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Nikki's Christian Daycare Inc. Pam's Place
1337 Horner Road
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 494-7000

Current Inspector: Lorraine Hancock (540) 272-9214

Inspection Date: April 10, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Lead teachers must have six months of supervised programmatic experience. Within six months before being promoted or beginning work or one month after being promoted or beginning work, a minimum of 24 hours of training shall be received related to the care of children, including but not limited to: (1) Child development; (2) Playground safety; (3) Health and safety issues; and (4) Preventing and reporting child abuse and neglect. Please document lead teacher training hours in the file. This training can also be used toward required annual training hours.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted with center director, owner, and center staff. There were 17 children, ages 3 to 5, present with two staff actively supervising. The children were engaged in a variety of activities including dancing, playing legos, and coloring. Five children's files and three staff files were reviewed - please see Supplemental Summary for missing items. The last fire inspection was conducted 3/11/2015. The last health inspection was conducted 4/9/2014. Time of today's inspection: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please complete the plan of correction and return to me as soon as possible. Please contact me if you have any questions at 540-347-6243 or e-mail tara.barton@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on review of five children's files, the facility failed to have documentation of a physical examination on file for each child before attending or within one month of attendance. Evidence: Child C did not have a physical on file within 30 days of enrollment.

Plan of Correction: Center staff will request the information from the parent.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children's files, the facility did not have all of the required information in each child's file. Evidence: Child B did not have documentation of the health insurance number. Child D did not have name, address, and phone number of one parent's employment.

Plan of Correction: Center staff will request the information from the parent.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to maintain all areas and equipment in a clean, safe, operable condition. Evidence: the wall air vents/ducts downstairs were coated with dust, there was no toilet tissue holder in one bathroom downstairs, there were two holes in the drywall that created sharp edges (one accessible to children in the downstairs bathroom), a flourescent light flickering on and off, and a loose piece of carpet (used as a rug) was buckling in spots, creating a tripping hazard.

Plan of Correction: Center staff will make necessary repairs and/or will call maintenance to make repairs.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to keep hazardous substances in a locked place that prevents access by children. Evidence: a bottle of bleach water was on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen, which was not locked.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection: Center staff moved the bleach water to the locked supply closet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to maintain adequate resilient surfacing under climbing equipment in fall zones. Evidence: two pieces of equipment on the playground that require resilient surfacing had less than one inch of mulch in the fall zones. Six inches of mulch are required.

Plan of Correction: Center owner has been in contact with a company to schedule a delivery of mulch.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on review of three staff files, the facility failed to have at least one staff member, regularly present, in each grouping of children who meets qualifications of program leader. Evidence: Staff C, Staff D, and Staff E do not meet qualifications of program leader/lead teacher, but are the teachers regularly present in the classrooms.

Plan of Correction: Staff will get the required 24 hours of lead teacher training needed for position.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-A
Description: Based on review of the signed contract with families, the facility did not provide, in writing, correct information on center policies and procedures. Evidence: the contract states the facility will provide 2 meals and 2 snacks daily, but this facility is not authorized to prepare and serve lunch based on Department of Health regulations. The contract also states the facility will administer medication, but there are no staff certified in Medication Administration Training, and center owner stated medications would not be administered.

Plan of Correction: Center staff will make the changes on the contract and will have parents sign to acknowledge receipt of changes.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on review of three staff files, the facility failed to have a criminal history record check before 30 days of employment at the facility ends. Evidence: Staff C (date of hire 8/26/2014) did not have a criminal history record check.

Plan of Correction: Staff C will not be allowed to return to work until the criminal history record check is returned to the facility with satisfactory results.

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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