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Big Blue Marble Academy
13711 Village Mill Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114
(804) 897-2888

Current Inspector: Ivey Newman (804) 662-9762

Inspection Date: Feb. 5, 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.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
An announced initial inspection was completed on February 5, 2019 from approximately 9:30a.m. to 2:30p.m. Four staff records to include five corporate officers, the emergency preparedness plan, polices and procedures, daily health observation and medication administration certifications and required postings were reviewed. The physical space, programs, nutrition, transportation and the first aid and emergency supplies were inspected. The center will provide transportation and administer medication. A consultant and program leader were available for interview, the inspection and were present at the exit interview at which time inspection findings were reviewed and an Acknowledgement of Inspection form was signed and left. There were thirteen citations for violations of the Standards. See the violation notice on the Department's public web site for violations of the Standards. Please complete the "plan of correction" and "date to be corrected" for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it within five business days of receipt. Specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. The plan of correction should contain: 1) step(s) to correct the noncompliance with the standard(s), 2) measure(s) to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s). A follow up inspection to verify corrections of the violations must be completed before recommendation for licensure can be made for the change in ownership.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-K
Description: Based on a review of the center's policies and procedures, the licensee failed to develop written playground safety procedures that include all the required elements. Evidence: 1. The center's written playground safety procedures did not include procedures for staff positioning or monitoring resilient surfacing. 2. Administrator #2 acknowledged these required policies were not developed in writing.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-6
Description: Based on a review of records, the licensee failed to ensure that the daily health observation training provided to staff included all the required components. Evidence: 1. Administrator #2 produced the daily health and observation training used by the center. The curriculum lacked information concerning the Virginia Department of Health Notification of Reportable Diseases and staff occupational health and safety practices in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Bloodborne Pathogens regulation. 2. Administrator #2 advised the center used curriculum found on the internet and was unaware that it did not contain all the required elements.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the outdoor space, the licensee failed to ensure that areas and equipment of the center are maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. Observations on the playground included five metal railroad nails, approximately 1/4 inch in diameter, with sharp ends pointing upward, protruding approximately six inches above the ground, several pieces of loose, hanging rope and a plastic boat filled with approximately four inches of standing water. These hazards are located in areas of the playground accessible to and that will be used by children daily. 2. Administrator #1 and Administrator #2 acknowledged these hazards.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-C
Description: Based on observation of the kitchen, the licensee failed to ensure that pesticides or insecticides shall not be stored in areas used by children or in areas used for food preparation or storage. Evidence: 1. A bottle of pesticide was observed in the kitchen, where food is prepared, under an open sink. 2. Administrator #2 acknowledged the pesticide was in the kitchen where food is prepared.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation of the playground, the licensee failed to maintain resilient surfacing under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatuses. Evidence: 1. A piece of climbing equipment, composed of three tires and metal poles, approximately four feet tall at the highest point and surrounded by mulch, lacked an adequate fall zone and the required depth of resilient surfacing. 2. The equipment required at least a six foot wide fall zone and six inches of mulch surrounding the climbing equipment. Approximately one foot in width of mulch, measuring approximately one inch deep, was observed surrounding the piece of equipment. 3. Administrator #1 and Administrator #2 acknowledged this piece of equipment did not have the required depth of resilient surfacing or the required fall zone width.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-A
Description: Based on a review of the center's policies and procedures, the licensee failed to provide all the required elements to parents in writing before the child's first day of attending. Evidence: 1. The policies and procedures provided to parents lacked a written description of the center's established lines of authority for staff. 2. Administrator #1 acknowledged this was not included in the policies and procedures for parents.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on observation, the licensee failed to maintain all the elements of the required first aid kit and emergency supplies. Evidence: 1. The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies lacked triangular bandages. 2. Administrator #2 acknowledged these bandages could not be located in the center.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-A
Description: Based on a review of records, the licensee failed to develop the emergency preparedness plan in consultation with local or state authorities. Evidence: 1. The center's emergency preparedness plan lacked documentation that the plan had been created in consultation with local or state authorities. 2. Administrator #2 acknowledged that the local authorities were not consulted about the emergency preparedness plan.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-B
Description: Based on a review of records, the licensee failed to ensure that the emergency preparedness plan shall contain all the required procedural components. Evidence: 1. The center's emergency preparedness plan lacked emergency communication components to include the establishment of a center emergency officer and back-up officer to include 24 hour contact telephone number for each, notification of media and the availability of communication tools. The emergency preparedness plan also lacked shelter in place procedures to include applicable scenarios and facility containment procedures. Lastly the emergency preparedness plan lacked procedures for drill frequency and plan review and update. 2.Administrator #1 acknowledged these elements were missing from the emergency plan.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-C-1-A
Description: Based on a review of staff records, the licensee failed to obtain child abuse central registry record checks for five of five applicants and a sworn statement for one of five applicants of the corporation. Evidence: 1. Applicant #1, Applicant #2, Applicant #3 nor Applicant #4's records contained central registry record checks. Applicant #5's record contained a central registry record check dated August 6, 2018. Applicant #3's records lacked a sworn statement. 2. Administrator #2 acknowledged these record checks were not documented in the applicant's records and that Applicant #5's central registry check was not obtained within the required time frame.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-C-1-B
Description: Based on a review of staff records, the licensee failed to obtain child abuse central registry record checks for one of one agents of the corporation. Evidence: 1. Staff #2's record contained a central registry record check dated August 6, 2018. 2. Therefore, this central registry check was not obtained within the required ninety day time frame of application.

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

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on review of staff records, the licensee failed to obtain fingerprint results for four of five applicants of the corporation. Evidence: 1. Applicant #1, Applicant #2, Applicant #3, nor Applicant #4's records contained fingerprint results. 2. Administrator #2 acknowledged fingerprint results were not documented in these records.

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

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-3
Description: Based on a review of staff records, the licensee failed to obtain out of state child abuse central registry record checks for four of five applicants of the corporation. Evidence: 1. A review of records revealed that Applicant #1 has resided in South Carolina, Applicant #2 in Georgia, Applicant #3 in South Carolina and Applicant #4 in Georgia and Alabama in the past five years. Applicant #3's record contained a South Carolina central registry record check dated July 14, 2017 and therefore not within the required ninety day time frame of application. Applicant #1, Applicant #2 and Applicant #4's records lacked any out of state central registry record checks. 2. Administrator #2 acknowledged these central registry record checks were not documented in these records.

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

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