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KinderCare Learning Center - Fox Chase
2900 Fox Chase Lane
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 744-6814

Current Inspector: Kandra Brown (804) 662-9038

Inspection Date: June 15, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Technical Assistance:
N/A

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection June 15, 2015 from approximately 10:00am to 1:30pm. The following ratios were observed with a total of 62 children present during the inspection:
Infants - 5 children with 1 staff
Toddlers - 4 children with 1 staff
Twos - 8 children with 1 staff
Threes (Preschool) ? 9 children with 1 staff
Fours & Fives (Pre-K) - 12 children with 2 staff
Younger School Age -11 children with 1 staff
Older School Age -13 children with 1 staff
When the inspector arrived the children were observed participating in a variety of activities. Infants were observed sleeping in their cribs, being held and fed and playing on the floor with toys. The Toddlers were observed playing with toys and listening to music. The Twos were observed playing in home living, playing with cars, and singing songs at circle time. The Threes were observed playing outside and later participating in centers that included looking at books, playing with trucks, building with blocks and taking bathroom breaks. The Pre-K children were observed creating Father?s Day gifts and playing outside. The School Age children were observed reviewing the field trips planned for the summer and discussing characteristics of a Super Hero. Lunchtime was observed. Lunch consisted of cheese ravioli, green beans, pears, and milk. Later children began to transition into naptime. All areas of the center including classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, kitchen, and playgrounds were inspected. The center was equipped with toys and supplies and items were available to the children.
The following information was reviewed: emergency supplies, injury reports, fire and shelter-in-place drills, daily attendance, daily sheets, parent agreements, and staff training information. Medication is being administered and medication and medication authorization forms were reviewed.
Last documented health inspection: 02/08/2015 Last documented fire inspection: 02/20/15
During the inspection, five children records and three employees? records were reviewed. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Lynn Powers at (804) 662-9790.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review of three staff records, two records did not contain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening.

Evidence:
During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the record for Staff #1 (hire date 03/23/15) and the record for Staff #2 (hire date 03/23/15) did not contain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening. Both staff members were observed working in the center.

Plan of Correction: The center director is responsible for ensuring completion / compliance of staff records. As the new Center Director I will review each staff file and check for compliance. All required documents will be updated immediately. Moving forward a staff file spread sheet will be maintained to ensure ongoing compliance. Staff #1 and #2 were given time during their break to obtain documentation by a physician. Staff #2 was completed 6/16/15. Staff #1 provided documentation of a TB test completed prior to employment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children's records, one record did not contain the required information.

Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the record for Child #5 (enrollment date 05/26/15) did not contain the name, address, and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached. The record contained the information for one emergency contact.

Plan of Correction: The Assistant Director contacted the parent immediately and updated the information. During enrollment families with meet with the management team and review all paperwork for completion. Moving forward a staff file spread sheet will be maintained to ensure ongoing compliance and will be completed by the Assistant Director.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of three staff records, one record did not contain the require information.

Evidence:
During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the record for Staff #2 (hire date 03/23/15) did not contain proof of job qualifications for the job positions. Staff #2 was documented as a program leader. Proof of education and training is required to be documented for program lead positions.

Plan of Correction: The center director is responsible for ensuring completion / compliance of staff records. As the new Center Director I will review each staff file and check for compliance. All required documents will be updated immediately. Moving forward a staff file spread sheet will be maintained to ensure ongoing compliance.
Staff #2 is currently enrolled with Rasmussen College working on her CDA and has 4 years working experience in ECE. Documentation has been added to her file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-5
Description: Based on review of documentation and interviews, the center did not have at least one staff member on duty who has a current training on the daily health observation while children were present.

Evidence:
During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the documentation of three staff members whose daily health observation training expired in March 2015. The licensing inspector asked the management team which staff members were currently trained in daily health observation. The Management team stated they believed the training need to be conducted.

Plan of Correction: The management team is responsible for ensuring that at least one staff member is on duty with current training of Daily Health Observation while children are present. The director will review compliance with trainings. 11 staff members were trained on Daily Health Observation at staff meeting. State Regulations for Licensed Child Day centers and KinderCare ? Exclusion for Illness / Communicable Disease Reporting were reviewed and a LPN is available for questions. Management team will ensure that all new hires will be trained and updated every 3 years.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence:
During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed an aerosol can of Febreze located in an unlocked cabinet in the Pre-K bathroom.

Plan of Correction: The Director reviewed standard with Prek teachers and the can of Febreeze was locked up immediately. Standard was reviewed with all staff members at staff meeting (6/17/15). Moving forward the Health and Safety Coordinator will check for compliance during classroom inspections.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on measurements and observation, the center did not ensure the required depth of resilient surfacing was located in all fall zone areas located on the playgrounds.

Evidence:
During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed on the Toddlers/Two playground the mulch at the end of the red slides (approximately two feet in height) measured approximately two inches in depth. The mulch at the end of the slides is required to be at least six inches in depth.

Plan of Correction: A work order was placed by the Director for mulch to be added to the Toddler / Two Playground (6/15/15). The Health and Safety Coordinator will continue to check resilient surfacing at fall zones areas during her daily playground inspection. Staff are required to fluff and move mulch around as needed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure soiled diapers were being disposed of properly.

Evidence:
During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed a trash can located in the Two's classroom that contained a swing top lid. In order to dispose of soiled diapers, the top of the trash can would need to be touched with a hand or the soiled diaper. The trash can was partially filled with soiled diapers. Centers are required to dispose of diapers in a leak-proof or plastic lined storage system that is either foot operated or used in such a way that neither the staff member's hand not the soiled diaper touched an exterior surface of the trash system during disposal.

Plan of Correction: Director reviewed proper diaper changing procedures with staff in the Twos classroom. A new trash can was provided in the classroom to ensure that diapers are disposed of correctly and is located inside the diaper changing table to also be out of reach to children as well. Health and Safety coordinator and management team will monitor for continued compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-C
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not ensure all diaper ointments were labeled with a child's name.

Evidence:
During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed a container of Triple Paste diaper ointment that was not labeled with the child's name. The staff member present in the classroom stated 'I don't know whose diaper cream it belongs to'.

Plan of Correction: The Director reviewed standard with Twos teacher. Diaper ointments will be labeled with a first and last name and have a current authorization with parent signatures. Standard was reviewed with all staff members at staff meeting (6/17/15). Moving forward the Health and Safety Coordinator will check for compliance during classroom inspections.

Standard #: 63.2-1720-F
Description: Based on review of three staff records, the center did not ensure a staff person was not allowed to work alone with children before a satisfactory criminal history record was obtained.

Evidence:
During the inspection of the playgrounds, the licensing inspector observed Staff #2 (hire date 03/23/15) supervising nine children enrolled in the Threes classroom from approximately 10:20am-10:35am. Staff #2 was the only staff member that was outside with the children on the playground. A staff member is not allowed to have direct contact with the children until an original criminal record clearance or original criminal history record has been received, unless staff works under the direct supervision of another staff for who a background check has been completed.

Plan of Correction: The center director is responsible for ensuring completion / compliance of staff records. As the new Center Director I will review each staff file and check for compliance. All required documents will be updated immediately. Moving forward a staff file spread sheet will be maintained to ensure ongoing compliance. Both the CPS and National Background check had been completed and returned. The Criminal History record had been sent and received on 6/22/15. Until proper documentation was received staff #2 was present with another staff member at all times. Moving forward proper documentation will be returned before a teacher is in direct supervision.

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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