Twinkle Tots Child Care Home - Mount Airy NC Three Star Family CC Home License

(336) 755-3570

About the Provider

Description: TWINKLE TOTS CHILD CARE HOME is a Three Star Family CC Home License in MOUNT AIRY NC, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of 0 through 12. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: One Star Family CC Home License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 86000365
  • Capacity: 8
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services - Division of Child Development
  • District Office Phone: (919) 662-4499 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Violations Rule
2023-06-20 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-06-20 Violation 1922 .1719(a)(18)
Plastic bags, toys, and toy parts small enough to be swallowed, including but not limited to materials that can be easily torn apart such as foam rubber and styrofoam, were accessible to children under the age of three. A plastic bag containing bottled water was stored on the floor in the kitchen accessible to children. You removed the bag during today's visit.
2022-12-07 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-12-07 Violation 1409 10A NCAC 09 .1719 (a)
Operator did not provide a physically safe and healthy indoor and outdoor environment that meets the developmental needs of the children in care. The bathroom door was open, and had unlocked cabinets and a basket that contained items labeled Keep Out of Reach of Children with additional warnings. Aloe wipes for pet's paws were observed in a bench also used for storage which were labeled Keep Out of Reach of Children with additional warnings. Ms. Tate placed this item into locked storage during the visit. An individual pump of hand sanitizer was observed less than five feet from the floor on a kitchen counter. This item was placed greater than five feet up during the visit. Three lighters, greater than five small bottles of hand sanitizer, a small canister of aerosol room spray, and two pairs of adult scissors were observed in an unlocked drawer accessible to children. Two cubby drawers located in the play room were observed to have plastic bags, and a children's book with foam pages was observed, each accessible to children, presenting a potential choking hazard for enrolled children. Ms. Tate placed each of these items into locked storage during the visit. The foam book and plastic bags were made inaccessible to children during the visit by Ms. Tate. A small hole was observed in the wall behind the door of the play room. To the left of the back door (facing the home), a small trash can was observed to have a cracked lid, sharp to the touch. To the far right of the back door (facing the home), one large trashcan was observed to have a cracked lid, sharp to the touch. A tiki torch was observed to have plastic flaking off the stem of the torch. Ms. Tate's husband removed each of these items from the outdoor play area during the visit. An outdoor table was observed to have a screw protruding from the base. Ms. Tate's husband screwed this screw into the base of the table during the visit. A small, metal table, the base of the larger outdoor table, and the top metal rails of the fencing were observed to be rusting. The round backing of a metal spigot located on the lower right side of the house (facing the home) was observed to have become separated from the paneling of the home, rusting, and sharp to the touch. At the corners of the playground where the metal fencing meets, and at all gate junctions where the gate doors either connect with each other, or with the fencing itself, greater than ten (10) bolts which secure the fencing were protruding inward from the gate, up to an inch beyond the nuts, presenting protrusion hazards. A large gas tank to the right side of the home (facing the home), used for heating, was observed to be rusting and to have paint flaking off the sides.
2022-12-07 Violation 1875 .1714(d)(10)
The EPR Plan did not include the location of the Ready to Go File and/or required information. The Ready to Go file did not contain blank incident report forms.
2021-12-14 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2021-12-14 Violation 2025 .1703(i)
Operator and/or staff members did not complete a professional development plan within one year of employment. An updated Professional Development Plan was not on file for review.
2021-12-14 Violation 606 .1706(k)
Each child was not held or placed in an appropriate feeding chair or other age appropriate seating apparatus to be fed. A child of toddler age was observed to be fed by Ms. Tate while sitting on the kitchen floor. A child two years of age was observed being fed by Ms. Tate while standing up.
2021-12-14 Violation 816 .1725(a )(6)(B)
Each child's hands were not washed before and after eating. It was observed that the children’s hands were not washed prior to eating lunch.
2021-12-14 Violation 904 0.1713
Documentation of the operator’s emergency medical care plan to follow in the event of a child medical emergency, was not on file and available for review. An Emergency Medical Care Plan was not on file for review.
2021-12-14 Violation 921 .1721(e)(6)
Operator did not maintain accurate daily attendance records including documentation of arrival and departure for all children in care, including the operator's own preschool children. The arrival times for children in care were not recorded on the date of my visit.
2021-12-14 Violation 923 .1721 (e)(7)
Operator did not keep records of monthly fire drills, quarterly lockdown or shelter-in-place drills, incident reports, incident logs, accurate attendance, emergency numbers, emergency preparedness and response plan, field trip/transportation permission, pet vaccinations records and/or playground inspections monthly outdoor safety checks for a minimum of one year. A playground inspection was not available for September, October, or November, 2021.
2021-12-14 Violation 1409 10A NCAC 09 .1719 (a)
Operator did not provide a physically safe and healthy indoor and outdoor environment that meets the developmental needs of the children in care. Multiple cardboard boxes were located on the decking of the porch between the back door and the children's play area, posing a potential tripping hazard. Four open, empty aluminum cans were observed (either on the ground, or in a stack of empty flower pots) which were sharp to the touch. A screwdriver was observed laying on top of a planter box. An aerosol can of Krylon Color Master paint primer was observed sitting on a table with a built-in umbrella. A garden hoe sharp to the touch was observed laying on the ground in a garden box within the fenced area. A paint roller and paint tray with dried paint was observed on the grass near the deck within the fenced area. A long cord hung from the roof of the back porch down onto the porch. This could present a potential strangulation hazard. Four metal gardening rods were observed lying against the fence on the inside of the fenced-in area. A camping propane canister and two Sterno cannisters labeled Keep Out of Reach of Children with additional warnings were observed in unlocked storage on top of a cabinet off the kitchen. Two AA batteries were observed plugged into a battery charger without a protective cover in the kitchen, accessible to children. Ms. Tate relocated this battery charger during my visit. A long phone charging cord and a laptop charging cord were observed coiled on the living room floor. A bundled string of Christmas lights was observed within children's reach to the left of the front door of the home. A pair of adult scissors was observed on a table in the living room. The operator's purse was observed on the floor of the living room; the purse was laying open and was observed to have prescription medication inside. A pocketknife was observed laying in a decorative dish on a shelf in the living room. All items observed in the living room were at a height accessible to children. A 3-wick candle labeled Keep Out of Reach of Children with additional warnings. was observed in the living room on a shelf. Two outlets in the kitchen that were not in use did not have safety covers on the outlets. Ms. Tate placed safety covers over these outlets during the visit.
2021-12-14 Violation 1735 .1721((f)(4)(A)
The daily schedule, activity plan, infant feeding plan, allergy posting, SIDS Sleep Chart/visual check were not maintained on file for a minimum of 30 days from the revision or replacement date. A current activity plan was not available for review.
2021-12-14 Violation 1828 10A NCAC 09. 1715(b)
The Family Child Care Home operator did not discuss the operational policies with parents on or before the child's first day of attendance. Signed operational policies were not available for two children enrolled.

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