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Cheriton Migrant Head Start Center
22198 South Bayside Road
PO Box 1060
Cheriton, VA 23316
(757) 331-4897

Current Inspector: Emily Walsh (757) 404-2575

Inspection Date: June 11, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An announced initial inspection was conducted on June 11, 2015. The inspector arrived at 1:10 PM and departed at 3:00 PM. Records for staff and board members were reviewed. Facility written policies for parents and enrollment paperwork was reviewed. Written staff policies, all forms and the emergency preparedness plan were reviewed. The physical plant (main building, infant building, preschool and infant playgrounds), supplies and equipment were inspected. As no children are in care, those Standards regarding the direct care and supervision of the children were not determined. An exit meeting was conducted with the administrator and the program director during which the written plan of correction for the cited violation was obtained prior to the conclusion of the inspection. Please contact the inspector if there are any questions.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based upon review of 18 board and staff member records, the facility has not ensured that when taking telephone references via the telephone that the documentation includes the signature(s) of the person(s) making the call(s). Evidence: 1. Documentation of one telephone reference obtained for staff 12 does not include the signature of the person making the call. 2. Documentation of two telephone references obtained for staff 13 do not include the signature(s) of the person(s) making the call(s).

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: Retrain all personnel on documenting (signing) telephone references.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based upon inspection of the playgrounds, the facility has not ensured that areas and equipment, inside and outside, are maintained in a clean and safe condition. Evidence: 1. There is an area along the back of the preschool playground where poison ivy is growing through the fence from the adjoining property. 2. There is a 3/4 inch round hole in the siding on the exterior of the infant building. The hole is on the wall that directly adjoins the infant play area. The hole is about one foot above the ground and has jagged edges that could cut infant/toddler fingers. 3. There was litter to include pieces of plastic, foam and paper strewn around the infant/toddler playground that could cause choking or be unsanitary.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: 1. Remove Poison Ivy - conduct daily playground inspection even when children have yet to be enrolled. 2. Repair areas.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-C-1-A
Description: Based upon review of background checks for the applicant board members, the facility has not ensured that a state police criminal history record check and a search of the child protective services central registry are obtained for all board members. Evidence: The facility was unable to provide the results of a state police criminal history record checks and a search of the child protective central registry for board member number 1.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: We have received the return receipts from USPS that verify that the Board Member's Central registry and State Police background checks were received May 7th and May 8th. The Board member lives in Florida. The licensing inspector viewed the receipts during the inspection visit.


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