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Little School, Inc.
3608 Oaklawn Boulevard
Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 541-3000

Current Inspector: Tara Barton (804) 662-9766

Inspection Date: Aug. 10, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
An exit interview was conducted with the director to discuss the results of today's inspection. Consultation was given regarding updated background check regulations.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today, August 10, 2018 to determine the center's compliance with licensing standards. The inspection was initiated at 2:40pm and completed at approximately 4:55pm. Upon arrival, the following ratios were observed:

Two year old room: 1 staff/ 4 children
Three year old room: 1 staff/ 8 children
Four-Five year old room: 1 staff/ 9 children
School age building: 3 staff/ 14 children

Children were observed listening to a short story read by staff, playing with toys & games, and interacting with staff. Children's books, toys, and equipment were inspected along with children's classrooms, main hallways, children?s restrooms, cafeteria, and outdoor play areas. The center recently painted all areas in the main building. The center's van used for transportation was inspected with the required first aid kit & emergency supplies, children's emergency information, and route information found. Previous violations were inspected and found to have been corrected.

The center had the following posted: license, daily schedule, emergency numbers, evacuation maps, food menu, previous inspection, and various parent information. These postings are located on the wall upon entering the center and in children's classrooms. The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected with additional supplies found. Five children's records and three staff records were inspected with the majority of the required information present. The following was also inspected: annual fire & health inspections, fire/shelter-in-place drills, injury prevention plan & annual updates, center policies, parent agreements, and other pertinent information.

If you have any questions regarding this inspection, contact the licensing inspector at (804) 662-9771.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on the inspection of staff records, the required tuberculosis (TB) test/ screening was not updated as required. Evidence: During the inspection of three staff records, it was discovered staff #2 had a TB test dated 5/27/14. This TB test expired on 5/27/16 with no further updates in the record. TB test or screenings are required every two years from the date of the initial test or screening.

Plan of Correction: Per director: I will have the staff to submit to a TB test and provide written documentation of the results for the file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on the inspection of children's records, the required emergency contact information was not listed. Evidence: During the inspection of five children's records, it was discovered child #1 did not have the street address listed for the second emergency contact.

Plan of Correction: Per director: I will have the parent to update this information within the week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on the inspection of staff records, the required orientation documentation was not available to review. Evidence: During the inspection of three staff records, it was discovered staff #2 did not have documentation of orientation training. Licensing standards require staff to receive orientation training by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities with documentation maintained to review.

Plan of Correction: Per director: I will have the staff to meet with the owner and have the form reviewed and signed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on the inspection of staff records, the required annual training hours were not obtained. Evidence: During the inspection of three staff records, it was discovered staff #1 had ten hours of annual training for the year 2017. Licensing standards require sixteen hours of training each year with documentation maintained to review.

Plan of Correction: Per director: I will review records every six months to ensure the required training hours are obtained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on the inspection of the outdoor play areas and equipment, the center did not ensure the equipment was maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: During the inspection of the center's playground and equipment, two see saw horses (white & yellow) were found with chipped and peeling paint in multiple areas. Licensing standard require areas inside and outside the center to be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Unsafe conditions include, but not limited to, splintered cracked or deteriorating wood; chipped or peeling paint; visible cracks, bending or warping, rusting or breakage of any equipment; head entrapment hazards; and protruding nails, bolts or other components that could entangle clothing or snag skin.

Plan of Correction: Per director: We will immediately have chipped and peeling paint scrapped and horses painted when weather permits.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-B
Description: Based on the inspection of the center's emergency preparedness plan, some of the required components were not listed. Evidence: During the inspection of the center's emergency preparedness plan, it was discovered the following procedural components were not listed under the evacuation and shelter-in-place sections: 1. Assembly points, head counts, primary and secondary means of egress, and complete evacuation of the buildings; 2. Securing of essential documents (sign-in record, parent contact information, etc.) and special healthcare supplies to be carried off-site on immediate notice; and 3. Method of communication after the evacuation or shelter-in-place

Plan of Correction: Per director: I will update the emergency preparedness plan with the missing information.

Disclaimer:

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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