Staff # 2 stated they were outside with children. Child # 1 and child # 2 were playing in the play structure under the slide. Staff # 2 stated she heard a noise from under the slide. She went inside and saw few bites on the child's arm. Child # 2 bit child # 1 again while staff # 2 was trying to intervene. child got multiple bites on the arms. LPAs interviewed staff # 3 since she was also present on the playground at the time of the incident. Staff # 3 stated she was away from the incident and was busy with another group of children. Staff # 3 was notified by staff # 2 about the incident. Children's files were reviewed. The director stated she separated child # 2 from child # 1's classroom to prevent future incidents. The facility has a biting policy. The policy was reviewed with the director.
Based on LPA's interviews which were conducted with involved staff and reviewing the documentarians, the preponderance of evidence standard has been met, therefore the above allegation is found to be SUBSTANTIATED. California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division & Chapter 12, is being cited on the attached LIC 9099 D for the deficiency of "Observation of the child section 101226.3(a).
Notice of Site Visit was posted. The notice of site visit must be posted for 30 consecutive days. Failure to post will result in civil penalties of $100. The licensee was provided a copy of their appeal right (LIC 9058 12/15) and their signature on this form acknowledges receipt of these rights. First level appeal is to Regional Manager, address is above on the report.
A copy of child care provider's guide to safe sleep pamphlet and a copy of Never Ever Shake a Baby pamphlet with the website www.dontshake.org were given to the facility representative on the previous inspections.
Upon receipt, licensee shall post and provide copies of this report to parents/Guardians of children in care and to parents/guardians of children newly enrolled at the facility during the next 12 months. Licensee may use LIC 9224. Exit interview was conducted.
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