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My Yearly Unannounced Visit From Licensing

Yesterday I had an unannounced visit from licensing. Ever since I opened my daycare five years ago I have had an unannounced visit from licensing every year. So I was expecting one soon since my last visit was on October 28th of last year. Sure enough there was a knock at the door at 1:47 PM, yes I looked at the clock. It never fails, every single unannounced visit has been at naptime which is when I least expect it. I opened the door to greet her. She had on a purple floral dress which color coordinated with her purple briefcase on wheels along with her purple thermos. Normally when I see my analyst I get this nervous, anxiety feeling that creeps up on me. But this time was different as I didn’t get that feeling when I saw her friendly face. The program analyst was polite and apolog...

Immunizations Required For California Daycare Providers

Are you aware of the new bill SB 792 mandating vaccines for California daycare providers? My mother is a retired preschool teacher but she still volunteers at the preschool school from time to time. A week ago the director emailed her informing her she would be subject to a new law. The law was in regards to immunizations for California child care licensees, staff, and volunteers. Its effective date happens to be today, September 1, 2016. According to the new law a person may not be employed or volunteer at a child care center or family child care home unless he or she has been immunized against influenza (option to opt-out), pertussis, and measles or qualifies for an exemption. You can find more details about this law here. My mother quickly called me and asked if I was aware of this law,...

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