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Fairfield Head Start Child Development Center
20 Fairfield School Road
Fairfield, VA 24473
(540) 377-5312

Current Inspector: Kelly Ann Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Dec. 18, 2014

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted in the Center on December 18, 2014. Seventeen (17) children, ages 3 to 5 years, were present. Staff reported 18 children are currently enrolled. Two staff members were supervising the children's activities. A sample of three children's records was reviewed. Medications for four children were reviewed. Partial staff records were reviewed for two staff members. Both staff members have completed medication administration training (MAT). Documentation of the Center's annual fire and health inspections was reviewed and noted current. The LI observed the children as they participated in center activities, circle activity (music), nap/rest time, the lunch meal and dismissal procedures at the end of the program day. A discussion was held with staff regarding the designated "carpet space" used for group circle activities. The area does not allow enough space for each child's active participation. Findings of the inspection were reviewed with the Lead Teacher at the conclusion of the inspection. The Acknowledgment of Conducted Inspection form was completed and left for posting in the center. If you have any questions, please call 204-9625. The inspection was conducted from approximately 10:40AM to 3:00PM.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-450-A
Description: Based on the LI's observations, the Center did not ensure cots and mats used by children, other than infants, during the designated rest period was provided with a top cover and a bottom cover. Evidence: The LI observed the classroom during the rest time, one child's cot did not have a bottom cover.

Plan of Correction: Staff will ensure each child's cot is furnished with top and bottom covers at rest/nap time.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observations of the LI, the Center staff failed to ensure children washed their hands after the lunch meal. Evidence: The LI observed the children return to the classroom after lunch, the children were instructed to go to their cots and did not wash hands.

Plan of Correction: The Center's hand washing policies will be reviewed with all Staff. Hand washing procedures will be monitored on-going.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observations made by the LI, staff did not ensure medications were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: The LI observed a prescribed emergency medication for child b. in the first aid kit. The medication was in a zip-lock food storage bag and was not in a bag approved for medication storage.

Plan of Correction: Staff has requested the appropriate storage bags from the Central office. The medication is stored in the appropriate bag. The responsible staff will monitor medications on-going to ensure all medications are properly stored.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-N
Description: Based on observations by the LI, staff did not ensure children did not drink or eat while walking around. Evidence: The LI observed a child eating food (bread) from his lunch tray on the walk back from the school cafeteria to the Center. Upon notice, the staff member asked the child for the food.

Plan of Correction: Staff will continue to monitor the children during meals and snacks. Staff will remind children that all foods shall be eaten before leaving the lunch table.

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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