EA's Little Blessings Learning Center
956 Berkley Avenue Ext.
Norfolk, VA 23523
Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601
Inspection Date: Oct. 3, 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)
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:50am through 12:40pm. There were 13 children in care ages 16 months to four years old, with four teachers. Children and staff records were reviewed. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including learning center play activities, puzzles, transitions, restroom routines, hand washing and lunch. Required postings, the outside play space, emergency evacuations, fire and health inspections, first aid kit, emergency items and vehicle insurance were also reviewed. Violations regarding background checks, unlocked chemicals, children's physicals and staff tuberculosis screenings were identified, discussed with the program director and administrator and appear on the violation notices.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A Description: Based on record review, observation and interview the center failed to ensure that each child had a physical examination on file as required.
1 - The records to child 1 and 2 do not contain any documentation of physical examinations in their files.
a. The record for child 1 contains a documented first date of attendance as August 5, 2019.
b. The record for child 2 contains a documented first date of attendance as April 15, 2019.
c. Child 1 and 2 were in care during the inspection today.
2 - Staff 3 confirmed that the records for child 1 and 2 do not contain documentation of required physical examination.
Plan of Correction: Center management will ensure that all children's record contain documentation of physical examination within the allotted time frames.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A Description: Based on record review, observation and interview the center failed to ensure that each staff member has submitted no later than 21 days after employment and has completed within 12 months prior to or 21 days after employing.
1 - The record for staff 2 contains a tuberculosis screening dated March 10, 2018 and therefore was not completed within the allotted 12 months.
2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the tuberculosis screening on file staff 2 was dated outside the allotted 12 month.
3 - Staff 2 was present and providing direct care to children in care during the inspection today.
Plan of Correction: Staff will be required to obtain a current tuberculosis screening. Going forward center management will ensure that all tuberculosis documentation is in compliance with regulation requirements.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-B Description: Based on record review the center failed to insure that after the first license, annual approval from the health department is provided,
The most recent health inspection provided for review is dated April 30, 2018 and therefore has not been updated annually.
Plan of Correction: Center management will obtain the required inspection as soon as possible.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances are kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
1 - There are hazardous chemicals stored in unlocked locations throughout the center.
a. In the 3 year old classroom there is a 1/2 gallon of hand sanitizer on top of the teacher cabinet and unlocked location.
b. In the four year old classroom there is a 1/2 gallon of hand sanitizer, a plastic container of bleach wipes, a spray can of disinfectant and pint size pump bottle of hand sanitizer stored on top the teacher cabinet, an unlocked location.
2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the chemicals were stored in unlocked locations.
Plan of Correction: Center management will remind and retrain all staff on the need to store all chemicals in locked places.
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2 Description: Based on record review, observation and interview the center failed to ensure that a central registry finding is obtained as required.
1 - The record for staff 2 did not contain documentation of a central registry finding.
a. Staff 2 has a documented date of hire as August 19, 2019.
b. Staff 2 was working providing direct care to children during the inspection.
2 - Staff 1 confirmed that there was not a central registry finding on file for staff 2.
Plan of Correction: Going forward center management will document in the staff record, as required steps taken to obtain the required background check information including but not limited to contacting the office of background investigations when the request information is not returned in a timely manner.
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