|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Stacy Torrence conducted an unannounced annual inspection to the above facility. Upon arrival LPA met with Minerva Alvarez, Director/Lead Teacher who guided analyst on a tour of the inside and outside of the facility. Angela Marceau, Program Specialist arrived around 9:30 a.m. This is a preschool program which consist of three classrooms. The program is closed for the summer and resume in the month of August. 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. 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.|
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 were 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. This facility does provide food for the children. This facility provides breakfast, lunch, and PM snack. LPA verified that a menu was posted. Water is available to children inside and outside. Per Director, there are no weapons, firearms in the facility. The playground was inspected for safety, good condition of equipment, including appropriate cushioning material. Staff's files were reviewed for education verification, CPR/First Aid, and new immunization requirements; such as, MMR, Pertussis, and Influenza vaccines. The staff files are current with the new immunization requirements. 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 representative’s full legal signature.