| LPA Melchisedeck Augustin visited for the purpose of inspecting and measuring rooms because an increase of capacity was requested. The center is situated on the grounds of Valley Vista Elementary School. This center currently is licensed for a capacity of 16 preschool children. The center is requesting an additional 24 preschool children, for a total capacity of 40 preschool children ages 3-TK. The center currently uses room #18 and is requesting approval for room # 33. The Sonoma County Fire Protection conducted a fire clearance on 8/29/16 and a fire clearance was granted for the requested capacity. This program is a Title 5 and Title 22 program. LPA met with the Program Manager. All staff was fingerprint cleared. Ratio and capacity were met |
Classroom # 33 appears clean and organized. Napping equipment is stored properly. There were not enough cots for children to nap. The Program Manager stated that 9 additional cots will be ordered. There are 10 preschool children in care today. Ratio was met in classroom #18. Drinking water is readily accessible inside and out. There is a water fountain inside the classroom and 2 water fountains outside for children to drink water. Shade is provided by an awning and large tree. There are 2 bathrooms inside the classroom for the children to use. All toilets and sinks are functional. The sink delivers cold water and is below 120 degrees. The kitchen area is clean and sanitary. There is a sink. The center provides 1 breakfast, lunch and snack. There is functional smoke detector that is hardwired. There is a 3-A:40:BC fire extinguisher that was last serviced on 12/21/2015. There is a functional carbon monoxide detector. All electrical outlets have safety toddler covers. The classroom has 2 exits. The designated Isolation Area is at the Office. The center did not have a First Aid kit inside the class room #33. A Sample menu and an Activities Schedule were not posted. LIC 610, Parents Rights, Personal Rights were posted. The Program Manager stated that a Sign In/Sign Out sheet will be created and located on top of a cubby to sign children in and out. There were no bodies of water observed. The Program Maneger stated that there are no firearms and none was observed by LPA. The playground has more than 75 square footage of outdoor space to accommodate the requested capacity of 40 children. Classroom # 18 and 33 will use intermittent outdoor activities schedules. The playground area has grass to cushion children's falls. The indoor space has more than 35 square footage per child indoor, to meet the request of an additional capacity of 24, to equal a total capacity of 40 children.