|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Silva Garibyan conducted a site visit for the purpose of an Annual Random visit . LPA met with the licensee and toured the home inside and outside. The licensee's home is a single story home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, living room, family room, kitchen, laundry room, and detached garage used for child care activities only. Licensee understands that children may not eat or sleep in the garage. The new laundry room/bathroom outside near the garage is still under construction. Licensee informed LPA ( prior to alteration the licensee also informed LPA Wendy Corleto) that the backyard is temporarily off limits to children in care due to construction work. A new facility sketch will be provided to Department. There is no pool, spa or other bodies of water on the premises. Family members residing in the home include 4 adults and 2 children; all adults have criminal record clearances. Main care is provided in the living room and family room, as identified on the facility sketch. The garage is used as a playroom and for storage of outdoor toys. When children are playing in the garage, the main garage door is kept open. LPA observed cots and play pens in the family room, where children nap. Children eat in the dining portion of the living room. Children use the bathroom accessible from the hallway. Off limit areas include the home's 3 bedrooms, the bathroom inside the bedroom and the bathroom inside the laundry room. The off limit rooms are made inaccessible by safety devices on the door knobs. Licensee has a dog that has access to the back yard and is kept behind the fence when children go outside to play. Licensee was unable to demonstrate current proof of CPR/First Aid Certificates. Licensee reports there are no firearms or weapons in the home. |
The home was found to be clean and orderly with proper ventilation for safety and comfort. The bathroom was inspected for inaccessibility of chemicals/toxins and other potential hazards to children in care. The kitchen is off limits to the children in care. Cabinets and drawers were inspected for inaccessibility of toxins/chemicals, knives and other sharp objects which may be harmful to children in care.