|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Stacy Torrence conducted an unannounced annual random inspection to the above facility. LPA met with Celia Martir, Licensee who guided analyst on a tour of the facility. The licensee states that 1 adult and 2 children live in the home. The licensee states that she currently has 8 children enrolled. During this inspection, there was 7 children present. A current children’s roster was available. The licensee was observed to be operating within the license capacity limitations during this inspection. All individuals present in the home have obtained a criminal record clearance or exemption prior to working, residing or volunteering in a licensed home. |
All areas that will be used by children were inspected for safety, comfort, cleanliness, telephone service, ventilation and heating. This is a one-story home which consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room (FIREPLACE; inaccessible, gated), playroom room, backyard (fenced), and front yard (not fenced). Per licensees, the children use the one bedroom (nap room), one bathroom, playroom, and back yard (fenced). Based on the facility sketched, off-limit areas to children and parents include: two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, dining room, living room, and front yard (not fenced). The licensee provides food for children in care.
The following was observed and reviewed during this inspection:
Detergents, cleaning compounds, medications, and other items which could pose a danger were observed to be inaccessible to children during this inspection. The licensee states that there is no poison in the home, but does understand that if any poison is purchased, it is required to be locked with a key or combination lock.
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors were tested and is operable. The valve on the required 2A 10BC fire extinguisher indicates fully charged; however, it has not been serviced within a year. Per State Fire Marshall standards, fire extinguishers shall be serviced annually.
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