|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Michelle Hood made an unannounced inspection for the purpose of an increase in capacity. LPA met with Licensee Sali Hammo. During the inspection there were no children in care.
On 04/30/18, a fire clearance was approved for 14 children. This two story 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom home was inspected. Licensee is using the following areas for day care: living room, half bathroom, kitchen, dining room, back patio, and upstairs bedroom 2. Off limits areas: master bed/bath room and bedroom 3. The off limits areas are made inaccessible to day care children through the use of door knob covers, door locks and safety gates. There is a sufficient amount of age appropriate toys, games, and books available. The home was clean and orderly, with comfortable temperature and ventilation for safety and comfort during the inspection. The fire extinguisher is rated 2-A;40;BC and located in the kitchen, smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector are operational. There is a working telephone in the home and all required forms are posted. Licensee stated that there are NO firearms or ammunition on the property. All adults living or working in the home have been fingerprint cleared and associated. LPA reviewed children's files, child care roster, and emergency drill log. Last fire/disaster drill was conducted 02/20/18. Licensee Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification expire 09/2019.
LPA reviewed the following with licensee: SIDS, car seat law, reporting requirements, shaken baby syndrome and care and supervision. Licensee was also reminded the following items are prohibited during day care operating hours (walkers, exersaucers, jumpers and bouncy seats). Corporal punishment and smoking are not allowed in the day care.
Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Family Child Care Homes Section 102417. When any IMS is provided, a Plan for Providing IMS must be submitted to the Department.