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Natural Steps Child Development Center
64 Toby Way
Palmyra, VA 22963
(434) 589-5891

Current Inspector: Maureen Gallagher-McLeod (540) 430-9259

Inspection Date: Aug. 27, 2018 and Sept. 6, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An initial licensing inspection was conducted, by appointment, on August 27, 2018 between the hours of approximately 10:15 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. The program was not in operation on this date and no children were observed to be in care. The facility and outdoor playground areas were toured. The classrooms were observed to be clean and supplied with a variety of age/stage appropriate play and learning materials/toys. Applicable policies, procedures, reports and records were reviewed and required posted information was discussed/observed. Safety equipment was examined for compliance, including a first aid kit, emergency supplies and a flashlight. Follow-up was completed on September 6, 2018 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Staff and children's records, as well as final policies, references, credit reference, criminal history/fingerprinting results for one applicant/agent and agency reports were reviewed. Classrooms were viewed, water temperature measured, posted information was observed and a battery-operated radio was observed. As discussed, it is understood that the playground equipment will not be used by the children until adequate resilient surfacing has been installed under/surrounding all climbing equipment and equipment with moving parts. Thank you for your time and assistance during the inspection process. No violations of licensing standards were cited during this inspection. It is evident that much thought, effort and planning have gone into the renovation of the building, establishment of the program and the set-up of the classroom environments. A recommendation will be made for the issuance of a Conditional child day center license. Please contact me if you have questions concerning this inspection, the licensing standards and/or if I may be of assistance to you (540) 430-9262.

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.

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