Tomahawk Child Care Center - Tomahawk WI Licensed Group Child Care

648 E Lincoln Ave , TOMAHAWK WI 54487
(715) 453-1602
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Our main goal is to provide quality child care in a safe, loving and consistent environment that is designed to foster physical, social, intellectual and emotional development while recognizing that each child is a unique individual.

Additional Information: 3 stars. Initial License Date: 4/20/1997. Open Jan - Dec.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 620263
  • Capacity: 80
  • Age Range: 6 Week(s) - 13 Year(s)
  • YoungStar Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Wisconsin Dept of Children and Families (DCF)- Child Care Regulation and Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 608-266-9314 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Violation Date Rule Number Rule Summary
2020-03-02 Licensing Warning Letter
2020-02-20 251.04(2)(a) Compliance With Laws
Description: Contrary to s. 48.686(2)(ab) Wis. Stats., the center failed to submit a caregiver background check request to the department prior to Staff B, C, D and E becoming caregivers. In addition, Staff G only had a non-caregiver background check, not a caregiver background check, prior to working with children in ratio in the classroom.
2020-02-20 251.05(2)(a)3.a. Staff Record - Physical Examination
Description: Staff A and B did not have physical examination reports on file.
2020-02-20 251.05(2)(a)6. Staff Record - Days & Hours Worked
Description: From November 1, 2019 to February 6, 2020 there were several occurrences when staff did not sign out on the classroom documentation of staff days/hours worked in ratio.
2020-02-20 251.05(3)(b) Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Training
Description: Staff A, D and E did not have shaken baby syndrome prevention training prior to providing care and supervision to children under 5 years of age.
2020-02-20 251.05(3)(c) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
Description: Staff F did not have a current CPR w/AED certificate on file.
2020-02-20 251.05(3)(f)3. Child Care Teacher - Entry-Level Training
Description: Staff E did not have documentation of educational qualifications on file.
2020-02-20 251.055(1)(a) Supervision Of Children
Description: Based on observation, the Preschool Room was left unattended on 2/6/20 when Staff D left the classroom. Based on interviews, staff have been observed on their cellphones for personal use when they should be supervising the children.
2020-02-20 251.055(1)(b) Supervision - Teacher Per Group Of Children
Description: Based on interviews and review of staff sign in/out sheets from 11/1/19 to 2/6/20, Staff B, C and E provided sole supervision to groups of children on several occasions. However, Staff B and C are not teacher qualified, and Staff E does not have documentation verifying that she meets the qualifications of a teacher.
2020-02-20 251.055(2)(c) Mixed-Age Group - Staff-To-Child Ratio
Description: On 2/6/20, licensing specialists observed Staff D and H leave the Preschool Room at different times, leaving 14 children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years old with only 1 child care worker. Based on review of attendance records, the total numerical weight of the group was 1.404, requiring 2 child care workers to be present at all times.
2020-02-20 251.055(2)(d) Mixed Age Group With Children Under Age 2 - Group Size
Description: Based on staff sign in/out sheets, Staff C was signed into the Mobiles, Older Ones, Younger Ones and Twos Rooms as of 2:00 p.m. on 2/3/20, indicating all 4 classrooms were combined. Based on attendance records, at least 10 children were present, including 8 children under the age of 2, which exceeded the maximum mixed-age group size of 8.
2020-02-20 251.06(2)(i) Deteriorating Paint
Description: There was still deteriorating paint in several areas throughout the center.
2020-02-20 251.07(2)(e)2. Prohibited Actions - Verbal
Description: Based on interviews, Staff F was overheard yelling profanities at Child 1.
2019-12-06 251.11(4)(b) Continuation License - Application Materials Submission
Description: At least 30 days before the continuation review of the license, an applicant for license renewal shall submit to the department all requested continuation materials and fees.
2019-10-29 Licensing Revocation

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K. Schoone Nov 05, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Tomahawk Child Care takes great care of my daughter. They not only take good care of her, they do so much with her. Considering she is only 8 months old, she has done a ton of art projects. They do sensory activities and much more with the infants. Her teacher is very good at communication and staying in touch with us when our daughter is sick or has an ear infection.

As far as the organization behind the scenes, things have been a little "iffy" but it's all minor things. When I originally turned in all of my daughters paperwork, it was lost and I was asked to re-fill out everything. Then, I was asked to bring in sunscreen for my daughter but she was only 2 months old and I told the teacher (who is no longer there) that she shouldn't have any sunscreen. The teacher insisted so I found some infant sunscreen. The next week, the same teacher gave me the sunscreen back and told me to take it home because infants can't have sunscreen until they are 6 months old....
Again, minor things that happened and things have been great ever since. Even if these small things continued, I would continue to put up with them because of how great they are with my daughter and how well they take care of her. Dealing with lost paperwork is just fine with me, as long as my daughter is taken care of.
Great job TCC!

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anonymous Feb 09, 2011

I spent quality time at this center and was terribly unhappy. The director is rarely present, the employees seem frusterated and are often unsure of her whereabouts.  I was also uncomfortable when I met her and realized immediately how often I see her out in the local bars.

The teachers are wonderful people, and my children really loved them but I chose to remove them due to the way I felt about the director. My children now attend Redeemer and we are very happy!

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