|(1) LPA Angel Richards arrived at the facility to conduct an Annual/Random visit. The single story home was toured and inspected to ensure an environment safe for the care and supervision of children. There are 2 pet dogs, turtles, snakes, bearded dragon, a guinea pig and fish in the home. The hours of operation are: 6am-6pm Monday-Friday. Present were the Licensee, licensee's adult daughter Lexius Waltar, helper Kearrah Abram, 8 day care children, and the licensee's minor child.|
The areas used for child care include the bathroom, daycare area, living room, kitchen and dining room. The off limit areas include 4 bedrooms via child proof door knobs and the garage via a lock. The home has a fenced backyard available for outdoor activities. There are 2 locked sheds which are off limits, a covered BBQ grill and the right side of the home is off limits via a gate. The fire extinguisher and smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors meet requirements and are operational. The last disaster drill was conducted on 4/3/17. All hazardous items were latched/locked and secured out of reach of children. There are no bodies of water or weapons in the home. 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 clearances or exemptions. Licensee, licensee's husband, licensee's son and licensee's daughter First Aid and CPR certifications expire in 4/2018. Helper Kearrahâ€™s First Aid and CPR certifications expire in 9/2018. Licensee maintains a current facility roster. There is a working phone at the facility. Licensee maintains emergency records for children in care.
LPA discussed AB1207 Mandated Reported Training effective 1/2018. Additional information regarding CCL, resources and regulations can be obtained at the CCL website: www.ccld.ca.gov.
Provider was reminded of the following: Report suspected child abuse and neglect, maintain records according to regulation, keep items that read â€œkeep out of reach of childrenâ€ physically inaccessible to children in care Continued...