|An annual random inspection was made to the facility by LPA, Sandy Husband. 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. There are presently 2 adults living in the home.|
During today’s inspection the home and grounds were toured. The licensee was properly supervising children and operating within the licensed capacity and ratio requirements. No children were observed left in any parked vehicle. Operating hours are 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Mon–Fri. The floor plan was verified. The off-limits areas (upstairs with a gate at the bottom of the staircase, the living room, front bedroom and front bathroom which were gated and/or contained a door knob cover) were inaccessible.The home appeared clean and orderly and was at a comfortable indoor temperature. There were safe toys and equipment available for children. There is a working telephone in the home. The licensee's pediatric CPR and First Aid expire 8/31/19. Items which could pose a danger to children (detergents, cleaning compounds, medications, etc.) were stored out of the reach of children. Poisons are locked in a detached shop. The staircase is barricaded. The fireplace has a secured screen. There is a working smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector and charged fire extinguisher, rated at least 2A10BC, in the home. The licensee has a current roster of children in care and has conducted an emergency drill within the past six months. The licensee stated there are no firearms and/or other dangerous weapons in the home and none were observed during today's inspection. The children use the backyard as the outdoor play area and it is fully fenced. The swing set and play have sufficient cushioning to absorb falls. There were no bodies of water observed. Children's records were reviewed; current immunizations and Notification of Parent’s Rights forms were on file.
(Continued on LIC 809-C)