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Kids-N-Us Inc.
4247 Creighton Road
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 652-2323

Current Inspector: Kandra Brown (804) 662-9038

Inspection Date: March 22, 2019 , April 16, 2019 and April 18, 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.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced inspection on 03/22/2019, in response to a self-reported incident that the Department received on 03/14/2019 regarding forbidden actions. The inspector was on site at the center on 03/22/2019 from 08:50am to 11:12am. Interviews with staff were completed, observations were made in the center, and documentation was reviewed. The inspector completed additional interviews on 04/16/2019 and 04/18/2019. The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation validates the self-reported incident of forbidden actions. Violations were cited regarding forbidden actions and center policies. See the violation notice for more details. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (804) 662-9038.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on documentation review and interviews, the center did not maintain compliance with their own policies and procedures required by standards. Evidence: The center's policies and procedures regarding forbidden actions were not followed on March 13, 2019 when Staff #1 struck child #1 (2 years old), child #2 (2 years old), and child #3 (3 years old) on the leg for failing to comply with the instructions given by staff #1. The center?s policies and procedures for discipline states that "We do not at any time use corporal punishment for discipline," "You will be contacted at first measure of disciplining the child," and "Teachers are not allowed to use physical punishment, embarrassment or with hold [sic] food." These policies and procedures were not followed during the above described incident on March 13, 2019.

Plan of Correction: All employees will have training on stress management as well as child abuse. All of Kids-N-Us policies and procedures will be reinforced and reviewed. Termination for employee.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on interviews and documentation review, the center failed to ensure the forbidden action of striking a child did not occur. Evidence: The licensing inspector conducted two staff interviews, and reviewed documentation on 03/22/19. The following statements were made regarding an incident that occurred on 03/13/19: Staff #1 wrote a written statement on 03/13/2019. Staff #1 stated "I, [staff #1], let stress get the better of me and warp my judgement into thinking I should pop the children when that should have not been the case. After telling them several times to sit down, I popped [child #1], [child #3], and [child #2] on the leg when they failed to comply." Staff #3 stated that staff #1 went into the office and informed them that they "popped" child #1, child #2, and child #3 one time on the leg. Staff #3 then immediately went to check the children and did not observe any injuries. Staff #3 stated that staff #2 was in the classroom at the time but did not see the incident. The inspector interviewed staff #2. Staff #2 revealed that they were in the girls bathroom assisting children and did not witness the incident .

Plan of Correction: Employee was suspended immediately pending investigation after investigation of 24hrs [the employee] was permanently terminated on March 14 and the training and review of policy and procedures took place April 6, 2019.

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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