Heavenly Ski Resort
Heavenly Ski Resort
Heavenly Day Care Facility #’s 093604118 & 093604119
NOTIFICATION OF PARENTS’ & PERSONAL RIGHTS
INSTRUCTIONS: This form is intended to meet the requirement of California Health and Safety Code Section 1596.857 and 1596.859, which requires that parents or guardians be informed of their right to enter and inspect the child care facility where their child is receiving care. The facility is required to:
- Post this notice in a prominent place in the facility that is easily accessible for public view.
- Have parents or guardians complete and sign their acknowledgement of receiving this Notification on their child’s Registration Form.
- Maintain the signed Admission Form in the child’s facility record to document that all parties have been notified of the right in accordance with the above statute.
- Give the parent or guardian a copy of these rights for their own records.
As a Parent/Authorized Representative, you have the right to:
- Enter and inspect the child care center without advance notice whenever children are in care.
- File a complaint against the licensee with the licensing office and review the licensee’s public file kept by the licensing office.
- Review, at the child care center, reports of licensing visits and substantiated complaints against the licensee made during the last three years.
- Complain to the licensing office and inspect the child care center without discrimination or retaliation against you or your child.
- Request in writing that a parent not be allowed to visit your child or take your child from the child care center, provided you have shown a certified copy of a court order.
- Receive from the licensee the name, address and telephone number of the local licensing office. See below.
- Be informed by the licensee, upon request, of the name and type of association to the child care center for any adult who has been granted a criminal record exemption, and that the name of the person may also be obtained by contacting the local licensing office.
- Receive, from the licensee, the Caregiver Background Check Process form.
NOTE: CALIFORNIA STATE LAW PROVIDES THAT THE LICENSEE MAY DENY ACCESS TO THE CHILD CARE CENTER TO A PARENT / AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IF THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PARENT / AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE POSES A RISK TO CHILDREN IN CARE.
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LIC 995 (9/08)
Child Care Centers
Personal Rights. See Section 101223 for waiver conditions applicable to Child Care Centers.
a) Child Care Centers. Each child receiving services from a Child Care Center shall have rights which include, but are
not limited to the following:
- To be accorded dignity in his/her personal relationships with staff and other persons.
- To be accorded safe, healthful and comfortable accommodations, furnishings and equipment to meet his/her needs.
- To be free from corporal or unusual punishment, infliction of pain, humiliation, intimidation, ridicule, coercion, threat, mental abuse, or other actions of a punitive nature, including but not limited to: interference with the daily living functions, including eating, sleeping or toileting; or withholding of shelter, clothing, medication or aids to physical functioning.
- To be informed, and to have his/her authorized representative, if any, informed by the licensee of the provisions of law regarding complaints including, but not limited to, the address and telephone number of the complaint receiving unit of the licensing agency and of information regarding confidentiality.
- To be free to attend religious services or activities of his/her choice and to have visits from the spiritual advisor of his/her choice. Attendance at religious services, either in or outside the facility, shall be on a completely voluntary basis. In Child Care Centers, decisions concerning attendance at religious services or visits from spiritual advisors shall be made by the parent(s), or guardian(s) of the child.
- Not to be locked in any room, building, or facility premises by day or night.
- Not to be placed in any restraining device, except a supportive restraint approved in advance by the licensing agency.
LIC 613 A (8/08)
THE REPRESENTATIVE /PARENT /GUARDIAN HAS THE RIGHT TO BE INFORMED OF THE APPROPRIATE LICENSING AGENCY TO CONTACT REGARDING COMPLAINTS, WHICH IS:
COMMUNITY CARE LICENSING DIVISION CHILD CARE RIVER CITY REGIONAL OFFICE
Regional Manager, Kathy Ertola 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 250, MS 19-29 Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 263-5744 FAX (916) 929-6371
STATE OF CALIFORNIA—HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
CAREGIVER BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
The California Department of Social Services works to protect the safety of children in child care by licensing child care centers and family child care homes. Our highest priority is to be sure that children are in safe and healthy child care settings. California law requires a background check for any adult who owns, lives in, or works in a licensed child care home or center. Each of these adults must submit fingerprints so that a background check can be done to see if they have any history of crime. If we find that a person has been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation or a marijuana related offense covered by the marijuana reform legislation codified at Health and Safety Code sections 11361.5 and 11361.7, he/she cannot work or live in the licensed child care home or center unless approved by the Department. This approval is called an exemption.
A person convicted of a crime such as murder, rape, torture, kidnapping, crimes of sexual violence or molestation against children cannot by law be given an exemption that would allow them to own, live in or work in a licensed child care home or center. If the crime was a felony or a serious misdemeanor, the person must leave the facility while the request is being reviewed. If the crime is less serious, he/she may be allowed to remain in the licensed child care home or center while the exemption request is being reviewed.
How the Exemption Request is Reviewed
We request information from police departments, the FBI and the courts about the person’s record. We consider the type of crime, how many crimes there were, how long ago the crime happened and whether the person has been honest in what they told us.
The person who needs the exemption must provide information about:
• The crime
• What they have done to change their life and obey the law
• Whether they are working, going to school, or receiving training
• Whether they have successfully completed a counseling or rehabilitation program
The person also gives us reference letters from people who aren’t related to them who know about their history and their life now.
We look at all these things very carefully in making our decision on exemptions. By law this information cannot be shared with the public.
How to Obtain More Information
As a parent or authorized representative of a child in licensed child care, you have the right to ask the licensed child care home or center whether anyone working or living there has an exemption. If you request this information, and there is a person with an exemption, the child care home or center must tell you the person’s name and how he or she is involved with the home or center and give you the name, address, and telephone number of the local licensing office. You may also get the person’s name by contacting the local licensing office. You may find the address and phone number on our website. The website address is: http://ccld.ca.gov/contact.htm .
LIC 995 E (10/09)IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS