|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Karren Starks made an announced visit for the purpose of conducting a Pre-Licensing inspection. LPA met with and toured the home with applicant, Zivia Munoz Gonzalez. The home is a single story 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home with living room, dining room, kitchen and rear room area. Entrance into the facility will be via a walkway that leads to the rear of the home with entry into the rear room. Bedroom #1 is off the hallway to the right, belongs to the applicant and her husband it is off limits and made inaccessible by lock. Bedroom #2 is off the hallway to the left and belongs to the applicant's sons, ages 7 & 12 and is off limits and made inaccessible by lock. The bathroom for children in care is located off the hallway, it was inspected and LPA did not observe any medications, toxins or cleaning compounds that would cause a risk to children in care. |
The home appeared to be clean, safe and well ventilated with telephone service. There is a properly barricaded fireplace in the living room that is used to heat the home. The kitchen which is through the dining room to the right, is off limits and made inaccessible by a child safety gate. LPA observed the cabinets and drawers to have safety latches, making all contents inaccessible to children in care. There was a fully charged 2A10BC Fire Extinguisher mounted in the kitchen.
Main care will be provided in the rear room, LPA observed age appropriate toys and furniture in the rear room. The area will be heated by a portable heater that will heat the area prior to children arriving. The furnace for the home in inoperable and the grates, located in the hallway are covered. The dining room is just to left of the living room and will only be used if the weather does not permit the children to go outdoors. All electrical outlets in areas that will be used for child care are covered. LPA also observed mats for napping.
There is a small Chihuahua in the home that may interact with the children, applicant reminded that the dog's shots must be kept current and should me made available if requested. LPA observed a complete First Aid Kit. Current First Aid/CPR and Preventive Health are on file. There are operable smoke/carbon monoxide detectors in the home. LPA observed the Deed for the home. There is a shotgun and BB gun with trigger locks and the ammunition kept separate, in the closet. Incidental Medical Services (IMS) were discussed with the applicant.
The backyard was inspected for outdoor use it is fully enclosed. LPA observed a covered patio area and two storage sheds.