|LPA LeGuie met with licensee Regina Newman for the purpose of a prelicensing, change of location inspection. Her husband and 9 day-care children were present arrival. Licensee's 3 minor daughters were also present, one of which counts in the ratio.|
A health and safety inspection was conducted inside and out. The single story home has an unfenced front yard, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, garage and family room (day-care space) and fenced backyard. The OFF LIMITS areas in the home are all 3 bedrooms, master bathroom and the garage. Off-limits areas will remain inaccessible to children by closed doors and/or supervision. Per licensee, the fireplace near the dining room will not be in use. Toxic and hazardous items are stored in the garage and inaccessible to children. Functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, a 3A40BC fire extinguisher, as well as a first aid kit were observed in the home. Preventative Health, current pediatric CPR and first aid training was verified and expires 4/14/2020. Per applicant, there are no weapons in the home. There are no bodies of water on the premises. Licensee was encouraged to maintain supervision at all times. Zero Tolerance and immediate Civil Penalty regulation deficiencies were reviewed. Proof of required immunization's and mandated reporting training certificates were obtained during the visit. A sample of children's files were reviewed and the property grant deed was observed during the visit.
Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Family Child Care Homes Section 102417. When any IMS is provided, a Plan for Providing 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