Zion Early Learning Academy - Phoenix AZ CHILD CARE CENTER

(602) 268-7502
2 Reviews

About the Provider


This Center is not, in any way, affiliated with the agency that closed but was previously located at this address.  

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Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 157
  • License Number: CDC-18183
  • Age Range: Infant; Ones; Twos; Three to Five; School-Age
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Spanish
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • District Office: ADHS Division of Licensing Services
  • District Office Phone: (602) 364-2539 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Survey Date Date Corrected Rule/Statute Title
2019-01-25 2019-03-13
Findings: Based on the Surveyors' observations, the files for Staff #1, Staff #3, and Staff #6 lacked documentation of the DCS Central Registry Direct Service Position Affidavit.
2019-01-25 2019-03-13 Article 1 ARS 36-883.02.A.
Findings: Based on facility documentation and the Surveyors' observations, it was determined that the fingerprint clearance card application for Staff #2 was not received by DPS within 7 working days of employment, (Staff #2's DOE- 5/1/2018, DPS received the fingerprint clearance card application on 8/24/2018). The file for Staff #5 (DOE- 1/3/2019) and Staff #6 (DOE- 12/26/2018) lacked a fingerprint clearance cards.
2019-01-25 2019-03-13 Article 1 ARS 36-883.02.C.1-3.
Findings: Based on facility documentation and the Surveyors' observations, it was determined that the files for Staff #1, Staff #4, Staff #5, and Staff #6 lacked a Criminal History Affidavit. The file for Staff #2 lacked a completed Criminal History Affidavit.
2018-12-11 2018-12-17 article 4 R9-5-404.A.
Findings: Based on Surveyor observation, and a discussion with Staff #1, it was determined there was 1 staff member present in the 1 year old's room and 7 children. The required ratio is 1 staff member to 6 children.
2018-07-10 2018-07-10 article 3 R9-5-306.B.1.
Findings: In the 2's classroom, there were thirteen enrolled children 2 to 4 years of age with no roster. In the school-age classroom, there were eleven school-age children present with no roster.
2018-06-27 2018-07-02 Article 2 R9-5-203.B.1-2
Findings: Two of eight staff had not submitted a copy of their fingerprint clearance card to the licensee: Staff 4 and Staff 5
2018-06-27 2018-07-02 article 3 R9-5-301.F.1.2.
Findings: Three of eight staff lacked documentation of a negative TB test: Staff 2, start date 6/22/18, Staff 3, start date 6/6/18, and Staff 4, start date 6/5/18.
2018-06-27 2018-07-02 article 3 R9-5-304.B.1-9.
Findings: Seven of fifteen enrolled children's Emergency, Information and Immunization Record Cards lacked the following required information: Child 1: name and phone number of second emergency contact Child 2: father's name, address and phone number Child 3: father's name, address and phone number Child 4: health care provider's name and phone number Child 5: health care provider's name and phone number Child 6: health care provider's name and phone number Child 7: health care provider's name and phone number
2018-06-27 2018-07-02 article 3 R9-5-305.D.1.2.
Findings: Five of fifteen enrolled children lacked a written immunization record or exemption affidavit: Child 3, Child 4, Child 5, Child 6 and Child 7.
2018-06-27 2018-07-02 article 4 R9-5-401.3.
Findings: Three of eight staff members lacked documentation to qualify as a teacher-caregiver: Staff 2, Staff 3, and Staff 5 Staff 8 stated that the documentation was not in the staff files.

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??*** Dec 18, 2018

i love this daycare it is really good for kids it can be bad at times but at the end of the day it is cheap ( for me ) it should be a little cheaper though

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Yesenia Gutierrez Jul 17, 2018

For the most part Mrs. Shawn at the beginning was a real person or I thought she was. Staff members were good with each other until family members of the owner intervene the premises. What Mrs. Shawn is doing is firing the people that ain't family and replacing it with family. At some point I knew I was bound to get fired supposibly due to lack of performance but in reality was due to pregnancy and racial acts. In this day care I don't recommend any parent taking them due to lack of patience with staff and children. There us abuse and one can do so much to correct it. Paperwork being filed is in process. There is no communication, understanding, etc... I had an appointment set up for my tb test and a stat for the pregnancy and was told by Ayana (daughter of owner) to let the doctor know I won't be able to make it due to me needing to be at work. I was told I got fired due to not having my credentials, i had them all except the tb which I was stopped by the director to be able to attend the appointment. Director Ayana is rude with the staff and also low grades the employees as well as Shawn. The promise you a position and tare it right off your hands when they get a chance to. I feel so bad for the children they have no counsouler to talk with, they get their arms pinched, they get hit with pencils, yelled at, hit with toys and there is no action taken to stop the problem, no reports get made for the incidents that really happen. I would advise to revise the cameras every day and not by Shawn but by someone higher social worker. There is a lot of innapropriate things going on in this daycare, no one is doing anything to make it better. It's getting just like little world or worse. Anyone that ends up working here will end up leaving. You don't get paid when your suppose to and they don't pay you the right amount either. They request so much from you but them themselves don't have the credentials either. I'm in process of opening my own daycare to really help the community. Going to get my credentials for a child care facility is in process.

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