Description: Richards, Shellie Ann is a Group Family Day Care in Jamaica NY, with a maximum capacity of 16 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of Total Capacity: 12 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years AND 4 additional school-aged children�(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: Multi-purpose fire extinguishers of a type approved for use in residences must be maintained in good working condition and placed in the kitchen and outside the furnace room. A group family day care program located in a multiple family dwelling is not required to place or maintain a fire extinguisher outside the furnace room of such dwelling. The caregivers must know how to use the fire extinguishers placed in such home. Fire extinguishers with gauges must show a full charge. Fire extinguishers with seals must have unbroken seals.|
|Brief Description: All paths of egress on the interior and exterior of the home, including corridors, aisles and approaches must be kept free of obstructions, impediments and debris at all times.|
|Brief Description: Suitable precautions must be taken to eliminate all conditions in areas accessible to children which pose a safety or health hazard|
|Brief Description: Radiators and pipes located in rooms occupied by children must be covered to protect the children from injury when the heating system is in use|
|Brief Description: Protective caps, covers or permanently installed obstructive devices must be used on all electrical outlets that are accessible to children.|
|Brief Description: Other than for school age children, sleeping and napping arrangements must be made in writing between the parent and the program. Such arrangements shall include: the area of the home where the child will nap; whether the child will nap on a cot, mat, bed or a crib; and how the napping child will be supervised, consistent with the requirements of section 416.8 of this Part.|
|Brief Description: Children cannot be left without competent supervision at any time. Competent supervision includes awareness of and responsibility for the ongoing activity of each child. It requires that all children be within a caregiver's range of vision except as provided in section 416.8(b) of this Part and that the caregiver be near enough to respond when redirection or intervention strategies are needed. Competent supervision must take into account the child's age, emotional, physical and cognitive development.|
|Brief Description: The provider and assistant(s) may be absent for short or long term absences under the conditions specified in 416.8(g)(1) and (2).|
|Brief Description: When the provider or assistant is absent for 3 or fewer consecutive days, the Office does not need to be notified in advance, however the program must keep a written record of the caregiver present in place of the absent provider or assistant|
|Brief Description: The use of any type of device for social or entertainment purposes, text messaging, listening to music on headphones, playing screen games, reading, using the Internet, or making personal calls by caregivers while supervising children is prohibited. Use of these devices for brief and necessary family communications or purposes directly related to the child care program such as communication with parents or the Office and its representatives is allowable|
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