|An inspection of the facility was conducted by Licensing Program Analyst (LPA), Jennifer Velasco. LPA met with the facility site supervisor/director Pamalla "Pam" McDonald (Supervisor). The facility file was reviewed prior to this inspection. A review of the personnel report indicated that all facility staff or other individuals who require caregiver background checks have received criminal record and child abuse index clearances or exemptions. |
The facility’s operating hours are 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday, year-round. The facility was toured inside and outside, and the floor and yard plan submitted by the licensee were verified. The items which could pose a danger to children (such as detergents, cleaning compounds, and medications) were observed to be stored in a locked cabinet in the kitchen and inaccessible to children. Supervisor stated there are no poisons in the facility, and none were observed. The toys, floors, desks, and other equipment and surfaces were clean, toxic free, safe, and in good condition. There was uncontaminated drinking water available to children indoors and outdoors with accessible and operable water fountains indoors and outdoors. The children's bathrooms were in safe and sanitary condition. Food prep areas were clean. Food was properly stored and refrigerated as needed. There was no contaminated food observed. Garbage cans containing solid waste had tight fitting lids. LPA observed a working carbon monoxide detector, smoke alarm, and fire extinguisher rated at least 2A10BC in the facility. The fully fenced playground was free of hazards. The playground equipment and surface areas were in safe condition. There were wood chips to provide cushioning underneath climbing structures to absorb falls. There were no swimming pools or other bodies of water observed on the property. Supervisor stated no weapons are stored on site and none were observed.
During today's inspection, staffing ratios were being met. Three staff were supervising 15 children. The facility was operating within the licensed capacity. At least one staff member present during the inspection possessed current CPR and First Aid certifications, which expire in 01/2021.
Continued on LIC 809-C.