|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Crystal Green conducted an unannounced 3 year required inspection to the above facility. LPA met with Kikanza Ramsey- Ray and Geoff Ramsey- Ray, Licensees who guided analyst on a tour of the facility. Also present during this inspection, was Christine Martinez, Licensee’s Assistant. Per Licensee, there are 20 children that are currently enrolled (some on a part-time basis). A current children’s roster was available for review. There were 12 children present upon arrival. |
This is a one story home which consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, den/activity room, kitchen, dining room, living room, front yard and backyard (fenced). The children use the den/activity room, outside patio, 1 bathroom and backyard (fenced). LPA observed that there are two backyards available at the licensee residence, one accessible to the children through the outside patio area and a second backyard which is separated by a six foot high wooden fence. LPA also observed an above ground pool located in the off-limit back yard of the home. LPA observed that the pool is inaccessible to both children and parents, per Licensee, an individual would have to go through 3 separate doors in the off-limit area and a security gate surrounding the pool to have accessible to the pool. Areas off limits to children and parents include: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, front yard and backyard (located directly behind the residence). The licensee provides food for children in care.
The licensee states that 3 adults and 2 children currently live in the home. Per Licensee, she currently has one assistant. All adults present in the home have obtained a criminal record clearance or exemption prior to working, residing or volunteering in the licensed child care home. Licensee states that there are no firearms stored in the home.
All areas identified on the facility sketch that are accessible for children to use were inspected for safety, comfort, and cleanliness. There is telephone service via a landline and a cellphone that is used, and the cellphone stays at the facility during operation hours. There is ventilation and heating (central). The following was observed and reviewed during this inspection.
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