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Mrs. Christianne Desir
414 West 33rd St
Norfolk, VA 23508
(757) 623-3055

Current Inspector: Jeffrey Harris (757) 409-4668

Inspection Date: June 13, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-111 Administration
22VAC40-111 Personnel
22VAC40-111 Household Members
22VAC40-111 Physical Health of Caregivers and Household Members
22VAC40-111 Caregiver Training
22VAC40-111 Physical Environment and Equipment
22VAC40-111 Care of Children
22VAC40-111 Preventing the Spread of Disease
22VAC40-111 Medication Administration
22VAC40-111 Emergencies
22VAC40-111 Nutrition
22VAC40-111 Transportation
22VAC40-111 Nighttime Care
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
22VAC40-80 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
63.2 Liability Insurance Disclosure
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
54.1-3408 Provider must be MAT certified to administer prescription medication.

Technical Assistance:
The provider has begun the process of obtaining authorization from the local zoning office to care for up to 9 children at any give time in her home. Once you have completed the process, to include obtaining a certificate of occupancy for 9 children, you may request a modified license to increase the licensed capacity to 9 children.

Comments:
An announced initial inspection was conducted from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. The Applicant intends to operate a licensed family day home caring for up to 5 children between the ages of 1 month to 12 years of age. The provider is currently caring for children as a voluntarily registered provider. Areas and equipment to be utilized by children in the licensed program were inspected. Required postings, emergency plans and emergency supplies were reviewed. The entire home, to include areas where children will be cared for, bathroom facilities, kitchen and outdoor play areas were inspected. Interactions with the children to include activities such as outdoor play, infant feeding, meal time and rest time were observed. The applicant states that transportation will not be provided to children in care nor will medication be administered to children in care. Seven children's records and 2 Provider / Assistant records were reviewed. The inspector reviewed General Procedures regarding issuance of a six month conditional license and recommendations at the conclusion of the conditional license. Corrections to violations cited will be reviewed at the first inspection during the conditional period. Please contact your licensing inspector at 757-802-5281 if you have questions.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-111-430-B
Description: Based on observation the licensee did not ensure that expansion gates or pressure mounted gates are not used as protective barriers at stair openings. Evidence: The back porch leads to the outdoor play area utilized by children in care and is linked to this area with 4 steps. Two infants were sitting in infant chairs with the assistant at one point during the inspection. There were two mobile children, ages 2 1/2 years and 3 years old playing in the adjoining yard. A protective barrier was located at the top of the stairs to prevent children from accessing the stairs from the porch. However, this barrier was an expansion gate which was stretched across the opening, but not mounted onto the opening. The barrier could be moved or knocked over by children in care.

Plan of Correction: The provider stated that she will purchase and install a mounted protective barrier at the top of the stairs by Monday. Until then, the provider or assistant will station their self in a manner to ensure that children are not able to access the stairs when they are on the porch.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-500-C
Description: Based on observation, the provider did not ensure that stationary outdoor play equipment is placed at least six feet from the perimeter of other play structures or obstacles. Evidence: A play set containing 2 swings, an infant swing and a slide was located 4 feet out from the perimeter fence in the back yard where children were playing outdoors. Children were not observed using the play set during the inspection. The ages of the 5 children present were between 10 months and 3 years old.

Plan of Correction: The provider stated that she would move the play set a minimum of 6 feet out from the fence by the end of the day.

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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