|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Ann Dumolt met with Ms. Navarrette and her adult son for the purpose of a Health and Safety Inspection. Home is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, single level house. Most of the house is used for child care. There are two steps leading down into the main child care area. Licensee and her son observed to supervise use of steps, e.g., reminding children to walk not run and when using the restroom, only one child at a time may use the steps in order to prevent horse play. Front bedroom is used as napping area. Children have access to the kitchen. Knives are stored in a cupboard out of reach of children. Medications are stored in a pantry out of reach of children and with a latch on the door out of reach of children.|
Restroom used by children is free of medications, toiletries, and sharp items. Licensee's bedroom and son's bedroom are off - limits to children and are made inaccessible to children (locked or have a pressure grip on doorknob). Per Licensee, there are no firearms stored in the home or garage. There is a carbon monoxide detector in the kitchen (combination plug in with battery back up).
Garage is detached from home. It is kept closed and there is a gated cinder block wall (about 40 inches high) to keep children from going into the driveway. Side door to garage is locked. Paints, aerosol cans, detergents, and other items not in use are stored in the garage. Patio is covered and is enclosed with a cinder block wall. A gate leads into the back yard. Back yard is spacious with a cement deck that is shaded with tarps supported by poles. There are fruit trees and a various vegetable gardens (tomatoes and zucchini). Fruit trees are barricaded to keep children from picking the fruit. There is a large shade tree in the yard with a shrine to the Virgin Mary. There is a small back house (indicated as "storage shed" on facility sketch") with a rest room directly accessible from the yard for children to use when outside playing. Per Licensee house is used for storage at this time. Door is locked to keep children out. Yard overall is fenced and gated. There are no bodies of water or pets.