How much should the licensee/owner be present at a day care?

Hi there, just wondering if I should calibrate my expectations around how often the licensed operator herself should be on-site at our daycare. She is often there in the AM for dropoff and PM for pickup, but a couple times when I've had to do a midday swing by to drop off a bottle or whatever, only the helper is on site (who is not listed on the CA State license by name, not sure if she is a licensed provider or not). The owner was also gone for two weeks on vacation, which we got short notice of before the whole day care was closed for two weeks for additional vacation for the helper. This is my first baby so I'm just wondering if this is normal for a home based operator. Thx!

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