|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA), Maria Mercado conducted an unannounced Random visit to the home today. LPA met with Susana Lezama, Licensee, and explained the nature of today's visit to her. LPA also observed no daycare children in the home during today's visit. Licensee, spouse, two adult sons, daughter-in-law and 1 week old infant reside in the main home. Licensee's sister-in-law and her 3 1/2 yr old and 2 yr old live in the converted garage that is separated from the main home. Licensee understands that all children that reside in the home that are under 10 yrs of age count in the capacity. |
Days and hours of operation are Monday - Saturday from 5AM to 6PM. Applicant's CPR and First Aid certifications are current and expires on 01/03/17. Discussed with Susana the new Incidental Medical Services procedures. Ms. Green states she does not have any medication for any of the children. Susana understands she must submit a plan to Licensing if she plans to give Incidental Medical Services in the future. Licensee owns the home. Licensee does have liability insurance for the Family Child Care Home. LPA toured the indoor and outdoor areas during today's visit. LPA observed no stairs in the home. Off limit areas inside the home: 3 bedrooms/1 bathroom, entire upstairs (2 bedrooms, dining room and bathroom that is rented). Off limit areas outside: the right portion of the yard that is properly barricaded with a locked shed. LPA observed a fully charged 3A40BC fire extinguisher, working smoke detector, fenced backyard, and no bodies of water. LPA observed the backyard that is safe for daycare use. LPA observed sufficient materials, toys, and play equipment for the day care children. The home is clean, orderly, and safe for the day care children. Licensee states that there are no weapons or bodies of water in the home. Cleaning Products, toxic agents, medications, and sharp objects were inaccessible to children. LPA reminded Licensee that smoking, baby walkers, bouncers, jumpers, and similar items are not allowed in Family Child Care Homes. Forms of discipline used by Licensee: redirection. Licensee that children's personal rights should not be violated; including no corporal punishment. Isolation of sick children, supervision of children, capacity options, transportation of children, requirements for reporting suspected child abuse, unusual incidents/injuries, heat related illnesses, and requirements for assistant/substitute were also discussed. LPA informed Licensee that fire/disaster drills must be practiced at least once every 6 months or as instructed by the Hollister Fire Department and documented.
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