|On 01/17/2019 at 10:28 am, Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Sabrina Martinez arrived at The Growing Place for the purpose of following up on the unusual incident that occurred on 12/12/2018. The written unusual incident report was received by the El Segundo Regional Office on 12/13/2018. LPA met with Anita Dela Puente, center director, and discussed the purpose of the visit.|
According to the report, child #1 was walking in the sand towards the swing structure. Another child had left the swing in movement and child #1 walked into the side of the swing. Child #1 got cut on the left side of his face from the swing. Staff immediately applied towels to stop the bleeding and paramedics were called. The child's father was contacted and arrived at the facility as well. The child was taken to UCLA- Santa Monica Emergency room and was given stitches. The child returned to the facility on 12/14/2018.
During this inspection, LPA conducted interviews with the facility staff and the child involved in the incident.
At this time, further investigation is needed.
An exit interview was conducted and a copy of this report was provided to Anita Dela Puente, Center Director.