Summary of Facility Monitoring
Facility Name: HICKORY CREEK CHILD CENTER INC Date: 5/23/2018 Time: 9:40:02 AM
Case Number: K830024273


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Facility Name HICKORY CREEK CHILD CENTER INC Director Joanne Thomas
Location 1408 4TH ST NW
ARDMORE, Oklahoma 73401
E-Mail Address hcccenter@sbcglobal.net
Facility Phone (580)223-7111 Fax
Current Star Level 2 Stars County of Facility Carter
Worker Name Brandi Lee Contact Phone Number (580)490-3600
Facility Type Child Care Program
Capacity 80 Accept Subsidy Yes
Ages Accepted 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years
Service Provided Daytime Hours
Transportation Emergency Only


Monitoring Summary since 5/23/2015
Listed below are the non-compliances OBSERVED during a visit. The regulation, its description, the non-compliance observed according to the regulation, and a plan of corrective action are all provided. The column "NRS" indicates Numerous, Repeated and/or Serious non-compliances with Licensing Requirements.
Visit Date 4/4/2018 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
RequirementRegulation DescriptionNonCompliance ObservedPlan To CorrectCorrection DateNRS
340:110-3-284(b)(3)Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder. Prior to or within 12 months of employment, teaching personnel obtain and maintain a current Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder (OPDL) certificate, per OAC 340 Appendix FF – Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder.Personnel has an expired PDL -3/6/18. Personnel will complete necessary documentation and update annually. 05/01/2018No

Visit Date 12/28/2017 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
No non-compliances observed

Visit Date 8/22/2017 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
No non-compliances observed

Visit Date 6/13/2017 Visit Type Partial Purpose of Visit Follow Up
No non-compliances observed

Visit Date 6/5/2017 Visit Type Partial Purpose of Visit Complaint
No non-compliances observed

Visit Date 4/20/2017 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
RequirementRegulation DescriptionNonCompliance ObservedPlan To CorrectCorrection DateNRS
340:110-3-284(d)(5)Entry Level Child Care Training (ELCCT) or equivalent. Prior to, or within 90 calendar days of employment, teaching personnel hired after August 1, 2003, complete an approved entry-level training listed on the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR) website, such as ELCCT. However, this training is not required when previously received, unless the individual has not been employed at a licensed program within the last five years.Four personnel do not have ELCCT or equivalent within 90 days of hire. All four are currently enrolled in ELCCT 05/20/2017No
340:110-3-302(b)(1)Mats. Each individual mat is at least two-inches thick and covered with a durable, washable, waterproof, form-fitting material. Inflatable mats do not meet this requirement.One mat was less than 1in. *Corrected at visit*. Changed Mat out for this child. 04/20/2017No

Visit Date 12/29/2016 Visit Type Partial Purpose of Visit Complaint
No non-compliances observed

Visit Date 12/23/2016 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
RequirementRegulation DescriptionNonCompliance ObservedPlan To CorrectCorrection DateNRS
340:110-3-284(b)(3)Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder. Prior to or within 12 months of employment, teaching personnel obtain and maintain a current Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder (OPDL) certificate, per OAC 340 Appendix FF – Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder.One personnel with hire date of 5/26/15 without a current PDL. Provider will get personnel help to obtain documents needed to obtained PDL. 03/23/2016No
340:110-3-284(d)(5)Entry Level Child Care Training (ELCCT) or equivalent. Prior to, or within 90 calendar days of employment, teaching personnel hired after August 1, 2003, complete an approved entry-level training listed on the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR) website, such as ELCCT. However, this training is not required when previously received, unless the individual has not been employed at a licensed program within the last five years.One personnel with hire date of 7/15/16 has not completed ELCCT. Personnel will complete ELCCT 01/23/2016No

Visit Date 10/19/2016 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
No non-compliances observed

Visit Date 6/15/2016 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
RequirementRegulation DescriptionNonCompliance ObservedPlan To CorrectCorrection DateNRS
110-3-284(b)(3)Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder. Prior to or within 12 months of employment, teaching personnel obtain and maintain a current Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder (OPDL) certificate, per OAC 340 Appendix FF – Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder.Two teacher do not have current PDL who were hired 5/26/15.Program will get both on registry 08/15/2016No
110-3-281.1(i)(2)First aid kits, emergency supply kits, and fire extinguishers. The location of first aid kits and fire extinguishers are posted. Items are paper only.Classrooms do not have location of first aid kits or fire extinguishers Provider will post location of first aid kit and fire extinguisher 06/21/2016No

Visit Date 2/24/2016 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
RequirementRegulation DescriptionNonCompliance ObservedPlan To CorrectCorrection DateNRS
110-3-284(d)(4)Entry Level Child Care Training (ELCCT) or equivalent. Prior to, or within 90 calendar days of employment, teaching personnel hired after August 1, 2003, complete an approved entry-level training listed on the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry (OPDR) website, such as ELCCT. However, this training is not required when previously received, unless the individual has not been employed at a licensed program within the last five years.Three staff need ELCCT or equivalent who have hire dates of 5/26/15, 9/28/15, and 8/21/15All staff will complete and new staff with in 90 days will complete ELCCT or equivalent 04/24/2016No
110-3-297(a)(3)(C) have a non-porous diapering surface, such as a counter or pad, at least 28 inches above the floor, and not used for other purposes;Cover on changing pad has several holes that prevents proper sanitizing. Provider will change out changing pad 02/24/2016No

Visit Date 12/23/2015 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
RequirementRegulation DescriptionNonCompliance ObservedPlan To CorrectCorrection DateNRS
110-3-11(a)(7)(B)a representative of the Office of the State Fire Marshal or local fire official who has been authorized by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The State Fire Marshal can be reached at 1-800-522-8666; andLast fire inspection lasted recorded 10/17/13Provider will get documentation of fire inspection and provide to licensing 12/31/2015No

Visit Date 8/19/2015 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
No non-compliances observed

Visit Date 6/9/2015 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
No non-compliances observed

Visit Date 5/28/2015 Visit Type Full Purpose of Visit Periodic
RequirementRegulation DescriptionNonCompliance ObservedPlan To CorrectCorrection DateNRS
110-3-7.1(h)(2)Entry-level training. Prior to or within three months of employment, staff counted to meet staff-child ratios participate in a Tier II entry–level training course that provides at least 20 hours of training, in accordance with Appendix L-1. Directors are not required to have this training. Staff who have previously received this training are not required to repeat it unless there is a two year break in service.Staff with employment dates of 8/11/14 and 2/9/15 do not have entry level training. Provider will complete this training and provide documentation to licensing 06/28/2015No




Substantiated Complaint Summary since 5/23/2015
Any complaint investigation that rises to the level of abuse/neglect is referred to OKDHS Child Welfare Services for screening and investigation. All other complaint allegations are investigated by Oklahoma Child Care Services. Only substantiated complaints are available for viewing online.
Complaint Received 12/29/2016
RequirementDescriptionAllegation DescriptionPlan To CorrectAllegation Findings
340:110-3-287(a)Supervision. Supervision means the function of observing, overseeing, and guiding a child or group of children, including an awareness of, and responsibility for the ongoing activity of each child, and being near enough to intervene when needed. The program is required to maintain supervision at all times.SupervisionWe had a meeting with the 2 lead teachers of the 2 classrooms that were on the playground that day and we came up with a plan at that time. We also met with the parents of the child and discussed our plans for the future safety. The next day there was an all staff meeting held and again we discussed the safety issues on the playground, ratios and the proper way to address informing the other parents at the facility. We will do a formal training on playground safety and a ratio training again by the end of January. I will be seeking training on the internet for these 2 items as well. The 4 caregivers will watch the video and we will finish the written changes we have started from our first meeting. So far we have decided that if we need to be seated that chairs need to be positioned by the gate entrance and in the middle of the play area to ensure all areas can be seen by the adult even though sitting is not recommended. Also we have decided that when taking children into the building it is the responsibility of the person on the playground to ensure that they are in ratio. We would like to install cameras outside as we have inside the building but at this time it is not in the budget. The teachers were given verbal reprimands as this incident happened while they were in charge but this was a very unforeseen incident that has caused each person on duty that day much stress and sleeplessness. I would request that if you have a good video or website for the above trainings or can maybe do a ratio training for the staff to please let us use your expertise in that area.Substantiated



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