|Licensing Program Analysts (LPAs) Yolanda Baez and Angel Richards, made an unannounced visit for the purpose of a annual inspection. LPAs met with Licensee Benafsha Astanzai. During this visit there were 3 children in care (2 infants and 1 toddler).
LPAs toured the home, this is a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom apartment located on the second story. The primary child care areas are the following: the living room, the kitchen, the day care area (next to the kitchen), the master bedroom, and the bathroom located in the master bedroom. The following areas have been inaccessible through the use of door locks or safety gates: the second bedroom and the hallway bathroom. There are a sufficient amount of age appropriate toys, games, and books available. The home has plenty of space for the children to eat, sleep and play, and was a comfortable temperature during this visit. Upon walking through the facility, LPAs observed that Licensee does not have window locks on the windows in the living room or the windows in the master bedroom (accessible to children in care). Windows in the living room are near couches that are easily climbable by the children in care, see 809D for cited deficiency. A child was observed to be swaddled tightly in a playpen in the master bedroom, see 809D for cited deficiency. Licensee took the infant child out of the swaddle immediately. Licensee stated that she takes the children to a nearby park for outdoor activities. The fire extinguisher is full, of regulation size, and located in the kitchen. There is no fireplace on the property. There are not any stairs in the property. There is a functional smoke alarm and carbon monoxide monitor at the facility. LPA Baez verified a working telephone and all required forms are posted. There are no bodies of water present at the facility. Licensee stated that there are no firearms or ammunition on the property. LPAs verified that all adults living or working in the home have been fingerprint cleared and associated. Licensee has requested that an adult be removed from association list because adult no longer resides at the facility since September. LPAs reviewed children's files, child care roster, and the emergency drill log. The last emergency drill was conducted on 08/13/18. Licensee's pediatric CPR/FA certification expired on 12/16/19. LPA Baez reviewed physical plant, bodies of water, storage of hazardous items, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS, emergency drills, and child care roster.