|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Judy Mora conducted an unannounced Annual/random inspection. LPA met with designated facility Director, Gabriel Ross, who guided LPA on a tour of the facility. This is an infant program licensed for 50 infants ages birth through 2 years of age. The facility operates Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Per the Director there are 32 children enrolled. There is a preschool license on site, license #198019498. The infant program is physically separate from the other components at this facility both indoors and outdoors.
All areas identified on the facility sketch were inspected. Upon arrival, LPA observed 05 infants from the Lime Classroom on the outdoor play yard with 02 staff and 20 children with 06 staff in the Lemons Classroom. Teacher-infant ratios were observed to be in accordance with Title 22 regulations. The Licensee is within the conditions, limitations, and capacity specified on the license. Staff names were recorded. All children were observed to be under visual supervision of a teacher at all times. Classrooms were observed to ensure that infants are never left unattended and under the direct visual supervision of a staff person at all times.
Furniture and equipment was inspected for age appropriateness, good repair, free of sharp, loose, or pointed parts. LPA observed cribs, cots/mats, changing tables and feeding chairs to be in accordance with Title 22 Regulations section 101439.1 (a) – (m). LPA observed sufficient napping equipment that meets the requirements of Title 22 regulations. All indoor classrooms were inspected to ensure that the floors have a surface that is safe and clean. All toilets and hand washing facilities are in safe and sanitary operating conditions. All materials and surfaces accessible to children are toxic free. At this time, the office is used as an isolation area. Parents are contacted immediately when children are determined to be ill.
Parents of infants enrolled provide all items which include food, milk, breast milk, snacks, and diapering materials. LPA observed that not all items are labeled; this is a potential risk to the health and safety of children in care.
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