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FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT

Facility Number: 136608023
Report Date: 04/13/2017
Date Signed 04/13/2017 10:02:09 AM

STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION
CCLD Regional Office, 7575 METROPOLITAN DR., STE 110
SAN DIEGO, CA 92108
FACILITY NAME:UNITED FAMILIES INC. - EL CENTROFACILITY NUMBER:
136608023
ADMINISTRATOR:IVONNE GOMEZFACILITY TYPE:
830
ADDRESS:179 SOUTHWIND DRIVETELEPHONE:
(760) 337-1703
CITY:EL CENTROSTATE: CAZIP CODE:
92243
CAPACITY:22CENSUS: 15DATE:
04/13/2017
TYPE OF VISIT:Annual/RandomUNANNOUNCEDTIME BEGAN:
07:17 AM
MET WITH:Ivonne GomezTIME COMPLETED:
10:20 AM
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LPA Nancy Diaz conducted an unannounced comprehensive site visit. LPA met with Ivonne Gomez, Site Supervisor. This facility operates under Title 5 Program. Facility was observed to be in violation of the law when at 7:55am there were 5 toddlers and infants co-mingled in the front room with Claudia Mercado (Aide). There were 3 non-mobile infants with Ivonne Gomez. All required notices, forms and license(s) were posted. Census taken at 8:40 were: 3 mobile infants with Lourdes Obeso; 3 non-mobile infants with Leticia Sanchez and 9 toddlers with Beatriz Villalobos, Sonia Martinez & Ivonne Gomez.

Disinfectants, cleaning solutions, and other toxic items that are dangerous to children are inaccessible via storage in the staff office. Facility do not maintain medications on site. Playground equipment are in safe condition, free of sharp, loose or pointed parts. The surface of the outdoor activity space are maintained in a safe condition, and free of hazards. All toilets and hand washing facilities are kept in safe and sanitary operating condition. All floors are kept clean and safe. The kitchen and/or food preparation and storage areas are kept clean and free of litter, rubbish and free of rodents and other vermin. All storage containers for solid waste have tight-fitting covers that are kept on, and in good repair. Drinking water are readily available indoor and outdoor. The areas around and under high climbing equipment, swings, slides and similar equipment are cushioned with material that absorbs a fall.

Personnel and client records were reviewed. All staff are trained in CPR and First aid, current certificate are on file. Sign in/out sheets were in full compliance with full legal signatures. Children’s records reviewed today contained emergency information of child’s authorized representative and child’s medical assessment. Menus are posted in a place visible by the child’s authorized representative. LPA reviewed Emergency Disaster Plan and the last fire drill was conducted on April 6, 2017.

TYPE A AND B DEFICIENCIES WERE CITED TODAY. CIVIL PENALTY WAS ASSESSED. Type A violation if not corrected, will have a direct and immediate risk to the health, safety, or personal rights of children in care.

Upon receipt, licensee shall post and provide copies of this licensing report to parents/guardians of children in care at the facility and to parents/guardians of children newly enrolled at the facility during the next 12 months.

SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Carolina RamosTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2206
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Nancy DiazTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2207
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 04/13/2017
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 04/13/2017
This report must be available at Child Care and Group Home facilities for public review for 3 years.
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT (Cont)
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION
CCLD Regional Office, 7575 METROPOLITAN DR., STE 110
SAN DIEGO, CA 92108
FACILITY NAME: UNITED FAMILIES INC. - EL CENTRO
FACILITY NUMBER: 136608023
DEFICIENCY INFORMATION FOR THIS PAGE:
VISIT DATE: 04/13/2017
Deficiency Type
POC Due Date /
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DEFICIENCIES
PLAN OF CORRECTIONS(POCs)
Type A
04/13/2017
Section Cited
101170e2
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101170(e)(2) Criminal Record Clearance. Prior to working or volunteering in a licensed child care facility, all individuals subject to a criminal record review shall request a transfer of a criminal record clearance from another facility or Trustline.
- Staff Beatriz Villalobos' fingerprint is not associated to the facility.
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CORRECTED TODAY. A request to associate staff Beatriz Villalobos was transmitted to the department today via fax. Proof of fax transmission was observed today.
Type A
04/17/2017
Section Cited
18290
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TITLE 5 SECTION 18290. There shall be a ratio of 1 teacher (permit) with a group of 16 children with 1:4 adult-child ratio.
- At 7:55 a.m. LPA observed 5 toddlers & 3 mobile infants (co-mingled) supervised by staff Claudia Mercado who is an aide.
- LPA observed Claudia Mercado supervising one infant at 7:30a.m.
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Site Director shall submit a plan of correction to the department no later than April 17, 2017. This deficiency was corrected today when Ivonne Gomez arrived at 7:55 a.m. to supervise the non-mobile infants and a substitute arrived at 8:20 and removed the mobile infants from the group. Beatriz Villalobos (also a substitute) also arrived to supervise the Toddler group. This plan shall ensure that appropriate Title 5 Program Ratios are met at all times.
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Failure to correct the cited deficiency(ies), on or before the Plan of Correction (POC) due date, may result in a civil penalty assessment.
SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Carolina RamosTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2206
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Nancy DiazTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2207
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 04/13/2017
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 04/13/2017
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT (Cont)
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION
CCLD Regional Office, 7575 METROPOLITAN DR., STE 110
SAN DIEGO, CA 92108
FACILITY NAME: UNITED FAMILIES INC. - EL CENTRO
FACILITY NUMBER: 136608023
VISIT DATE: 04/13/2017
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The facility have appropriate furniture and equipment for infants/toddlers. The facility have sufficient napping equipment. The facility have indoor space and outdoor space for infants that is physically separate from space used by child care center/school age children. Infants/toddlers are visually supervised by qualified staff at all times. The facility have an individual feeding and needs and services plan for each infant that meets regulation requirements.

The following handouts were provided to the Site Director today: A Child Care Provider's Guide to Safe Sleep (Helping you to reduce the risk of SIDS) and California Car Seat Law Changes.

Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Child Care Centers Sections 101173 and 101226. When any IMS is provided, an updated Plan of Operation that includes IMS must be submitted to the Department. The following information regarding ADA was provided: US Department of Justice (USDOJ) toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 (voice)/ (800) 514-0383 (TTY) and link to publication: Commonly Asked Questions about Child Care Centers and the ADA, available at: http://www.ada.gov/childqanda.htm.

Site Supervisor was reminded of the Title 5 required ratio:

Infants (birth to 18 months old) - 1:3 adult-child ratio, 1:18 teacher-child ratio.

Toddlers (18 months to 36 months old) - 1:4 adult-child ratio, 1:16 teacher-child ratio.



There are currently 14 toddlers and 8 infants enrolled in the program. There are only 3 permit teachers, 2 aides and the site director employed at this center. Director stated that there have been 14 toddlers in the toddler room with 2 teachers and an aide and in the infant rooms with 4 infants with only 1 teacher and no assistant.
SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Carolina RamosTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2206
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Nancy DiazTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2207
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 04/13/2017
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 04/13/2017
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT (Cont)
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION
CCLD Regional Office, 7575 METROPOLITAN DR., STE 110
SAN DIEGO, CA 92108
FACILITY NAME: UNITED FAMILIES INC. - EL CENTRO
FACILITY NUMBER: 136608023
DEFICIENCY INFORMATION FOR THIS PAGE:
VISIT DATE: 04/13/2017
Deficiency Type
POC Due Date /
Section Number
DEFICIENCIES
PLAN OF CORRECTIONS(POCs)
Type B
04/17/2017
Section Cited
101216g2
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101216(g)(2) Personnel Requirements. All personnel including the licensee shall have a health-screening report, including specified information, signed by the person who performed it.
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Site director shall obtain Ms. Martinez' Physician's report and submit a copy to the department no later than 4/17/17.
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Failure to correct the cited deficiency(ies), on or before the Plan of Correction (POC) due date, may result in a civil penalty assessment.
SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Carolina RamosTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2206
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Nancy DiazTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2207
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 04/13/2017
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 04/13/2017
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