|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Sabrina Martinez conducted an unannounced case management incident inspection to follow up on the self reported incident that occurred at The Growing Place on April 26, 2018. The Culver City Child Care Office received the faxed incident report on April 30, 2018. LPA observed 71 children present being supervised by 9 staff at the time of this inspection. LPA verified that all adults present in the facility have obtained criminal record clearances and are associated to the facility. LPA also reviewed the sign in and sign out sheets to verify the census. |
Reporter stated that on 04/26/18 at about 11:40 am, child#1 was playing with other children on the playground near the gazebo space. Child #1 tripped over another child’s foot causing him to fall down and cut his forehead as it hit a tree stump. The teacher who witnessed the incident applied gauze and ice to stop the bleeding. The parents were contacted by phone for pick up a few minutes after the incident occured. The parents arrived to pick up the child and took him to Urgent care where the child received 4 stitches to his forehead. During this inspection, LPA conducted interviews with the center director and staff member who witnessed the incident. LPA also obtained a copy of the child’s record as well as a copy of the sign in and sign out sheets for 04/26/18. Based on interviews with the facility staff and the child’s parent and information gathered, the facility was within ratio at the time of the incident. Center staff provided proper care and supervision during the time of the incident. At this time based on the available information it does not appear this incident was the result of a Title 22 violation.
LPA Martinez informed the facility that effective April 23, 2018 our office has relocated to the city of El Segundo. Our new address is 300 Continental Blvd. Suite 290A, El Segundo, CA 90245. Our Regional Office main line number is 424-301-3078 and the fax number is 424-301-3200. LPA provided an updated parent's right poster. The notice of site visit must be posted for 30 days upon receipt. An exit interview was conducted with Anita de la Puente-Varisco, Center Director.