|An inspection was conducted at the facility by LPA Connolly and LPA Valencia. The facility file was reviewed prior to this visit. A review of staff records indicates all facility staff or individuals who require caregiver background checks have received a criminal record clearance or exemption and a child abuse index clearance. |
Operating hours are 7:00 AM -- 5:30 PM. The facility was toured inside and outside and the floor and yard plan were verified. During the inspection it was determined the facility is operating within its licensed capacity and within compliance of staffing ratios. The facility appeared clean and orderly. The items which could pose a danger to children (detergents, cleaning compounds, and medications) were stored out of the reach of children. Lunches and snacks are brought from home. The toys, floors, desks and other equipment appeared clean. There is drinking water available to children both indoors and outdoors. The children's bathrooms are clean and sanitary. Children nap on cots, and bedding, individually stored, is laundered weekly at home. The facility has conducted an emergency drill within the past six months. The facility has a working smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, and fire extinguisher. The playground was completely fenced. The playground equipment appeared in safe condition, and play area is free from hazards. There is sufficient cushioning underneath climbing structures and play equipment to absorb falls. Sign in/out procedure was reviewed for compliance. During today's visit staffing ratios were being met. At least one staff member present possesses current CPR/First Aid certifications, which expire July 2019. Children's and staff files were reviewed for compliance. Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Child Care Centers Sections 101173 and 101226. When any IMS is provided, an updated Plan of Operation that includes IMS must be submitted to the Department.
The following information regarding ADA was provided: US Department of Justice (USDOJ) toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 (voice)/ (800) 514-0383 (TTY) and link to publication: Commonly Asked Questions about Child Care Centers and the ADA, available at: http://www.ada.gov/childqanda.htm
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