|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Raul Navarro conducted an unannounced three year required inspection. LPA met with Licensee Emma Cardenas who guided this LPA on a tour of the facility. Also present was licensee's assistant Maria Cadena. There were six children present during today’s inspection. Licensee states that there are currently eight children enrolled. The children's roster was reviewed and is current. Disaster drill log was also available during today’s inspection. |
This is a one story home which consists of four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Areas used by the children include the kitchen, two bedrooms (pink room and blue room), one bathroom, and the outside patio. Per licensee, areas off limits to children and parents include: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining room, front yard and garage.
Areas accessible to children were inspected to ensure that they are clean and orderly with ventilation and heating for the safety of the children. There is a working telephone maintained in the home. Family members residing in the home are 3 adults (criminal record clearances on file) and two children. Licensee has two pet dogs. Detergents, cleaning compounds, medications, and other items which can pose a danger to children are inaccessible. Poisons are locked in the garage as required. The Licensee does understand that poison must be locked with a key or combination lock.
Per licensee, there are no weapons, firearms or bodies of water on the premises. There are safe toys, play equipment and materials observed for children. Emergency Disaster Plan was posted at the time of inspection. Children’s records were reviewed to ensure that each child has an Identification and Emergency form. The valve on the required 2A 10BC fire extinguisher indicates fully charged, last purchased on 06/2018. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors were tested and are in operable condition.
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