|Licensing Program Analyst, Joelle Redding, made an unannounced visit to follow up on a self reported incident wherein a 6 year old child fell off the monkey bars on the playground, breaking his arm.|
LPA interviewed staff and toured the playground. The play structure is age appropriate for elementary school children. The bars are about six feet off the ground. Staff Samantha Raymond directly observed the child begin to cross the monkey bars. She stated that he was quite coordinated and had done it many times before. Yesterday, however, he slipped off or let go while reaching for the third rung and fell down to his knees with his hands out to brace himself, his wrist taking the brunt of the fall. First aid was immediately applied and the parent was called. He was transported to the doctor where he was diagnosed with a broken arm.
During the time of the incident, the facility was within ratio on the playground with two staff and no more than 28 children. Staff directly observed the incident and responded appropriately. The facility staff reported the incident timely. The child is expected to return to school on Monday.
No deficiencies are cited.