|LPA Monica Cuddy conducted an unannounced inspection with the Licensee. Translation assistance was provided by LPA Selina Siao via telephone. The single story home was toured and inspected to ensure an environment safe for the care and supervision of children. Present were the Licensee and 7 day care children. Upon arrival LPA observed children napping in the living room. One child was sleeping in a car seat. There was also an exersaucer in the room. The fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector meet requirements and are operational. All hazardous items were latched/locked and secured out of reach of children. There are no bodies of water or weapons in the home. A review of staff records on this date indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse clearances or exemptions. Licensee’s First Aid and CPR certifications expire on 5/22/18. Licensee maintains emergency records for children. Licensee did not have proof of immunity against measles, pertussis, or influenza.|
Licensee has provided adequate space for the children to eat, sleep and play within the home. Areas used for child care include 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen and family room. The fire place is covered by a television. There is a working phone at the facility. The licensee has sufficient age appropriate, toys and equipment available. The home has a fenced backyard available for outdoor activities.
Provider is hereby reminded of the following: Report suspected child abuse and neglect, maintain children’s records according to regulation, post all required forms, ensure that all adults living or working in the home have criminal background clearances to avoid civil penalties associated with this requirement; corporal punishment, smoking, exersaucers, bouncy seats, walkers, and jumpers are not allowed in day care. All equipment that is used should be used only as intended by the manufacturer.