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Children's Harbor - Olde Towne
620 London Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 397-2980

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sampson (757) 354-7307

Inspection Date: March 10, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 03/10/2015 from 9:53am - 11:55pm. During the inspection there were 41 children ages four months to five years old in care with nine staff. A tour of the facility was conducted and children were observed in a variety of activities in the classrooms including using the computer, reading, arts and crafts, playing with blocks and puzzles, and sensory activities. Lunch and outside play were also observed. Records were reviewed for five children and four staff. Medication was reviewed along with emergency procedures and emergency supplies. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 10 calendar days from today. You will need to specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Just writing the word ?corrected? is not acceptable. Your plan of correction must contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s).

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on a review of four staff records, the facility did not ensure that staff resubmit updated tuberculosis screening results every 2 years. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #4 (date of hire 7/11/12) had documentation of a tuberculosis screening dated 8/10/12. 2. Staff #5 (Assistant Director) confirmed that an updated tuberculosis screening had not been received for staff #4.

Plan of Correction: The staff member turned in new paperwork the next day. We will allow the staff member to be responsible. We made of a new system to keep track.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-3
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that they maintain the required ratio of one staff for every eight children whenever children two-years old are in care. Evidence: 1. The Licensing Inspector entered the playground and observed a group of 17 children, ages 2 to 3 years old, with 2 teachers on the playground. There were 8 children and 1 teacher from the Green classroom (Two years old) and 10 children and 1 teacher from the Yellow classroom (Three years old). 2. When asked if that knew that since they were out there together, the ratio of the youngest child was to be used, both stated they did not know that and didn't think they were out of ratio. 3. According to staff #5 (Assistant Director) each class has there own scheduled time on the playground and the classes should not have been on the playground together.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during visit. We will continue to review ratios. We will continue to go outside at our scheduled time. To prevent recurring will continue to count children often. The teachers will keep a list of children at all times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that food brought from home was labeled with the child's name and date. Evidence: 1. There were three bottles of breast milk in the refrigerator located in the Infant room that were not labeled with the child's name or date. 2. The staff in the Infant room stated that they belonged to child #2 and that mom must have forgotten to label them.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during visit. We will continue to ask parents to label all bottles. The teacher will make sure parents label bottles and we will label the ones that aren't.

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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