|An inspection was conducted at the facility by LPA, Dean Valencia. A review of staff records indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. There are presently 4 adults living in the home. |
During today’s inspection the home and grounds were toured and the licensee was operating within the licensed capacity. There were 5 preschool age children in care. An adult assistant was assisting with care of the children. Operating hours are 6am to 6pm, Mon–Fri. The floor plan was verified. Off limits areas are made inaccessible by means of high latches. The licensee's pediatric CPR/First Aid certification is expired. Items which could pose a danger to children (detergents, cleaning compounds, and medications) were stored out of the reach of children. Poisonous items are not stored on site, and none were observed during today's inspection. There is a working carbon monoxide detector, smoke detector, and fire extinguisher in the home. The licensee has a current roster of children in care. The facility has conducted an emergency drill within the past six months. The licensee stated there are no firearms and/or other dangerous weapons in the home and none were observed during today's visit. The children use the backyard as the outdoor play area, and it is completely fenced. The outdoor play area is free from hazards. There are no bodies of water on the premises. Children's records were reviewed, and in substantial compliance. Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Family Child Care Homes Section 102417. When any IMS is provided, a Plan for Providing IMS must be submitted to the Department. The following information regarding ADA was provided: US Department of Justice (USDOJ) toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 (voice)/ (800) 514-0383 (TTY) and link to publication: Commonly Asked Questions about Child Care Centers and the ADA, available at: http://www.ada.gov/childqanda.htm . Proof of immunization against pertussis and influenza (or written declination) for licensee(s)/assistants/volunteers within compliance of SB 792 were reviewed. Proof of immunization against measles was unable to be provided. (continued on LIC809C).