Lyn Cag Northern Amherst Head Start Center
575 Union Hill Road
Central Elementary School
Amherst, VA 24521
Current Inspector: Victoria E Dawson (540) 309-2674
Inspection Date: Jan. 9, 2020
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 made on 1/9/2020. There were 33 children present in two classes with four staff supervising. Five children's records were reviewed and four children's records were reviewed to verify correction of previous violations. Two emergency/as needed medications were reviewed.
The inspector arrived at the center at 9:30 am and departed at 12:00 pm. Five staff records were reviewed on 1/22/2020 and the inspection was completed then.
The children were observed during free time in the classrooms, during story times, during structured learning activities, and during lunch.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A Description: Based on record review, the center failed to ensure that each child had a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician.
1. There was no physical examination for child #1. Child #1 had a start date of September 2019.
Plan of Correction: The education staff will inform the family service worker that there is no physical in the child's record.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that areas and equipment were maintained in an operable condition.
1. There were two sinks in one classroom that the drains were observed to be stopped up and water was backed up/standing in the sinks. According to staff one has been stopped up for months and another just started being stopped up. Also, according to staff the inoperable drain on the sinks was reported to administration in September 2019.
Plan of Correction: The finance clerk will follow up with the office manager responsible for the facilities to ensure that they the plumber has fixed the sinks.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
1. There were three hazardous substances found in an adult bathroom in the classroom where the door was unlocked (door was closed). There was a spray cleaner, an aerosol institutional disinfectant spray, and an aerosol air freshener spray observed on top of boxes in the bathroom that were between two feet and three feet high.
Plan of Correction: All three were placed in a locked area during the inspection.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-E Description: Based on observation of posted information and interviews, the center failed to ensure that documentation of emergency drills was maintained.
1.There was no documentation of a monthly evacuation drill (fire drill) for November or December 2019. According to staff, the drills were completed but had not been documented.
Plan of Correction: Drills will be documented as they are completed.
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