|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Ann Dumolt met with Ms. Lam for the purpose of addressing an incident that occurred last February (2016). |
Ms. Lam explained that at the end of the morning session, children were in circle time waiting for dismissal. A child, Child #1 was up and about hitting other children in the circle. Staff #1 got up and took Child #1 by the hand to redirect the child away from the children. At the same time a parent came in to sign a child out and saw Staff #1 take Child #1 by the hand but thought Staff #1 had grabbed the child. Parent reported the incident to the district's Head Start office.
Ms. Lam stated that she met with parent and staff of the classroom "within the week" to discuss the incident. Staff and parent were interviewed separately. Staff #1 denied grabbing child's hand and Staff #2 verified Staff #1 story that Staff #1 took Child #1's hand, brought Child #1 close to her, and then redirected the child. When bringing the staff and parent together, all four discussed the incident and parent satisfied that Staff #1's actions were not punitive toward Child #1.
Review of FAS records show no further action in the way of a complaint.
No deficiency cited.
Exit interview conducted with Ms. Lam. Copy of report and appeal rights given. Notice of Site Visit posted on door used by parents to drop off and pick up children.