|LPA Miriam Pennock conducted a case management visit to discuss an incident which may have occurred at the facility on November 12, 2015 and was reported to the licensing office. The Nativity Preschool is part of The Nativity School. The Principal is Margaret Heveron who spoke with the LPA regarding the incident and the steps that they had taken to conduct an investigation.|
LPA spoke with the Director today to discuss the incident in which is was alleged that staff had grabbed a child leaving a mark. The Director advised that the child had been a challenge and had been compiling a log of incidents in which the child had been disruptive. Parental meetings had been held with another scheduled for after the holidays.
A tour of the preschool is taken. There is one classroom which is divided up and everyone sees everything. There are no hiding spots where this could have occurred and would have been able to be a secret. In class today are 20 children and 4 staff. The entire room is in view. It does not appear to be possible for a staff to have grabbed a child with the force required to leave a bruise without the other staff knowing about this. Allegation stated that child had been hammering nails into the wall and was grabbed by the teacher in this classroom with all staff present and able to view everything. Allegation stated that teacher grabbed the child to stop the hammering. Yet there are no holes in the walls. No staff saw everything and when chid left for the day, parent was advised that he had a great day. No marks were visible.
As there is no evidence that any incident actually occurred and The Nativity School itself conducted a thorough investigation and could not find anything to indicate that anything occurred,
facility is advised that they acted accordingly and no further follow-up is required.
There are no deficiencies cited today and facility appears to be meeting Title 22 and licensing requirements. This is a public document which must be available at your facility site for a period of three years. Original signature is on original paperwork. The licensee was provided a copy of their appeal rights (LIC 9058 12/15) and their signature on this form acknowledges receipt of these rights.