Tiny Tots Childcare & Learning Center - Shade Gap PA Child Care Center

22965 Croghan Pike , SHADE GAP PA 17255
(814) 259-3125
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Our mission is to provide a quality childcare experience that helps your child develop physically, socially, and emotionally.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00159695
  • Capacity: 24
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language, Spanish
  • Schools Served: Mount Union Area - Pick-Up Service to/from home, Southern Huntingdon County - Pick-Up service to/from school
  • Current License Expiration Date: Apr 06, 2021
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 6
  • District Office Phone: (814) 623-9129 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-01-14 Renewal 3270.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed the door to the "tub/shower" room was unlocked; the tub had shampoo, conditioner, shave cream and shower gel labeled "Keep out of reach of children" on the ledge which were accessible to children. Observed hand sanitizer on a low shelf in the main classroom labeled "Keep out of reach of children" which was accessible to the toddler and preschool children receiving care.

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 items on the tub shower shelf were removed and put in the locked closet. The door to the tub/shower room is kept locked when not in use. the hand sanitizer was removed and placed in the locked kitchen where staff can reach it, but it is inaccessible to the children. Check daily to make sure door is locked and "Keep out of reach" items are inaccessible to children.
2020-01-14 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed damaged ceiling tiles in classroom #4. Observed a hole in the drywall below the bulletin board next to the entrance of the facility.

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.)
Replaced ceiling tiles in room #4. Covered the hole in the drywall below the bulletin board next to the entrance door. Will be part of the monthly safety check.
2020-01-14 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed a black clutch purse in classroom #4 with a broken chain strap.

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 black clutch purse was removed and put in the trash. Will check rooms daily for damaged toys. Also part of monthly safety check.
2020-01-14 Renewal 3270.123(b) - Parent receives original Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for children #1 and #2 contained the original agreement; the parent did not receive the original.

Correction Required: A parent shall receive the original agreement. The facility shall retain a copy of the agreement.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Made a color copy so that the purple ink is visible, we made two originals at enrollment in the parents home, since there was not a printer in the parents home. When completing enrollments in the parents home, I will complete in black ink and make a copy the next day, providing parent with the original.
2020-01-14 Renewal 3270.124(c) - Each child care space Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Emergency contact information for child #5 was not present in the main classroom while receiving care in the space.

Correction Required: When children are in the facility, emergency contact information shall be present in a child care space for children receiving care in the space.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Put emergency contact documentation for child #5 in the emergency file (was on my desk waiting for name change). Will enter each child on excel spreadsheet so none is missed in future.
2020-01-14 Renewal 3270.131(b)(1) - Infant: updated health report every 6 months Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #2 lacked an updated health report at least once every 6 months for a young toddler; the file contains a current health report dated 01/02/2020 with the previous health report dated 06/03/2019.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent to provide an updated health report at least every 6 months for an infant or young toddler

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Mom was on maternity leave and was notified that her son would need an updated health report by December 3rd. The doctor's office faxed the health report dated 12/02/2019. Will not let child into the program without health report for the current enrollment time frame and due date.
2020-01-14 Renewal 3270.131(d)(7) - Free from contagious/communicable disease Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The health report for child #1 lacked a statement that the child is able to participate in child care and appears to be free from contagious or communicable disease.

Correction Required: A health report shall include a statement that the child is able to participate in child care and appears to be free from contagious or communicable disease.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The parent or doctor filled out a child health report that is not one of ours and does not have a question about being free from contagious or communicable diseases. I mailed her a letter on 01/15/2020 stating that she would need a statement from the doctor saying that her daughter is free from contagious or communicable diseases. Will inform parents that they need to use the form we provide them.
2020-01-14 Renewal 3270.131(e)(1) - Exemption documentation from parent/guardian Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #3, 2 years and 7 months old, included a record of the child's immunization status which lacked a 4th dose of PCV13, a 3rd Polio and an influenza immunization. The file for child #4, a 4 year old , included a record of the child's immunization status which lacked an influenza immunization. The file for child #5, 2 years and 5 months old, included a record of the child's immunization status which lacked an influenza immunization.

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.)
Child #4, the dad wrote a note stating his son does not get the flu shot because they do not think it works dated 01/28/2020. Child #3, parent is getting a statement from the health care provider today, they will not be giving the shots. Child #5, had the office FAX child's immunizations and health report dated 12/02/2019. Faxed on 01/30/2020. Flu shot last received on 10/02/2019. Will have parent write why their child does not get the flu shot. Will have parent sign release to FAX documents if not in file from doctor.
2020-01-14 Renewal 3270.135(e) - 2 hour diaper check Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Staff were not checking the children's diapers at least once every 2 hours. Observed the diaper for child #3 was checked at 12:20 pm. According to staff #1, the previous diaper change was at 8:30 am.

Correction Required: A staff person shall check a child's diaper at least every 2 hours and whenever the child indicates discomfort or exhibits behavior that suggests a soiled diaper. A staff person shall change a child's diaper when the diaper is soiled.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I talked to staff and reminded them that a diaper needs checked at least every 2 hours. Staff will check a child's diaper every 2 hours.
2019-03-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.21 - General Health and Safety Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed a crib sheet in lieu of a Pack 'N Play sheet in the Pack 'N Play, used by an infant in care, which did not fit properly and created excess material.

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.)
Will by a Pack 'N Play sheet and put it on the Pack 'N Play mat. Will keep Pack 'N Play sheets in infant room to be used when an infant is in care.
2019-03-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.94(a) - Fire drill every 60 days Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The most recent fire drill documented on the fire drill log was dated 01/15/2019 without documentation of an additional fire drill within the next 60 days.

Correction Required: A fire drill shall be held at least every 60 days. Facility persons and children in attendance shall participate in the fire drill. Facility persons and children shall exit the building, weather permitting.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Will find document from February's fire drill. Will complete a fire drill today. Will complete a fire drill every month and document it on the DHS form.
2019-03-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.106(a) - Clean, age appropriate Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: 2nd CITATION: Observed a Pack 'N Play in the classroom which lacked the name of the specific child for whom it is intended. Observed the numbers with the names of the children listed on the chart did not match the numbers on the cots being used. PREVEIOUSLY CITED ON 12/17/2018.

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.)
Labeled Pack 'N Play with Child's name and cot with number of child to be used by. Will label with child's name when enrolled.
2019-03-18 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.166(4) - Bottles labeled Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Observed a bottle on the table in the main classroom which lacked a label with the child's name for whom it is intended.

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

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Labeled bottle with child's name. Any bottles for infants will be labeled when dropped off by parent.
2019-01-08 Renewal 3270.124(f)/3270.181(c) - Updated every 6 months/Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for child #5 lacked a review of the emergency contact form by a parent at least once every 6 months; the emergency contact form was originally signed on 06/01/2018 with no additional documentation of a review on file.

Correction Required: The parent shall update in writing emergency contact information once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the information. A parent is required to review and update the emergency contact information and the financial agreement at least once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the information.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Parent signed new emergency contact forms on 01/09/2019. Will look at our file tracker each week to see if any child's files need updated to stay in compliance.
2019-01-08 Renewal 3270.31(e) - Annual 6 hrs. training Non Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for staff person #1, with an initial hire date of 08/01/2011 lacked an annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training between 08/2017 - 08/2018; the file currently has 2 hours of training completed on 08/30/2018; 1 hour completed on 10/24/2018 and 3 hours completed on 10/25/2018. Previous hours obtained were prior to 08/2017.

Correction Required: A staff person shall obtain an annual minimum of 6 clock hours of child care training.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Will have staff complete training hours from start date of August to August. All hours are complete for August 2018 through August 2019. Staff person #1 will complete 6 hours of additional training for the time period 08/2018-08-2019 to be in compliance. I also made a staff tracking document to track all requirement dates.

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Reviews

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Susie Mathus Nov 26, 2013

We've had our daughter in the Tiny Tots center for almost 4 years now and every morning she's always looking forward to going to "school"! The staff has made this such a rewarding and educational experience for her. It's reassuring to know that my daughter is not only being well taken care of, but she is learning, growing, making new friends and experiencing new things in a fun environment. Plus the new daycare facility is AMAZING! So perfect for the children and staff! They truly care for the children and their families in the center.
~ Susie Mathus
Orbisonia, Pa

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