|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Reiko Jones-Modeste conducted an unannounced annual random inspection at the facility listed above. LPA met with Licensee, who guided analyst on a tour of the facility. Upon arrival were, Licensee, Licensee Assistant/Spouse and eleven day care children. Licensee Assistant/daughter arrived shortly after arrival. The licensee states that three adults currently reside in the home. All adults present in the home have obtained a criminal record clearance or exemption prior to working, residing or volunteering in the licensed child care home. A current children’s Facility Roster was available for review. |
This is a one-story home which consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, den, living room and front yard(not fenced). The children use the bathroom located in the front hallway, living room, two bedrooms, den and kitchen areas. The restroom that children use was observed to be safe and sanitary. Per Licensee, areas off limits to children and parents include: two bedrooms, master bathroom(rear) and backyard. Appropriate sleeping arrangements (mats) and blankets were observed.
The licensee provides food for children in care. Licensee states that there are no firearms stored in the home.
All areas identified on the facility sketch that are accessible for children to use were inspected for safety, comfort, and cleanliness. There is telephone service via a landline and a cellphone which remains at the facility during operating hours. There is ventilation and heating (central). LPA observed electric fireplace barricaded.
Detergents, cleaning compounds, medications, and other items which could pose a danger to children were observed inaccessible to children. The licensee states that there are no poisons in the home and understands that storage areas for poisons must be locked with a key or combination lock. The valve on the required 2A 10BC fire extinguisher indicates fully charged and serviced on July 2019 as indicated on service tag. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors were tested and operable.