The Learning Express - Denver NC Five Star Center License

419 North Pilot Knob Road , DENVER NC 28037
(704) 483-6373

About the Provider


The Learning Express is a Child Development Center located in Denver, North Carolina. Our philosophy of education can be defined as providing the kind of stimulating and challenging environment that meets each individual child's needs for comprehensive development. Our center is a full time program serving infants (6 weeks) to Pre-Kindergarten (5 years).

We strive for each child is to create an environment that they feel is a second home; a place where play is cherished, love abounds, and comprehensive development is "fast-tracked".

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 55000161
  • Capacity: 93
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations 5 Stars
  • Rate Range Call for more information
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Spanish
  • Type of Care: Daytime, Full-Time
  • Transportation: Not Available
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Violations Rule
2023-04-12 Unannounced Inspection No
2022-10-10 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-10-10 Violation 871 10A NCAC 09 .0606(a)
Center staff did not comply with the safe sleep policy. In Space #5, on September 27, 2022, a sleeping infant, six (6) months of age, had a safe sleep check at 1:30pm and not again until 2pm. In Space #5, on September 28, 2022, a sleeping infant, six (6) months of age had a safe sleep check at 1:00pm and not again until 1:20pm. Per the facility's safe sleep policy, infants over four (4) months of age are required to have a safe sleep check every fifteen (15) minutes.
2022-10-10 Violation 1232 10A NCAC 09 .0514(f)
Each employee's personnel file did not contain an annual staff evaluation and a staff development plan. The most recent Annual Staff Evaluation completed and on file for one (1) staff member, employed on February 17, 2020, was conducted on February 10, 2021. The most recent Annual Staff Evaluation completed and on file for one (1) staff member, employed on January 23, 2017, was conducted on January 28, 2021. The most recent Annual Staff Evaluation completed and on file for one (1) staff member, employed on March 17, 2015, was completed on March 22, 2021. The most recent Annual Staff Evaluation completed and on file for one (1) staff member, employed on September 21, 2020, was completed on September 20, 2021.
2021-10-19 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2021-10-19 Violation 859 .0605(q)
Monthly playground inspections were not completed and/or they were not completed by an individual trained in playground safety requirements. There was no documentation of a playground inspection on file for February 2021.
2020-10-29 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2020-10-29 Violation 1882 .0803(6)(a-i); .0803(7)(a-g); .0803(8)(a-d)
Medication authorization, giving the caregiver standing authorization did not meet the specifications in rule. In Space #2, the Permission to Administer Medication Form for one (1) Epinephrine Auto Injector expired on September 17, 2020.
2020-05-21 Unannounced Inspection No
2019-11-13 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2019-11-13 Violation 1321 GS110-91(1)
Medical exam or health assessment record was not on file before or within 30 days after admission. The medical exam for one (1) child enrolled on July 2, 2018 was dated August 22, 2018.
2019-11-13 Violation 542 10 NCAC 09 .0902(a)
The written feeding plan was not modified as the child's needs changed. In Space #3, the Infant Feeding Plans for two (2) children, both thirteen (13) months of age, were not updated to allow permission to eat all menu items. Both feeding plans stated the infants could eat the items highlighted on the menu. No highlighted menus were available for review and the staff member assigned to the classroom stated the two (2) children are eating all food items provided by the facility.
2019-11-13 Violation 858 .0604(q)
Plastic bags, materials that could be torn apart and toy parts small enough to be swallowed were accessible to children under three years of age. In Space #3, three (3) empty trash bags labeled, 'Warning to avoid danger of suffocation, keep this plastic bag away from babies and children', were in an unlocked drawer under the food prep sink, accessible to children under three (3) years of age.

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