Department of
SOCIAL SERVICES

Community Care Licensing


COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION REPORT

Facility Number: 197417079
Report Date: 10/25/2018
Date Signed: 10/25/2018 02:47:49 PM


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
08/08/2018 and conducted by Evaluator Jillinda Chandler
COMPLAINT CONTROL NUMBER: 30-CC-20180808152256
FACILITY NAME:STRAUSS FAMILY CHILD CAREFACILITY NUMBER:
197417079
ADMINISTRATOR:STRAUSS, DANITAFACILITY TYPE:
810
ADDRESS:TELEPHONE:
(562) 900-3132
CITY:COMPTONSTATE: CAZIP CODE:
90221
CAPACITY:14CENSUS: 5DATE:
10/25/2018
UNANNOUNCEDTIME BEGAN:
12:50 PM
MET WITH:Danita StraussTIME COMPLETED:
02:51 PM
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PERSONAL RIGHTS-Licensee made inappropriate comments to daycare child about hygiene needs.
INVESTIGATION FINDINGS:
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On 10/25/2018 Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Chandler made an unannounced inspection of the above home for the purpose of delivering the findings on the above allegations. Reporting party states that the provider consistantly made comments about the childrens hygienes and their grooming. Provider states that the comments were meant to assist the parent with living skills and there was no malicious intent. LPA consulted with the licensee regarding personal rights, culture differences and personal beliefs.

Based on electronic communications provided by the provider and the reporting party it was evident that the above allegation are true.

Per Title 22 there was a violation of the childs personal right and therefore the allegation shall be substantiated meaning the preponderance of evidence standard was met. A type B citation was issued and a copy of the report was left with the licensee(provider)
Substantiated
Estimated Days of Completion:
SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Jennie FerreiraTELEPHONE: (424) 301-3067
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Jillinda ChandlerTELEPHONE: (424) 301-3068
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 10/25/2018
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 10/25/2018
This report must be available at Child Care and Group Home facilities for public review for 3 years.
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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
08/08/2018 and conducted by Evaluator Jillinda Chandler
COMPLAINT CONTROL NUMBER: 30-CC-20180808152256

FACILITY NAME:STRAUSS FAMILY CHILD CAREFACILITY NUMBER:
197417079
ADMINISTRATOR:STRAUSS, DANITAFACILITY TYPE:
810
ADDRESS:1813 E. MCMILLAN STREETTELEPHONE:
(562) 900-3132
CITY:COMPTONSTATE: CAZIP CODE:
90221
CAPACITY:14CENSUS: 5DATE:
10/25/2018
UNANNOUNCEDTIME BEGAN:
12:50 PM
MET WITH:Danita StraussTIME COMPLETED:
02:51 PM
ALLEGATION(S):
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Other - Licensee failed to transport daycare child in a safe manner.
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On 10/25/2018 Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Chandler made an unannounced inspection of the above home for the purpose of delivering the findings on the above allegations. Reporting party states that she requested the provider to use the child's personal car seat when transporting her child.
Observation of the providers vehicle disclosed that the provider had several properly restrained car seats used for transporting children to and from the day care home. Provider met the Department of Motor Vehicles regulation as evident by proof of insurance and a valid driver license for the type of vehicle being used. Child's car seat was not a specialized car seat, specifically designed for child # 2. The provider states that the car seat being provided was not age appropriate.

There was no specific evidence to support that the allegation did or did not happen and therefore the allegation shall be unsubstantiated.

Unsubstantiated
Estimated Days of Completion:
SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Jennie FerreiraTELEPHONE: (424) 301-3067
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Jillinda ChandlerTELEPHONE: (424) 301-3068
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 10/25/2018
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 10/25/2018
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-20180808152256
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: STRAUSS FAMILY CHILD CARE
FACILITY NUMBER: 197417079
DEFICIENCY INFORMATION FOR THIS PAGE:
VISIT DATE: 10/25/2018
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DEFICIENCIES
PLAN OF CORRECTIONS(POCs)
Type B
10/25/2018
Section Cited
CCR
102423(a)(1)
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102423(a)(1) Personal Rights. Each child receiving services from a family child care home shall be accorded dignity in his/her personal relationships with staff, residents and other persons. This requirement was not met as evident by the following evidence.
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Licensee was consulted regarding personal and parents rights as well as diversity in the community. Licensee shall assure that all children are treated with dignity, free from humility, intimidation or ridicule.
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Texted conversation between the reporting party and the provider disclosing comments regarding child #1& 2 hygeines and grooming. This is possible risk to children in care. A type "B" citation was issued.
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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: Jennie FerreiraTELEPHONE: (424) 301-3067
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Jillinda ChandlerTELEPHONE: (424) 301-3068
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 10/25/2018
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 10/25/2018
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