| REPORT AMENDED |
A case management visit was conducted by LPA S. Mendoza-Ceja who met with Terese Munoz-Hill regarding an incident that occurred on January 29, 2019. The incident was reported to the Department as required.
On January 29, 2019, at approximately 3:05 during transition time from nap time to the playground day care child #1 was left unattended in the Pre-K 1 classroom for 5 - 7 minutes. It was found that parent #1 observed child#1 crying unattended in the Pre - K 1 classroom looking for his socks. Parent #1 informed staff #1 and #2 who were on the playground with the other children. Staff #1 immediately went to get child #1. When leaving the playground parent #2 also stated she observed child #1 unattended in the classroom.
Staff #1 stated she asked the children to line up to go outside. Staff #1 stated child #1 wanted assistance tying his shoes. Staff #1 stated she told child #1 she would assist him with his shoes outside. Child #1 remained in the Pre-K 1 classroom.
Today, LPA interviewed staff #1, staff #2, and the Director in regards to the incident. LPA reviewed the incident report, staff qualifications, staff #1's file, child #1's file, and the sign in/out sheets. Director stated she informed parent of child #1 of the incident. LPA was advised, staff #1 was supervising of 11 children. Director stated she provided training to staff on February 6, 2019 in regards to Supervision.
An immediate civil penalty is assessed for 500.00 for the lack of Responsibility for Providing Care and Supervision when a child was left unattended in the Pre-k classroom for 5 - 7 minutes. In addition, a previous licensing report was issued on 8/28/2018, giving notice of the same violation. The center was cited for repeating the same violation within 12 months, the following civil penalty of $250.00 shall be assessed until the violation is corrected and a penalty will continue to accrue until the deficiency is cleared. Total Civil Penalty assessed is $750.00.
Based on interviews with staff, and record review revealed the Licensee failed to be in compliance with CCR, Title 22, Division 12, Section 101229(a)(1) Responsibility for Providing Care and Supervision.