|Licensing Program Analysts (LPAs) Mai Lor and Christopher Bello conducted an unannounced case management inspection at the above facility and met with Licensee Maria. The purpose of this inspection is to follow-up on an unusual incident report received in the Sacramento Regional Office on 11/04/2019 regarding a young child engaging in an inappropriate activity that was sexual in nature with another young child. Interviews were conducted with some day care children, Licensee and Licensee’s adult daughter who is acting as her assistant. Interviews revealed that the facility staff did not provide adequate supervision when the day care children are using the bathroom. Licensee and her assistant stated they were unaware of the incident until information was provided by the parent. This poses an immediate health and safety risk to persons in care.
During this inspection, LPAs also conducted a plan of correction inspection for previous citations cited on 11/08/2019. LPAs observed the stairs barricaded and obtained written statements from Licensee and assistant acknowledging that they will follow trampoline manufacture’s guidelines. Licensee requested to put the backyard to on-limit. Licensee acknowledged and agreed to remove the play structure that is broken and when children are present in the backyard, children are to be supervised at all times. No children shall be on the play structure at any time.
During LPAs Lor and Bello inspection on 11/08/2019, LPAs observed multiple children in the backyard which is an off-limit area. LPAs also observed dog feces throughout the backyard. This poses a potential health and safety risk to persons in care.
See subsequent LIC 809 for deficiencies cited.
Exit interview conducted. Licensee acknowledges, that FOR TYPE A DEFICIENCIES ONLY upon receipt, licensee shall post LIC 809D with Type A deficiencies for 30 days and provide copies of this licensing report to parents/guardians of children in care at the facility and to parents/guardians of children newly enrolled at the facility during the next 12 months. LIC 9224 must be signed by parents/guardians and kept with the children's forms as a receipt whenever any Type A documents are provided by the licensee. LIC 9224 and Appeal Rights were provided.