Description: Castro, Elva is a Group Family Day Care in Astoria NY, with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of Total Capacity: 12 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years�(there must be one caregiver for every two children under the age of two years in attendance). The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.
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|Brief Description: Every licensee and registrant shall obtain fingerprint images, for each prospective employee or volunteer of the child day care program and any person age eighteen or over who will be residing on the premises of the group family day care home or family day care home.|
|Brief Description: Peeling or damaged paint or plaster must be repaired.|
|Brief Description: In addition to a smoke detector on each floor, there must be a smoke detector located either within rooms where children nap, or in adjoining rooms. In the case of rooms used for napping or sleeping which have doors, a smoke detector is required inside that room.|
|Brief Description: Materials and play equipment used by the children must be sturdy and free from rough edges and sharp corners|
|Brief Description: Operating carbon monoxide detectors must be used in all group family day care homes when required, and located in areas of the home in accordance with applicable laws.|
|Brief Description: The provider, assistant(s), and substitute(s), must each submit a medical statement before such person has any involvement in child care work.|
|Brief Description: The initial medical statement for providers, assistants, and substitutes must include the results of a Mantoux tuberculin test or other federally approved tuberculin test performed within the 12 months preceding the date of the application. Thereafter, tuberculin tests are only required at the discretion of the employee's health care provider or at the start of new employment in a different child care program.|
|Brief Description: The program must obtain a written statement, from the parent of each infant in care, setting forth the breast milk, formula and feeding schedule instructions for the infant and must be updated as changes are made.|
|Brief Description: The provider, assistant(s), and substitutes must each have a minimum of either two (2) years of experience caring for children under six years of age, or one (1) year of experience caring for children under six years of age plus six hours of training or education in early childhood development. The phrase "experience caring for children" can mean child-rearing as well as paid and unpaid experience caring for children. The term "training" can mean educational workshops and courses in caring for preschool-age children|
|Brief Description: The provider, assistant(s), and substitutes must each provide to the Office the names, addresses and daytime telephone numbers of at least three (3) acceptable references, other than relatives. At least one of the references must be able to attest to the employment history, work record and qualifications, if the person had ever been employed outside the home. At least one of the references must be able to attest to the character, habits and personal qualifications to be a group family day care provider, assistant, or substitute;|
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