/Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #1 lacked a health assessment that was completed 24 months from the previous health assessment. The health assessment in the file was dated 9/10/18.

Correction Required: A facility person providing direct care who comes into contact with the children or who works with food preparation shall have a health assessment conducted within 12 months prior to providing initial service in a child care setting and every 24 months thereafter. A health assessment is valid for 24 months following the date of signature, if the person does not contract a communicable disease or develop a medical problem. A facility person's record shall include a written report of initial and subsequent health assessments, including the results of initial and subsequent tuberculin skin tests, x-rays or other medical documentation necessary to confirm freedom from communicable tuberculosis.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The file for staff person #1 has a health assessment in it dated for 9/12/2020. In the future, all staff members will have a health assessment conducted within 24 months of their initial exam, that was received before working with children.
2020-09-23 Renewal 3270.61(h)(2)(iv) - No more than twice measured space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: It was observed during the renewal inspection around 9:30am 9 preschool children were receiving care in the Gray Room for a period of 1 and 1/2 hours. The capacity of the room is 4 so the capacity of the room was exceeded by one preschool child.

Correction Required: When the number of older toddler, preschool or school-age children participating in a program activity exceeds the capacity of the child care space the number of children present in the space may not be more than twice the measured capacity of the space.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The child that made the room over capacity was removed from the Gray room and placed in another room with other kids his age, where the room was not over capacity. In the future, when the preschoolers are in the Gray room for preschool, the number will not exceed twice the measured capacity of the space (8) for a period of more than a half hour.
2019-09-18 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff person #1 lacked mandated reporter training within the first 90 days after her hire date on 9/10/18. The mandated reporter training was completed on 3/8/19. Staff person #2, whom was hired provisionally as an assistant group supervisor on 3/19/19, lacked proof of fingerprinting prior to working with children. The FBI Clearance is dated 5/3/19. The file for staff person #6, whom was hired provisionally as an assistant group supervisor on 9/5/19, lacked the receipt for proof of fingerprinting.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services).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. Facility Person #5 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person #1 has current mandated reporter training in the file. Staff person #2 has a current FBI Clearance in the file. Staff person #6 went to get fingerprinted and will not work in a child care position at the facility until she has her FBI Clearance. In the future, all staff will have all required clearance documentation in their file prior to working with the children.
2019-09-18 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: in the outdoor playspace three toy shovels and two toy sifters were observed to be broken and cracked with rough edges, sharp corners, and pinch and crush points. In the outdoor playspace in the top middle of the black tunnel a crack was observed with pinch and crush points. In the outdoor playspace at the top of the orange slide a crack was observed creating pinch and crush points.

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The broken toys were thrown away. The slide and black tunnel were repaired. In the future, all toys and play equipment will be checked to make sure it is in good repair.
2019-09-18 Renewal 3270.111(b) - Posted in group space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In the Green Room and the Gray room a written plan of daily activities was observed not to be posted.

Correction Required: The written plan of daily activities shall be posted in the group space.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Daily schedules were posted in all rooms and will remain posted in all rooms.
2019-09-18 Renewal 3270.123(a)(1) - Amount of fee Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 lacked an agreement form that specified the amount of the fee to be charged per day or per week.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the amount of the fee to be charged per day or per week.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The fee was added to the form. In the future, all forms will be checked to make sure they are complete.
2019-09-18 Renewal 3270.123(a)(4) - Arrival/departure times Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 lacked an agreement that specified the child's arrival and departure times.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the child's arrival and departure times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The times were added to the form. In the future, all forms will be checked to make sure they are complete.
2019-09-18 Renewal 3270.124(b)(2) - Physician name, address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #2 lacked emergency contact information that included the telephone number of the child's physician.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the child's physician or source of medical care.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The physician's phone number was added to the form. In the future, all forms will be checked to make sure they are complete.
2019-09-18 Renewal 3270.124(b)(7) - Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #1 lacked emergency contact information that included the addresses and telephone numbers of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The parent will add the addresses and telephone numbers to the form. In the future, the forms will be checked to make sure they are complete.
2019-09-18 Renewal 3270.124(c) - Each child care space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The Gray Room was observed not to have emergency contact information present for children receiving care in the space.

Correction Required: When children are in the facility, emergency contact information shall be present in a child care space for children receiving care in the space.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Extra copies will be made of emergency contact forms for the preschool children and will be taken into the classroom daily. In the future, all child care spaces will have emergency contact forms for all children receiving care in the rooms.
2019-09-18 Renewal 3270.124(e) - Written emergency plan posted Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: In the Gray Room it was observed that a written plan identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions in the event of an emergency was not displayed conspicuously.

Correction Required: A written plan identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions in the event of an emergency shall be displayed conspicuously in every child care space and shall accompany a staff person who leaves on an excursion with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
An emergency transportation plan was posted in the Gray Room and will remain posted in the room.
2019-09-18 Renewal 3270.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #4 lacked a health assessment that was updated within the past 24 months. The health assessment in the file is dated 6/30/17. The file for staff person #5 lacked a health assessment that was updated 24 months from the previous health assessment. The dates of the health assessments in the file were 6/15/17 and 8/9/19.

Correction Required: A facility person providing direct care who comes into contact with the children or who works with food preparation shall have a health assessment conducted within 12 months prior to providing initial service in a child care setting and every 24 months thereafter. A health assessment is valid for 24 months following the date of signature, if the person does not contract a communicable disease or develop a medical problem.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff person #4 will get an updated health assessment. Staff person #5 has a current health assessment in the file. In the future, all staff will get health assessments completed at least every 24 months.
2018-09-25 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #1, whom was hired provisionally as an aide - cook at the facility, lacked a rap sheet attached to the FBI Clearance.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services).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. Facility Person #1 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The staff person called the FBI Clearance customer service number and they said a new FBI Clearance with the rap sheet will be mailed to the staff person. In the future, all staff will have all paperwork related to the clearances in their file prior to their start date. Staff person #1 will not work in a child care position until the clearance information is in the file.

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