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Ida Barbour Early Learning Center
1400 Camden Avenue
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 397-3097

Current Inspector: Adrianna Walden (757) 404-2487

Inspection Date: Aug. 31, 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.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
22VAC40-185-(7) Discussed with the Director the use and documentation of topical ointments in the facility.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 08/31/2015 from 10:05am - 11:35am. During the inspection there were 16 children ages six months to five years old in care with ten staff. A tour of the facility was conducted and children were observed in a variety of activities in the classrooms. Records were reviewed for four children and three staff. Medication, emergency procedures and emergency supplies were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice, and were discussed during the exit interview. Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 10 calendar days from today. You will need to specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Just writing the word ?corrected? is not acceptable. Your plan of correction must contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all hazardous substances are kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. The door to the storage above the sink in the Infant classroom was unlocked. There was a bottle of bleach water and a can of air freshener. The bleach and the air freshener had labels that stated "keep out of the reach of children", "flammable" and "harmful if swallowed". 2. Staff #4 (Program Director) confirmed the storage cabinet was unlocked and contained hazardous substances.

Plan of Correction: A lock was placed on the storage cabinet during the inspection. All teachers will be re-trained again on health and safety standards.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that in each grouping of children at least one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director shall be regularly present. Evidence: 1. Staff #1 was working alone in the Infant classroom with four children when the inspector entered the classroom. 2. A review of her record did not have any documentation that she was qualified as a program leader, it stated she was a teacher assistant. 3. Staff #4 (Program Director) reviewed the record for staff #1 and confirmed that there was no documentation to demonstrate that staff #1 was program leader qualified.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 will not work alone and will be assisted by the Assistant Center Director until a qualified lead teacher (program leader) is hired.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review of three staff records, it was determined that the facility did not deny continued employment of a staff who did not have a search of the central registry finding within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #2 (date of hire 7/28/15) did not have documentation of a completed search of the central registry finding. Staff #2 was present during the inspection and working with children. 2. Staff #4 (Program Director) reviewed the record for staff #2 and confirmed that she had not received a completed search of the central registry finding.

Plan of Correction: During the inspection a call was placed to check the status of the search of the central registry for staff #2 and a message was left for a return call. If the search of the central registry is not receive in 7 days for staff #2, a new one will be completed.

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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