|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Joanne Domingo arrived at the facility on a case management visit to follow-up on an unusual incident report submitted by the facility on 10/26/15 that a child was left on the outside ramp to the classroom. At the time of visit, LPA Domingo toured the facility, took census, and met with Associate Teacher, Debora Cornell to discuss the reported incident. Ms. Cornell and Substitute Teacher, Ms. Ly (who was not present during this visit) were the staff present during the incident.|
Based on the information obtained during the visit, as well as an inspection of the area where the child was left, there appeared to be a violation of Title 22 Regulations pertaining to the reported incident.
A child was left outside on the ramp to the classroom after returning with a substitute teacher and 5 classmates from a bathroom break. The substitute teacher failed to count the children returning from the bathroom and as a result the classroom door was closed and the child was left on the ramp. Several school aged children had noticed the child crying on the ramp and notified the teacher inside the classroom.
This is a Type A violation - see LIC. 809 D for deficiency and a zero tolerance. Title 5 program not subject civil penalty.
Absence of Supervision, including, but not limited to, a child left unattended, a child left alone with a person under 18 years of age, and lack of supervision resulting in a child wandering away. (HSC Section 1596.99(c)(2))
Notice of Site Visit must be posted in an area accessible to parents for a period of 30 days. If a serious violation is cited, a copy of the licensing report (LIC.9099/LIC.809D) must be posted for 30 days. LPA explained that a type A deficiency if cited, licensee shall post 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.
A copy of this report must be made available to the public for 3 years.