|LPA Washington met with licensee Suzann Schwarz for the purpose of an annual random visit. All individuals subject to criminal background review have obtained a criminal record clearance. During the visit LPA observed 4 infants and 6 preschool children supervised by Licensee and her Assistant Desirae.|
A health and safety inspection was conducted in all areas accessible to children. Off-limits areas include the master bedroom/bathroom, garage, laundry room, and the right side of the yard. LPA observed a working phone, 2A10BC fire extinguisher, first aid kit and functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Per licensee, there are no weapons in the home. No children were observed in parked cars. There are no accessible bodies of water on the premises. Toxic and hazardous items are inaccessible to children. Safe toys and comfortable accommodations were observed. The fireplace located in the dining room is appropriately barricaded to prevent access by children. There are no stairs in the home.
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. Updated immunization requirements were discussed.