Winchester Head Start Program - Monroe NC Five Star Center License

(704) 283-1114

About the Provider

Description: Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive programs that focus on the development of the child and involvement of parents and guardians. The programs serve Anson, Richmond, and Union Counties. A committee composed of parents, community representatives, and agency staff chooses the children for enrollment. This committee uses the federal guidelines set by the Administration for Children and Families in order to ensure the most eligible children are accepted to participate in the program.

Developmental and health screenings, including hearing, vision, dental, and a physical, further testing and treatment follow-up, as needed are provided by all programs. Nutrition, transportation, education, and socialization events are also provided.

The Head Start Program serves pre-school children, three and four years of age, of low-income families in Union, Anson, and Richmond Counties. Approximately 445 pre-school children are presently receiving services.

The Early Head Start Program serves infants and pre-school children through two years of age of low-income families in Anson, Richmond, and Union County. Currently, 130 infants and toddlers are served in this program.

Additional Information: Five Star Center License

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 9054245
  • Capacity: 308
  • Age Range: 0 through 12
  • State Rating: 5
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • 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
2023-05-31 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-05-31 Violation 721 G.S. 110-91(6); .0601(b)
All equipment and furnishings were not in good repair. On the EHS (Early Head Start) playground there was three wooden structures with wood rot and peeling paint. There was a fence that had a missing plank. There was equipment that was not in use and not put together that was stacked beside the storage building with standing water.
2023-05-31 Violation 807 10A NCAC 09 .0601(a)
A safe indoor and outdoor environment was not provided for the children. On the EHS (Early Head Start) playground there were four observed active mounds of fire ants. There was water standing in two containers by the storage building and there were weeds growing in the mulch area impacting the compaction rate of the protective surfacing.
2023-05-31 Violation 808 15A NCAC 18A .2832(a)
The outdoor premises were not clean, drained and free of litter and hazardous materials grass and other vegetation in a manner which does not encourage vermin. In the EHS (Early Head Start) playground area there was a back fence line where trees, foliage, sticks and debris that had overgrown into the playground area making an space were the small animals could hide.
2023-05-31 Violation 858 .0604(q)
Plastic bags, materials that could be torn apart and toy parts small enough to be swallowed were accessible to children under three years of age. In space EHSa there was three plastic bags in the children's cubbies and children ages two years old were in care.
2023-05-31 Violation 1867 .0605(k)(1-4)
The depth of the loose surfacing was not based on critical height of the equipment. Under the slides in the EHS (Early Head Start) and the Head Start play areas there was not the required depth of loose surfacing and what surfacing that was there was compacted.
2023-02-02 Unannounced Inspection No
2023-01-10 Unannounced Inspection No
2023-01-09 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2023-01-09 Violation 303 .1801(a)(1-5)
Children were not adequately supervised at all times. On December 19, 2022, a four (4) year old child hid in the Creative Dramatic/Home Living area while the children were lining up to go outside to play. The one child, who was left unattended watched the children, by peeking her head up from between the two shelves several times. She observed that other children leave the classroom and then once they were outside, she went to the window and watched them. She was left unattended for approximately 2 minutes in the classroom. Another staff entered the classroom and found the child watching her class from inside the window area and notified staff and immediately she rejoined her classroom. This was verified during the visit as having been corrected through observation of the video.
2022-11-29 Unannounced Inspection Yes
2022-11-29 Violation 468 .0510(d)(1)
When three-year-old children and older were in care, the materials and equipment in the activity area was not in sufficient quantity to allow at least three children to use the area regardless of whether the children choose the same or different activities. In space A in the Early Head Start Buidling the Home Living area did not have 3 activities that 3 children could play with simultaneously or independently. In Space E in the Early Head Start Building the Language Area there was only 2 activities whereas the children could independently therefore minus one additional activity. In Space A in the EHS building rocking chairs to rock the babies were added and In Space E there were writing boards addded.
2022-11-29 Violation 721 G.S. 110-91(6); .0601(b)
All equipment and furnishings were not in good repair. In the outdoor learning environment, there are three structures on the playground, the stage, arbor, and sitting arena. In the indoor learning environment, there was a kitchen unit missing a handle in Space 1 in Early Head Start Building, Room A. In the Preschool Building, Room 3, there were two blue sofa's that had worn vinyl that needed to be repaired.
2022-11-29 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 the unlocked office there was two cans of aerosol cans which were locked away.
2022-11-29 Violation 847 10A NCAC 09 .0803(4)(6-9)
Parent's medication authorization did not include required information. On the authorizations forms for the emergency medication the parents documented as needed instead of listing specific behaviors that would indicate distress, ex: coughing, wheezing, feeling dizzy, lips losing color, which did not provide the required information 'as needed' is subjective. Also, on the permission to use fluoride toothpaste there were signed statements for each child whose file we reviewed but the authorization did not have a signature date that included the dates of validity nor the amount to be used.

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