West Chester Area Day Care Center - West Chester PA Child Care Center

501 E NIELDS ST , WEST CHESTER PA 19382
(610) 696-8447

About the Provider

Description: West Chester Area Day Care Center is conveniently located in the Borough of West Chester,

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00186115
  • Capacity: 127
  • State Rating: 4
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language, Spanish
  • Schools Served: West Chester Area - Pick-Up service to/from school, West Chester Area - Serviced by school bus
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 19
  • District Office Phone: (484) 593-5050 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2019-11-14 Renewal 3270.134(a) - Child's hands washed Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 11/14/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, STAFF PERSON #1 DID NOT WASH THE CHILD'S HANDS AFTER DIAPERING AN INFANT.

Correction Required: A staff person shall ensure that a child's hands are washed before meals and snacks, after toileting and after being diapered.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
WE WILL REVIEW ALL PROCEDURES FOR HANDWASHING. SPECIFIC ATTENTION WILL BE MADE TO ROOMS WITH DIAPER CHANGING.
2019-11-14 Renewal 3270.152 - Adult Hygiene Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 11/14/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, STAFF #1 DID NOT WASH HANDS AFTER DIAPERING AN INFANT.

Correction Required: A facility person shall wash his hands before meals and snacks, and after toileting and after diapering a child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
WE WILL REVIEW ALL PROCEDURES FOR HANDWASHING. SPECIFIC ATTENTION WILL BE MADE TO ROOMS WITH DIAPER CHANGING.
2019-11-14 Renewal 3270.51 - Similar Age Level Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 11/14/19 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WERE 6 CHILDREN AGES 9-14 MONTHS IN ROOM 7 WITH ONE STAFF PERSON DURING NAP TIME.

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.)
WE WILL ENSURE THAT ALL STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS KNOW WHEN THERE'S A CHILD UNDER AGE 1, A 1:4 RATIO MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES, NO EXCEPTION FOR NAPTIME. WE WILL REVIEW AT STAFF MEETING.
2018-11-08 Renewal 3270.131(b)(2) - Toddler/preschool: updated health report every 12 months Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 11/8/18 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE MOST RECENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR CHILD #1 (BIRTHDATE 2/25/15) WAS DATED 10/27/17.

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.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A COPY OF THE PHYSICAL ON 2/26/18 WAS OBTAINED. A FOLLOW UP IS SCHEDULED FOR 2/2019.
2018-11-08 Renewal 3270.133(6) - Written consent Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 11/8/18 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WAS NO PARENT CONSENT FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE EPI-PEN FOR CHILD #2.

Correction Required: A parent shall provide written consent for administration of medication or a special diet.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
PARENT SIGNED MEDICATION LOG GIVING CONSENT.
2018-11-08 Renewal 3270.181(c) - Emergency info/agreement updated 6 mos Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 11/18/18 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE MOST RECENT UPDATE TO THE FINANCIAL AGREEMENT IN THE FILE OF CHILD #3 WAS 8/12/17.

Correction Required: A parent is required to review and update the emergency contact information and the financial agreement at least once in a 6-month period or as soon as there is a change in the information.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
FINANCIAL AGREEMENT WAS UPDATED.
2018-11-08 Renewal 3270.192(5) - Two written references Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 11/8/18 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE FILE OF STAFF #1 DID NOT CONTAIN 2 WRITTEN NONFAMILY REFERENCES.

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.)
THE REFERENCE FROM 1/22/18 WAS LOCATED. ANOTHER REFERENCE WAS VERIFIED BY PHONE. COPIES OF BOTH HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED.
2018-11-08 Renewal 3270.66(a)/3270.75(b) - Locked or inaccessible/Inaccessible to children Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 11/8/18 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WERE UNLOCKED CABINETS (LOCKS DID NOT WORK) ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN IN THE INFANT ROOM WITH THE FIRST AID KIT AND A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN THEM.

Correction Required: Cleaning materials and other toxic materials shall be kept in an area or container that is locked or made inaccessible to children. A first-aid kit must be inaccessible to children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
NEW CHILD SAFETY LOCKS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON THE CABINETS IN ROOM 7.
2017-10-26 Renewal 3270.102(a) - Clean and good repair Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 10/26/17 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, TAPE THAT HAD BEEN PLACED ON A CHILD'S SOFA IN ROOM 4 WAS PEELING OFF.

Correction Required: Toys, play equipment and other indoor and outdoor equipment used by the children shall be clean, in good repair and free from rough edges, sharp corners, pinch and crush points, splinters and exposed bolts.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
THE TEAR IN THE SOFA WILL BE RETAPED UNTIL THE SOFA CAN BE REPLACED OR REMOVED. TEACHERS WILL BE REMINDED TO NOTIFY DIRECTOR OF ANY FURNITURE IN DISREPAIR. SITE SAFETY PERSON WILL CHECK WITH CLASSROOM TEACHERS WEEKLY.
2017-10-26 Renewal 3270.133(1)/3270.133(2) - Original container/Written instructions Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 10/26/17 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE EPIPEN OF CHILD #1 WAS NOT IN THE ORIGINAL BOX WITH THE PRESCRIPTION LABEL.

Correction Required: A prescription or nonprescription medication may be accepted only in an original container. The medication shall remain in the container in which it was received. A staff person shall administer a prescription medication only if written instructions are provided from the individual who prescribed the medicine. Instructions for administration contained on a prescription label are acceptable.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
PARENT HAS PROVIDED THE ORIGINAL BOX WITH THE PRESCRIPTION LABEL. MEDICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL BOX OR CONTAINER WITH THE LABEL.
2017-10-26 Renewal 3270.133(6) - Written consent Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 10/23/17 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WAS NO PARENTAL CONSENT FOR ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION FOR CHILD #1, #2, AND #3.

Correction Required: A parent shall provide written consent for administration of medication or a special diet.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
PARENTS WILL COMPLETE PARENTAL CONSENT FORM. PARENTAL CONSENT FORMS WILL BE COMPLETED WHEN MEDICATION IS BROUGHT IN.
2017-10-26 Renewal 3270.151(c)(5) - Physician/CRNP assessment Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 10/26/17 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF STAFF #1 DID NOT INCLUDE THE PHYSICIAN'S ASSESSMENT OF THE SUITABILITY 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 #1 WILL HAVE PHYSICIAN UPDATE THE FORM TO INCLUDE ASSESSMENT OF SUITABILITY TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE. FORMS WILL BE DOUBLE CHECKED AT SUBMISSION.
2017-10-26 Renewal 3270.31(e)(4)(ii) - Fire safety - 1 yr. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 10/26/17 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, FIRE SAFETY TRAINING FOR ALL STAFF WAS NOT COMPLETED IN OVER A YEAR.

Correction Required: Staff persons shall participate, at least annually, in firesafety training conducted by a fire protection professional. Staff persons and volunteers shall receive training in maintenance of smoke detectors, the duties of facility persons during a fire drill and during a fire and the use of the facility`s fire extinguishers, not including discharge of the fire suppressant agent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
FIRE SAFETY TRAINING IS SCHEDULED FOR 11/2/17. IN THE FUTURE, WE WILL BOOK THE TRAINING IN AUGUST TO ENSURE A TRAINER IS AVAILABLE FOR OUR COLUMBUS DAY TRAINING.
2017-10-26 Renewal 3270.76 - Building Surfaces Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 10/26/17 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THE CEILING TILE IN ROOM 3 WAS STAINED.

Correction Required: Floors, walls, ceilings and other surfaces, including the facility`s outdoor play space surfaces shall be kept clean, in good repair and free from visible hazards.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
THE CEILING TILE WAS REPLACED. WE WILL INCLUDE CEILING TILES ON THE CLASSROOM SAFETY CHECKLIST.
2017-10-26 Renewal 3270.77(a) - No peeling paint or plaster Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: ON 10/26/17 DURING THE RENEWAL INSPECTION, THERE WAS CHIPPING PAINT ON THE WALL IN ROOM 3.

Correction Required: Peeled or damaged paint or damaged plaster is not permitted on indoor or outdoor surfaces in the child care facility.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
THE AREA HAS BEEN COVERED TEMPORARILY WITH A POSTER. THE AREA WILL BE SANDED DOWN AND PAINTED. STAFF WILL BE REMINDED TO NOTIFY THE DIRECTOR AS SOON AS ANY MAINTENANCE ISSUES ARE NOTICED SO IT CAN BE ADDED TO THE WORK ORDER LIST.

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