University Child Development Center - Charlotte NC Five Star Center License

8303 UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVE PARK , CHARLOTTE NC 28262
(704) 549-4029
13 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: University Child Development Center has three convenient locations. Our first opened in 1988 in the University City area. We opened our second location in Huntersville/Northcross in 1993. We opened our third location in 2001 in Highland Creek and we couldn't be more proud of all three.

Additional Information: Five Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 6055545
  • Capacity: 199
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • 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
2023-06-27 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-06-27 Violation 106 10A NCAC 09 .0304(a)
Operator has not scheduled and obtained a fire inspection within 12 months of the previous inspection. Operator did not submit the original approved report to DCDEE within one week of the inspection visit on a form provided by the Division. The last fire inspection was completed 1/25/22. Repeat violation.
2023-04-28 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-04-28 Violation 106 10A NCAC 09 .0304(a)
Operator has not scheduled and obtained a fire inspection within 12 months of the previous inspection. Operator did not submit the original approved report to DCDEE within one week of the inspection visit on a form provided by the Division. The last fire inspection was 1/25/22.
2023-04-28 Violation 824 GS 110-91(6); .0605((i)
Outdoor play area was not enclosed by fence with a minimum height of 4 feet. The top of the fence, less than six feet, was not free from protrusions. A portion of fence along the back of the playground measured less than 4 feet.
2023-04-28 Violation 840 .2820(b)
All corrosive agents, pesticides, bleaches, detergents, cleansers, polishes, any product which is under pressure in an aerosol dispenser, and any substance which may be hazardous to a child if ingested, inhaled, or handled were not stored in a locked room or cabinet. In Space 8 I observed an infant walking with hand sanitizer in his hands. Hand sanitizer was stored in an unlocked cabinet underneath the changing table. A tub of Vaseline was stored in an unlocked cubby. The first aid kit was stored in an unlocked cabinet underneath the changing table. In the van used to transport children I observed a can of Lysol and a Little Trees spray deodorizer stored in the driver's side door. In Space 1 I observed potting soil in the sensory table. The soil had fertilizer mixed in with the soil.
2023-04-28 Violation 841 15A NCAC 18A .2820(d)
Medications including prescription and non-prescription items were not stored in a locked cabinet or other locked container. A container of Children's Benadryl was stored unlocked above five feet on a shelf in Space 1.
2023-04-28 Violation 856 10A NCAC 09 .0604(n)
The indoor and/or outdoor premises was not checked once a day, prior to initial use, ensuring debris, and broken equipment was removed and disposed of. A ziploc bag of whole grapes was observed next the sidewalk on the playground. Children were observed on the playground.
2023-04-28 Violation 1110 .1002(b)
Vehicles used to transport children enrolled in the child care center did not comply with all applicable State and federal laws and regulations. The registration for the van used for transport expired in September 2022.
2023-04-28 Violation 1124 10A NCAC 09 .1003(d)
Emergency and identifying information, including the child's name, photograph, emergency contact information and/or a copy of the emergency medical care information form was not in the vehicle for each child being transported. Five (5) children who were transported the week of 4/24/23 - 4/28/23 did not have emergency information or pictures in the transportation notebook.
2023-04-28 Violation 1125 .1003(i)(j)
Before children were transported, written permission from a parent was not obtained that included when and where the child was to be transported, expected time of departure and arrival, and the transportation provider. Two (2) children did not have permission to transport in the transportation notebook. The children were transported the week of 4/24/23 - 4/28/23.
2023-04-28 Violation 1325 .1804(b)
Parent's statement includes the child's name and date of enrollment and the date the parent signed the statement. One (1) child did not have the date of enrollment listed on the signed discipline policy.
2023-04-28 Violation 1329 .0801(a)(1-7)
Application for enrollment did not include all required information. Two (2) child applications were not completed fully.
2023-04-28 Violation 1867 .0605(k)(1-4)
The depth of the loose surfacing was not based on critical height of the equipment. Mulch measured 4' underneath a slide on the playground.
2023-04-28 Violation 1882 .0803(6)(a-i); .0803(7)(a-g); .0803(8)(a-d)
Medication authorization, giving the caregiver standing authorization did not meet the specifications in rule. A child's permission to administer an Auvi-Q expired in March 2023.

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Reviews

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Beth Jul 17, 2023

It's unfortunate that the director has been pressuring staff members to write positive reviews about the company (look at the dates from June 16th up until present) This is one center that has a high turnover teacher rate due to the disrespect by the director. The director talks to certain employees like they are kids, she either sends inappropriate text messages or tells the other office helpers to relate messages to certain employees that is very disrespectful. The director and front office staff always talk and gossip about people and tell people business. The food is the worst and sometimes not even cooked at its best. Not the best as far as cleaness.  Read the state reviews before enrolling your child in this center not reviews from staff members thats trying to save their jobs. The best thing the owners can do is to replace ALL of the front desk ADMIN staff including the director.

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Olive Jun 22, 2023
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My son is autism. He went to University Child Development Center. The PreK program sent him to another school because of his autism. He went back to University Child Development for the summer. They took him back. I am so happy. Some centers turned me down before he went back.

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Carol Jun 20, 2023
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I used to work for University Child Development Center. I enjoyed working there. But some employees who had worked there for many years thought they ran the place. The Co-Director at the time was fair and tried very hard to run the center. But the Ladies she had working there did their job poorly. Otherwise, then that. I enjoyed working there. If I could return to work with her, I would go without them

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B. Watson Jun 20, 2023
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My child had just started to attend this center so I will update my review if need be. Ms. Green was very patient with me explaining to me about the enrollment process and took great care of my child. My child';s teachers are great but I wish Ms. Green was a teacher too! My daughter loves her!

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K. Williamson Jun 20, 2023
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My toddler comes here and so far I have no complaints. They feed them well and offer me a menu to take home. Teachers are friendly but I do have to remind them sometimes to send me pictures/videos of my child doing activities because I miss him!

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Love Jun 16, 2023

I’ve witnessed nothing but love with this place . The teachers love the kids and the kids love the teachers . I would recommend anyone to be apart of this family.

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sarah harris Jun 16, 2023

amazing staff with so much heart and caring mindset. the teachers really make an effort to engage with the kids and develop them in very individualised way. the management is really committed to providing a safe, fun, and loving environment and we're very thankful to have them

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Wass Jun 16, 2023
I am an employee

This daycare is amazing. I haven’t been here long but I felt welcomed as soon as I walked through the door. The director Ms. Tinsley is Great. I have nothing bad to say what so ever.

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Tanesha T Jun 16, 2023
I am an employee

I love working at this center everything is on point down from the staff to the kids. I would refer anyone to this center. Ms Tinsley is the best director ever!

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Parent Jun 16, 2023
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I had five kids here at UCDC before COVID. I lost my job and had to stay home. I appreciate the staff at UCDC so much after staying home with my kids—the patience they had with them. Now I am back at work. I notice most of the staff has changed. It is sad how things have changed. But I still think this is a great center. My children love it there. As long as I know they are treated with kindness I will keep them at UCDC-Exec PK.

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Shanda Wilkinson Jun 16, 2023
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My child has been attending this facility for about a year now. No childcare’s are perfect because not everybody is the same. What I can say is that when problems do occur, there is always a solution. The staff there is mostly understanding and from what I can tell for my child’s teacher, they are caring. My child loves coming to school.

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Parent Jun 15, 2023
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My child started with this center when he was six weeks old. He is now 2 years old. They have potty-trained him. He started walking early and he talks very well. He has had a change in teachers. Over the last two years. I believe this has a lot to do with Covid. I believe the management there is what keeps things going well. As long as it continues, I will remain here.

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Former employee Oct 16, 2021

If you you want to work at a place that has favoritism,roaches and very unqualified, lazy, back biting teachers.work here.If you want to see your supervisor get into physical confrontations.wirj here!Last if you want money taken from you during the pandemic or a crisis, work here

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