|An annual/random inspection was made to the facility by Licensing Program Analysts (LPAs), Y. Yang and J. Velasco. The facility file was reviewed prior to this visit. A review of the personnel report on file indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. This program is operated by Head Start. |
The facility’s operating hours are 9:00am-3:15pm, Monday-Thursday in the Guillory classroom and 8:00am-2:15pm Monday-Thursday in the Martinez classroom. The facility was toured inside and outside and the floor and yard plan submitted by the licensee were verified. The items which could pose a danger to children (such as detergents, cleaning compounds and medications) were observed to be inaccessible to children. The director stated there are no poisons stored on the premises. The toys, floors, desks and other equipment and surfaces are clean, toxic free, safe and in good condition. There is uncontaminated drinking water available to children both indoors and outdoors on the playground. The children's bathrooms are in safe and sanitary condition. Food prep areas are clean. Food is properly stored and refrigerated as needed. There was no contaminated food observed. Garbage cans containing solid waste have tight fitting lids. LPAs observed a working carbon monoxide detector in the facility. The playground was free of hazards. The playground equipment and surface areas were in safe condition. There is wood chip cushioning underneath climbing structures and/or play equipment to absorb falls. There were no bodies of water observed. The director stated no weapons are stored on site and none were observed. During today's inspection, staffing ratios were being met, and 28 children were being supervised by six teachers/aides. The facility was operating within the licensed capacity. At least one staff member present during the visit possessed current CPR and First Aid certifications. The sign-in/sign-out procedure was reviewed and in compliance. Ten children’s records were reviewed at 1:15pm, and contained signed admission agreements. Seven staff records were reviewed at 1:25pm and contained documentation of education and training as required.
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