Minnesota Department of Human Services

November 27, 2017

Karen Rettke, Authorized Agent

Children's Way Preschool

3382 North Lexington Avenue

Shoreview, MN 55126

License Number: 1005240 (Rule 3)

CORRECTION ORDER

Dear Ms. Rettke:

On November 14, 2017, a licensing review of Children's Way Preschool, located at 3382 North Lexington Avenue, Shoreview, MN 55126, 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.

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 Rules, part 9503.0140, subpart 17; and Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.66, subdivision 2, paragraph (e).

Violation: The DHS licensor observed that hazardous objects were accessible to children. A purse was stored in an unlocked cabinet at the children’s level in the preschool classroom.

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

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

Violation: The license holder did not evaluate the risk reduction plan annually. There was no documentation to verify that an annual evaluation of the center’s risk reduction plan was done in 2015.

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

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: Leslie Joslin

Licensing Division

PO Box 64242

St. Paul, MN 55164-0242

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.

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.

Leslie Joslin, Human Services Licensor

Licensing Division

Office of Inspector General

651-431-2640


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