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Amanda Christianson
Great Outdoors Learning Center
W5602 County Road D
Holmen WI 54636-9110
La Crosse County
 
Contact Information
Amanda Christianson

Provider #
5000573325
Location #
002
Facility #
2000243
Regulation Type
Licensed Group
Applicant/Licensee
Amanda Christianson
 
Ages Served
2 Week(s) - 13 Year(s)



Months Open
Jan - Dec
Day Capacity
16
Night Capacity
0

Hours
Mon-Fri
6:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat-Sun
Closed
Type of Regulation Licensing
Condition Type Exception/Exemption
Effective Date 04/01/2018
Comments
See Posted Exception(s).
Current Rating


18 Points Earned, Out of 40 Points Maximum

Category Points Earned Points Possible
Education and Training 5 15
Learning Environment and Curriculum 4 13
Business and Professional Practices 4 7
Health and Wellness 5 5
This program provides Infant Child Care

Regulated child care providers are monitored for compliance with health and safety standards. Below, you may view the last three years of monitoring and violations.

Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 11/07/2019
Details See Violations below
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Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 07/01/2019
Details See Violations below
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Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 05/23/2019
Details See Violations below
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Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 08/03/2018
Details See Violations below
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Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 05/29/2018
Details See Violations below
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Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 03/05/2018
Details See Violations below
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Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 06/21/2017
Details See Violations below
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Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 05/09/2017
Details See Violations below
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Date 11/07/2019
Rule Number 251.05(2)(a)7.
Rule Summary Staff Record - Continuing Education
Description
There was not sufficient documentation , including the required certificates to determine if staff had met the 25 hours of continuing education for 2017 -2019.
Date 11/07/2019
Rule Number 251.06(11)(b)7.
Rule Summary Outdoor Play Space - Enclosure
Description
At the time of the visit, there was a large hole in the fence that encloses the outdoor play space. Also, A metal livestock panel was being used as part of the fence. The openings are 6 inches X 8 inches which exceeds the 4 inches maximum allowed.
Date 11/07/2019
Rule Number 251.06(9)(f)3.
Rule Summary Food - Leftover Prepared Food
Description
There was a container of leftover spaghetti sauce that was not dated.
Date 11/07/2019
Rule Number 251.06(9)(g)1.d.
Rule Summary Meal Preparation Staff - Orientation, Training
Description
All staff assist in food preparation. they have not completed at least 4 hours of annual training in kitchen sanitation, food handling and nutrition.
Date 11/07/2019
Rule Number 251.07(5)(a)5.b.
Rule Summary Menus - Plan
Description
The center uses rotating menus. They were dating the menus weekly and keeping a copy so it was available for review, however the last menu that was dated was for the week of October 4, 2019.
Date 11/07/2019
Rule Number 251.07(5)(a)6.
Rule Summary Menus - Changes
Description
Changes to the menu served are not being recorded on the menu .
Date 11/07/2019
Rule Number 251.07(6)(g)6.
Rule Summary Use Of Disposable Gloves
Description
There were no single use, disposable gloves available for use for staff to use when they come in contact with blood-containing bodily fluids or tissue discharge.
Date 11/07/2019
Rule Number 251.09(4)(a)5.
Rule Summary Infant & Toddler - Soiled Diapers Disposal
Description
There was a waste basket in the bathroom with diapers in it. The container was not covered and is not hands free. The container used in the infant room is also not being used hands free.
Date 07/01/2019
Rule Number 251.07(3)(e)
Rule Summary Supervision With Play Equipment
Description
A 2 year-old child was injured when he walked in front of a 2 1/2 year-old child coming down a roller coaster ramp in a plastic car. The provider was within 5 feet of the roller coaster but not supervising close enough to prevent the injury. Also, the manufacture's recommendation for use of the roller coaster is for children 3 years and older.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.04(2)(g)
Rule Summary Certificate Of Insurance
Description
The certificate of liability insurance on file with the department expired 8/10/2018.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.04(5)(a)8.
Rule Summary Staff File - Days & Hours Worked
Description
Only one of three staff had recorded the days and hours worked.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.05(2)(c)1.
Rule Summary Continuing Education Requirement - Full Time Staff
Description
There was not documentation of 25 hours of continuing education on file for 2017 and 2018 for full time staff.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.05(2)(d)
Rule Summary Food Service Personnel - Orientation, Training
Description
Food service personnel have not completed at least 4 hours of annual training in kitchen sanitation, food handling and nutrition.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.06(6)(b)1.
Rule Summary Private Well - Annual Lead & Bacteria Test
Description
The most recent water test for lead and bacteria was completed 10/2/17. the tests must be completed annually.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.06(6)(b)2.
Rule Summary Private Well - Annual Nitrate Test
Description
The most recent water test on file for nitrates was completed 10/2/17. the test must be completed annually.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.06(9)(a)3.
Rule Summary Kitchen - Food Preparation Tables
Description
There was a very limited space available of an easily cleanable surface for food preparation.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.06(9)(d)1.c.
Rule Summary Food Storage - Cold Storage Thermometers
Description
The thermometer in the refrigerator was not in working order and I was not able to locate a thermometer in the freezer.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.07(3)(a)2.
Rule Summary Indoor & Outdoor Equipment - Construction, Condition
Description
Some of the equipment outdoors was not in good condition and repair.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.07(5)(a)4.
Rule Summary Meals & Snacks - Minimum Meal Requirements
Description
The afternoon snack served at the time of the visit was crackers and water. This does not meat minimum USDA requirements.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.07(5)(a)5.b.
Rule Summary Menus - Plan
Description
The center uses a rotating menu. The actual documentation of food served is not saved so that a minimum of 3 months of menus can be reviewed
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.07(5)(a)6.
Rule Summary Menus - Changes
Description
When the planned menu is not followed, changes to the menu are not being documented.
Date 05/23/2019
Rule Number 251.09(1)(e)
Rule Summary Infant & Toddler - Provider Training
Description
A staff person working with infants and toddlers has not completed an approved course in infant/toddler care within 6 months.
Date 08/03/2018
Rule Number 251.04(2)(a)
Rule Summary Compliance With Laws
Description
The caregiver background checks on file were completed 05/25/2017. Caregiver background checks must be updated on an annual basis.
Date 08/03/2018
Rule Number 251.04(6)(a)
Rule Summary Child Record - Maintenance & Availability
Description
Two children's enrollment forms were missing required information including person authorized to pick up, emergency contact and physician/medical contact.
Date 08/03/2018
Rule Number 251.05(4)(h)
Rule Summary Mixed Age Group Of Children Over Age 2 - Group Size
Description
The preschool classroom had a missed age group of 11 children age two-6 years of age. There was one teacher with the group until an additional staff person arrived at approximately 8:15 a.m. Two staff were required to meet staff-to-child ratio.
Date 08/03/2018
Rule Number 251.06(7)(a)
Rule Summary Indoor Space - Square Footage Per Child
Description
At the time visit, both the infant room and the preschool classroom exceed the minimum of 35 square feet per child of usable space. There were up to 12 children in the preschool and 4 infants in the infant room.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.04(2)(a)
Rule Summary Compliance With Laws
Description
The results of the caregiver background check on file for one staff was dated 2/4/2016. Caregiver background checks must be conducted annually.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.04(4)(g)
Rule Summary Copy Of Policies Available
Description
There was no copy of policies available by the sign in area accessible to parents.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.04(5)(a)
Rule Summary Staff File - Maintenance & Availability
Description
There were no staff files available for 2 substitute providers.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.04(6)(a)1.
Rule Summary Child Record - Enrollment Information
Description
Seven children's records were reviewed. Three of the enrollment forms were missing information including person authorized to pick up and emergency contact and two were missing physican/medical contact.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.04(6)(b)
Rule Summary Current, Accurate Daily Attendance Record
Description
The attendance sheets for the week had not been printed off yet when the licensing specialist arrived at approximately 7:45 a.m.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.05(1)(j)1.
Rule Summary Substitute - Requirement & Minimum Age
Description
The substitute provider working at the time of the visit was 17 years old.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.05(1)(j)2.
Rule Summary Substitute - Training
Description
There was no documentation on file that two substitute providers had completed training in Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention prior to working with children.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.05(2)(a)
Rule Summary Staff Orientation - Develop, Implement, Document
Description
There was no documentation that two substitute providers had completed orientation within their first week at the center.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.05(2)(c)1.
Rule Summary Continuing Education Requirement - Full Time Staff
Description
A full time staff had documentation of 9 hours of continuing education for 2017. Twenty five hours are required annually.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.05(3)(a)
Rule Summary Supervision - Teacher Per Group Of Children
Description
There was no teacher qualified staff supervising the infant/toddler group at the time of the visit.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.06(11)(b)7.
Rule Summary Outdoor Play Space - Enclosure
Description
A section of the chain link fence was bent down creating a section that was not 4 feet high.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.06(3)(c)
Rule Summary Emergencies - Record Of Fire / Tornado Drills
Description
Fire and tornado drills had not been documented since December 2017.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.06(4)(h)
Rule Summary Storage Areas Under Stairs
Description
The center has an exception on file to have a full size refrigerator stored under the stairs, however there were items stored on top of and next to the refrigerator which would not be allowed.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.06(4)(j)
Rule Summary Fire Alarms & Smoke Detectors - Maintenance, Drills, Testing
Description
Monthly checks of the centers smoke detectors had not been documented since December 2017.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.06(5)(c)
Rule Summary Garbage Containers - Construction & Disposal Schedule
Description
There was no cover on the waste basket in the kitchen.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.07(5)(a)5.a.
Rule Summary Menus - Post
Description
There was no menu posted in the kitchen or in an area of the center accessible to children.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.07(6)(f)6.
Rule Summary Current Authorizations For Medications On Premises
Description
There was a nebulizer in the medication box which had expired in September 2017. There was no authorization on file for the medication.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.07(6)(k)1.
Rule Summary Health Examination - Children Under Age 2
Description
The health exams on file for two children under age two had not been updated within the last 6 months.
Date 05/29/2018
Rule Number 251.07(6)(k)2.
Rule Summary Health Examination - Children Over Age 2
Description
There were no initial health exams on file within 90 days for 3 children over age two.
Date 03/05/2018
Rule Number 251.11(4)(b)
Rule Summary Continuation License - Application Materials Submission
Description
At least 30 days before the continuation review date of the license, an applicant for license renewal shall complete and submit to the department all applicable continuation materials and include submittal of any forfeiture due and owing under s. 48.715(3), Stats., or penalty under s. 48.76, Stats.
Date 06/21/2017
Rule Number 251.05(2)(c)1.
Rule Summary Continuing Education Requirement - Full Time Staff
Description
One staff person did not complete the required 25 hours of annual continuing education in 2016.
Date 06/21/2017
Rule Number 251.07(5)(a)5.a.
Rule Summary Menus - Post
Description
The menu posted for parents was for the month of May instead of June.
Date 05/09/2017
Rule Number 251.04(2)(n)
Rule Summary Background Information Disclosure Form - Change To Board / Household
Description
The licensee did not submit a completed background information disclosure form for a new household member who began staying on the premises regularly in October or November 2017
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