Through this website, you may access the inspection histories of Child Care Facilities in Fremont County, beginning on January 1, 2009.
Fremont County is currently using a risk assessment protocol to determine how many inspections are conducted at each facility, which can range from an inspection every other year, to an inspection 2 times per year. Risk assessment takes into consideration several factors for each Child Care Facility, including the extent of food preparation, the age range of the children at the facility and the number of children that their license allows. All of these factors are entered into the Consumer Protection database and a risk assessment list is generated each year. There are approximately 18 Child Care Facilities in Fremont County.
There are two types of violations noted during an inspection, "Critical Item" and "Non-Critical Item":
Critical Item violations (found in red on the inspection form) are violations that, if left uncorrected, are more likely than other violations to contribute to illness or environmental hazards that may contribute to a disease outbreak. Critical violations include inappropriate diapering procedures, lack of handwashing, ineffective sanitization and disinfection, ill personnel preparing food or caring for children, unsafe water supply or sewage disposal, vermin infestation, food temperature abuse and uncontrolled toxics. Critical Item violations are typically corrected at the time of the inspection or corrected with an on-site follow-up inspection scheduled for a later time. At the discretion of the inspector, a form called a CIVCS (Critical Item Violation Correction Sheet) may be used in place of an on-site follow-up inspection for the correction of Critical Item Violations in certain situations where a Critical Item Violation cannot be corrected at the time of the inspection but an on-site follow-up inspection may not be warranted. The CIVCS is mandatory and is required to be returned to Fremont County Environmental Health within 10 days, detailing the specific action that was taken to correct each Critical Item violation. If a CIVCS is required or if an on-site follow-up inspection is required, this will be noted at the bottom of the inspection report.
Non-Critical Item violations (found in blue on the inspection form) are violations that, if left uncorrected, could lead to more serious problems but do not pose an immediate threat. Typically, Non-Critical Item violations do not warrant an on-site follow-up inspection, but are expected to be corrected within 90 days and are checked for compliance during the next routine inspection.
Remember an inspection is a snapshot of the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a Child Care Facility may have greater or fewer violations than observed during an inspection and may not be representative of the overall, long-term condition of the establishment.
Although Child Care Facilities are inspected by the health department, it is the facilities’ responsibility, including the operator and staff, to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
9240 - Children of the Son, 369 Hwy 69, Cotopaxi