The Sunshine Station - Milford PA Child Care Center

476 ROUTES 6 AND 209 , MILFORD PA 18337
(570) 296-7241
7 Reviews

About the Provider

Description:

At Sunshine Station, we recognize that you have a difficult schedule and support parents the best we can. We offer drop-in care and early drop-off and late pick-up so that your schedule can be accommodated. We recognize the importance of work, and the stress and demands placed on parents. We strive to make it easier on parents by giving them the knowledge that their children are in good hands. We are also the only center in the area to provide flexible scheduling, understanding that things change and recognizing the need to only pay for days that are needed in a time of econonmic uncertainty.

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Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00179273
  • Capacity: 180
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Delaware Valley
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 12
  • District Office Phone: (570) 468-8144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-07-31 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility unannounced for the renewal visit on 7/31/19 the inspector observed a Little Tikes outdoor play house to be cracked exposing sharp, rough edges.

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 house that had just been donated was removed from the playground immediately In the future all items that are donated will not be allowed to be placed in a play space until it has been thoroughly inspected.
2019-07-31 Renewal 3270.104(a) - Clean, good repair, proper size Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility unannounced for the renewal visit on 7/31/19 the inspector observed the diaper changing mat to have rips in the plastic top exposing the foam padding beneath making it impossible to clean the surface.

Correction Required: Furniture must be durable, safe, easily cleaned and appropriate for the child's size, age and special needs.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All diaper changing pads are covered with vinyl which can be disinfected and changed regularly. The staff in the classroom removed the vinyl. Staff has been instructed to always keep a piece of vinyl on the changing pads so that no rips are exposed. The vinyl was immediately replaced on the pad. Pads will be replaced as necessary
2019-07-31 Renewal 3270.113(a)(1) - Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility unannounced for the renewal visit on 7/31/19 the inspector observed the preschool/school aged classroom and when asked neither staff #1 nor staff #2 could name the specific children in each of their own groups rather staff #1 noted that they supervised all of the children together without separating children in individual groups according to ratio.

Correction Required: 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.)
New staff received additional training regarding the existing supervision policy and procedures. The staff had cards for all the children in the room, but they did not follow the procedure of separating the cards into the group they were responsible for supervising. In the future, our supervision procedures will be clearly and thoroughly explained to all staff and new staff will be mentored in proper implementation. Supervision will be maintained at all times.
2018-07-31 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility on 7/31/18 the inspector observed the little red cars (Step2 and, Little Tikes) to have some rough edges on the pretend gas caps and where the pretend gas caps were. Also, the small red bikes in this area also had some paint chipped off, exposing the bare metal.

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.)
All necessary repairs were completed to cars and bikes. A more thorough inspection of the cars and bikes were added to the weekly playground safety checklist.
2018-07-31 Renewal 3270.161(d) - Potentially hazardous food refrigerated Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility unannounced on 7/31/18 the inspector observed child lunches provided from home with potentially hazardous foods out and unrefrigerated.

Correction Required: Potentially hazardous food brought from the child's home or provided by the facility shall be refrigerated.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Lunches from home with perishable items are and will be refrigerated until served.
2018-07-31 Renewal 3270.166(4) - Bottles labeled Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility unannounced on 7/31/18 the inspector observed a bottle in the infant room that was not labeled with a child's name.

Correction Required: Disposable nursers and bottles shall be labeled with the child's name.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The bottle was labeled by staff. New bottles from home will be labeled by staff immediately upon drop off.
2018-07-31 Renewal 3270.192(3) - Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility unannounced on 7/31/18 the inspector observed staff file #1 to have last had a physical on 9/11/15. Volunteer/Facility person #4 did not have a volunteer start date and was noted to have been volunteering for some time and as of 7/31/18 still did not have a health assessment and TB screening.

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.)
Staff #1 and Volunteer #4 were suspended from contact with kids until a current physical/tb were provided. In the future no one shall have contact with children without the appropriate physical and tuberculosis as required. We will also ensure that Workforce Development provides a complete folder including health assessment and TB on any volunteers.
2018-07-31 Renewal 3270.192(5) - Two written references Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility on 7/31/18 the inspector observed staff file #2 to be missing both required references, while staff file #3 was missing one reference.

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.)
Staff were suspended from care until necessary written references were submitted. All staff shall have a complete folder before beginning employment in the future.
2018-07-31 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Volunteer/Facility person #4 did not have a volunteer start date and was noted to have been volunteering for some time and as of 7/31/18 still did not have a Pa State Police Clearance on file, nor a disclosure statement.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). .Facility Person # 4 may not work in a child care position at the facility. 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 # 4 may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Volunteer #4 was suspended from being in the center until she provided a copy of her current PA State Police Clearance. In the future, we will ensure that Workforce participants provide a complete folder on any future volunteers.
2018-07-31 Renewal 3270.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility unannounced on 7/31/18 the inspector observed a can of Wasp Spray out and within reach of children.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be kept in an area or container that is locked or made inaccessible to children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The can of wasp spray was immediately removed from the classroom. Following purchase, any materials will be immediately placed in the locked cabinet and not be brought into any classrooms.
2018-07-31 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: On 07/31/18 the inspector observed the outdoor gazebo off of the school age outdoor play space to be rusted in spots. Also, the fencing in the rear play yard was pulling away from the top rail and on the bottom of the fencing, near the posts.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All outdoor metal surfaces were sanded and repainted. All fences were inspected and repaired by affixing the fence to the metal bar. These areas were added to our weekly playground safety checklist to be checked weekly for future routine maintenance.
2018-07-31 Renewal 3270.91(a) - Stairs, exits, etc. unobstructed Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: While at the facility unannounced on 7/31/18 the inspector observed the infant room to have a gate made from solid wood that was slid into and out of place by rails that was obstructing the emergency means of egress.

Correction Required: Stairways, hallways, exits from rooms, exits from the facility and other means of egress serving as an exit shall be unobstructed.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Hinged gates were installed to replace the drop in gates. No gates will obstruct the egress from the classroom areas.
2017-09-06 Renewal 3270.67(c) - No insects or rodents Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Mouse droppings observed within the facility.

Correction Required: Evidence of infestation of insects or rodents in the facility is not permitted.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Precautions will be undertaken to prevent mice from entering the building. Any droppings will be removed and the area will be sanitized.

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Reviews

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This place is horrible Oct 27, 2021

Mrs Donna is a joke. She got fried from milford hills daycare for the way she treated the children and she does the same thing at sunshine station. She continues to put them in timeout for having accidents there 3-4 year Olds things happen. She puts them in Corners. This is not how children should be treated.if your child is in her class I would pull them out

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Susan Feb 08, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This is an amazing center. They go above and beyond what is asked of them when caring for my children. They are always flexible with payments and scheduling. I recommend them to anyone who asks.

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Crystal Feb 06, 2017

A lot of the children of my friends and family go here. I want my son to go here as well. I have picked up my niece and nephew a bunch of times and I can honestly state that it is a very secure (meaning you have to enter a code to get through the door) environment for the children. And my son has wanted to play with the other children and they were very polite and respectful about it but we're also very cautious for the children they were Responsible for. I wish more people could post the amazing job this facility provides (but all those mom's are working with the knowledge of their children's safety) 

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Excellent May 09, 2014

I highly recommend this center. We have been sending our children here for years and we've never had a single issue. The staff is friendly and caring and the kids love it.

5 stars plus!!!

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Shut this place down Jun 11, 2013

I volunteered at this daycare once and this daycare should be shut down!! THE WORKERS ARE EXTREMELY RUDE AND MEAN TO THE CHILDREN!!!!! One time I heard 2 teachers going back and fourth saying they didn't want to care for the kid bc he was pooped up his back, overweight and like 4 years old. It was terribly sad!!! Then I heard a teacher yelling at the child saying he couldn't have any more CRACKERS because she bought them and she hates buying snacks that need to last a week, the children only got 2 crackers!!!! There was also a time there was ants on crackers and the teachers still gave them to the little 1 year olds!! I also one time experience the teacher hit the child on the hand with a wood block and said opps i was caught in the moment and thought he was my own child! bull crap!! This place is horrible and I feel bad because TONS and children go here, when I pass the daycare they are playing outside in the scorching hott weather! I will post my thoughts in every review website bc this daycare is bad!

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bree40 Feb 28, 2013

This is a terrible place. The people in charge are very fake to the parents. The children are treated like animals and are ordered to play outside all day on even the hottest days of the year. They are denied snacks and are only offered a little bit of food for lunch. It is not uncommon to see one worker watching 40 or more kids by themselves. This place should be shut down.

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Caliape Sep 16, 2012

This place is a joke. It is a terrible place to go. Children are ignored and mistreated and miss snack time on occasion and never get the nurturing and attention they need and deserve.  I would recommened becoming a stay at home parent or finding a day care whose business is caring for and loving children as their parents would. 

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