|(3) A visit was made to the facility by LPA, Jordan Monath. A review of staff records indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. There are presently 2 adults living in the home. There were 18 children in care at the beginning of this visit. The licensee was over capacity for approximately 20 minutes until 4 children were picked up.|
During today’s visit the home and grounds were toured and the facility was operating within the licensed capacity. Licensee stated normal operating hours are all hours, Monday – Sunday. The floor plan was verified. The off limit areas were inaccessible. The home appeared clean and orderly. There is a working telephone in the home. There was a working smoke detector, carbon monoxide sensor, and fire extinguisher in the home. The licensee's poisons were locked in an outdoor cabinet. The licensee stated no weapons are on the property and none were observed during this visit. The children use the backyard as the outdoor play area. There is an existing waiver allowing alternative (slats) fencing to make the swimming pool inaccessible. The conditions of the waiver were in place during this visit. Children's records were reviewed and required documents were present. The licensee has a current roster of children in care and has conducted an emergency drill within the last 6 months. All licensing reports are public information and must be made available upon request for at least three years. Reports citing Type A violations are to be provided to parents/guardians of children currently enrolled and to parents/guardians of children newly enrolled at the facility during the next 12 months. Parents/guardians must sign Form LIC 9224 to be kept in each child's file.
Notice of Site Visit shall be posted for 30 days from today's visit.
The following violation of the California Code of Regulations, Title 22; Division 12, was observed: see LIC 809D.