|Licensing Program Analysts (LPAs) Roxana Lopez and Janeth Chavez conducted an unannounced Annual Required inspection. Upon arrival LPAs were received by Assistants Zoila Castillo and Melissa Perez. Licensee arrived to the facility within 5 minutes. Licensee Marlene Medrano guided LPAs on a tour of the facility. This is a one story home which consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, daycare room, den and backyard. There are 4 (3 infant) children present during today’s inspection. Licensee states that there are currently 11 children enrolled. The children's roster was reviewed and is current. Disaster drill log was available during today’s inspection. (Last drill conducted on 2/11/2020). Licensee stated she does not have Liability Insurance for a Family Child Care Home. |
Areas accessible to children were inspected as follows: Den area that is converted into day care area, day care room, one bathroom in hallway, living room and back yard. Per Licensee the children sleep in the living room, the day care room is also used for sleeping infants and eating.
Areas off limits include: Two bedrooms, One Bath and kitchen (except through passing).
Areas accessible to children were inspected to ensure that they are clean and orderly with ventilation and heating for the safety of the children. There is a working telephone maintained in the home. Family members residing in the home are two adults (criminal record clearances on file) and three children one being 17 years old. Licensee has a fish tank in the dining room area. Detergents, cleaning compounds, medications, and other items which can pose a danger to children are inaccessible. The Licensee states that there are no poisons in the home. The Licensee does understand that poison must be locked with a key or combination lock.
Per Licensee, there are no weapons, firearms on the premises. LPAs did observed a pond in the outdoors which was completely dry and barricaded which made it inaccessible to the children in care. There are safe toys, play equipment and materials observed for children.
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