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Brighter Minds Academy

Child Care Center

Facility Attributes

Operator:

Cherita Williams

Capacity:

72

Facility Hours

Sunday
  • Closed
Monday
  • 6:30AM–6:00PM
Tuesday
  • 6:30AM–6:00PM
Wednesday
  • 6:30AM–6:00PM
Thursday
  • 6:30AM–6:00PM
Friday
  • 6:30AM–6:00PM
Saturday
  • Closed

Licensing

Licensing Type & Number:

License#: 25277

Issue Date:

5/28/2021

Expiration Date:

2/28/2022

Call your DSS licensing specialist if you have questions:

DSS Licensing Specialist

Jenkins, Ebony


This provider is open


2700 Ashland Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Lexington County


Facility Review & Complaint Information

(41 records found)

Severity Inspection Type Date Deficiency Type Resolved
High Review 12/16/2021 Direct Supervision On Site
High Application 12/10/2021 Staff Requirements Yes
High Application 12/10/2021 Direct Supervision On Site
High Application 12/10/2021 Ratios On Site
Medium Application 12/10/2021 Staff Health Yes
High Application 12/10/2021 Staff Health Yes
High Application 12/10/2021 63-13-40 Background checks for employment Yes
Medium Application 10/1/2021 Child Records On Site
High Application 10/1/2021 Direct Supervision On Site
Medium Review 9/30/2021 Diapering Pending
Low Review 9/30/2021 Meal Requirements On Site
High Review 9/30/2021 Meal Requirements Pending
High Review 9/30/2021 Feeding, Eating, and Drinking On Site
High Review 9/13/2021 Direct Supervision On Site
Medium Review 9/13/2021 Indoor Space and Conditions - Environmental Hazards Pending
High Review 9/13/2021 Feeding, Eating, and Drinking On Site
Medium Review 8/26/2021 Staff Records Pending
High Review 8/26/2021 Staff Requirements Yes
Medium Review 8/26/2021 Staff Requirements Pending
High Review 8/26/2021 Direct Supervision On Site
High Review 8/26/2021 Ratios On Site
Medium Review 8/26/2021 Indoor Space & Conditions - Lighting Yes
Medium Review 8/26/2021 Indoor Space and Conditions - Environmental Hazards Yes
High Review 8/26/2021 Sanitation Yes
Medium Review 8/26/2021 Outdoor Space Yes
Medium Review 8/26/2021 Outdoor Space Yes
High Review 8/26/2021 Environmental Hazards Yes
Low Review 8/26/2021 Meal Requirements Yes
Medium Review 8/26/2021 Food Service Yes
High Review 7/27/2021 Direct Supervision On Site
High Review 7/27/2021 Rest Equipment Yes
High Review 7/20/2021 Direct Supervision Yes
High Review 7/20/2021 Rest Equipment Yes
Medium Review 7/20/2021 Food Storage Yes
High Review 7/20/2021 Feeding, Eating, and Drinking Yes
Medium Review 7/9/2021 Diapering Yes
Medium Review 7/9/2021 Bathrooms Yes
Low Review 7/9/2021 Bathrooms Yes
Medium Review 7/9/2021 Indoor Space and Conditions - Environmental Hazards Yes
High Review 7/9/2021 Meal Requirements Yes
Medium Review 7/9/2021 Meal Requirements Yes

Inspection Reports

Inspection Type Date Report
Review 4/11/2022 View Report
Review 2/28/2022 View Report
Review 10/27/2021 View Report
Review 10/22/2021 View Report
Review 10/1/2021 View Report
Review 7/19/2021 View Report

Note on Deficiencies

Deficiencies are listed in broad categories and are available online for 36 months. We encourage you to contact your region office for an explanation of any of the deficiencies, or for additional information about this facility's compliance. Resolved "On Site" means that a violation was resolved during the Licensing Specialist's inspection.


Severity Levels

High:
These are the most serious violations of child care regulations and could pose a risk to the health and safety of children. If you would like an explanation of any of the deficiencies, or would like additional information about this facility's compliance, please contact your regional office.

Medium:
These are significant violations of child care regulations and could negatively impact the health and safety of children. If you would like an explanation of any of the deficiencies, or would like additional information about this facility's compliance, please contact your regional office.

Low:
These violations are the least likely to impact health and safety, but they still show that a facility is out of compliance with some child care regulations. If you would like an explanation of any of the d


Note on Frequency of Inspections

Centers, Group Homes, and Licensed Family Homes::
In 2014, legislation was passed that changed the number of unannounced visits from two per year to one per year in Child Care Centers, Group Child Care Homes, and Licensed Family Child Care Homes. As a result of this new law, you may see a decrease in the number of deficiencies listed on this website for these types of providers. Unannounced visits are still made in response to a complaint, and visits are scheduled with the facility during the re-licensing process, which occurs every two years.

Registered Family Homes:
Most family homes are registered, not licensed. In 2014, legislation was passed that allows Child Care Licensing to make one unannounced visit to these homes each year. As a result of this new law, you may see an increase in the number of deficiencies listed on this website for Registered Family Child Care Homes. Unannounced visits are still made in response to a complaint. Click here for an overview of each facility and the requirements they must meet according to state law.