|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA), Jacqueline Moore met with the Director, Araceli Morales and Assistant Director Minerva Alvarez. LPA toured the facility inside and outside with the Assistant Director. Census was taken and there were a total of 68 preschool children in classrooms #1, #2, and #3 with 9 staff present. A review of criminal record clearances indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions.|
This is a Title 5 state preschool program that operates Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM - 11:00AM morning session and 11:45AM- 3:00PM afternoon session in rooms #1, #2, and #3. Ages served are Children 2.9 - 5 years of age.
The facility was reviewed to ensure compliance with license conditions and limitations, staffing and ratios, inaccessibility to poisons, medication, and hazardous items that can pose a danger to children. Equipment and furniture was inspected to ensure it's in good condition, free of sharp, loose or pointed parts. Toilets and sinks were inspected to ensure they are safe and in a sanitary operating condition, floors were inspected for safety and cleanliness.
The food preparation area was inspected for cleanliness, free of rodents/vermin, appropriate storage of food, and verification of posted menus. There are no weapons, firearms or bodies of water in the facility. The playground was inspected for safety, good condition of equipment, including appropriate cushioning material around and under high climbing equipment. Staff's files were reviewed for education verification, CPR/First Aid, and immunization requirements for (Measles, Pertussis, and Influenza). A sample of children's files were reviewed for completeness of admission agreement, verification of sign in/out including time the child was signed in/out by authorized representative as well as verification of representatives full legal signature.
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