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HRCAP Mallory Head Start Center
331 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 224-6056

Current Inspector: Tiffany Harris (757) 403-3045

Inspection Date: Oct. 15, 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.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on October 15, 2015. There were 119 children present at arrival to the facility in eight classrooms with nineteen staff members. Additional staff members and volunteers were on site for administrative and support purposes. The children were observed having breakfast, morning snack and lunch. They were also participating in a variety of activities throughout the classrooms that included singing and dancing, hand washing, one on one teacher directed activities and playing in centers. The outdoor playground area was inspected during this inspection. Five children's records were reviewed. Five medications were reviewed.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the staff members did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on October 15, 2015, in Room 110, the licensing inspector observed a paring knife with a four inch blade in a clear plastic container on top of a storage cabinet. There were chairs near the storage cabinet making the knife accessible to the children in care.

Plan of Correction: We will reinforce that all of those objects have to be locked away and out of the reach of children. This was corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the staff members did not ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. During the inspection conducted on October 15, 2015, the licensing inspector observed a tube of activated charcoal in a clear plastic container on top of a storage cabinet in Room 110. 2. There was a bottle of hand sanitizer on the top shelf of an unlocked storage closet in Room 104. 3. These items were labeled keep out of reach of children and caution/warning.

Plan of Correction: We will reinforce that all of those objects have to be locked away and out of the reach of children. This was corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that the findings of the most recent inspection of the facility were posted. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on October 15, 2015, the facility had the findings of an inspection conducted on May 12, 2015 posted. The most recent inspection of the facility occurred on May 20, 2015.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure that the most recent inspections are posted.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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