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Ida Barbour Early Learning Center
1400 Camden Avenue
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 397-3097

Current Inspector: Adrianna Walden (757) 404-2487

Inspection Date: March 6, 2019

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

Comments:
A Subsidy Health and Safety inspection was conducted on 3/6/19 from 9:45am to 11:45am to review supplemental health and safety requirements. During the inspection there were 22 children ages five months old to four years old in care with seven staff. Children were observed participating in various activities in the classrooms, and eating lunch. The records for five children and for five staff were reviewed. A licensing inspection was also conducted 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, were discussed during the exit interview, and are identified on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-665-540-A
Description: Based on a review of five staff records, it was determined that the vendor did not ensure that staff shall be evaluated by a health professional and be issued a statement that the individual is determined to be free of communicable tuberculosis (TB). Documentation of the screening shall be submitted at the time of employment and prior to coming into contact with children. The documentation shall have been completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment and be signed by a physician, physician's designee, or an official of the local health department. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #5 (date of hire 1/31/19) contain documentation of a TB screening that was dated 10/17/18. 2. Staff #6 confirmed that staff #5 had not completed a TB screening within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: All newly hired staff will not begin employment until a TB screening has been completed, and it will have been completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-650-E
Description: Based on a review of policies and procedures for the facility and interviews, it was determined that the vendor did not ensure that a written policy and procedure that describes how the vendor will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members was developed and implemented. Evidence: 1. The Licensing Inspector could not find the policy and procedures for maintaining consistent staff at the facility during the inspection. 2. Staff #6 confirmed that there was no documentation available for viewing during the inspection regarding how the vendor will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members.

Plan of Correction: The vendor responded: A a written policy and procedure that describes how the vendor will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members will be developed. All current staff and any new staff will review this policy.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-770-B-5
Description: Based on a review of the center's policies and interviews, it was determined that the vendor did not ensure that they shall develop and implement the continuity of operations procedures to ensure that essential functions are maintained during an emergency. Evidence: 1. There was no documentation available for viewing during the inspection regarding continuity of operations procedures to ensure that essential functions are maintained during an emergency. 2. Staff #6 confirmed that there was no documentation available for viewing during the inspection regarding continuity of operations procedures to ensure that essential functions are maintained during an emergency.

Plan of Correction: The vendor responded: We will develop procedures for the continuity of operations procedures to ensure that essential functions are maintained during an emergency. All current staff and any new staff will review this policy.

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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