|LPA Sharalyn Jenkins-Sweeten conducted an unannounced random visit (1). LPA met with licensee, Carolina Castellon, who guided analyst on a tour of the facility. The home was inspected as follows: Kitchen, living room, four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room, front yard and backyard. The home was inspected for safety, comfort, cleanliness, telephone service, heating and ventilation, inaccessibility to poisons, detergents, cleaning compounds, medicines, and hazardous items that can pose a danger to children. The First Aid kit was observed on a kitchen shelf. The licensee denies the presence of any weapons in the home. The LPA did not observe any weapons or firearms of any kind in the facility during the inspection. There is no pool, spa or other body of water on the premises. There are age appropriate toys and equipment on the premises. The required fire extinguisher (SIZE 2A10BC) and smoke detector are in operable condition. The indoor and outdoor play areas were inspected for safety. Licensee states she has seventeen children currently enrolled. LPA reviewed six children's files during the visit. LPA observed licensee's current Pediatric CPR and Pediatric First Aid certificates, which expire 3/2017. |
Areas off limits include: 3 rear bedrooms and master bathroom
Rooms/Areas were made inaccessible by: Child proof door knob covers render rooms inaccessible
LPA reminded the licensee that all adults living in or having access to day care children in the home are required to have criminal record clearances with the Department of Justice, FBI and Child Abuse Index prior to residing/ working in the home or having any contact with children. If the aforementioned is not adhered to, a Civil Penalty of $100 /day per uncleared adult will be assessed. Licensee has been reminded to provide parents with a Fact Sheet AB 633 Child Care Parent upon enrollment. The licensee is also reminded that walkers, activity center/walker without wheels, jumpers, bouncers and similar items are not allowed in child care facilities. Licensee was reminded of capacity limitations and that smoking is prohibited on the premises when children are present.