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Solid waste containers with tight-fitting lids are throughout the Facility. Children's bathroom is clean, sanitary, and operable. There is a separate staff bathroom not utilized by the children which an isolated child can use if needed. Director states that there are no weapons or firearms on the premises.
The food preparation and storage areas are clean. The kids do not have lunch but they have snack, the school is operating a half day program. All food and beverages that require refrigeration are stored in covered containers. Cleaning supplies are stored on high shelves, away from children. Medication(s) at the Facility will stored on high shelves in the kitchen away from the children. LPA observed all furniture, rooms and equipment are in good condition and safe for the children. The playground area utilized by children is surrounded by appropriate fencing and the outdoor surfaces are safe for the children. Drinking water is readily available for the children in the Facility via water cooler and disposable cups and in the outdoor playground area via pitchers and disposable cups. LPA observed that the outdoor equipment is age appropriate and in good condition. There is sufficient resilient materials in the outdoor playground area. LPA did not observe any bodies of water.
LPA discussed Zero Tolerance with $500 civil penalty and the requirements of AB633 to director and provided her with the AB633 fact sheet. Parent Notification Requirements (AB 633) must be followed, and the parent or authorized representative of every child in care shall be given a copy of today's report and a signed LIC 9224 must be kept in each child's file. For the next 12 months, the parent or authorized representative of any newly enrolled child must also be given a copy of today's report, and a signed LIC 9224 must be kept in their child's file as well.
Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Child Care Centers Sections 101173 and 101226. When any IMS is provided, an updated Plan of Operation that includes 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
The following page contains the violation being cited according to Title 22 Regulations. In regards to the Lack of Supervision violation, you are hereby notified that an immediate $1000.00 civil penalty per violation is being assessed because this is a repeat violation within a 12 month period.
Appeal rights printed and reviewed.
A NOTICE OF SITE VISIT WAS ISSUED, POSTED NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO THE FACILITY, AND MUST REMAIN POSTED FOR 30 DAYS.