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Big Blue Marble Academy
13711 Village Mill Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114
(804) 897-2888

Current Inspector: Ivey Newman (804) 662-9762

Inspection Date: Sept. 6, 2019 and Oct. 10, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced inspection was completed on September 6, 2019 from approximately 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in response to a self-reported incident received on September 3, 2019 regarding physical plant and special care provisions and emergencies. An inspection was initiated on September 6, 2019, a collateral interview was conducted off site on September 3, 2019, a review of documentation was completed off site on September 9, 2019 and October 10, 2019, and the inspection was completed on September 6, 2019. Staff, children and classrooms were observed, staff were interviewed and children's records were reviewed pertinent to the incident. The director was available for the inspection and was present for the exit interview at which time the inspection findings were reviewed and an Acknowledgement of Inspection form was signed and left with the licensee. The self-reported incident is supported for physical plant.

Please complete the "plan of correction" and "date to be corrected" for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it within five business days of receipt. Specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. The plan of correction should contain: 1) step(s) to correct the noncompliance with the standard(s), 2) measure(s) to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s).

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of outdoor space, interviews, and record review, the licensee failed to ensure that areas and equipment of the center are maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.
Evidence: 1. A piece of concrete, approximately eight inches long and four inches wide, with a rusty piece of metal about an inch in diameter protruding approximately an inch from the concrete was observed on the playground. An upright log approximately two feet tall, with a rusty screw protruding approximately an inch upward was observed on the playground. 2. A playground checklist dated June 3, 2019 to June 7, 2019 indicated there was a "nail in log". 3. A collateral witness reported that Child #1 said he hurt his hand where a log used to be on the playground. The collateral witness reports observing the area on August 27, 2019, in which the child was injured and saw a concrete patch with a rusty metal rod sticking up. The collateral witness further reported that Child #1 was taken for medical treatment on August 27, 2019 in which his hand had an injury consistent with being pierced or cut with a sharp object. The collateral witness reported that Child #1 was given a transfusion and was administered topical antibiotics due to an existing medical disorder that makes getting an injury such as this more serious than normal. 4. An injury report dated, August 26, 2019, stated that Child #1 "fell and hit hand against edge of concrete". 5. In an interview with Staff #1, she reported that on August 26, 2019, while on the playground she heard Child #1 crying and saw that he had fallen. When she approached him and asked what happened Child #1 showed her a patch of concrete in the ground and a cut on his hand. Staff #1 reported there were two sideways cuts on his hand where the skin was peeled back. Staff #1 reports she told Child #1 that a log used to be there but had been removed and she states she observed a patch of concrete hidden in the grass under where a log used to be. 6. In an interview, Administrator #1 acknowledged these hazards on the playground but pointed out that the concrete patch has been covered temporarily and made inaccessible to children. Administrator #1 reported the center will install a permanent piece of equipment to cover the patch of concrete and that the screw in the upright log will be removed.

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

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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