Tiny Tots Academy Llc - Pittsburgh PA Family Child Care

10485 Frankstown Rd , PITTSBURGH PA 15235
(412) 473-0104

About the Provider

Description: Tiny Tots Academy Llc is a Family Child Care in PITTSBURGH PA, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00162367
  • Capacity: 12
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language, Cambodian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Schools Served: Penn Hills - On Site at School
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 5
  • District Office Phone: (412) 261-2273 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.32(a)/3280.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file of facility person #1, with a start date of 1/14/2020, contained an FBI clearance which did not contain a disposition and a completed NSOR verification certificate. The file of facility person #2, with a start date of 11/20/2019, contained documentation of the request for the NSOR verification after their start date with children. The file of facility person #3, with a start date of 9/17/2019, contained an FBI and PA state police clearance which did not contain dispositions.

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). LACKING REQUIRED HIRING DOCUMENTS: Facility Person # 1 and 2 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 #--- may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Facility persons #1, 2 and 3 have been removed from caring with children until proper paperwork is obtained under the CPSL. Moving forward, all CPSL will be followed.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.123(a)(2) - Date fee to be paid Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The financial agreement of child #1 did not contain the date on which the fee is to be paid.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the date on which the fee is to be paid.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The date on which the fee is to be paid was added and all financial agreements will contain the date on which the fee is to be paid.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.123(a)(5) - Designated release persons Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The financial agreement of child #3 did not contain the persons designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the persons designated by a parent to whom the child may be released.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The financial agreement now has "see emergency contact." All financial agreements will contain the release persons.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.131(d)(5) - Immunization record Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The health assessments of child #1, 2 and 4 contained immunization records which were not according to the recommendations of the ACIP.

Correction Required: A health report shall include a review of the child's immunized status according to recommendations of the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child #1 and 4 will have current immunizations added to their file in accordance with the ACIP recommendations. Child #2 is currently not in attendance due to COVID-19 and will be required to have the immunization record or exemptions based on ACIP recommendations before returning to care. Moving forward, health reports will include a review of the child's immunized status according to recommendations of the ACIP or the proper exemptions.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.133(3) - Name on bottle Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The first-aid kit in Classroom 4 contained hand cleansing wipes and antibiotic cream which were not labeled with the name of whom they were intended.

Correction Required: The label of a medication container shall identify the name of the medication and the name of the child for whom the medication is intended. Medication shall be administered to only the child whose name appears on the container.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The hand cleansing wipes and cream were discarded. Any medication will have the name of the individual for whom it is intended and a medication log.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.133(6) - Written consent Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The facility did not have written consent for administration of Motrin Infant Drops for a child in Classroom 4.

Correction Required: A parent shall provide written consent for administration of medication or a special diet.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The infant drops were removed and discarded. Moving forward, written consent for medication will be on file for administration.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.151(a) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The health assessment of facility person #1, with a start date of 1/14/2020, is dated 12/13/2018, which is more than 12 months prior to initial service in a child care setting. The health assessment of facility person #2, with a start date of 11/20/2019, is dated 12/3/2019, which is after their start date with children. Facility person #2 now has a current health assessment.

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.)
A current health assessment has been obtained for facility person #1. Moving forward a health assessment will not be older then 12 months prior to service the facility and will be updated at least every 24 months after.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.151(c)(2) - Mantoux TB Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Documentation of tuberculosis screening of facility person #1, with a start date of 1/14/2020, is dated 4/6/2018, which is more than 12 months prior to initial service in a child care setting.

Correction Required: An adult health assessment must include tuberculosis screening by the Mantoux method at initial employment. Subsequent tuberculosis screening is not required unless directed by a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The tuberculosis screening was obtained for facility person #1. Moving forward, all tuberculosis screenings will be completed less than 12 months prior to service at the facility.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.151(c)(3) - Exam communicable disease Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The health assessment of facility person #4 did not contain documentation of an examination for communicable diseases and the results of that examination.

Correction Required: An adult health assessment must include an examination for communicable diseases and the results of that examination.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Due to COVID-19 facility person #4 has not returned to work. A new health assessment will be obtained for facility person #4 before she returns to work. Moving forward, all health assessments will include an examination for communicable disease and the results of the examination.
2020-06-22 Renewal 3280.192(5) - Two written references Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file of facility person #1 did not contain 2 written nonfamily references which attest tot he person's suitability per 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.)
The 2 references will be obtained for facility person #1. Moving forward, all facility persons will have 2 written nonfamily references prior to service at the facility.
2019-11-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3280.51 - Maximum Number of Children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At approximately 2:12 pm, there were 17 children in the facility. 13 of the children were unrelated to the operators or the facility persons.

Correction Required: No more than 12 children unrelated to the operator may simultaneously receive care except in a facility serving older school-age children. In a facility serving only older school-age children, a certificate of compliance may be issued for up to 15 children unrelated to the operator.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
At approximately 3:15pm, the facility was in compliance with having only 12 unrelated children to the present facility persons. Moving forward, the operators will be sure no more than 12 unrelated children are in care at one time.
2019-11-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3280.52(c) - Mixed age levels Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: At approximately 2:12 pm, facility person #1 was in Room 3 alone, supervising 15 sleeping children between the ages of 1 year and 4 years old.

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 at 3280.52(b). The required staff:child ratios must be maintained at all times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
At approximately 3:15 pm two additional facility persons were at the facility to maintain ratios. Moving forward, when children are grouped in mixed age levels, the youngest child will determine staff:ratio.
2019-11-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3280.105(b) - No bed linens alone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Two children were observed resting on bed linens on the floor in Room 3.

Correction Required: Bed linens may not be used alone as age-appropriate rest equipment.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Children will be placed on appropriate rest equipment now and moving forward.
2019-11-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3280.113(a)(1) - Staff assigned to specific children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ***3RD CITATION PREVIOUSLY CITED ON 9/16/2019 AND 10/24/2019 - I arrived at the facility at approximately 2:05 pm on 11/18/2019. I knocked on the door to Room 1 as stated on the note on the door since it was nap time. When nobody answered, I called the cell phones of facility person #1 and 4 with no answer. At approximately 2:12, facility person #3 came up the stairs to the hallway and knocked on the door of Room 3. Facility person #1 was alone in Room 3 with 15 children between the ages of 1 year to 4 years old. When asked, facility person #1 stated they were responsible for 5 children in Room 3 with the youngest being 1 year old. Facility person #2 stated they were supervising the 2 infants in Room 2 and 2 children in Room 3. Facility person #3 stated they were responsible for 5 children in Room 3 with the youngest being 1 year old. When asked who was responsible for the 3 children not identified by a facility person, facility person #1 stated nobody, they were unaccounted for because they were the responsibility of facility person #4, who was not present at the facility.

Correction Required: The legal entity will work with the ELRC and a Quality Coach to be retrained on proper supervision of children including how to make group assignments to ensure all children are accounted for in a supervisory group and being physically present with the children in their group on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
We contacted the Quality Coach and are currently working with her on supervision training and professional training so facility persons know the importance of being present, being on time and working a complete shift to end of their shift to maintain the ratios and provide quality care to children during operational hours. The Quality Coach will also assist in supervisory groups and ratio.
2019-10-24 Unannounced Monitoring 3280.113(a)(1) - Staff assigned to specific children Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: **PREVIOUSLY CITED ON 9/16/2019 - In room 3, facility person #1 identified 4 children in their group, stating the youngest child in their group was 1 year old. Facility person #2 identified 5 children in their group stating one was in the restroom, but that child was not in care that day. Then facility person #2 identified 4 children in their group, all 1 and 2 years old. Child #1 was omitted from a supervisory group.

Correction Required: The Legal Entity will arrange for all facility persons to take a minimum of 3 hours training on supervision by an approved training organization. The training will be submitted to the regional office prior to completion for approval. Proof of training for each facility person will be submitted upon completion.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Training has been scheduled and approved with the ELRC to be done on 11/9/2019 and an approved Better Kid Care training was also taken for each staff. Certificates will be submitted upon completion. All children will be supervised.

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