|LPA Jane Cong-Huyen met with licensee, Maria Alvarado, for a annual random visit (1). LPA toured all areas of the home inside and outside and areas accessible to the children. The home is a one level home with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Licensee stated that OFF LIMITS areas include: all bedrooms except for the first left bedroom, master bath, garage, both side yard areas, laundry room and backyard shed. Licensee acknowledged that children may never enter these off-limit areas. The census includes 6 daycare children with ages ranging from 1 - 4 years old. (1 infant and 5 preschoolers) Three are the licensee's own grand child. Also present during today's visit was the licensee's assistant and her mother. Both have been fingerprint cleared. A review of family member/staff records on this date indicates that all family members and/or other individuals who required caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. Licensee stated there are no new residents in the home since licensed. Licensee stated that she is not registered with any Foster Care agency. Licensee was able to show proof of CPR (exp:4/11/17) and First Aid (exp: 4/11/17) that is EMSA certified for herself and her brother/assistant. LPA observed posted license, Parent's Rights and current disaster plan. LPA also reviewed children's records and children's roster. The home has no fireplace. Wall heaters are screened and met regulations. Licensee stated there are no weapons in the home. LPA observed all sharp utensils, hazardous chemicals and medication are stored up high or in latched/locked cabinet which is inaccessible to children in care. Fire extinguisher, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors meet regulations. Licensee must provide 100% visual supervision when the children are in an unfenced area. The home has no pets at this time. The home has no bodies of water. LPA discussed Incidental Medical Services (IMS) with the licensee. The licensee states that she does not have any children that needs IMS at this time but if the situation changes, she will contact licensing to submit the IMS plan.|
LPA also reviewed immunization records for all adults working and/or residing in the home regarding to the new SB792 for influenza, Pertussis and Measles. She states that she is aware of the new law but does not have all of the proof during today's visit. She will have to gather the proof and submit to LPA by 11/11/16.
Deficiency cited during today's visit. (See LIC809D)