|A visit was made to the facility by LPA, Dean Valencia. The facility file was reviewed prior to this visit. A review of the personnel report on file indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. Operating hours are 7:30am to 6pm, Mon-Fri. The facility was toured inside and outside and the floor and yard plan were verified. The facility operates in Building #200. During the visit it was determined the facility is operating within its licensed capacity and within staffing ratios. This is a combination center with a separate preschool license. Activity space for infants is separate from other age groups. The items which could pose a danger to children (detergents, cleaning compounds, and medications) were inaccessible to children. Poisons/hazardous items are locked in a maintenance area. The toys, floors and other equipment appeared clean, safe and age appropriate for infants. There is sufficient napping equipment. Bedding is laundered daily, on-site. The changing table is within arm’s reach of a sink, and appears clean and sanitary. Breakfast, Lunch, PM Snack, and supper are provided. A current menu was posted. Food prep areas appear clean and sanitary. Food is properly stored. Garbage cans containing solid waste have tight fitting lids. There is a working smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector and fire extinguisher in the facility. The playground is completely fenced and free of hazards. The playground equipment appeared in safe condition. There is sufficient cushioning underneath climbing structures and/or play equipment to absorb falls. Children and staff records were reviewed and within compliance. Infant Needs and Services/Feeding Plans were reviewed, are within compliance and being updated quarterly. The sign in/out procedure was reviewed and in compliance. At least one staff member present possessed current CPR/First Aid certifications, which expire 11/2018. Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Child Care Centers Sections 101173 and 101226. When any IMS is provided, an updated Plan of Operation that includes IMS must be submitted to the Department. |
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