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Little Tin Soldiers Educational Center
199 East Mercury Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-0780

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

Inspection Date: Oct. 3, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

A Subsidy Health and Safety Inspection was conducted on October 3, 2019 to review supplemental health and safety requirements. Licensing inspector arrived at 10:50am and departed at 1:40pm to conduct a Subsidy Health and Safety Inspection. There were 14 children present upon arrival to the center with five staff members. Additional staff arrived throughout the course of the inspection who were on site for administrative and support purposes. 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 Program Director.

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 requirements and are identified on the violation notice.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-500-F
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the vendor did not maintain, in a way that is accessible to all staff who work with children, a current written list of all children's allergies, sensitivities, and dietary restrictions. This list shall be dated and kept confidential in each room or area where children are present.

Evidence: The center did not have a dated allergy list. The center director stated the allergy list was not dated.

Plan of Correction: The allergy lists have been dated.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-510-B
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the vendor did not maintain a written hard copy record of daily attendance that documented the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurred.

Evidence: In the infant classroom, there was no documentation of a written hard copy record of daily attendance that documented the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurred on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Plan of Correction: Director will double check attendance everyday.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-520-B
Description: Based on record review, in four of five children's records reviewed, the vendor did not ensure that each child's record contained all required parent contact information.

Evidence: The work addresses of one or both parents were not documented in the records for Child #2, Child #3, Child #4 and Child #5.

Plan of Correction: The application to add work address.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-520-B-11
Description: Based on on record review and staff interview, the vendor did not ensure a written allergy care plan for each child with diagnosed food allergy.
Child #1 had a diagnosed food allergy but there was not a written allergy plan from a physician.

Plan of Correction: Spoke to parent and should have the action plan by next week.


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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.


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