|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Mayla Mendoza conducted an unannounced ANNUAL/RANDOM inspection. LPA met with Child Development Manager Quera Owens. The center was toured inside and out for health and safety inspection. |
PHYSICAL PLANT: There are no bodies of water nor any firearms/weapons in the premises. Storage for poisons/detergents, cleaning supplies, medications are inaccessible to children. Furniture and equipment are free of sharp parts. Indoor and outdoor surfaces are clean and toxic free. Toilets, handwashing equipment are safe and in sanitary condition. There are separate staff toilets. Kitchen and food-preparation area are clean. Food are protected against contamination. There is a menu posted and there are no cleaning supplies stored with food. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided by the center. Parents provide lunches for their children. There is a variety of snacks available for children. Water is available indoors and outdoors. The center is free of flies, other insects and rodents. LPA inspected the fire extinguisher, smoke detector, and carbon monoxide detector. First Aid kit is available. Heating, lighting and air conditioner is adequate. INSPECTION of OUTDOOR PLAY AREA: Playground equipment is in good condition and outdoor activity space is maintained in a safe condition and free of any hazards. Climbing equipment is properly anchored to the ground with adequate and appropriate cushioning material to absorb falls. There is an adequate shade provided for the children. FACILITY ADMINISTRATION: The staff is aware that any authorized employee of the Department may enter and inspect the center with or without advance notice. The licensee understands that prior to working or volunteering in a licensed child care facility, all individuals subject to criminal record review shall obtain a clearance or criminal record exemption. If the department notifies the licensee to immediately terminate the employment of, or to remove/bar any person with specified convictions or for other reasons, the licensee shall comply. At least one person trained in CPR and Pediatric First Aid is present when children are at the facility or at off site activities. EVALUATION OF CARE AND SUPERVISION: The facility is operating within its licensed capacity. The facility is within ratio today with one teacher supervising no more than 12 children.