|LPA Monica Cuddy conducted an unannounced inspection with the Licensee. The 2 story home was toured and inspected to ensure an environment safe for the care and supervision of children. Present were the Licensee, Licensee's husband, a helper, and 10 day care children. The fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector, and smoke detector meet requirements and are operational. All hazardous items were latched/locked and secured out of reach of children. There are no bodies of water in the home. Licensee states that there are no weapons in the home. A review of staff records on this date indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse clearances or exemptions. First Aid and CPR certifications for licensee, husband and helper expire on 12/18. Children’s records have up to date immunization records, and Notification of Parent’s Rights Receipts. Licensee maintains a current roster and is conducting emergency/disaster drills according to regulation.|
Licensee has provided adequate space for the children to eat, sleep and play within the home. Areas used for child care include the entire downstairs area. Off limits areas include laundry room, garage, and upstairs area. The licensee has sufficient toys and equipment available. The home has a fenced backyard available for outdoor activities. The staircase is barricaded and the fireplace is screened.
Provider is hereby reminded of the following: maintain children’s records according to regulation, post all required forms, ensure that all adults living or working in the home have criminal background clearances to avoid civil penalties associated with this requirement; corporal punishment, smoking, exersaucers, bouncy seats, walkers, and jumpers are not allowed in day care. All equipment that is used should be used only as intended by the manufacturer. Licensee was also provided with information regarding SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome. Staff immunization requirements were met. Licensee and staff will complete mandated reporter training as soon as possible.