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Ms. Catherine Blackman
18 Clinton Circle
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 827-0133

Current Inspector: Christine Mahan (757) 404-0568

Inspection Date: Sept. 16, 2019

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
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Reviewed requirements and discussed the providers responsibilities for maintaining the outdoor playground as required.

Comments:
An unannounced Renewal Inspection was conducted on September 16, 2019. At the time of entrance there was 1 provider and 1 child with a total of 2 points. Additional children arrived during the inspection. The sample size consisted of 5 children's records and 1 provider record. Children were observed watching television, working on letter recognition and singing. The provider does not administer medications. The inspection began at approximately 8:40 am and ended at 11:00 am. The results of the inspection were reviewed with the provider during the exit interview. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. The inspection results will be reviewed for license issuance. Please contact the licensing inspector with any questions at (757) 404-0568

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-111-240-A
Description: Based on observation, the provider did not ensure areas and furnishings of the family day home, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe, and operable condition. Unsafe conditions shall include, but not be limited to, the presence of poisonous plants; tripping hazards; unstable heavy equipment, furniture, or other items that a child could pull down on himself; splintered, cracked, or otherwise deteriorating wood; chipped or peeling paint; visible cracks, bending or warping, rusting, or breakage of any equipment; head entrapment hazards; and protruding nails, bolts, or other components that could entangle or could snag skin.

Evidence: The following were observed on the two wooden outdoor play structures and the wooden fence slats;
1) There are 3 wooden slats on the platform with the slide that have areas of deteriorating and splintered wood between 12 and 18 inches long.
2) There is 1 wooden slat on the picnic table under the platform with the slide that has an area of deteriorating and splintered wood between 12 and 18 inches long
3) The wooden slats on the 2nd wooden play platform have multiple areas with chipped and peeling paint.
4) There are 2 protruding nails on the wooden slats around the 2nd play platform.
5) There was 1 protruding nail observed on the wooden slat on the wooden platform.

Plan of Correction: The provider will have the items repaired.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-280
Description: Based on observation and provider interviews, the provider did not ensure that potentially poisonous substances, materials and supplies such as, but not limited to, cleaning agents, disinfectants, deodorizers, plant care chemicals, pesticides, and petroleum distillates shall be stored away from food in areas inaccessible to children.

Evidence: The following poisonous substances were observed accessible to children. These items were labeled "keep out of reach of children" and at least one of the other statements, "flammable", "hazardous" and "warning" .
1) In the upstairs bathroom, under the cabinet there was a bottle of hydrogen peroxide. The upstairs bathroom was accessible to children as there was not a barrier blocking or lock access to the restroom. .
2) In the multipurpose room on a shelf is between 3- 4 feet tall and is next to the children's table/chairs there was a container of hand sanitizer.

Plan of Correction: The provider will put items away in a locked cabinet and put the barrier up to block bathroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-320-G
Description: Based on documentation review and provider interviews, the provider did not ensure wood burning stoves and fireplaces and associated chimneys shall be inspected annually by a knowledgeable inspector to verify that the devices are properly installed, maintained, and cleaned as needed. Documentation of the inspection and cleaning shall be maintained by the provider.

Evidence: The most recent documentation available for review was dated 9-1-2010 and noted the fire place had been inspected and was in working condition.

Plan of Correction: The provider noted the fire place has been closed and will get the paperwork for it.

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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