|Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Zaid Hakim conducted an Unannounced Annual / Random Inspection at the facility today. Upon arrival, LPA observed three (3) infants, eight (8) preschool age children, and at least two (2) staff engaging in daily activities and met with Ms. Karla Infante Lopez, Licensee. The Licensees are the only individuals that reside in the home and all adults maintain valid background clearance. The days and hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and is licensed for a maximum capacity of 14 children. LPA observed required postings near the facility entrance; including but not limited to the License to operate, the Emergency Disaster Plan (LIC 610) and Notification of Parents Rights (PUB 393). |
LPA toured the facility inside and out and observed all indoor and outdoor activity areas. LPA observed door locks securing off limit areas which include the kitchen and one bedroom. The facility is equipped with at least one functioning smoke detector, at least one carbon monoxide detector, one complete first aid kit and at least one 2A10BC fire extinguisher. The Licensee stated that fire safety items and fire extinguishers are maintained at least once every 12 months. Toxic cleaning supplies and other items that pose a danger to children are securely stored in inaccessible locations. The home has sufficient and safe toys, equipment, and supplies. The home was observed to be safe and orderly. The outdoor play area was observed to be free from hazards and equipped with age appropriate toys and equipment. The Licensee stated that there are no weapons or firearms in the home, no fireplaces in the home, and no bodies of water of the premises. The kitchen and food preparation / service areas were observed to be clean and fully furnished with supplies. The Licensee provides meals and snacks to children, parents are informed of what is served daily, and she is aware of any food allergies or dietary restrictions. The Licensee stated that there are no bouncers in the home and understands that bouncers may not be used in family home day cares. LPA observed all furnishings used by children to be safe and in good condition. LPA and the Licensee discussed safe sleep for infants in care, children's personal rights and age appropriate equipment.
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