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Happy Feet Early Learning and Child Center
37 Ellsworth Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 403-4183

Current Inspector: Rebecca Forestier (540) 309-2835

Inspection Date: July 18, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
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
22VAC40-665 SPECIAL SERVICES

Comments:
A Subsidy Health and Safety inspection was conducted on 07/18/2019 to review supplemental health and safety requirements. There were 41 children, ages 2 months-9 years, and 9 staff members present during the inspection. The inspector reviewed 5 children's records, 6 staff records and 2 over-the-counter skin products during the inspection. The staff stated that they do not administer medication. The children were observed in the following activities: having breakfast, a preschool class was observed playing outside, having lunch and during nap time. Infants were observed being fed and allowed to sleep on demand. The inspector reviewed the outdoor playground and the emergency preparedness plans during the inspection. The inspector discussed the following with the staff: ratios requirements, diapering practices, administrative duties, building requirements, transportation requirements and outside agencies. A licensing inspection was also conducted on 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 and are identified on the Violation Notice. The inspector arrived for the inspection at 8:50 a.m. and departed at 4:15 p.m. The provider's response for plans of correction were not received as of 08/06/2019 and will not appear on the Violation Notice. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Forestier at 540-309-2835.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to ensure that an employee must not be employed until the agency has the person's sworn statement or affirmation. Evidence: 1. The record for Staff #5 did not contain a sworn statement or affirmation. Staff #5 stated that the first day of employment was 04/12/2019; Staff #5 was observed working during the 07/18/2019 inspection. 2. The record for Staff #6 did not contain a sworn statement or affirmation. The record for Staff #6 had a documented hire date of 06/24/2019; Staff #6 was observed working during the 07/18/2019 inspection.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to obtain the central registry findings within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1. The record for Staff #1 did not contain the central registry findings. The record for Staff #1 had a documented hire date of 10/21/2018; Staff #1 was observed working during the 07/18/2019 inspection. There was documentation of Staff #7 contacting The Office of Background Investigations on 01/10/2019; the search of the central registry was not returned as of the 07/18/2019 inspection and there was no documentation of any follow-up contact with The Office of Background Investigation since 01/10/2019. 2. The record for Staff #4 did not contain the central registry findings. The record for Staff #4 had a documented hire date of 05/10/2019; Staff #4 was observed working during the 07/18/2019 inspection. 3. The record for Staff #5 did not contain the central registry findings. Staff #5 stated that the first date of employment was 04/12/2019; Staff #5 was observed working during the 07/18/2019 inspection.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-540-A
Description: Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to obtain documentation that an individual is determined to be free of communicable tuberculosis prior to coming into contact with children. Evidence: 1. The record for Staff #4 did not contain documentation that the individual is free of communicable tuberculosis. The record for Staff #4 had a documented hire date of 05/10/2019; Staff #4 was observed working during the 07/18/2019 inspection. 2. The record for Staff #5 did not contain documentation that the individual is free of communicable tuberculosis. Staff #5 stated that the first date of employment was 04/12/2019; Staff #5 was observed working during the 07/18/2019 inspection. 3. The record for Staff #6 did not contain documentation that the individual is free of communicable tuberculosis. The record for Staff #6 had a documented hire date of 06/24/2019; Staff #6 was observed working during the 07/18/2019 inspection.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-580-B
Description: Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to ensure that within the first 90 days of employment all staff who work directly with children shall complete Virginia Preservice Training for Child Care Staff. Evidence: The record for Staff #5 did not contain documentation of having completed the Virginia Preservice Training for Child Care Staff; Staff #5 stated that the first date of employment was 04/12/2019.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-580-F
Description: Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to ensure that all staff who work directly with children must complete CPR and first aid training within the first 90 days of employment. Evidence: The record for Staff #5 did not contain documentation of having completed CPR and first aid training; Staff #5 stated that the first date of employment was 04/12/2019.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-650-E
Description: Based on discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to develop and implement a written policy and procedures that describe how the vendor will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members. Evidence: Staff #7 stated that the policy/procedures had not been developed.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-770-B-5
Description: Based on discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to develop continuity of operations procedures to ensure that essential functions are maintained during an emergency. Evidence: Staff #7 stated the procedures had not been developed.

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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