The Caring Heart Child Care Center - Yeadon PA Child Care Center

541 Holly Rd , Yeadon PA 19050
(610) 259-2939

About the Provider

Description: The Caring Heart Child Care Center is a Child Care Center in Yeadon PA, with a maximum capacity of 146 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00164263
  • Capacity: 146
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jun 17, 2021
  • 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
2019-01-17 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.113(a)/3270.113(a)(1) - Supervised at all times /Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: AN UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION WAS CONDUCTED, THE FOLLOWING WAS OBSERVED: THE INFANT/ TODDLER ROOM WAS VERY DARK. AND ALTHOUGH IT WAS NAPTIME, THE LACK OF LIGHTING PREVENTED THE ABILITY TO SEE THE CHILDREN WHOM WERE SCATTERED AROUND THE ENTIRE CLASSROOM FLOOR. A YOUNG TODDLER CHILD WAS ASLEEP IN A CORNER WITH HIS BLANKET WRAPPED AROUND HIS FACE AND NECK. DURING THIS TIME STAFF PERSON #1 WAS ASLEEP (LOUDLY SNORING ) NEXT TO THE CHILD. IN ADDITION, STAFF IN THE ROOM WERE UNABLE TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC CHILDREN THAT THEY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHEN ASKED.

Correction Required: ALL CHILDREN ON THE PREMISES MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES. Each staff person shall be assigned the responsibility for supervision of specific children. The staff person shall know the names and whereabouts of the children in his assigned group. The staff person shall be physically present with the children in his group on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
OPERATOR WILL ENSURE THAT ENROLLED CHILDREN ARE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES. IN ADDITION, A LANYARD TYPE KEYCHAIN AND A BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEM WILL BE IMPLEMENTED.
2019-01-17 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.21 - General Health and Safety Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: AN UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION WAS CONDUCTED, THE FOLLOWING WAS OBSERVED: THE INFANT/ TODDLER ROOM WAS VERY DARK. AND ALTHOUGH IT WAS NAPTIME, THE LACK OF LIGHTING PREVENTED THE ABILITY TO SEE THE CHILDREN WHOM WERE SCATTERED AROUND THE ENTIRE CLASSROOM FLOOR. A YOUNG TODDLER CHILD WAS ASLEEP IN A CORNER WITH HIS BLANKET WRAPPED AROUND HIS FACE AND NECK. DURING THIS TIME STAFF PERSON #1 WAS ASLEEP (LOUDLY SNORING ) NEXT TO THE CHILD. IN ADDITION, STAFF IN THE ROOM WERE UNABLE TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC CHILDREN THAT THEY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHEN ASKED. THESE CONDITIONS POSED A THREAT TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN IN CARE.

Correction Required: Conditions at the facility may not pose a threat to the health or safety of the children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
OPERATOR WILL ENSURE THAT CONDITIONS AT THE FACILITY DO NOT POSE A THREAT TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN. ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING WILL BE PURCHASED AND PROVIDED IN THE CLASSROOMS TO ALLOW STAFF TO SEE ALL THE CHILDREN. STAFF WILL ENSURE THAT APPROPRIATE SLEEP COVERING DO NOT POSE A THREAT TO CHILD WHILE NAPPING. STAFF PERSONS WHO ARE ON A BREAK WILL LEAVE THE ROOM AND TAKE THEIR BREAK AWAY FROM THE CHILDREN'S CLASSROOMS.
2019-01-17 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.78 - Lighting Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: DURING AN UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION THE LIGHTING IN THE INFANT/ TODDLER ROOM AND THE PRESCHOOL ROOM LACKED SUFFICIENT LIGHTING TO SEE THE CHILDREN IN ALL AREAS OF THE ROOM WHILE NAPPING.

Correction Required: Rooms, hallways, stairways, outside steps, porches and ramps shall be lighted by artificial or natural light.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
OPERATOR WILL ENSURE THAT NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING IS PROVIDED IN CLASSROOMS AND HALLWAYS.
2018-12-14 Renewal 3270.33(a)/3270.33(b) - Each staff person meets quals/No more than 50% aides Needs Verification

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/14/18 RENEWAL INSPECTION, OF THE 10 STAFF FILES, 6 STAFF QUALIFIED AS AIDES/ PROVISIONAL HIRES. STAFF WERE LACKING IN THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION FOR WHICH THEY WERE HIRED/ AND OR PERFORMING. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE FOR NEW HIRES WERE NOT VERIFIED BY THE OPERATOR/ PROVIDER.

Correction Required: A staff person or a substitute staff person shall meet one of the applicable staff qualifications for the position in which the person is performing. At least 50% of the staff persons in a facility shall be individuals qualified and functioning as directors, group supervisors and assistant group supervisors. No more than 50% of the staff persons may be of aide qualification level.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
OPERATOR WILL ENSURE ALL STAFF RECORDS CONTAIN DOCUMENTED VERIFICATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE TO QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION FOR WHICH THEY ARE HIRED. NO MORE THAN 50% OF STAFF WILL BE QUALIFIED AT AN AIDE LEVEL.
2018-12-14 Renewal 3270.76/3270.77(a) - Building Surfaces/No peeling paint or plaster Needs Verification

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/14/18 RENEWAL INSPECTION THE CARPET, TILE FLOORING AND AREA RUGS THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY WAS IN DISREPAIR AND VERY DIRTY. THE TILE FLOORING AND BASEBOARDS IN THE BASEMENT BATHROOMS WERE DAMAGED. A DIAPERING PAD WAS IN DISREPAIR. THE P/S KITCHEN AREA CONTAINED LEFT OVER FOOD AND CRUMBS, DRIED UP STAINS FROM FOOD AND DRINKS WERE SPLATTERED ON APPLIANCES, COUNTER AND FLOOR SURFACES.

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.Peeled or damaged paint or damaged plaster is not permitted on indoor or outdoor surfaces in the child care facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
CARPETS WILL BE CLEANED PROFESSIONALLY EACH QUARTER AS WELL AS PROPERLY CLEANED EACH EVENING BY OUR MAINTENANCE MAN UNTIL SUCH TIME AS WE CAN MEET WITH THE CHURCH ABOUT REPLACING THE CARPET. THE TILE FLOORING THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY WILL BE REPAIRED UNTIL A PERMANENT SOLUTION CAN BE REACHED WITH THE CHURCH. VINYL BASEBOARDS IN THE DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOMS WILL BE REPLACED. THE DIAPER PAD HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE PRESCHOOL KITCHEN WILL BE CLEANED EACH DAY. THE PEELED AND DAMAGED PAINT AND PLASTER WILL BE REPAIRED ON BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SURFACES.
2018-12-14 Renewal 3270.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Needs Verification

Noncompliance Area: ON 12/14/18 RENEWAL INSPECTION, NEWLY HIRED (11/2018) STAFF PERSONS #1, AND #2 DID NOT HAVE A HEALTH ASSESSMENT PRIOR TO PROVIDING DIRECT CARE TO CHILDREN.

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 #1 AND #2 HAVE COMPLETED THEIR HEALTH ASSESSMENTS. ALL NEWLY HIRED STAFF WILL HAVE THEIR HEALTH ASSESSMENTS UPON HIRE AND PRIOR TO WORKING.
2018-12-14 Renewal 3270.192(2)(iii) - Exp, educ., training at facility Needs Verification

Noncompliance Area: OF THE 10 STAFF FILES REVIEWED, 6 STAFF QUALIFIED AS AIDES AND PROVISIONAL HIRES. STAFF WERE LACKING IN THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION FOR WHICH THEY WERE HIRED/ AND OR PERFORMING. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE FOR NEW HIRES WERE NOT VERIFIED BY THE OPERATOR.

Correction Required: 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.)
OPERATOR WILL ENSURE THAT ALL STAFF RECORDS CONTAIN DOCUMENTED VERIFICATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE TO QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION FOR WHICH THEY ARE HIRED.
2017-12-08 Renewal 3270.33(a)/3270.192(2)(ii) - Each staff person meets quals/Exp, educ., training prior to facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection the records of staff members 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Were lacking in the qualifications for the position they hold. Education was not verified nor was Child care experience verified by the provider.

Correction Required: A staff person or a substitute staff person shall meet one of the applicable staff qualifications for the position in which the person is performing.A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training prior to service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider has updated the records of staff members 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 to include the qualifications for the position they hold. Education and Child care experience were both verified by the provider. All future staff will have all qualifications at the time of first providing care.
2017-12-08 Renewal 3270.33(b) - No more than 50% aides Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection the total number of staff was 9 and 5 of which are identified as aides/provisional hires.

Correction Required: At least 50% of the staff persons in a facility shall be individuals qualified and functioning as directors, group supervisors and assistant group supervisors. No more than 50% of the staff persons may be of aide qualification level.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
In the correction of violation #1 aides were qualified as AGS, and the additional staff have 8 of 10 employees are now AGS or higher. Facility will not have more than 50 % aides/provisional hires.
2017-12-08 Renewal 3270.52 - Mixed Age Level Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection from approximately 8:15 to 8:35 AM there were a total of 23 children in care with 3 staff members providing care. The group included one infant (child #1) and at least 3 younger toddlers.

Correction Required: 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.)
From this point forward when children are grouped in mixed age levels, all of the the staff:child ratio and maximum group size in accordance with the requirements in 3270.51 will be satisfied at all times.
2017-12-08 Renewal 3270.134(a) - Child's hands washed Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection (approximately 10:15 AM) child #1 had been diapered by staff #1. The child's hands were not washed.

Correction Required: A staff person shall ensure that a child's hands are washed before meals and snacks, after toileting and after being diapered.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All staff were trained in handwashing procedures and all children from this point forward all staff caring for children will ensure that children's hands are washed as regulations require.
2017-12-08 Renewal 3270.192(5) - Two written references Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At the time of the inspection the record of staff member #2 was lacking in the two written, nonfamily references from individuals attesting to the person's suitability to serve as a facility person.

Correction Required: A facility person's record shall include two written, nonfamily references from individuals attesting to the person's suitability to serve as a facility person

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider updated the record of staff person #2 with letters of reference. All future staff will have the the two written, nonfamily references from individuals attesting to the person's suitability to serve as a facility person at the time of first providing care at the facility.
2016-12-09 Renewal 3270.27(a)(1) - Shelter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The emergency plan did not include the shelter in place location.

Correction Required: The facility shall have an emergency plan that provides for shelter of children during an emergency including shelter in place at the facility and shelter at locations away from the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider will update emergency plan to include the shelter in place location.
2016-12-09 Renewal 3270.65 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The electrical outlets in the bathrooms downstairs near the classroom did not have protective receptacle covers in them.

Correction Required: Protective receptacle covers shall be placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider coverd the electrical outlets with protective receptacle covers and will check daily to ensure that they are covered at all times.
2016-12-09 Renewal 3270.106(a) - Clean, age appropriate Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The cots for the toddlers were not labelled for the use of specfic child.

Correction Required: Individual, clean, age-appropriate rest equipment shall be provided for preschool, toddler and infant children as agreed between the child`s parent and the operator. The rest equipment shall be labeled for the use of a specific child and used only by the specified child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider will add the three toddler children to the cot list. All rest equipment shal be labelled and identified for specific use at all times.

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