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Hometown Children's Center Inc
709 Northpoint Dr
Stevens Point WI 54481-1083
Portage County
 
Contact Information
Melanie Schmitz

Provider #
6000567926
Location #
001
Facility #
1002057
Regulation Type
Licensed Group
Applicant/Licensee
Melanie Schmitz
 
Ages Served
6 Week(s) - 7 Year(s)



Months Open
Jan - Dec
Day Capacity
52
Night Capacity
0

Hours
Mon-Fri
6:30AM - 6:00PM
Sat-Sun
Closed
Current Rating



This program provides Infant Child Care
This program offers 4K programming

Regulated child care providers are monitored for compliance with health and safety standards. Below, you may view the last three years of enforcement actions/stipulations/warning letters *, monitoring and violations.

Enforcement Actions/Stipulations/Warning Letters * in Last 3 Years

Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 06/29/2021
Type Orders Letter
Appeal No
Violations **
251.05(2)(a)4.d. (Staff Record - Educational Qualifications) on 06/16/2021 : Documentation of educational qualifications was not on file for Staff E and F.
251.05(3)(g)2. (Assistant Child Care Teacher - Qualifications) on 06/16/2021 : Staff E, who has been employed with the center since 06/22/2020, is not yet qualified as an Assistant Teacher.
251.055(1)(b) (Supervision - Teacher Per Group Of Children) on 06/16/2021 : In the Infant Room, Staff D and E, neither of which are qualified as a Teacher, were supervising a group of children.
251.055(1)(f) (Child Tracking Procedure) on 06/16/2021 : Center policies do not address a procedure to ensure the number, names and whereabouts of children in care are known to assigned child care workers.
251.055(2)(c) (Mixed-Age Group - Staff-To-Child Ratio) on 06/16/2021 : On 06/09/2021, in the Discoverers Room, Staff A was the only staff with ten children, ages 2-3 years old. The weighted total of the group was 1.326, requiring two staff to be present.
251.055(2)(e) (Mixed Age Group Of Children Over Age 2 - Group Size) on 06/16/2021 : On 06/16/2021, the Discoverers and 4K Room were combined for a total of twenty children, ranging in age from 2-5 years old. The weighted total of the group was 2.154, requiring the group to be split into two separate groups.
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 11/11/2021
Details No violations found ***
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 06/16/2021
Details See Violations below
Results View Plan
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 06/09/2021
Details No violations found ***
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 03/10/2020
Details No violations found ***
Results Statement of Compliance
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 11/07/2019
Details See Violations below
Results View Plan
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 09/03/2019
Details See Violations below
Results View Plan
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 06/10/2019
Details See Violations below
Results View Plan
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 01/17/2019
Details See Violations below
Results View Plan
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.05(2)(a)1.
Rule Summary Staff Record - Personal Information
Description
A Staff Record Form was not on file for Staff F.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.05(2)(a)3.a.
Rule Summary Staff Record - Physical Examination
Description
Staff Health Reports were not on file for Staff E, and F.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.05(2)(a)4.a.
Rule Summary Staff Record - Registry Certificate
Description
Registry certificates were not on file for Staff B and C, both of whom have been working as a teacher at the center for more than 6 months.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.05(2)(a)4.d.
Rule Summary Staff Record - Educational Qualifications
Description
Documentation of educational qualifications was not on file for Staff E and F.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.05(2)(a)5.
Rule Summary Staff Record - High School Diploma
Description
Documentation of a high school diploma or its equivalent was not on file for Staff E and F.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.05(3)(c)
Rule Summary Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
Description
Documentation of completed CPR training was not on file for Staff B, C, E, F, and G.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.05(3)(g)2.
Rule Summary Assistant Child Care Teacher - Qualifications
Description
Staff E, who has been employed with the center since 06/22/2020, is not yet qualified as an Assistant Teacher.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.055(1)(b)
Rule Summary Supervision - Teacher Per Group Of Children
Description
In the Infant Room, Staff D and E, neither of which are qualified as a Teacher, were supervising a group of children.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.055(1)(f)
Rule Summary Child Tracking Procedure
Description
Center policies do not address a procedure to ensure the number, names and whereabouts of children in care are known to assigned child care workers.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.055(2)(c)
Rule Summary Mixed-Age Group - Staff-To-Child Ratio
Description
On 06/09/2021, in the Discoverers Room, Staff A was the only staff with ten children, ages 2-3 years old. The weighted total of the group was 1.326, requiring two staff to be present.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.055(2)(e)
Rule Summary Mixed Age Group Of Children Over Age 2 - Group Size
Description
On 06/16/2021, the Discoverers and 4K Room were combined for a total of twenty children, ranging in age from 2-5 years old. The weighted total of the group was 2.154, requiring the group to be split into two separate groups.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.06(2)(gm)
Rule Summary Premises - Well Drained, Clean
Description
In the Infant Room, milk had been spilled in the refrigerator and onto the floor and was not properly cleaned. Crusty milk was left inside the refrigerator and on the floor surrounding the refrigerator.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.06(4)(d)
Rule Summary Exits & Passageways - Unobstructed, Minimum Width
Description
The Infant Room exterior door, which is a labeled emergency exit, was locked during operating hours.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.06(9)(d)1.c.
Rule Summary Food Storage - Cold Storage Thermometers
Description
One of the refrigerator, freezer combination units in the kitchen was not equipped with a thermometer.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.06(9)(d)2.a.
Rule Summary Food Storage - Dry Food
Description
Opened packages of noodles and crackers were not stored in a zip-type or air-tight container.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.07(5)(a)5.b.
Rule Summary Menus - Plan
Description
Based on conversations with staff and the director, snacks are not planned a week in advance. Staff serve snack based on what is available each day.
Date 06/16/2021
Rule Number 251.09(3)(a)2.
Rule Summary Infant & Toddler - Food & Formula Brought From Home
Description
A container of formula supplied by the parents was not labeled with the child's name and dated with the date it was opened.
Date 11/07/2019
Rule Number 251.04(3)(a)
Rule Summary Report - Incident Or Accident
Description
On 10/21/2019, a child injured his leg while at the center, resulting in him being medically evaluated. The center did not report the incident to the Department until 11/06/2019.
Date 09/03/2019
Rule Number 251.07(6)(f)1.a.
Rule Summary Medication Administration - Parent Authorization
Description
A parent authorization was not on file for Infant Tylenol and Infant Gas Drops located in the Infant Room medication box.
Date 06/10/2019
Rule Number 251.07(6)(j)9.
Rule Summary Reviewing Injury Records
Description
Medical log books were not reviewed since 10/22/2018.
Date 01/17/2019
Rule Number 251.07(6)(k)1.
Rule Summary Health Examination - Children Under Age 2
Description
Documentation of a Health Examination for Child 3 was not on file. Documentation of an updated Health Examination for Child 4 was not on file. The examination on file was over 6 months old.
Date 01/17/2019
Rule Number 251.07(6)(k)5.
Rule Summary Health History Information
Description
Health History and Emergency Care Plan documentation was not on file for Child 3.

The following details are reported by the child care provider. These details are not verified by the Department of Children and Families. These details are updated by the provider and may not be up to date. Please contact the provider for the latest information.

Special Types of Care Available

None reported.

Program Philosophy

None reported.

Vacancies

20 vacancies have been reported. Last updated on 11/11/2021.
Vacancies Age Range
5-year-olds
6-year-olds
Under 1 Year
1-year-olds
2-year-olds
3-year-olds
4-year-olds


Waitlist

This provider does not have a waitlist.

Footnotes

* An enforcement action is a sanction or penalty that the Department of Children and Families may impose to gain a child care center's compliance with administrative rule. An enforcement action only pertains to licensed care -- not to certified care. On the date indicated above, an enforcement action was issued by the Department to address a violation of one or more administrative rules. The center can dispute an enforcement action through an appeal. If there is an appeal, this is also indicated above. If no decision is listed for an appealed action, contact the appropriate Department Regional Office for more information. The Department may resolve an enforcement action through a stipulation agreement with the licensee. The Department can also issue a warning letter which is not an enforcement action and does not have appeal rights.

** Any violations included in an enforcement action are both displayed next to the enforcement action and displayed in the listing of violations. Forfeitures are displayed next to their action type, and forfeiture amounts are identified next to each violation.

*** During a partial review of rule requirements on the date indicated, no rule violations were observed.





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