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Happy Feet Early Learning and Child Center
37 Ellsworth Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 403-4183

Current Inspector: Rebecca Forestier (540) 309-2835

Inspection Date: Jan. 17, 2019

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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was completed on 01/17/2019. Present during the inspection were 19 children, ages 5 months-4 years, in the care of 7 staff. The inspector reviewed 9 children's records and 7 staff records during the inspection. The staff stated that there was no medication being administrated at this time. The children were observed in the following activities: free choice activities, lunch and nap. Proper diapering, hand washing and table sanitization procedures were also observed. The inspector reviewed the emergency preparedness plans and the emergency supplies during the inspection. The licensing inspector discussed the license renewal process with the staff. The inspector arrived at 10:00 a.m. and departed at 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Forestier at 540-309-2835.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the facility failed that each staff member shall submit documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening no later than 21 days after employment. Evidence: The record for Staff #6 did not contain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening; the record for Staff #6 had a documented hire date of 10/18/2018.

Plan of Correction: Upon hiring, the staff will be required to have a TB test before coming into contact with the children. A TB test for Staff #6 will be obtained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review and discussion with staff, the facility failed to ensure that the separate record for each child enrolled contained all elements required by the standards. Evidence: 1. The record for Child #4 did not contain the following information: the work phone numbers for each parent (an employer was listed for both parents), name address and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached (there were no addresses for either contact provided) and a first date of attendance. 2. The record for Child #5 did not contain a work number for the parent listed; an employer was listed. 3. The record for Child #6 did not contain a work number for the parent listed; an employer was listed. 4. The record for Child #7 did not contain the following information: a work phone number for the parent listed (an employer was listed), name address and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached (the address for contact #2 was incomplete). 5. The record for Child #8 did not contain the following information: the work phone numbers for each parent (an employer was listed for both parents), name address and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached (there was no address for contact #2) and the health information as required by 22VAC40-185-140 (there was no physical examination). 6. The record for Child #9 did not contain the following information: the name address and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached (the addresses for both contacts were incomplete) and documentation of viewing proof of the child's identity and age.

Plan of Correction: The staff will continue to monitor the records to stay compliant with standards. Staff will reach out to parents to get the missing information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the facility failed to ensure that program directors and staff who work directly with the children shall annually attend 16 hours of staff development activities that shall be related to child safety and development and function of the center. Evidence: The record for Staff #5 did not contain documentation of 16 annual training hours; there were a total of 5 hours documented for 2018.

Plan of Correction: Records of the training hours will be obtained and placed into the record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-E
Description: Based on observations and discussion with the staff, the facility failed to ensure that the required nonmedical emergency supplies were maintained on-site. Evidence: The program administrator stated that there was not a working battery-operated flashlight or working battery-operted radio on-site.

Plan of Correction: A flashlight and radio will be purchased.

Disclaimer:

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