La Petite Academy #7136
2453 Taylor Road
2449 Suite D
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329
Inspection Date: June 15, 2015
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
- Technical Assistance:
Today we discussed posting field trips and written swimming authorizations. The center reports there are not any medications being administered at this time.
An unannounced monitoring inspection of the facility and records was conducted from 10:15am ? 1:45pm. There were 60 children in care with 8 staff members. Interviews were conducted with children and staff present. Seven children?s records five staff records were reviewed. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including outside play, inside play, lunch, transitions, hand washing, rest room routines, diaper changing and nap time. Violations were cited in the following areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice; physical plant, play ground children's records, staff records, ratios, supervision and emergency supplies.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that physical examination are obtained as required. Evidence: 1 - The record for child 4 has a documented date of enrollment as 8/20/14. However, the date on the physical report in the child's record is 5/4/15. 2 - The record for child 7 has a documented date of enrollment as 12/1914. However, the date on the physical report in the child's record is 1/21/15 3 - Staff 1 confirmed the information in the children's records is as reported. Plan of Correction: : All missing information has been requested and was corrected as of June 30, 2015. Management has been retrained on maintaining children?s files and requiring all information prior to the actual start of care. DM will review all new child files quarterly.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each child's record contains all required information. Evidence" 1 - The record for child 4 does not contain documentation of two emergency contacts. Additionally, there is not a telephone number listed with the parent place of employment. 2 - The record for child 5 does not include a work telephone. 3 - The record for child 7 does not include documentation of that proof of identity was viewed. The child has a documented date of enrollment as 12/7/11. 4 - Staff 1 confirmed that the information was not present in the children's records. Plan of Correction: All missing information has been requested and was corrected as of June 30, 2015. Management has been retrained on maintaining children?s files and requiring all information prior to the actual start of care. DM will review all new child files quarterly.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that all required information is present in each staff record. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 2 does not contain documentation that the staff meets program leader qualifications. Staff 2 was observed working alone in a classroom during the inspection. The documented date of hire for staff 2 is 10/5/09. 2 - The record for staff 1 does not contain documentation of reference checks or completed orientation. The documented date of hire for staff 1 is 4/3/15. 3 - The record for staff 4 does not contain documentation of job title. There is not documentation that staff meets program leader qualifications. The staff was observed caring for children alone, during the inspection. The documented date of hire is 4/27/15. 4 - Staff 1 confirmed that the information was not present in the staff records. Plan of Correction: All staff files have been corrected and updated with required information as of June 30, 2015. All new hire paperwork will be reviewed by management for completion prior to the end of day one of employment. DM will review at all school visits.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that fire inspections are maintained as required. Evidence: 1 - When asked the center provided a fire inspection dated 11/21/13, for inspector review. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that there was not a more recent fire inspection available. Plan of Correction: The school contacted the fire marshall for an inspection date on June 16, 2015. Management has calendared this required inspection to ensure that we have timely inspections moving forward, and they will be responsible for scheduling prior to the next expiration date.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that areas are maintained in safe operable condition. Evidence: 1 - There are areas of peeling paint in the school age room in building 2. The peeling paint is within reach of children in care. 2 - There is fungus growing up through the resilient surface on the playground. Children were observed playing on the playground during the inspection. 3 - Staff 1 confirmed the areas of peeling paint and fungus. Plan of Correction: Daily playground safety checks are now being implemented by our safety coordinator to ensure that all resilient surfacing meets standards. The fungus was removed the day of the visit. A work order has been placed for the peeling paint and we are working with our facility vendor to ensure that this is addressed on or before July 31, 2015. Management is responsible for walking the building weekly to check for peeling paint.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B Description: Based on observation and interview the centrerfailed to ensure that resilient is present as required. Evidence: 1 - There are rubber door mats placed at the bottom of two slides on the playground. 2 - The mats do not meet resilient surface requirements. 3 - Staff 1 confirmed that the mats were not resilient surface mats . Plan of Correction: The rubber mats were removed the day after the visit. Staff and management have been retrained on resilient surfacing standards. The school?s safety coordinator will ensure these mats are not on the playground moving forward.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that children under 10 years of age shall be in actual sight and sound supervision. Evidence: 1 - Child 1 was observed walking through the 2 year old room to the bathroom. The child was walking in opposite direction of the location of his teacher and classmates. 2 - Staff 1 returned child 1 to his group. Staff 2 was in the bathroom assisting a child. Staff 2 did not appear aware that child 1 had left the her line of vision. Plan of Correction: Staff are all being retrained on sight and sound supervision on or before July 24, 2015. The DM is overseeing completion of this training and school management will be responsible for daily oversight to ensure compliance.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that staff-to-child ratio applicable to the youngest child in the group is followed. Evidence: 1 - Child 2 was observed in a group of 10 children, reportedly 3 - 5 years old, with one staff member present. 2 - When asked Child 2 reported that she was 2 years old. However, staff 1 and 2 stated that the child was 3 years old as she had just celebrated a birthday. 3 - The record for child 2 has a documented date of birth as 7/18/12. The child has not turned three years old as of this inspection. 4 - There was not a developmental assessment in the child's record documenting a three year old developmental functioning level. Plan of Correction: This child was transitioned from the twos to preschool with written documentation from the parent. The developmental assessment was not attached to the letter. Management has been retrained as of July 9, 2015 on proper documentation for child transitions. DM will review quarterly for compliance.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that each first aid kit in each building contained all required items. Evidence: 1 - The first aid kit in building 2 does not contain triangular bandages. 2 - Staff 1 and 6 confirmed that the first aid kit did not contain triangular bandages. Plan of Correction: All missing items were purchased and in place as of 7/2/15. The school?s safety coordinator will be responsible for checking all first aid kits weekly to ensure compliance.
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-D-1 Description: Based on record review and interview the failed to obtain background checks within required time frames. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 1 contains a criminal history record check stamped as received by the state police on 5/21/15, more than 30 days from the date documented date of hire, 5/21/15. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed the information on the document. Plan of Correction: Management has been retrained on CRC check standards. Moving forward DM will request a copy of all CRC checks for new employees to ensure compliance.
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