The Imagination Station Ps And Dcc Inc - Shrewsbury PA Child Care Center

6 PARK ST , SHREWSBURY PA 17361
(717) 235-4000

About the Provider

Description:

Welcome to the Imagination Station and the Imagination Station, Too the place for quality, professional child care and early education for children.  Both Imagination Stations provide a nurturing , child driven environment in which children can learn and grow!

Our professional teachers are proud of their knowledge and experience!  Our staff is committed to continuing their education in the field of early childhood education through in-service trainings, workshops and the pursuit of child care credentials and degrees. Most of our teachers are certified in First Aid, and those who aren't are awaiting training.  Our knowledge and experience allows us to plan exciting, valuable,  age-appropriate activities that are designed to encourage learning and social and emotional development. Both the Imagination Station jand the Imagination Station, Too are STAR 2 centers in the Keystone Stars Program!

 We are currently accepting enrollment for all ages at both locations, so schedule your tour today! 

 

 

Additional Information:

Welcome to the Imagination Station and the Imagination Station, Too the place for quality, professional child care and early education for children.  Both Imagination Stations provide a nurturing , child driven environment in which children can learn and grow!

Our professional teachers are proud of their knowledge and experience!  Our staff is committed to continuing their education in the field of early childhood education through in-service trainings, workshops and the pursuit of child care credentials and degrees. Most of our teachers are certified in First Aid, and those who aren't are awaiting training.  Our knowledge and experience allows us to plan exciting, valuable,  age-appropriate activities that are designed to encourage learning and social and emotional development. Both the Imagination Station jand the Imagination Station, Too are STAR 2 centers in the Keystone Stars Program!

 We are currently accepting enrollment for all ages at both locations, so schedule your tour today! 

 

 


Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00176678
  • Capacity: 130
  • Age Range: 6 weeks-12 years
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations STAR 2
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Italian, Spanish
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Field Trips, To/From School
  • Schools Served: Dallastown Area - Pick-Up service to/from school, South Eastern - Pick-Up service to/from school, Southern York County - Pick-Up Service to/from home
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 10
  • District Office Phone: (717) 854-2273 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.103 - Small Toys and Objects Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Chalk pieces and glass rocks, less than one inch in diameter, and matchbox cars, with removeable parts less than one inch in diameter, were observed to be accessible to toddlers in the tigers classroom, which was corrected on site.

Correction Required: Toys and objects with a diameter of less than 1 inch, objects with removable parts that have a diameter of less than 1 inch, plastic bags and styrofoam objects may not be accessible to children who are still placing objects in their mouths.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Items were removed from the classroom immediately. Daily classroom inspections will be conducted to ensure the safety of the children. Objects less than one inch in diameter will not be accessible to young children.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.123(a)(3) - Services proceeded Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file of child #4, enrolled since 3/5/19, did not contain a child service report. The file of child #3 contained a current child service report dated January 2020, however the previous child service report was dated January 2019. The only child service report on file for child #5, enrolled since 11/21/16, was dated 10/2/19. Child service reports are to be completed every 6 months, as per 3270.124(f).

Correction Required: The services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department's approved form to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development in the context of the services being provided. The operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information in 3270.124(f) (relating to emergency contact information).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child service reports will be completed every 6 months and biannual audits will be conducted to make sure the CSR's have been done. This child had a CSR completed and signed on 3/15/20.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.124(b)(1) - Child's name, birth date Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 2/20/2020, the emergency contact form for child #2 did not include the child's birthdate, which was corrected as of 2/28/2020.

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name and birth date of the child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The parent reviewed and completed the child's birthdate. Upon enrollment, enrollment paperwork will be reviewed for completion and accuracy. Emergency contact forms will include the child's birthdate.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.124(b)(2) - Physician name, address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 2/20/2020, the emergency contact form for child #1 did not include a complete address for the child's source of medical care, which was corrected as of 2/28/2020.

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 parent reviewed and completed the address for the child's source of medical care. Upon enrollment, enrollment paperwork will be reviewed for completion and accuracy. Emergency contact forms will have complete addresses.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.124(b)(7) - Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 2/20/2020, the emergency contact forms for children #3 and #4 did not include addresses for release persons listed, which were corrected as of 2/28/2020.

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 reviewed and completed the addresses for release persons. Upon enrollment, enrollment paperwork will be reviewed for completion and accuracy. Emergency contact forms will have complete addresses.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 2/20/2020, the file of child #5 did not contain documentation of a current influenza vaccination, as recommended by the ACIP. Corrected as of 2/28/2020.

Correction Required: The facility shall require the parent to provide updated written verification from a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department of ongoing vaccines administered to an infant, toddler or preschool child in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Written verification from a physician was obtained. Upon enrollment health records will be reviewed and tracked for all vaccinations. Records will be maintained by ensuring parents provide biannual or annual health assessments. We will maintain updated documentation of flu shots for each child.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.181(e) - Emergency master file updated Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: It was observed that the emergency contact form for child #6 had been updated in the master file, but was not updated in the classroom. Corrected on site.

Correction Required: If emergency information is updated in a master file, it shall be updated accordingly in other facility records.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A copy was made from the master file and given to the classroom. When an update is made in the master file, the classroom will be given an updated copy for their files.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.192(3) - Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file of facility person #3, hired 7/22/19, contained tuberculin skin test results dated 7/24/19, which therefore were not on file at the time of hire.

Correction Required: 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.)
Tb test results were corrected upon inspection. Upon new hire, all paperwork will be reviewed for completion and accuracy with regard to state regulations. Teachers will not be working with children until all paperwork is completed. This includes documentation of TB results.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.25(a) - Post the certificate of compliance Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 2/28/2020, it was observed that the facility's certificate of compliance was not posted. The certificate that was posted was for a different address. Corrected on site.

Correction Required: The facility's current certificate of compliance and a copy of the applicable regulations under which the facility is certified shall be posted in a conspicuous location used by parents, with instructions for contacting the appropriate regional day care office posted at the same location.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The correct certificate was printed and posted in a place visible to parents and will remain posted at all times. In the future, we will double check that the one being posted is correct.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file of facility person #2, hired 11/4/19, does not contain a copy of the request for the NSOR verification, as required for provisional hiring under the CPSL. The file did not contain a completed NSOR verification at the time of hire, as the NSOR verification was dated 11/6/19. The file did not contain the request for the DHS FBI clearance or a completed DHS FBI clearance at the time of hire, as the DHS FBI clearance was dated 2/19/20. The file contained a Department of Education FBI clearance at the time of hire. The file of facility person #5, hired 7/22/19, did not contain the request for the DHS FBI clearance or a completed DHS FBI clearance at the time of hire, as the DHS FBI clearance was dated 2/19/20. The file contained a Department of Education FBI clearance at the time of hire. The file of facility person #6, hired 12/20/19, did not contain a completed NSOR verification until 1/9/20. The LE did not have an approved waiver to hire provisionally until 2/14/20. The file of facility person #7, hired 11/21/19, did not contain a completed NSOR verification until 1/9/20. The LE did not have an approved waiver to hire provisionally until 2/14/20.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). A facility person's record shall include 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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Prior to inspection all person filed for correct DHS clearances. Going forward we will examine the FBI clearances provided by new hires, thoroughly, to ensure that they are obtained through DHS and not Dept. of Ed. All new hires will have applied for all clearances prior to their first day of work under our waiver and approval to hire provisionally. We will have documentation of all clearances and requests on file.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.34(a)(6) - Staff evaluations Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file of facility person #1 contained a staff evaluation dated 1/8/20, however it was dated more than 12 months from the previous evaluation, which was dated 10/2/18. The file of facility person #4 contained a staff evaluation dated 12/26/19, however it was dated more than 12 months from the previous evaluation, which was dated 11/27/18.

Correction Required: A director is responsible for written evaluation of staff persons on a regular basis, a minimum of one evaluation every 12 months.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
This was corrected by having an updated evaluation completed upon inspection. To ensure they are being completed, I will complete them biannually.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.36(b)(5) - HS/GED + 2 yrs Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file of facility person #6 contained documentation of 2 years of experience and documentation of education from a foreign country. The file did not contain documentation of the educational equivalency to that in the united states.

Correction Required: An assistant group supervisor shall have a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 2 years experience with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Employee's educational equivalency paperwork is being submitted to retain a copy of the educational equivalency. This paperwork will be added to the employee's file and kept in the file. In the future, employees coming from out of the country will submit educational equivalency documentation prior to their start date.
2020-02-20 Renewal 3270.69(b) - 110 F or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The water temperature at the sink in the big dinos classroom was observed to be 113 degrees Fahrenheit, which was corrected on site.

Correction Required: Hot water temperature, in areas accessible to children, may not exceed 110 F.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The hot water heater was adjusted to below 110 degrees F and will remain under 110 degrees. The water temperature will be checked in the classroom monthly safety review checklist.
2019-09-03 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(b) - No physical punishment Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Per staff report, facility person #1 had pulled child #1 on the arm on 8/20/19 between 5:24 and 5:25 PM.

Correction Required: A facility person may not use any form of physical punishment, including spanking a child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Immediate termination upon notification of incident. We will review upon hire of appropriate policies and procedures when disciplining children. We will continue to review these policies and procedures at routine staff meetings. Staff will not use any form of physical punishment.
2019-09-03 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(d) - No harsh language Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Per staff report, facility person #1 used a voice that was too stern when disciplining child #1 on 8/20/19 between 5:24 and 5:25 PM.

Correction Required: A facility person may not use harsh, demeaning or abusive language in the presence of children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Immediate termination upon notification of incident. We will review upon hire of appropriate policies and procedures when disciplining children. We will continue to review these policies and procedures at routine staff meetings. Staff will not use harsh, demeaning, or abusive language in the presence of children.

If you are a provider and you believe any information is incorrect, please contact us. We will research your concern and make corrections accordingly.

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