| LPA Monica Cuddy conducted an unannounced inspection with the Licensee. The single story home was toured and inspected to ensure an environment safe for the care and supervision of children. Present were the Licensee, her husband and 6 day care children. Proper supervision and ratios were observed. 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 weapons in the home. There is a spa in the back yard which is properly covered. 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. Licensee’s First Aid and CPR certifications expire on 2/18. Licensee maintains emergency records for children.|
Licensee has provided adequate space for the children to eat, sleep and play within the home. Areas used for child care include play room, one bedroom for napping and bathroom. The rest of the home is of limits. There is a working phone at the facility. The licensee has sufficient age appropriate, safe, toys and equipment available. The home has a fenced backyard available for outdoor activities.
Provider is hereby reminded of the following: Report suspected child abuse and neglect, 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. Staff immunization requirements were discussed.
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.
No deficiencies are cited. LPA provided notice of site visit and observed it being posted at the facility.