|An inspection was made to the facility by Licensing Program Analyst (LPA), Jennifer Velasco. The facility file was reviewed prior to this visit. A review of the personnel report on file indicates that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. LPA met with licensee Cheryl "Cherie" Still (Licensee). |
The facility’s operating hours are 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday. The facility was toured inside and outside and the floor and yard plan submitted by the licensee were verified. Items which could pose a danger to children (such as detergents, cleaning compounds and medications) were observed to be inaccessible to children in a high cupboard. Licensee stated there are no poisons. The toys, floors, desks and other equipment and surfaces are clean, toxic free, safe and in good condition.There is uncontaminated drinking water available to children both indoors and outdoors. The children's bathrooms are in operational, safe, and sanitary condition. Food prep areas are clean. Food is properly stored and refrigerated as needed. There was no contaminated food observed. Garbage cans containing solid waste have tight fitting lids. The LPA observed a working carbon monoxide detector and fire alarm system in the facility. The playground was free of hazards. The playground equipment and surface areas were in safe condition. There is wood chip cushioning underneath climbing structures and/or play equipment to absorb falls. There were no bodies of water observed. Licensee stated no weapons are stored on site and none were observed. During today's inspection, licensing staffing ratios were being met, and 20 children were being supervised by four teachers/aides. The facility was operating within the licensed capacity. At least one staff member present during the visit possessed current CPR and First Aid certifications with an expiration date in 05/2019. The sign-in/sign-out procedure was reviewed and was in compliance. Seven children’s records were reviewed at 11:00 AM, and contained signed admission agreements. Three staff records were reviewed at 11:10 AM and contained documentation of education and training as required.
Continued on LIC 809-C