Department of
SOCIAL SERVICES

Community Care Licensing


COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION REPORT

Facility Number: 191671677
Report Date: 08/15/2019
Date Signed: 08/15/2019 09:27:36 AM


STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION REPORT
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION
CCLD Regional Office, 300 CONTINENTAL BLVD. STE 290A
EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245
This is an official report of an unannounced visit/investigation of a complaint received in our office on
07/01/2019 and conducted by Evaluator Sabrina Martinez
PUBLIC
COMPLAINT CONTROL NUMBER: 30-CC-20190701131600
FACILITY NAME:GROWING PLACE, THEFACILITY NUMBER:
191671677
ADMINISTRATOR:LOSMEIYA HUANGFACILITY TYPE:
850
ADDRESS:401 ASHLAND BTELEPHONE:
(310) 399-7769
CITY:SANTA MONICASTATE: CAZIP CODE:
90405
CAPACITY:86CENSUS: 15DATE:
08/15/2019
UNANNOUNCEDTIME BEGAN:
08:30 AM
MET WITH:Losmeiya Huang, Center DirectorTIME COMPLETED:
09:30 AM
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-The day care child got bitten by another day care child several times.
-The facility failed to provide safe environment to the child. The child got broken skin and bleeding from the bite by another child.
INVESTIGATION FINDINGS:
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On 08/15/2019 at 08:30 am, Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Sabrina Martinez conducted a subsequent unannounced visit at The Growing Place for the purpose of delivering the findings for the above-mentioned allegations. LPA met with Losmeiya Huang, Center Director, and discussed the purpose of the visit.

Based upon interviews, review of records and other evidences that were obtained throughout the course of investigation, it was revealed that on 06/27/2019 staff failed to provide adequate supervision in the yard which resulted in child#1 getting bit by child #2. It was also revealed that child #2 has a history of biting children in the classroom and as a result, children in the classroom are being affected by the child's behavior. The facility states the initial incident was addressed however there was no documentation of any such conference with the child’s parents.Therefore, this allegation has been determined substantiated. A finding that the complaint is substantiated means that the allegation is valid because the preponderance of the evidence standard has been met. Facility is being cited per California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 12. (see attached LIC 9099-D). An exit interview was conducted and a copy of this report along with the Notice of Site Visit and appeal rights were provided to Losmeiya Huang, Center Director.
Substantiated
Estimated Days of Completion:
SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Sharalyn Jenkins-SweetenTELEPHONE: (424) 301-3054
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Sabrina MartinezTELEPHONE: (424) 301-3059
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 08/15/2019
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 08/15/2019
This report must be available at Child Care and Group Home facilities for public review for 3 years.
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Control Number 30-CC-20190701131600
STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION REPORT (Cont)
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION
CCLD Regional Office, 300 CONTINENTAL BLVD. STE 290A
EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245

FACILITY NAME: GROWING PLACE, THE
FACILITY NUMBER: 191671677
DEFICIENCY INFORMATION FOR THIS PAGE:
VISIT DATE: 08/15/2019
Deficiency Type
POC Due Date /
Section Number
DEFICIENCIES
PLAN OF CORRECTIONS(POCs)
Type B
08/23/2019
Section Cited
CCR
101229(a)
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Responsibility for Providing Care and Supervision. The licensee shall provide care and supervision as necessary to meet the children's needs.

This requirement is not met as evidenced by: Based on evidences obtained by the Department, it was revealed that on
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Additional training will be provided to staff regarding play yard supervision. Director will forward an agenda for training provided, and a copy of the signed attendance sheet for those who attended the training. Training should be completed by 08/23/2019. Once completed, the documents will be mailed to 300 N. Continental Blvd., Suite 290A, El Segundo, CA 90245
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06/27/2019 staff failed to provide adequate supervision in the yard which resulted in a child getting bit by another child which poses a potential health and safety risk to children in care.
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Type B
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Section Cited
CCR
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To be accorded safe, healthful and comfortable accommodations, furnishings and equipment to meet his/her needs.

This requirement is not met as evidenced by: Based on interviews and records review, it was revealed that there is a child in the facility who is displaying excessive biting behavior.
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The facility will enact an action plant to address any biting incidents which may occur and to prevent further incidents by working with parents to eliminate biting behaviors which may be detrimental to other children in care. A copy of the action plan will be submitted to the Department no later than August 23, 2019.
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The child has a history of biting children in the classroom and as a result, children in the classroom are being affected by the child's behavior. The facility states the initial incident was addressed however there was no documentation of any such conference with the child’s parents which poses a potential health and safety risk to children in care.
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Failure to correct the cited deficiency(ies), on or before the Plan of Correction (POC) due date, may result in a civil penalty assessment.
SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Sharalyn Jenkins-SweetenTELEPHONE: (424) 301-3054
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Sabrina MartinezTELEPHONE: (424) 301-3059
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 08/15/2019
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 08/15/2019
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