|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Seung Lee conducted an unannounced complaint inspection. Upon arrival LPA Lee met with DIrector Elizabeth Kim.|
During the investigation, LPA Lee conducted interviews, reviewed records, and made observations in regards to the above allegations.
The complaint alleges that Staff#6 of the facility hits children in care and uses inappropraite discipline on the children. The reporting party stated that children were hit on the buttoks with a ruler and had to stand in the corner with their hands up for several minutes. The specific child in the complaint was interviewed. During the interview, the child disclosed that he or she believed that the children would be spanked or diciplined with a ruler if they did not behave, but did not state that this form of dicipline had actually happened to him or her or saw it happen to other children. The child did indicate that he or she felt scared because of this belief during his or her time atteinding the facility. The child did mention staff#6 specificly during the interview.