|LPAs Kevin O'Connell and Yang Yang made an unannounced inspection regarding compliance with Title 22 Regulations. The facility file was reviewed prior to the inspection. 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 index clearances or exemptions. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00AM- 2:15PM on the "Martinez side" and Monday- Thursday 9:00am-3:15 on the "Guillory side." This center is licensed for 40 children. Present were 34 children and 6 staff. Fire extinguishers were charged and at least one carbon monoxide detector was functioning. There is also a pull- down alarm. Smoke detectors are hard wired and there are sprinklers throughout the building.|
During today's inspection staffing ratios were being met.
The items which could pose a danger to children (detergents, cleaning compounds, and medications) were stored out of the reach of children. Disinfectants and cleaning solutions are stored in a closet behind the kitchen. The toys, floors, desks, and other equipment appeared clean. There is drinking water available to children both indoors and outdoors. The children's bathrooms appeared in safe and sanitary operating condition.
The playground was completely fenced and the equipment appeared in safe condition. There was bark under the climbing structures/ play equipment to absorb falls. Trash cans used for solid waste did have tight fitting lids. Breakfast and lunch is served. Menus were posted.
Furnishings, equipment, toys and activities are age and developmentally appropriate, found in safe condition.
Children's files were reviewed for Parent's Rights Notification & the blue PM 286 Immunization form.
Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. This facility is providing IMS-(inhaler as needed). This facility provides Incidental Medical Services – IMS. LPA reviewed storage of medication and equipment/supplies, and reviewed children’s, personnel, and administrative records. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Child Care Centers Sections 101173 and 101226.