|(3) A visit was made to the facility by LPA, Chris Archer. 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 two adults living in the home.|
During today’s visit the home and grounds were toured and the licensee was operating within the licensed capacity. Operating hours are 6am to 6pm, Mon–Fri. The floor plan was verified. Off limits areas are inaccessible. There is a working telephone in the home. The licensee stated the fireplace in the play room is never used and was blocked by toys during today's visit. The wood stove in the off-limits family room is inaccessible by gates. The licensee's pediatric CPR and First Aid expire 1/31/18. Items which could pose a danger to children (detergents, cleaning compounds, and medications) were stored out of the reach of children. Poisons are locked in the garage. There is a working smoke detector and fire extinguisher in the home. The licensee has a current roster of children in care and has conducted an emergency drill within the past six months. Firearms are locked and ammunition is locked separate. The children use the backyard as the outdoor play area and it is completely fenced. Children's records were reviewed. Some forms were missing from children's files. The licensee is not providing Incidental Medical Services – IMS at this time. All licensing reports are public information and must be made available upon request for at least three years.
Notice of Site Visit shall be posted for 30 days from today's visit.
The following violation(s) of the California Code of Regulations, Title 22; Division 12, were observed: see LIC 809D.