|An inspection was made to the facility by LPA, Laura Chavez. The facility file was reviewed prior to this visit. Facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. This program is operated by Colusa County Office of Education and a Title 5 funded program. Operating hours are 6:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday. The inspection was made in conjunction with the preschool located in the same building. The facility was toured inside and outside and the floor and yard plan were verified. During today's inspection, infant/toddler staffing ratios were being met and children were being directly supervised. The facility was operating within the licensed capacity. Infant and toddlers each have separate classrooms and play yards. The items which could pose a danger to children (detergents and cleaning compounds) were inaccessible to children. Poisons are locked in cabinets located throughout the classrooms. Medications are inaccessible to children. The toys, floors, and other equipment and surfaces appeared clean, toxic free, safe for infants and in good condition. There is uncontaminated drinking water available to children both indoors and outdoors. The changing tables have at least 3" sides and sanitary vinyl pads that are at least 1" thick. The toddler bathroom and hand washing area appeared to be in safe and sanitary operating condition. There was sufficient napping equipment (cribs and mats) available that meet requirements. A current menu was posted. Food prep areas are clean. Food is properly stored and refrigerated as needed. Garbage cans containing solid waste have tight fitting lids. The playgrounds are free of hazards. The playground equipment and surface areas appeared in safe condition. There were no bodies of water observed. At least one staff member present possessed current CPR/First Aid certifications. Full signatures and times were observed on sign/in, sign-out sheets. Children's records were reviewed and contained medical assessments, individual feeding plans for each infant and Infant Needs and Services Plans. Staff records previously reviewed contained documentation of education and training, as required.Teacher Garza stated no weapons are stored on site and none were observed. This facility is not providing Incidental Medical Services – IMS. 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. 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: www.ada.gov/childqanda.htm. This report, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Safe Sleep Practices brochure, were reviewed and discussed with Teacher Ana Garza. All licensing reports are public information and must be made available upon request for at least three years.|
Notice of Site Visit shall be posted for 30 days from today's visit.
There were no Title 22 deficiencies cited during today's inspection.