|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Ana Chico conducted an unannounced Random Visit. LPA met with Laura Ochoa, Teacher. Three assistant were present along with Director, Carolina Arizaga, who arrived during the visit. Jefferson Children's Center is located on the south end of the Jefferson Elementary School campus. It is physically separate from the elementary school via gates. Parents and visitors enter on Sierra Bonita Ave. There are currently two rooms being used for care. Center hours are 7 AM - 6 PM.|
Each classroom has central air and heat. Furniture and equipment observed to be age appropriate. Land line telephone service is available throughout the entire center so that teachers from each classroom can communicate with each other and with the main office. Each room has storage cubbies for children's belongings. Ill children are sent to the office until picked up by parent/guardian. There is a cot available for ill children. There are two restrooms between both classrooms. Restrooms are clean, odor free, and supplied adequately with disposable paper towel, dispensable soap, and toilet paper. First Aid supplies were available in each classroom as well as the Director's Office. Cots are stored away when not in use. Linens for the cots are washed on site.
Meals and snacks are prepared and delivered from the elementary school cafeteria. Facility has a kitchen for refrigerating perishable food items and for keeping food warm. Kitchen is clean and orderly. Flooring is clean. There are no signs of vermin (droppings or urine).
There is one large outdoor play yard which is completely fenced. There is shade via trees. Swings use sand as cushioning material. There playground also has a grassy area for children to play and hard hard surfaces to ride bikes.