Description: Hawkins, Alice is a Registered Family Child Care Home in Prince Frederick MD, with a maximum capacity of 8 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of 0-23 Months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 5 years to 12 years. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.
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|Findings: The provider didn't locate or produce documentation that fire drills or emergency drills were completed in 2018, and the fire drills for 2019 are listed for January through December even though the drills wouldn't have been done for the months that haven't occurred yet-August, September, October, November or December. No emergency drills were located for 2018 or 2019. Provider reports that she did conduct the drills as required but can't locate her log of such. Please conduct and keep a record of fire drills per month and emergency drills 2 times per year.|
|Findings: The "safety first" playpen has holes in the netting and one side is drooping and may no longer stay in the up position as it should. Please immediately replace this play pen and forward evidence of a safe play pen or another safe infant nap source.|
|Findings: There was not a completed health inventory located on site for 3 children. There are 4 children lacking evidence of their lead testing, as required. There is one child who appears to be missing a HIB after their 1st birthday. The provider is aware of which children need completed health inventories and lead testing and an updated shot record. Please forward written corrective action for these items within 30 days.|
|Findings: There are 3 children enrolled with no written evidence of their individual needs. The provider is aware of which children need the written individual needs information documented. Please immediately obtain the written individual needs information for the children missing it. Please forward written corrective action within 30 days.|
|Findings: The provider did locate the emergency plan but it had not been updated since 2017. The provider reviewed the plan and initialed and dated the plan on site today, the provider states there were no changes needed. Please be sure to review and update the emergency plan as needed, and initial and date the emergency plan at least once a year.|
|Findings: There are 2 children (siblings) with no evidence on site that the parent received or was advised how to obtain or review a consumer pamphlet. Please immediately advise parents missing the consumer pamphlet information, how to obtain the consumer pamphlet and please obtain evidence that the parents were advised or received a consumer pamphlet. The provider is aware of which children's parents need the consumer pamphlet information. Please forward written corrective action within 30 days.|
|Findings: Discussed that the provider isn't maintaining clear attendance as provider was unable to locate attendance for several months. Provider states she may have the missing attendance sheets in a pile by her desk. The provider also states that sometimes a sibling may not attend with their sibling but all siblings are together on her attendance form so it is unclear when which sibling did attend. Provider was trying to rely on her memory. The attendance charts don't have the dates listed only the month and the days of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Provider plans to start using a separate attendance sheet for each child. Provider also plans to add dates to the attendance. It is important to keep clear daily attendance for each child for each day. Please start keeping accurate daily attendance, immediately. Please forward written corrective action by October. It does appear that the parents are verifying attendance.|
|Findings: There are 3 children under age 2 enrolled. There was only 1 infant present today during the inspection. One of the enrolled infants is enrolled part time W, Th and F from 6 am until 2:30 pm and this infant enrolled in March; a 2nd infant also enrolled in March and is full time; a 3rd infant has been enrolled since September and will be 2 years old later this month. Provider states that this 3rd infant is in attendance from about 8:30 am until 1:30 pm. Provider reports that the 3rd infant doesn't attend regularly. When Lic.Spec. questioned the infants schedules the provider stated that usually there aren't 3 infants present at the same time. The provider couldn't be certain that all 3 infants weren't all present sometimes at the same time. The provider's attendance isn't maintained 100% of the time. Upon review of attendance for May 2018, it appears that there were at least 4 days, all Wednesdays, that there were 3 infants on site from about 9:40am until 2pm on each of these days. There may be no more than 2 children under age 2 present at any one time. Please forward written corrective action to avoid having more than 2 children under age 2 on site at any one time from now on.|
|Findings: Lic. Spec. observed a shelf in the back basement bedroom that was full of books. This shelf needs secured or anchored to keep it from possibly tipping over and injuring a child. Please immediately anchor this shelf. Please forward written corrective action by October. This room is not often used by children but it is currently approved day care space.|
|Findings: Lic. Spec. observed at least 3 electrical outlets uncapped. There was a walking infant, a 2 year old and a 5 year old present during the inspection. There were 2 in the main day care space and 1 in the back bedroom. The provider immediately added plugs to these electrical sockets. This non compliance was corrected on site. Please keep all electrical sockets capped during day care hours if there are children in care under age 5.|
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