|Licensing Program Analyst, Joelle Redding, made an unannounced case management visit to evaluate the circumstances surrounding a self reported incident that occurred on 10/26/15 wherein a 5 year old child fell from the monkey bars, sustaining a wrist fracture.|
LPA interviewed Director, staff that were present that afternoon and the two children involved. There were approximately 30 children on the playground at that time with 4-5 staff members present. However, there was no staff close to the monkey bars and there was no visual supervision of the activity. The injured child approached playground staff and indicated that he had been pulled from the monkey bars by another 5 year old child. Staff spoke to both children, the injured child indicating he had been pulled and the other child indicating that he had been helping. Facility staff responded appropriately and provided first aid, evaluated the wrist then called the parent for pick up. Information obtained today supports the probability that staff were not dispersed adequately enough to have a visual of all the children on the playground at the time of the incident and that it could have been prevented.
See LIC 809D for deficiency.
Note: Per Assembly Bill 633 (Parent Notification Requirements) the facility is to provide a copy of this Licensing Report to the parents of all children currently in care as well as any children newly enrolled over the next 12 month period. Parents are to sign form LIC 9224, Acknowledgment of Receipt of Licensing Reports and the form is to be kept in each child's file for Licensing's review. In addition, this Licensing report is to be posted along with the Notice of Site Visit for 30 days.