|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Carlos Gonzalez conducted a Annual/Random inspection to the above facility. LPA met with Veronica Jimenez, Licensee, who guided Analyst on a tour of the facility. Also present were Licensee's Assistant's Kristen Maldonado, Lindsey McGaffey, and Alexis Gallardo. LPA determined through Licensing Information System (LIS) that Assistant, Alexis Gallardo is not currently associated to the facility. Per Licensee, Ms. Gallardo has been employed since the second week of April, 2018. This is an immediate risk to the health and safety of children in care. A civil penalty of $500.00 will be assessed. LPA observed twelve (12) children in care at the time of inspection, four (4) of whom were infants. Per Licensee there are twenty-two (22) children enrolled, an updated facility roster was provided at the time of inspection. |
This is a single story home consisting of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, laundry area, and detached garage, used for day care activities. LPA observed an infant asleep in a baby swing inside the detached garage. Licensee was advised that the detached garage cannot be used for napping/or eating purposes. Children have access to the living room, front bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and laundry area. The master bedroom and bathroom, and additional bedroom are off-limits to children in care. The home was inspected for safety, comfort, cleanliness, ventilation, and telephone service (land).
Currently residing in the home are Licensee, her minor daughter, and adult sister, Laura Zepeda. Licensee was informed that all individuals must obtain a criminal record clearance or exemption prior to working, residing or volunteering in a licensed home. Detergents, cleaning compounds, medications, and other items which could pose a danger, were determined to be inaccessible to children in care during this inspection.
LPA observed a fully charged 2:A-10-B:C fire extinguisher, which was purchased on 01/18/2018. Per State Fire Marshall standards, fire extinguishers shall be serviced annually. The combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector was working properly.
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