|There were conflicting statements; per some staff members who were interviewed, the facility is sometimes out of ratio for a few minutes or so, however the Director always sends someone to cover, and the Director is at the facility most of the time, however she does rotate her schedule, she either opens or close. Other staff members who were interviewed stated; the facility is always within ratio and extra staff is always present to cover, and the Director is always present at the facility. |
During parent interviews there were conflicting statements; per some of the parents who were interviewed, in the mornings they have seen up to fifteen children in one classroom under the supervision of one teacher, and they don’t always see the Director or Assistant Director at the facility when dropping off or picking up children. Other parents stated the facility is always in ratio and they see the Director every time they drop off, or pick up children.
During children interviews; children stated when they are in their classroom, they are there with up to four of their friends and one teacher, they could not confirm that the Director is present when they arrive or when they’re picked up.
LPA Robinson reviewed sign in and out sheets, child supervision Record (“Name-To-Face”) and staff records, there was no evidence of the facility being out of ratio. LPA made observations 11/17/17 and 11/30/17, there was no evidence of facility being out of ratio. LPA reviewed the Director’s work schedule and learned that the Director and Assistant Director rotate their schedule from time to time; one of them will close the facility and the other will open the facility.
Therefore, based on conflicting information provided during the course of this investigation, it cannot be determined whether the Facility is out of ratio and that the facility Director is not present at the facility enough to respond to parent's concerns. Although the allegation(s) may have happened or are valid, there is no preponderance of evidence to prove the alleged violation(s) did or did not occur, therefore the allegation(s) is deemed unsubstantiated at this time.