|All but one of the five parents of children in care at the facility interviewed by LPA Avila stated they support the care of their child with Licensee.|
LPA Avila interviewed Licensee and staff assistants (S1 and S2) who all denied nor observe anyone pinching the ears of children at the facility. The VCSD conducted their own interviews of staff they believed may have pinched the ears of children in care who also denied the allegation. Licensee emphatically denies the allegation and asserts the pinching of C1 ears may have happened outside of her care facility. Licensee, however, could not determine who pinched the ears of children in care despite children statements that different staff have pinched the ears of different children in care while at the facility. Statements obtained by staff, parents and Licensee herself support care of the children have been provided by Licensee's assistants while Licensee was away due to medical issues.
Based on the separate interviews of the children in care by CCL and the VCSD, along with a medical report obtained by the VCSD which supports the bruises on the ears of C1 was caused by the pinching of the ears, a preponderance of evidence standard has been met, therefore the above allegation is found to be SUBSTANTIATED. California Code of Regulations, [Title 22 Division 12, Sections Personal Rights 102423(a)(4)], is being cited on the attached LIC 9099 D.
Upon receipt, Licensee shall post and provide copies of this licensing report to parents/guardians of children in care at the facility and to parents/guardians of children newly enrolled at the facility during the next 12 months. Appeal Rights explained and provided to Licensee. LPA observed licensee post the Notice of Site visit.