|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Janeth Chavez and Licensing Program Manager (LPM) Claudia Guangorena conducted an unannounced Case Management inspection to the above facility. The staff present during this inspection are Annie Gekozyan, Gabriel Ross, and Karna C. Blugrind. During this inspection the following deficiencies were observed and are being cited:|
During the Case Management inspection and tour of the infant center there are two staff members present that are not associated to the infant center. Licensing staff observed Angeles Reynoso present and actively caring for infants. As per Alemania Garcia, Assistant Director stated Angeles Reynoso has been actively caring for infants as of 07/26/2019. Licensing also observed Ana Razo, a student teacher, actively caring for infants and has not been associated to the infant center. As per Ana Razo she has been employed in the facility as of last week. Licensing staff checked the Licensing Information System (LIS) to verify if Angeles Reynoso and Ana Razo were associated to the facility but in fact the staff named are not associated. This is an immediate health and safety risk to the children in care. A civil penalty of $500 dollars will be issued for each staff member not associated to the facility prior to working. Also, it was stated by Annie Gekozyan that in fact Eliza Coburn had been actively working in the facility for about a month with the staff and present around the infant children. Licensing staff verified LIS and this staff was not associated to the facility prior to working. As per Annie Gekozyan, Eliza Coburn is no longer employed in the facility. She was the interim director temporarily on site.
The LIC 9040 Child Care Roster was incomplete for the infant center and was missing a couple of names of some infants enrolled. This is a potential health and safety risk to the children in care. Licensing staff provided a blank LIC 9040 to Annie Gekozyan. The following staff will be attending Step II Orientation for Child Care Centers: Annie Gekozyan and Karna C. Blugrind.
The following is being cited in accordance with California Code of Regulations Title 22. See 809-D.