|An inspection was conducted at the facility by LPA Patricia Pacheco. 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 is presently 1 adult living in the home.|
During today’s inspection the home and grounds were toured. The licensee was properly supervising children and operating within the licensed capacity and ratio requirements. No children were observed left in any parked vehicle. Operating hours are 4:30 am to 11:00 pm, Monday–Friday. The floor plan was verified. The off-limits areas include the kitchen, bedrooms and side yard and were inaccessible by means of gates and locks. The home appeared clean and orderly and was at a comfortable indoor temperature. There is a working telephone in the home. The licensee's pediatric CPR and First Aid expire 11/30/18. Items which could pose a danger to children (detergents, cleaning compounds, medications, etc.) were stored out of the reach of children. Poisons are locked in a detached shed in the side yard. There is a working smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector and fire extinguisher, rated at least 2A10BC, in the home. The licensee has a current roster of children in care and has conducted an emergency drill within the past six months. The licensee stated there are no firearms and/or other dangerous weapons in the home and none were observed during today's inspection. The children use the backyard as the outdoor play area and it is fully fenced. There is an empty above ground swimming pool in the back section of the backyard. The pool has a five foot chain link fence; there is a waiver in place to allow slats in the fence and the conditions of the waiver are being met. The licensee is not currently providing Incidental Medical Services – IMS. Incidental Medical Services (IMS) policy was discussed. For IMS information see Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for Family Child Care Homes Section 102417. When any IMS is provided, a Plan for Providing IMS must be submitted to the Department. The following information regarding ADA was provided: US Department of Justice toll-free ADA Information Line at (800) 514-0301 (voice)/(800) 514-0383 (TTY) and link to publication: Commonly Asked Questions about Child Care Centers and the ADA,www.ada.gov/childqanda.htm. This report, as well as the AAP Guide to Safe Sleep Practices brochure, were reviewed and discussed with the licensee. All licensing reports are public information and must be made available upon request for at least three years. There were no Title 22 deficiencies cited during today's inspection.
Notice of Site Visit shall be posted for 30 days from today's visit..