|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA's) Maddox and Yates met with Director, Ms. Kim today for the purpose of investigating and Unusual Incident involving child #1. From information gathered, children were in the bathroom unattended washing their hands and splashing water. Child #1 slipped and fell from the water on the floor causing him to hit the rear part of his head. Child was taken to the Dr as a precautionary measure. |
During this investigation, Director allowed LPA's to view the video from the date the incident occurred. LPA's observed a little girl in the bathroom first (this is a jack-n-jill bathroom that has 4 toilets and 4 sinks), and after approximately a few seconds, child #1 entered the bathroom. The video revealed the little girl in the bathroom for at least 2.5 minutes washing her hands and playing in the water. When child #1 entered the bathroom, he began washing his hands but within seconds, he and the little girl started engaging in water play. The little girl continuously splashed water on child #1 and he splashed her with water as well. Soon, child #1 left out of the bathroom and soon he returned and resumed splashing water on the little girl. Within a few seconds, child #1 fell to the ground.
LPA interviewed child #1 and the Lead Teacher whom was present when the incident occurred. Teacher stated she was watching the children from outside the bathroom area and also supervising children within the classroom. There was another teacher observed in the classroom at the time of the incident (this teacher was not near the bathroom area). LPA's attempted to question Child #1, he was very apprehensive and unable to give details or disclose what happened.