|LPA Romero was met by Nathalie Franco, Interim Director who assisted in touring LPA inside and outside of the facility. Census was taken outside on the playground where 3 teachers were observing 16 pre-school children. A review of staff criminal clearance records on this date 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 purpose of the visit was relayed to the licensee. |
LPA reviewed the sign in/out books, the kitchen area, cleaning supplies storage, carbon monoxide detector and napping equipment. All toilets were functional and there was paper towels and soap for use after toileting. Furniture was age and size appropriate as well as in good condition. The kitchen area which is shared with the school age children was operable and no infestations were observed. Children bring their lunch from home or there is catered lunch available for purchase. Children also bring their own drinking water and there is a filtered faucet for water refills as needed. Playground equipment is in good repair and there is ample cushioning underneath the play structure. Interim Director is First Aid/CPR certified as well as one additional teacher.
The facility was clean, safe and in good repair at the time of the visit. The equipment and furniture were in good repair and free of sharp edges. Disinfectant, cleaning solutions, chemicals and/or poisons were locked or made inaccessible to the children. Menus were posted as well as they are emailed to parents in the monthly newsletter.
Children's records were reviewed and there was an admission agreement in each file. Staff flies were reviewed and educational background information was available and reviewed. There are no bodies of water or weapons present at the facility.