|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Amie Randa met with licensee Maria Tovar Garcia for an unannounced annual inspection. The facility operations Monday-Saturday from 5:30am-6:00pm. LPA toured all areas of the home that are accessible to the children and observed care and supervision, a current roster of children, capacity and ratio. Today’s census was six children; one under the age of two years old. LPA confirmed that all adult residents residing or working in the home have criminal record clearances. LPA advised licensee if anyone over the age of 18 years old moves into the home they must have a criminal record clearance as well. LPA observed posting of the license, Parent's Rights and the current disaster plan.|
Off-limit areas include entire upstairs, garage and laundry room; Licensee acknowledged that children may never enter these off-limit areas. The backyard is fenced and licensee acknowledges that children may never be left unsupervised in an unfenced area of the yard. LPA observed that the licensee had stairs barricaded. There are no bodies of water on the property and licensee stated there are no weapons in the home.
LPA observed current CPR and First Aid certificates that expires on 04/23/2020. LPA observed that poisons are locked and that fire extinguisher, smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector meets regulation. Fireplace is inoperable, cleaning materials, hazardous items and medications are all inaccessible to children. LPA observed a Fire Drill Log and the licensee is conducting fire drills at least every six months. There is a working telephone, toys appear to be in a safe condition and the home appears to be clean and orderly.
LPA provided the Community Care Licensing’s website www.ccld.ca.gov, so the licensee can obtain updated licensing information, new regulations and access forms.