Minnesota Department of Human Services

October 25, 2011

Marty Watson, Director

Dodge Nature Preschool

1715 Charlton Street

West St. Paul, MN 55118

License Number: 1002183 (Rule 3)

CORRECTION ORDER

Dear Ms. Watson:

On October 24, 2011, a licensing review of Dodge Nature Preschool, located at 1715 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118, was conducted to determine compliance with Minnesota Statutes and the provisions governing child care under Minnesota Rules, parts 9503.0005 through 9503.0170 (Rule 3). As a result of this licensing review a Correction Order is being issued.

A. Reason for Correction Order

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.06, if the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services (DHS) finds that an applicant or license holder has failed to comply with an applicable law or rule and this failure does not imminently endanger the health, safety, or rights of the persons served by the program, the Commissioner may issue a Correction Order to the applicant or license holder.

The following violations of state or federal laws and rules were determined as a result of the licensing review. Corrective action for each violation is required by Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.06 and is hereby ordered by the Commissioner of Human Services.

1. Citation: Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.66, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), clause (3).

Violation: In the center’s risk reduction plan, the assessment of risk to children presented by the environment did not include an evaluation of the following factors:

• the type of grounds and terrain surrounding the building; and

• the proximity to hazards, busy roads, and publicly accessed businesses.

Corrective Action Ordered: Correct immediately and submit written documentation within 30 days of receipt of this letter detailing how compliance has been achieved.

2. Citation: Minnesota Rules, parts 9503.0125, item G; and 9503.0140, subpart 3.

Violation: One out of six children's files reviewed did not contain documentation of a current physical examination.

Corrective Action Ordered: Correct immediately and submit written documentation within 30 days of receipt of this letter detailing how compliance has been achieved.

3. Citation: Minnesota Rules, part 9503.0140, subpart 12.

Violation: Diaper changing procedures that have been developed in consultation with a health consultant were not posted in the diaper changing area.

Corrective Action Ordered: Correct immediately and submit written documentation within 30 days of receipt of this letter detailing how compliance has been achieved.

If you fail to correct the violations specified in the Correction Order within the prescribed time lines the Commissioner may issue an Order of Conditional License or may impose a fine and order other licensing sanctions pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 245A.06 and 245A.07.

Submissions required as part of a corrective action ordered must be sent to your Licensor at:

Commissioner, Department of Human Services

ATTN: Cathy Mears

Licensing Division

PO Box 64242

St. Paul, MN 55164-0242

B. Right to Request Reconsideration

If you believe any of the citations are in error, you have the right to request that the Commissioner of Human Services reconsider the parts of the Correction Order that you believe to be in error. The request for reconsideration must be in writing and received by the Commissioner within 20 calendar days after receipt of this report. Your request for reconsideration must be sent to:

Commissioner, Department of Human Services

ATTN: Legal Unit

Licensing Division

PO Box 64242

St. Paul, MN 55164-0242

Please note that a request for reconsideration does not stay any provisions or requirements of the Correction Order. The Commissioner’s disposition of a request for reconsideration is final and not subject to appeal under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14.

C. Posting the Correction Order

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.06 subdivision 8, you must post this Correction Order for two years in a place that is conspicuous to the people receiving services and all visitors to the facility, even if you request reconsideration.

If you have any questions regarding this Correction Order, please contact me as soon as possible.

Cathy Mears, Human Services Licensor

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Division of Licensing

651-296-5626

PO Box 64242 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55164-0242 An Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly Employer
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/licensing