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Little Tin Soldiers Educational Center
199 East Mercury Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-0780

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

Inspection Date: Nov. 9, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-665 INTRODUCTION
22VAC40-665 ADMINISTRATION
22VAC40-665 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
22VAC40-665 PHYSICAL PLANT
22VAC40-665 STAFFING & SUPERVISION
22VAC40-665 PROGAMS
22VAC40-665 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS & EMERGENCIES
22VAC40-665 SPECIAL SERVICES

Comments:
A Subsidy Health and Safety Inspection was conducted on November 9, 2018 to review supplemental health and safety requirements. Licensing inspector arrived at 10:39am and departed at 4:30pm to conduct a Subsidy Health and Safety Inspection. At the time of the tour, there were 17 children present upon arrival to the center with three staff members. Additional staff arrived throughout the course of the inspection who were on site for administrative and support purposes. There is a total enrollment of 50 children. The children were observed during center time and playing freely in two classrooms. Five children's records were reviewed. Five staff records were reviewed. Medications are currently not being administered. The outdoor play area was no inspected due to inclement weather. The exit interview was conducted with the Interim Program Director. A licensing inspection was also conducted on this date; the two inspections combined cover all subsidy health and safety requirements. Only subsidy requirements that are not covered in licensing standards are reviewed during this supplemental inspection. Violations were found during the supplemental subsidy health and safety inspection requirements and are identified on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-665-500-F
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the vendor did not ensure that there was a current written list of all children's allergies, sensitivities and dietary restrictions. Evidence: The center's allergy list was not current, as it did not include allergies noted in the record for two children.

Plan of Correction: The allergy list was updated during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-510-B
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the vendor did not ensure that for each group of children, the vendor shall maintain a written hard copy record of daily attendance that documents the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurs. Evidence: There was not a written record of attendance for a group of children in the Two-Four Year Old Classroom.

Plan of Correction: We do an in-service and that information has been given by the Director to do attendance upon arrival. We will remind the staff again about the importance of attendance being taken early on and daily.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-520-B-3
Description: Based on record review, in two of five children's records reviewed, the vendor did not ensure that each child's record contained all required parent contact information. Evidence: There was no documentation of one or both work addresses for one or both parents in the records for Child #3 and Child #4.

Plan of Correction: As of today will follow up with the parent and have them to complete upon pick up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-580-C
Description: Based on record review, in four of five staff records reviewed, the vendor did not ensure that staff complete Virginia Preservice Training for Child Care Staff. Evidence: There was no documentation of the Virginia Preservice Training for the following staff members: Staff #2-date of hire 3/26/18 Staff #3-date of hire 12/5/17 Staff #4-date of hire 9/19/17 Staff #5-date of hire 2/27/18

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-580-E-1
Description: Based on record review, in one of five staff records reviewed, the vendor did not ensure that staff have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) appropriate to the age of children in care. The training shall include an in-person competency demonstration. Evidence: There was no documentation of CPR trainign for Staff #5 (date of hire 2/27/18).

Plan of Correction: As of today, we stated to staff that the class needs to be scheduled ASAP.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-580-E-2
Description: Based on record review, in one of five staff records reviewed,the vendor did not ensure that staff have current certification in first aid. Evidence: There was no documentation of first aid trainign for Staff #5 (date of hire 2/27/18).

Plan of Correction: As of today, we stated to staff that the class needs to be scheduled ASAP.

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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