Uplift Academy - Philadelphia PA Child Care Center

5534 Chester Ave 1ST FLOOR, PHILADELPHIA PA 19143
(267) 226-9748

About the Provider

Description: Uplift Academy is a Child Care Center in PHILADELPHIA PA, with a maximum capacity of 18 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00157623
  • Capacity: 18
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language, French, Other
  • 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
2020-01-13 Renewal 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During renewal inspection on 1/13/2020, while reviewing staff files, Staff # 3 whose hire date 10/14/19 - State police clearance dated 11/4/19 was under review -FBI rap sheet was incomplete

Correction Required: The operator shall comply with the CPSL and with Chapter 3490 (relating to protective services). LACKING REQUIRED HIRING DOCUMENTS: Facility Person # --3 may not work in a child care position at the facility. 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 #-3-- may not work in a child care position at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff # 3 is no longer works with Uplift Academy. Moving forward, Staff # 3 or any other staff member will have all clearances on file upon employment
2020-01-13 Renewal 3270.131(b)(2)/3270.182(1) - Toddler/preschool: updated health report every 12 months/Initial and subsequent health reports Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During renewal inspection on 1/13/2020, while reviewing children's files -Child # 1 whose enrollment date 11/7/19 did not have an initial health assessment in file - Child # 4 whose enrollment date 9/3/19 did not have an initial health assessment in file

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent to provide an updated health report at least every 12 months for an older toddler or preschool child. A child's record shall contain initial and subsequent health reports.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child # 1 is no longer enrolled. Child# 4 now has a health assessment on file. Moving forward, children will have health assessments present upon enrollment
2020-01-13 Renewal 3270.182(3)/3270.182(5) - Consent for emergency medical care required prior to admission/Consent for administration of minor first-aid required prior to admission Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During renewal inspection on 1/13/2020, while reviewing children's files - Child # 2's emergency contact did not have consent for administering of minor first aid -Child # 3's emergency contact did not have consent for administering of minor first aid and obtaining medical care -Child # 4's emergency contact did not have consent for administering of minor first aid and obtaining medical care -Child# 5's emergency contact did not have consent for administering of minor first aid and obtaining medical care

Correction Required: A child's record shall contain signed parental consent for emergency medical care for the child. Written consent is required prior to admission. A child's record shall contain signed parental consent for administration of minor first-aid procedures by facility staff. Written consent is required prior to admission.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
As of 1/22/2020, Child # 2,3,4,5 all have a signature of consent for administering first aid and obtaining medical care. Moving forward, the emergency contact will be completed before the enrollment date
2020-01-13 Renewal 3270.27(a)(1) - Shelter Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During renewal inspection on 1/13/2020, the facility's emergency plan did not provide 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.)
As of 1/13/2020, Uplift Academy's emergency plan has a shelter in place. Moving forward copies of the place with the shelter in place will remain in the facility
2020-01-13 Renewal 3270.123(a) - Signed Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During renewal inspection on 1/13/2020, while reviewing children's files, Child # 4 did not have an agreement in file

Correction Required: An agreement shall be signed by the operator and the parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A of 1/22/2020, Child # 4 has an agreement on file. Moving forward, a full agreement will be given at the date of enrollment
2020-01-13 Renewal 3270.123(a)(3) - Services proceeded Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During renewal inspection on 1/13/2020, while reviewing children's files, the following children's agreement did not complete the services provided- Child # 1, and Child # 2

Correction Required: The services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department's approved form to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development in the context of the services being provided. The operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information in 3270.124(f) (relating to emergency contact information).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child # 1 is no longer enrolled at Uplift Academy. Child # 2 now has a list of services provided as of 1/22/2020. Moving forward, during enrollment each children file will be given a full agreement
2020-01-13 Renewal 3270.124(b)(1) - Child's name, birth date Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During renewal inspection on 1/13/2020, while reviewing children's files, Child # 2's emergency contact did not include a birthdate

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name and birth date of the child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
As of 1/22/2020, Child # 2 now has a birthdate on file. Moving forward the emergency contact form will be filled out completely during enrollment
2020-01-13 Renewal 3270.124(b)(2) - Physician name, address, phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During renewal inspection on 1/13/2020, while reviewing children's files, - Child # 1 did not have physician's number listed on the emergency contact -Child# 2 did not have physician's number and address

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the child's physician or source of medical care.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child# 1 is no longer enrolled. Child # 2 now has a physician's number and address . Moving forward each child will have a complete file
2020-01-13 Renewal 3270.124(b)(6) - Insurance coverage information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During renewal inspection on 1/13/2020, while reviewing children's files -Child # 1, 3's emergency contact did not have a policy number -Child # 2's emergency contact did not have health insurance and policy number information

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include health insurance coverage and policy number for a child under a family policy or Medical Assistance benefits, if applicable.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child # 1 is no longer enrolled. Child # 2 now has a complete emergency contact including health insurance and policy number information. Moving forward a complete emergency will accompany the application upon enrollment
2020-01-13 Renewal 3270.124(b)(7) - Name/address/phone release person Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During renewal inspection on 1/13/2020, while reviewing children's files, the following children listed a release person, but did not include an address - Child # 3 , 4, and 5

Correction Required: Emergency contact information must include the name, address and telephone number of the individual designated by the parent to whom the child may be released.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Child# 3,4,5 now have an emergency contact person including their contact information and address. Moving forward each child upon entry will have a complete emergency contact form upon arrival at the facility. Child # 5 is no longer at the facility
2019-12-12 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.32(a)/3270.192(4) - Comply with CPSL/CPSL information Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During unannounced monitoring on 12/12/19, while reviewing staff files - Staff # 3 whose hire date 11/17/19 did not have documentation in file to show that FBI was applied for

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Staff 3 had an FBI fingerprint on file but it was for public schools. We have since paid for a finger printing to be done for childcare purposes using identgo. Moving forward, each staff will have documentation upon arrival.
2019-12-12 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.36(b)(5)/3270.192(2)(ii) - HS/GED + 2 yrs/Exp, educ., training prior to facility Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During unannounced monitoring on 12/12/19, while reviewing staff files - Staff # 1 whose hire date 10/21/19 did not have documentation of education in file to qualify as an AGS - Staff # 2 whose hire date 10/14/19 did not have documentation of verification of childcare experience in file to qualify as an AGS - Staff # 3 whose hire date 11/17/19 did not have documentation of childcare experience in file to qualify as an AGS - Staff # 4 whose hire date 11/7/19 did not have documentation of childcare experience in file to qualify as an AGS

Correction Required: An assistant group supervisor shall have a high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 2 years experience with children.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 1, 2, and 3 now have childcare verification forms on file. Moving forward each person, upon hire, will have a childcare verification form.
2019-12-12 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.151(a)/3270.192(3) - 12 months prior to service and every 24 months thereafter/Health assessment, TB test Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During unannounced monitoring on 12/12/19, while reviewing staff files - Staff # 2 whose hire date 10/14/19 did not have documentation of health assessment and TB in file - Staff # 3 whose hire date 11/17/19 did not have documentation of health assessment and TB in file - Staff # 4 had a health assessment and TB completed on 7/17/19 but did not have a helath formin file

Correction Required: A facility person providing direct care who comes into contact with the children or who works with food preparation shall have a health assessment conducted within 12 months prior to providing initial service in a child care setting and every 24 months thereafter. A health assessment is valid for 24 months following the date of signature, if the person does not contract a communicable disease or develop a medical problem.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.)
All staff persons have health records on file. Going forward , upon hiring all staff will have a complete file.
2019-12-12 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.27(c) - Training regarding plan Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During unannounced monitoring on 12/12/19, while reviewing staff files, - Staff # 1 whose hire date 10/21/19 did not have documentation of the facility's emergency plan training in file - Staff # 2 whose hire date 1014/19 did not have documentation of the facility's emergency plan training in file -Staff # 3 whose hire date 11/17/19 did not have documentation of the facility's emergency plan training in files - Staff # 4 whose hire date 11/7/19 did not have documentation of the facility's emergency plan training in file

Correction Required: The operator shall assure that each facility person receives training regarding the emergency plan at the time of initial employment, on an annual basis and at the time of each plan update. The operator shall document the date of each training and the names of all facility persons who received the training and kept on file at the facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Each staff person has been formally trained on the emergency plan and has a signed document on file.
2019-12-12 Unannounced Monitoring 3270.64 - Outside Walkways Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: During unannounced monitoring on 12/12/19, the facility had fallen debris in the backyard

Correction Required: Outside walkways shall be free from ice, snow, leaves, equipment and other hazards.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The backyard has been cleaned and checked twice a week for debris.

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