|An unannounced Required-3 Year inspection was conducted on this date by Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) B. Emiko Bell. Upon arrival, LPA was greeted and let into the facility by Licensee Paula Montes-Zavalza, who was with her assistant, Dora Romero, and ten (10) children. Licensee's eighteen-year-old was also present. (See Advisory Note.) The children were ages 12, 8, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2 and 11 months. At 3:00 P.M., Licensee's 11 year old child arrived. At 4:10 P.M., a 3 year old was picked up. At 4:30 P.M., a 12 and 3 year old were picked up. At 4:40 P.M., a 3 year old was picked up. |
Licensee's days and hours of operation are Mon.-Fri., 6:30 A.M.-7:30 P.M. There are thirteen children currently enrolled. The family members residing at the facility are four adults. Licensee guided LPA on a tour of the residence, both inside and outside. This is a single-story home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. All areas identified on the Facility Sketch were inspected in the following order (inside): the kitchen, each of the three bedrooms, the bathroom used by the daycare children, the living room, the dining room, the den, the bathroom in the den, and outside (the backyard).
The following areas are designated off-limits to the daycare children: bedroom #2 and bedroom #3. All bedrooms are rendered inaccessible through the use of doorknob handle covers. The living room is rendered inaccessible through use of a baby gate.
The home was inspected for safety, comfort, cleanliness, telephone service (Licensee and her assistant have cell phones and Licensee also has a landline), heating and ventilation (Licensee has central heating and air-conditioning, three ceiling fans and an additional fan in the playroom), inaccessibility to poisons, detergents, cleaning compounds, medicines, and hazardous items that can pose a danger to children. Licensee has two dogs, which are kept in the front yard during daycare hours. The front yard is separated from the backyard by a chain-link fence. As Licensee transports school-age daycare children, her SUV was inspected for working seatbelts and car seats. Licensee has two booster seats.