Little Tin Soldiers Educational Center
199 East Mercury Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23669
Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816
Inspection Date: May 10, 2019
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on May 10, 2019. There were 23 children present upon arrival to the center with five staff members. The inspection was conducted from 9:50am-3:00pm. Additional staff arrived throughout the course of the inspection who were on site for administrative and support purposes. There is a total enrollment of 52 children. The children were observed during center time and playing freely in three classrooms. Five children's records were reviewed. Five staff records were reviewed. Medications are currently not being administered. The exit interview was conducted with the Interim Program Director.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A Description: Based on record review, in one of five children's records reviewed, the licensee did not ensure that each child shall have a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician before the child's attendance or within one month after attendance. Evidence: Staff #6 verified that there was no documentation of a physical examination in the record for Child #2 (start date 9/11/17). Plan of Correction: The physical will be obtained from the parent.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A Description: Based on record review, in four of five children's records reviewed, the licensee did not ensure that each child's record contained all required information. Evidence: The following information had not been documented in each child's record as confirmed by Staff #6: Child #1 and Child #3-start date Child #4-work phone number for one parent Child #5-the name of any previous child day care and schools attended by the child; work phone number for one parent; the address and phone numbers of two persons to contact in the event of an emergency Plan of Correction: The record for Child #5 was corrected during the inspection. The other parents will be contacted to get the missing information.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A Description: Based on record review, in of staff records reviewed, the licensee did not ensure that all required information was documented in each staff member's record. Evidence: The following information had not been documented in each staff person's record as confirmed by Staff #6: Staff #2-two references and job title Staff #3-two references, job title and orientation training Staff #4-date of hire and orientation training Plan of Correction: Staff #4 documentation was submitted during the inspection. The information for Staff #3 and Staff #2 will be obtained.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A Description: Based on review, the center did not provide to the licensing representative an annual fire inspection report from the appropriate fire official having jurisdiction. Evidence: Staff #6 verified that the most recent fire inspection for the facility was dated 12/21/17. Plan of Correction: The director contacted the fire marshall's office during the inspection
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. In the butterfly room (17mths-2yrs old), Staff #7 verified that there was a cord dangling down from a "singing machine" on a cubby that was accessible to the children in care and posed a tipping hazard. 2. In the boys restroom, on one of four sinks, Staff #6 verified that one handle was missing on the faucet exposing the stem cartridge. 3. Staff #6 verified that in the Infant room, there was an oscillating fan on top of a cabinet with the cords dangling down to the floor accessible to the Infants in care, posing a tipping hazard. Plan of Correction: 1. The cord was secured during the inspection. 2. A work order will be submitted. 3. The fan will be removed.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that in each grouping of children at least one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director shall be present. Evidence: Staff #6 confirmed that there was not a staff present in the Infant room and the Three Year Old room that met the qualifications of a program leader or a program director. Plan of Correction: I will promote the staff members and document their training and experience.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-2 Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that a forbidden action was used: Enclosure in a small confined space or any space that the child cannot freely exit himself. Evidence: The following was observed in the Infant room: Staff #2 put an 18 month old toddler in "time-out" in a crib because the child was "scratching". Plan of Correction: Director will talk with the staff member and offer training on how to manage toddler behavior.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that diapering a nonabsorbent surface was used for diapering. Evidence: Staff #6 verified that the diapering surface in the Girls Restroom had a six inch tear in it making the surface absorbent. Plan of Correction: Director will purchase another diapering pad.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D Description: Based on review, the center did not implement a minimum of two shelter-in-place practice drills per year for the most likely to occur scenarios. Evidence: Staff #6 verified that the center had documentation of one shelter-in-place drill in 2018. Plan of Correction: Two shelter-in-place drills will be practiced this year.
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2 Description: Based on record review, in one of five staff records reviewed, the licensee did not deny continued employment to a staff member when the center did not have a central registry finding within 30 days of employment. Evidence: Staff #6 confirmed that there was no documentation of a central registry finding for Staff #3 and the staff member was observed working in the facility on the date of the inspection. Plan of Correction: The form has been completed and mailed and we are waiting for results.
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2 Description: Based on record review, in one of five staff records reviewed, the licensee did not ensure that staff submit to fingerprinting and obtain results prior to employment. Evidence: Staff #6 confirmed that there was no documentation of fingerprint results for Staff #4 (date of hire 4/24/19). Plan of Correction: The fingerprints were completed and we are waiting for results.
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