Espin, Shirley - Bethesda MD Registered Family Child Care Home

Wilmett Road, Bethesda MD 20817
(240) 744-6064

About the Provider

Description: A Child-Centered, Creative Approach to Learning! Besides the basics, we give students an enourmous amount of creative and gross motor opportunities. These include art classes, music classes, language immersion programs (Spanish & Russian), and outdoor free play. We strive to include enrichment activities that extend our students knowledge and understanding of the world outside the classroom. Each month, our older students take a field trip to a working farm, museums, and other local places of interest. Our Enrichment Programs: Art Clay and Pottery Music/Drama Spanish Field Trips

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 8
  • License Number: 251071
  • Age Range: 0-23 Months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 5 years to 12 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: Wyngate Elementary
  • District Office: Region 5 - Montgomery County
  • District Office Phone: (240) 314-1400 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Inspection Type Regulations Status
2018-12-14 Routine 13A.15.03.04A(1) Corrected
Findings: Please have the parent fill in the missing highlighted information on one child's emergency card. Correct within 24 hours.
2018-12-14 Routine 13A.15.03.04A(3) Corrected
Findings: Three of the emergency cards need to be updated and initialed by the children's parents. Correct within 24 hours.
2018-12-14 Routine 13A.15.05.04B(1) Corrected
Findings: One electrical outlet needs covering in the bathroom. Corrected today during the inspection.
2018-12-14 Routine 13A.15.05.05A Corrected
Findings: The fence in the back yard needs to be replaced in the two areas that are broken. Dispose of the broken and rusty BBQ grill from the back yard. Chop down the sharp tree stump from the back yard. The provider explained that she has asked the landlord to replace the fence, yet he has not replaced the broken areas of the fence. The provider has a low deck that has the appropriate space for up to 8 children, therefore, the provider has decided to deem the grassy area of the back yard as off limits and will restrict the children's outdoor play area to the wooden deck. The provider shall make sure that the two child safety latches to the two gates on the deck are engaged when the children are playing on the deck. The LS will revise the certificate of registration accordingly. Corrected today during the inspection.
2018-12-14 Routine 13A.15.10.02 Corrected
Findings: A bottle of mouth wash and a bottle of Lysol cleaner was accessible to the children in an unlocked cabinet under the bathroom sink. All potentially hazardous items must be stored out of reach of children. Corrected today during the inspection. Large, sharp knives and lighters were in unlocked utensil drawers in the kitchen. This was corrected today during the inspection. Please replace the broken child proof lock on the cabinet doors under the kitchen sink, as the cabinet has several bottles of cleaning products. Correct within 24 hours.
2018-02-02 Complaint 13A.15.03.04A(2) Corrected
Findings: The visiting provider did not have an emergency for the infant she has enrolled. The LS explained the potential risk it is to have a child in care without having an emergency accessible, in the event 911 must be called for a child. Emergency cards for any child in care must be readily accessible at all times. Correct immediately.
2018-02-02 Complaint 13A.15.04.03A Corrected
Findings: The LS observed a total of 9 children present during today's inspection. The provider may not have more than 8 children in care at any time. By 10:40am, 3 of the 9 children were picked up by the parents and the visiting provider and her 2 year old niece left the home. Six children remained in care. Corrected today during inspection.
2018-02-02 Complaint 13A.15.04.03D Corrected
Findings: The LS observed 5 children in care today who are all under 24 months of age. Another registered provider was present in the home of this provider, with 1 enrolled child of her own and her 2 year old niece due to the fact that the heater in her own home has been broken for the past 3 days. Upon the LS asking the visiting provider if she currently has any enrolled children, to this, the provider give a false statement by saying no. The provider that lives in this home admitted that the visiting provider gave a false statement, the visiting provider does have 1 enrolled child. The LS informed both providers that it is unacceptable to give false information to the licensing office and that the providers must call at least 1 of the parents of the 5 children who are present who are under 24 months of age. By 10:40am, 2 of the 5 children who are under 24 months of age were picked up by the parents, leaving the provider with only 3 children under 24 months in care. Corrected during inspection.
2017-11-13 Routine 13A.15.03.02A Corrected
Findings: All health-related documentation as required was not present for each child in care.
2017-11-13 Routine 13A.15.03.02B Corrected
Findings: The required documentation was not present for each child under 6 who was in care for more than 30 days.

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