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SOCIAL SERVICES

Community Care Licensing


COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION REPORT

Facility Number: 455400688
Report Date: 02/27/2019
Date Signed 02/27/2019 11:48:12 AM


STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION REPORT
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION
CCLD Regional Office, 520 COHASSET RD., SUITE 170
CHICO, CA 95926
This is an official report of an unannounced visit/investigation of a complaint received in our office on
12/13/2018 and conducted by Evaluator Patricia Pacheco
PUBLIC
COMPLAINT CONTROL NUMBER: 13-CC-20181213154730
FACILITY NAME:GIBSON-CASSIDY, ELAINE FAMILY DAY CAREFACILITY NUMBER:
455400688
ADMINISTRATOR:GIBSON-CASSIDY, ELAINEFACILITY TYPE:
810
ADDRESS:TELEPHONE:
(530) 605-0930
CITY:REDDINGSTATE: CAZIP CODE:
96003
CAPACITY:14CENSUS: 11DATE:
02/27/2019
UNANNOUNCEDTIME BEGAN:
10:30 AM
MET WITH:Elaine Gibson-CassidyTIME COMPLETED:
11:55 AM
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Licensee shut a daycare child in a room as punishment.
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A subsequent complaint investigation inspection was conducted at the facility by Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Patricia Pacheco. It was alleged that the licensee shut a daycare child in a room as punishment for an extended period of time. The licensee continued to deny the allegation and stated that she only places children on timeout in the entryway. The licensee stated that children are placed on their mats for nap if they are overstimulated or tired and having behavioral problems but if they do not fall asleep quickly will be brought back out with the rest of the children. During the course of the investigation, interviews were conducted and it was corroborated that no child has been observed to have been shut in a closed room as a form of punishment for any period of time. During the inspections conducted on 12/19/18 and 02/21/19, LPAs Jaime Snow and Patricia Pacheco did not observe any children to be in placed in timeouts in any of the closed rooms. Although the allegation may have happened or is valid, there is not a preponderance of the evidence to prove that the alleged violation occurred and the findings are unsubstantiated.

It was alleged that the licensee used unsafe sleep practices by allowing an infant to sleep in a high chair.
Unsubstantiated
Estimated Days of Completion:
SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Erin VirruetaTELEPHONE: (530) 895-4325
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Patricia PachecoTELEPHONE: 530-895-5886
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 02/27/2019
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 02/27/2019
This report must be available at Child Care and Group Home facilities for public review for 3 years.
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Control Number 13-CC-20181213154730
STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION REPORT (Cont)
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION
CCLD Regional Office, 520 COHASSET RD., SUITE 170
CHICO, CA 95926
FACILITY NAME: GIBSON-CASSIDY, ELAINE FAMILY DAY CARE
FACILITY NUMBER: 455400688
VISIT DATE: 02/27/2019
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The licensee continued to deny the allegation and stated that children sometimes fall asleep during meals or snack time but they are removed from their high chair and placed into a crib or play yard. During the course of the investigation, interviews were conducted and it was corroborated that if a child falls asleep in a high chair, they are removed and placed in a crib or play yard as quickly as possible. During the inspections conducted on 12/19/18 and 02/21/19, LPAs Jaime Snow and Patricia Pacheco did not observe any infants sleeping in high chairs. LPA Pacheco observed that there were two play yards available for the two infants in care during today’s inspection. Although the allegation may have happened or is valid, there is not a preponderance of the evidence to prove that the alleged violation occurred and the findings are unsubstantiated.

This report was reviewed with the licensee. No deficiencies were cited during today’s inspection. Notice of site visit must be posted for 30 days from today’s inspection. Appeal rights were provided.

SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Erin VirruetaTELEPHONE: (530) 895-4325
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Patricia PachecoTELEPHONE: 530-895-5886
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 02/27/2019
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 02/27/2019
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