Daycare.com Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-07-2009, 12:06 PM
stimpson stimpson is offline
Member Awaiting Status Upgrade
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3
Default State Inspection for New Facilities, Texas

We are opening a new daycare facility in the San Antonio area and we would like some information on, and descriptions of, your experiences with the inspection process.

We have been told that the inspection process can be rather "rough" when it come to state inspections for new facilities.
Our new facility was actually a daycare prior to our leasing of the location so we have that working in our favor as most of the modifications we would have had to make to the location are already in place.

Our questions concern stories we've heard about how obstructive the inspectors can be if they find violations upon their initial inspection of a new facility. We are concerned because the state minimum standards are so vague in so many areas, that they seem to (in our opinion) invite failure of the initial inspection. Is this the case?

We know that under state law, if an initial inspection is failed, they are allowed up to 30 days before they are required to perform the re-inspection. While attending orientation in our area, we learned that the state is very insistent that you "get it right" the very first time or the inspectors will "take their sweet time" before returning for the re-inspection, there-by leading to significant delay in getting your facility open (and forcing considerable extra expense upon the owners due to overhead without revenue).

Has anyone failed initial inspection and had difficulty getting inspectors to return within a reasonable time frame?
How "picky" are they on initial inspection?
Do the inspectors drag their feet while new facilities wait for re-inspection in the event of a failed opening inspection?

We would appreciate any info, even anecdotal, on what the inspection process is like.
Thanks to everyone who replies.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Licensed DayCare vs. Private DayCare marylmr Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 45 09-16-2017 07:50 AM
Preparing for Fire Inspection? kdparadise Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 1 04-15-2010 03:03 PM
"No Outside Food" Policy in Texas yukomka Parents and Guardians Forum 11 10-14-2008 10:22 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:06 AM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming