|An unannounced Annual/Random inspection was made to the facility by Licensing Program Analyst (LPA), Leticia Rosales-Meza. A review of staff records indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. There are presently two adults living in the home. There were 7 children in care at the time of inspection. Fees are current. |
During today’s inspection the home and grounds were toured and the licensee was operating within the licensed capacity. Operating hours are 7:00 AM 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The floor plan was verified. The main child care areas includes the living room, kitchen, hallway bathroom, and "play" room next to kitchen. "Off limits" areas are the bedrooms and garage. Access to these areas is prevented by door knob covers and key locked doors. The children's bathroom is free of toxins. There is a working telephone in the home. Items which could pose a danger to children (detergents, cleaning compounds, and medications) were stored out of the reach of children. Latches are used underneath the kitchen sink. The licensee stated fire arms are stored unloaded, and ammunition is key locked separately in key locked cabinets. LPA observed during today's inspection a gun safe, locked where fire arms are stored and ammunition stored separate in a key locked cabinet. Poisons are stored in the locked cabinet with a key lock in the garage. There is a working smoke detector, carbon monoxide and fire extinguisher in the home. The home is heated and cooled by a central unit. There is a fire place in the living room and is screened. Mrs. Alvarez states the fire place is not during day care hours. The fenced back yard is used for play. Exterior "Off limit" areas includes the front yard, garden area and both side yards. Access to this area is prevented by a latched gates. Family pets are a Dachshund Mix dog named, "Chocolate", a Shepherd, Germanan dog named, "Lobo" and there are several pigeons that are kept in a very large covered cage located in the backyard. Licensee states the dog's shot records are current. There are no bodies of water observed during the inspection. The licensee has a current roster of children in care. Emergency drills are conducted at least every six months and date documented. The most recent drill was on (06/15/2018). A sample of children's records (immunization's; parents' rights notification) were reviewed and found to be organized and in compliance. The licensee has completed the training on preventative health practices as required. CPR and First Aid cards expire 2/2019 for Licensee and assistant. Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. Licensee is not providing IMS at this time.