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Greater Hope Learning Center
2001 Ginter Street
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 562-0127

Current Inspector: Ivey Newman (804) 662-9762

Inspection Date: Aug. 3, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced renewal inspection was completed on August 3, 2018 from approximately 9:00a.m. to 2:30p.m. Twenty-eight children were in care during the inspection. Staff and children were observed engaging in activities to include departing for a field trip, center time, art activities, eating lunch and nap time. The children were observed in preschool and school age groups with adequate staff ratios. Children?s equipment, learning materials, outdoor and classroom space, bathrooms and the center?s first aid, emergency supplies and vans were inspected. Five children?s records, five staff records, annual fire and health inspections, fire drill, shelter in place and lock down logs, medication authorizations and logs, medication administration and daily health observation certifications, injury reports, daily attendance and required postings were reviewed. The Owners/Directors and Office Manager were available for interview, inspection and present at the exit interview at which time inspection findings were reviewed. There were six citations for violations of the Standards for Child Day Centers. See the violation notice on the Department?s public web site for violations of the Standards.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review of staff records, licensee failed to obtain a person to be notified in case of an emergency and health information for Staff #2. Evidence: 1. Staff #2?s record lacked documentation of a person to be contacted in case of an emergency and the staff?s health information. 2. Administrator #2 acknowledged this information was missing from the record.

Plan of Correction: Information was obtained during the inspection and corrected on site.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-C
Description: Based on observation and interviews, licensee failed to have more than one staff present on a field trip. Evidence: 1. Upon return from a field trip, staff reported that Administrator #1 remained at the field trip site alone, with eight children. 2. Administrator #1 acknowledged being alone at the field trip site with eight children while waiting for transportation to return.

Plan of Correction: Owner/Director will make sure there are always at least two staff on field trips.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-D
Description: Based on a review of medication authorizations, licensee failed to obtain a medical authorization for a medication during the time it is effective. Evidence: 1. A prescription inhaler was observed for Child #1. A medication authorization was not present in Child #1?s record. 2. Administrator #3 acknowledged this had not been obtained from the parent and that the medication had not been administered.

Plan of Correction: Officer Manager will obtain the form from the child's parent.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-G
Description: Based on a review of medications, licensee failed to maintain medication in its original, labeled container. Evidence: 1. A prescription inhaler for Child #6 was observed in a plastic Ziploc bag. The inhaler was not maintained in its original labeled container. 2. Administrator #3 acknowledged this medication was not stored in its original, labeled container and that it has last been administered in March 2018.

Plan of Correction: Officer Manager will obtain the prescription label from child's parent.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on a review of injury reports, licensee failed to obtain staff and parent or two staff signatures on written records of children?s serious and minor injuries. Evidence: 1. Injury reports observed for the year 2018 contained one staff signature. 2. Administrator #2 acknowledged the second signatures were missing from the reports.

Plan of Correction: Owner/Director will retrain staff on the need for two signatures on injury reports.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on a review of staff records, licensee failed to obtain fingerprint results for staff prior to hire date. Evidence: 1. Staff #2 was hired on May 5, 2018. 2. Fingerprint results observed in Staff #2?s record were dated May 14, 2018. 3. Administrator #2 acknowledged that Staff #2 began employment prior to receipt of fingerprint results but that she had not been alone with children.

Plan of Correction: The licensee will not hire an employee before the fingerprint results are received.

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.


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