|At 10:00am Licensing Program Analysts (LPAs) Aruna Sridharan and Gagandeep Singh met with licensee Maria Tovar Garcia for an annual inspection. The facility operates 5:30am to 5:30pm from Monday through Friday. Licensee understands she must be present 80% of operating hours. 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 two children of which one preschool aged child and one infant. 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, laundry room and garage. 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. Licensee stated there are no weapons in the home.
LPA observed current CPR and First Aid certificate that expires on 04/2020. LPA did not observe mandated reporter AB1207 for licensee and staff. This is a potential risk to the health and safety of children in care. All children's files were reviewed and were in compliance. Employees files had current CPR/First Aid, however, were missing immunizations and mandated reporter. LPA discussed the new Immunization Regulations SB 792; licensee had proof of vaccinations.
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.
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