Department of
SOCIAL SERVICES

Community Care Licensing


FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT

Facility Number: 376600238
Report Date: 03/01/2019
Date Signed: 03/01/2019 12:29:09 PM

STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION
CCLD Regional Office, 7575 METROPOLITAN DR., STE 110
SAN DIEGO, CA 92108
FACILITY NAME:LITTLE STEPS CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOLFACILITY NUMBER:
376600238
ADMINISTRATOR:HAGEN, ELISABETHFACILITY TYPE:
850
ADDRESS:6551 SOLEDAD MT. ROADTELEPHONE:
(858) 551-7780
CITY:LA JOLLASTATE: CAZIP CODE:
92037
CAPACITY:60CENSUS: 48DATE:
03/01/2019
TYPE OF VISIT:Case Management - IncidentUNANNOUNCEDTIME BEGAN:
09:35 AM
MET WITH:Elisabeth Hagen, DirectorTIME COMPLETED:
12:30 PM
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Licensing Program Analyst, Marie Hernandez conducted the visit to deliver the conclusion of the incident review of 11/02/2018. LPA met with the Facility Director. The facility reported to the Department that on Tuesday (10/23/2018) in the evening, after pick up, child #1 told his parent that another child put something in his (child #1) ear. When the parent checked child #1's ear, the parent found a small green jewel like object in child #1's ear. The parent took child #1 to the doctor's where they removed the foreign object from child #1's ear. LPA conducted several interviews with the Director, staff, children and parents. Through the course of the incident review, child #1 stated child #2 put something in his ear. Child #2 was interviewed but stated he did not know child #1. Child #2 did not want to respond to anymore questions. The other children stated they did not observe child #2 put something in child #1's ear. The staff stated they do not believe the incident occurred at the facility. The staff stated child #1 likes to collect things and place them in his pockets. The staff stated they believe child #1 placed the foreign object in his own ear at home. The parent provided a photo of the foreign object; it was a small green jewel. The Director stated they do not have any such jewel like material in the facility. The Director showed LPA the types of arts and crafts material that the children use. LPA did not observe any jewel like object that was found in child #1's ear. Child #1 was adamant that child #2 placed the foreign object in his ear. Child #2 told his parent that he did not place the jewel in child #1's ear. The staff stated child #1 might have obtained the foreign object from home and placed it in his own ear (child #1). The other children stated they did not observe child #2 place the object in child #1's ear. Child #1 insisted that child #3, child #4 and child #5 observed the incident. However, the children denied that they saw what happened. The children stated they do not believe the incident occurred at the day care (facility) as child #1 would have told them about the incident. The children stated the day care (facility) uses beads in the classroom and not any jewels like the one found in child #1's ear. Child #1 stated that the day care (facility) does not have jewels but they have beads in the classroom. The foreign object that was found in child #1's ear was not the same craft material observed at the facility. The other children stated they did not observe the incident. Continued on the next page...1 of 2
SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Carolina RamosTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2206
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Marie HernandezTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2224
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 03/01/2019
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 03/01/2019
This report must be available at Child Care and Group Home facilities for public review for 3 years.
LIC809 (FAS) - (06/04)
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT (Cont)
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION
CCLD Regional Office, 7575 METROPOLITAN DR., STE 110
SAN DIEGO, CA 92108
FACILITY NAME: LITTLE STEPS CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL
FACILITY NUMBER: 376600238
VISIT DATE: 03/01/2019
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Child #1 disclosed the incident to his parent that evening, several hours after child #1 was picked up from the facility by his parent. The staff stated child #1 never complained or never appeared to be in distress if there was a foreign object in his ear at the facility. The Director and staff stated the parent reported the incident several hours later after child #1 was picked up from the facility. The staff stated the incident did not occur at the facility as they do not have that type of arts and crafts material such as the jewel like object the doctor removed from the child's ear. Based upon the incident review, pertinent information gathered, interviews with the Director, staff, children and the parents, it cannot be determined whether or not the incident occurred at the facility or after child #1 left the facility. There were no witnesses other than child #1 stating child #2 placed the foreign object in his ear. Child #1 also stated he did not get along with child #2 and that child #2 was a bad boy. The incident might have occurred and might not have occurred at the facility. Although the above incident may have happened or is valid, there is not a preponderance of evidence to prove the alleged violation did or did not occur at the facility. This concludes the incident review.

No deficiency cited today. An exit interview was conducted and a copy of the report, Notice of Site Visit was provided to the Director. LPA observed the Director post the Notice of Site Visit in a prominent place. The Director states it is understood that this notice must be posted for 30 days.
SUPERVISOR'S NAME: Carolina RamosTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2206
LICENSING EVALUATOR NAME: Marie HernandezTELEPHONE: (619) 767-2224
LICENSING EVALUATOR SIGNATURE:

DATE: 03/01/2019
I acknowledge receipt of this form and understand my licensing appeal rights as explained and received.
FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE:

DATE: 03/01/2019
LIC809 (FAS) - (06/04)
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