Titis Learning Academy - Philadelphia PA Child Care Center

4336 H Street , PHILADELPHIA PA 19124
(215) 214-5144

About the Provider

Description: Titis Learning Academy is a Child Care Center in PHILADELPHIA PA, with a maximum capacity of 220 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00165324
  • Capacity: 220
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Spanish
  • Schools Served: Philadelphia City - Walking distance to school
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 22
  • District Office Phone: (215) 382-4762 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-08-13 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.106(a)/3270.119 - Clean, age appropriate/Infant sleep position Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: IN THE INFANT ROOM, CHILD 3 WAS SLEEPING IN A CAR SEAT. TWO CHILDREN WERE ASLEEP IN A HIGH CHAIR WHILE THE TEACHER WAS PATTING THE BACK OF ANOTHER CHILD THAT WAS ON A MAT IN ROOM 3 (ODDLER TODDLERS).

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.Infants shall be placed in the sleeping position recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics unless there is a medical reason an infant should not sleep in this position. The medical reason shall be documented in a statement signed by a physician, physician's assistant or CRNP and placed in the child's record at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
INFANT ARE USING THEIR SLEEPING (PACK AND PLAY) LABEL. ALL CHILDREN WILL USE APPROPRATE REST EQUIPMENT.
2019-08-13 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.51 - Similar Age Level Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: IN THE SCHOOL AGE ROOM THERE WAS 23 CHILDREN ALONE WITH STAFF 1; IN THE INFANT ROOM THERE WAS 5 INFANTS ALONE WITH STAFF 2. IN THE YOUNG TODDLER ROOM THERE WERE 7 CHILDREN, ALONE WITH STAFF 3.

Correction Required: When children are grouped in similar age levels, the following maximum child group sizes and ratios of staff persons apply: Infants 1:4 with a maximum group size of 8; Young toddlers 1:5 with a maximum group size of 10; Older toddlers 1:6 with a maximum group size of 12; Preschool children 1:10 with a maximum group size of 20; Young school-age children 1:12 with a maximum group size of 24; Older school-age children 1:15 with a maximum group size of 30.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
SCHOOL AGE IS NOW CLOSED DURING THE DAY AND WHEN HERE THERE ARE 2 STAFF IN THAT ROOM. INFANT ROOM NOW ONLY HAVE 4 INFANTS. YOUNG TODDLER ROOM ARE FIVE W/IN RATIOS. RATIOS WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.
2019-08-13 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.52 - Mixed Age Level Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: OLDER TODDLERS ROOM ( THE YOUNGEST, CHILD 1 AND 2 ARE 18 MONTHS) HAD 11, WITH ONLY STAFF 4.

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 in 3270.51 (relating to similar age level).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
RATIO WERE CORRECTED AND WILL BE MAINTAINED MOVING FORWARD.
2019-08-13 Complaints- Legal Location 3270.113(a) - Supervised at all times Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: STAFF 4 WAS STANDING IN THE DOORWAY OF ROOM 3 WITH THEIR BACK TO THE CHILDREN.

Correction Required: Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times. Outdoor play space used by the facility is considered part of the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
STAFF ARE NOT ALLOW IN DOORWAY MUST ASK/GET HELP IF NEED IT. CHILDREN WILL BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES.
2019-07-18 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: STAFF 1 WAS MISSING PROOF OF FBI FINGERPRINTING AND HAD A VOLUNTEER CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE; STAFF 2 AND 3 WERE MISSING RECEIPTS FOR CHILD ABUSE STATE POLICE AND FBI CLEARANCES; STAFF 4 AND 7 WERE PROVISIONAL HIRES AND WERE ALONE WITH CHILDREN (BOTH MISSING CHILD ABUSE) - CORRECTED ON SITE; STAFF 5 WAS MISSING RECEIPT OF FINGERPRINTING FOR FBI CLEARANCE; STAFF 6 WAS MISSING PROOF FBI CLEARANCE..

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). PROVISIONAL HIRE UNSUPERVISED: A provisional employee may not be permitted to work alone with children and must work within the vicinity of a permanent employee. 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 # 1,2,3,4,5,6 AND 7--- may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
STAFF 1 WAS REGISTERED ON 7/18/19 TO DO FINGERPRINTS, WAITING ON RESULTS. NEW CHILD ABUSE WAS REQUESTED. STAFF 2 NO LONGER HERE. STAFF 3 REQUESTED ALL 3 CLEARANCES. STAFF 4 WAS PLACED W/ ANOTHER STAFF UNTIL FILE IS COMPLETE. STAFF 7 IS NO LONGER HERE. STAFF 5 IS NO LONGER HERE. STAFF 6 WAS REGISTERED TO DO FINGERPRINTS, NOW WAITING RESULTS. MOVING FORWARD PROVISIONAL HIRES WILL NOT WORK ALONE UNTIL ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE MEET. CLEARANCES WILL BE REQUESTED BEFORE HIRE DATE.
2019-07-18 Renewal 3270.66(a) - Locked or inaccessible Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: TOXIC CLEANING SUPPLIES WERE IN AN UNLOCKED CLOSET IN THE DOWNSTAIRS HALLWAY ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN. - CORRECTED ON SITE

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.)
CLEANING MATERIALS WERE MOVED OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN AND ALL TOXICS WILL BE KEPT OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
2019-07-18 Renewal 3270.108(c) - No styrofoam Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: STYROFOAM PLATED WERE OBSREVED BEING USED TO SERVE CHILDREN'S LUNCH ON.

Correction Required: Styrofoam cups and plates may not be used.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
NO STYROFOAMS WILL BE USED/ PURCHASED MOVING FORWARD.
2019-07-18 Renewal 3270.151(c)(5) - Physician/CRNP assessment Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: STAFF 6'S HEALTH REPORT DID NOT STATE THE SUITABLILITY OF STAFF TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE.

Correction Required: An adult health assessment must include the physician's or CRNP's assessment of the person's suitability to provide child care.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
STAFF 6 WAS ASKED TO DO A NEW PHYSICAL W/ TB TEST RESULTS AND BY AN CRNP/PHYSICAN ON DHS STAFF HEALTH ASSE, FORM. MOVING FORWARD ALL NEW STAFF WILL BE HANDLED BY HR DEPARTMENT WERE ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL BE REQUESTED DURING THE INTERVIEW PROCESS AND THEY MUST HAVE A COMPLETE FILE BEFORE HIRE DATE. INCLUDING PHYSICAL, PROOF OF EDUCATION, CLEARANCES, REFERENCE LETTERS, EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION.
2019-07-18 Renewal 3270.192(2)(ii) - Exp, educ., training prior to facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: STAFF 8 WAS MISSING PROOF OF EDUCATION AND STAFF 6 WAS MISSING PROOF OF EXPERIENCE AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

Correction Required: A facility person's record shall include verification of child care experience, education and training prior to service at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
STAFF 8 RECIEVED HER HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. STAFF 6 PROVIDED PROOF OF EXPERIENCE. MOVING FORWARD ALL NEW STAFF MUST HAVE ALL DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO BE IN COMPLIANCE, INCLUDING CLEARANCES, PHYSICALS, EDUCATION, LETTERS....ETC.
2019-07-18 Renewal 3270.192(3) - Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: STAFF 1 WAS MISSING PROOF OF A HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND A TB TEST RESULTS; STAFF 7 WAS MISSING THE RESULTS OF A TB TEST.

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 IS WAITING ON NEW APPT. TO GET PHYSICAL W/ TB. STAFF 7 IS NO LONGER HERE. MOVING ALL NEW STAFF WILL BE PROCESS BY HR DEPT TO ASSURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE MEET.
2019-07-18 Renewal 3270.192(5) - Two written references Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: STAFF 6 DID NOT HAVE PROOF OF TWO REFERENCES ON FILE AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION.

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 6 PROVIDED US WITH HER 2 REFERENCES. MOVING FORWARD ALL NEW STAFF WILL BE PROCESS BY HR DEPT. TO ASSURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE MEET.
2019-03-15 Initial review 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During the inspection a review of the file for staff person #1 showed an FBI clearance that expired in February 2019.

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

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
An updated FBI clearance has been obtained for staff person #1. The new clearance is dated 3/21/2019 and will be good for 60 months.
2019-03-15 Initial review 3270.18(a) - On file at facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During the inspection the operator did not have proof of current liability insurance. The policy that was presented had expired on 1/22/2019.

Correction Required: The legal entity shall have comprehensive general liability insurance to cover the persons who are on the premises. A current copy of the insurance policy shall be on file at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
During the operator was able to provide proof of current liability insurance by presenting insurance that now expires on 1/22/2020.
2019-03-15 Initial review 3270.27(a)(1) - Shelter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During the inspection the emergency plan that was first reviewed did not have specific instructions for a shelter in place location.

Correction Required: The facility shall have an emergency plan that provides for shelter of children during an emergency including shelter in place at the facility and shelter at locations away from the facility premises.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
During the inspection the provider updated the facility's emergency plan to include a shelter in place location.
2019-03-15 Initial review 3270.75(c) - Has all items Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During the inspection the first aid kit in Room #3 lacked tape, and the first aid kit in room #8 lacked soap.

Correction Required: A first-aid kit must contain the following: soap, an assortment of adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, tweezers, tape, scissors and disposable, nonporous gloves.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
All first aid kits were updated during the inspection to include all items required as per regulation.

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