|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Mingle made an unannounced visit in order to conduct an Annual/random review and met with the director, Ms. Nellum Lewis. The purpose of the visit was discussed and a tour of the facility was conducted. LPA observed Ms. Lewis and another staff together with 9 children on the playground upon arrival.|
There were no bodies of water present. Ms. Lewis stated that the center has no firearms on site. The center uses 3 classrooms for the preschool. These classrooms were toured and found free of hazards. Solid waste bins had fitting lids. Surface of classrooms floors were carpeted. Drinking water was available in individual, labelled bottles.
Outdoor space was fully fenced. LPA observed the center using part of the parking lot, aligned with cones, for the children to ride their tricycles with teachers present. LPA discussed the need for the center to request for a waiver or stay within the confines of their playground.
Playground toured was fully fenced. The surface was all sand and free of hazards. High climbing equipment had enough cushion beneath to absorb a fall.
Staff present had required qualifications and experience to function in their respective roles. By review of files, LPA determined that staff were complaint with immunization requirement for providers as mandated by Senate bill 792(Mendoza). Staff present had current CPR/First aid certification with an expiration of 5/13/19. All adults present have obtained a criminal record clearance. The center maintains a log for fire and emergency disaster drills. Last drill was logged on 7/17/2017. Sign in/out sheet reviewed were missing sign in for two children present.
Children files reviewed had proof of immunization and emergency information. Ms. Lewis stated that there were no children on prescribed medication currently.
Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Child Care Centers Sections 101173 and 101226. When any IMS is provided, an updated Plan of Operation that includes IMS must be submitted to the Department. The following information regarding ADA was provided: US Department of Justice (USDOJ) toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 (voice)/ (800) 514-0383 (TTY) and link to publication: Commonly Asked Questions about Child Care Centers and the ADA, available at: http://www.ada.gov/childqanda.htm