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Midlothian Kids Academy
6761 Temie Lee Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 293-4133

Current Inspector: Tara Barton (804) 662-9766

Inspection Date: Feb. 25, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
An unannounced complaint inspection was initiated on February 25, 2019 to investigate a complaint that was received by the Division on February 21, 2019. Based on staff interviews and witness statements, the allegation made by the complaintant regarding behavioral guidance was determined to be valid. Please let me know if you have any questions at 804-662-9766 or e-mail tara.barton@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interviews and witness statements, the facility failed to provide behavioral guidance that is age and stage appropriate, constructive in nature, and intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior. Evidence: on February 13, 2019, a parent was watching the classroom footage online on "Watch Me Grow" with two co-workers. The three witnessed Staff A pushing Infant 1 (age 13 months) down by placing an open hand over the child's face and forcing him from a standing position at the edge of the crib down to the mattress. Infant 1 was chewing on the edge of the crib and the wood was peeling. Staff A placed electrical tape over the peeling wood, but Infant 1 continued to try to chew it. Staff A repeatedly placed an open hand over the child's face and pushed him away from the edge of the crib to prevent him from chewing on the side of the crib. Staff A was observed trying to hold the infant down on the mattress to prevent him from getting back up. The director viewed the video footage and observed Staff A pushing the child away from the crib with an open hand.

Plan of Correction: After the parent called the director, Staff A was removed from the infant classroom. Staff A was counseled on how the situation should have been handled.

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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