|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Karren Starks made an announced visit for the purpose of conducting a Case Management for capacity increase inspection. LPA met with and toured the home with licensee, Zivia Munoz Gonzalez who had 4 children in care. The home is a single story 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home with living room, dining room, kitchen and rear (bonus room) area. Entrance into the facility is 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 licensee and her husband and will be used for napping or isolation of ill children. Bedroom #2 is off the hallway to the left and belongs to the licensee's sons, ages 8 & 13 and may be used for napping. 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 is a fully charged 2A10BC Fire Extinguisher in the child care room.
Main care is provided in the rear room, LPA observed age appropriate toys and furniture in the rear room. The area when needed, is 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 is used for eating. All electrical outlets in child care areas are covered. LPA also observed mats for napping.
There is a small Chihuahua in the home that sometimes interacts with the children, licensee reminded that the dog's shots must be kept current and should me made available if requested. LPA observed a complete First Aid Kit. First Aid/CPR were not current (exp. 10/2016), but licensee provided proof of registration (04/25) at the time of inspection and Preventive Health is on file. There are operable smoke/carbon monoxide detectors in the home which LPA did not test during inspection, due to children napping. Control of property verified by viewing of the deed.