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La Petite Academy #898
3190 Lake Powell Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 253-1938

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted on October 15, 2015. At the time of entrance there were 49 children and 9 staff members present with children. The sample size consisted of 5 children's records and 8 staff records. Children were observed eating breakfast and lunch, playing outside, reading books and working on puzzles. There were no medications on site during this inspection. The inspection began at approximately 8:50 A.M. and ended at approximately 11:45 A.M.. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on a record review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure each staff member submitted documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening(TB). Documentation of the screening shall be submitted no later than 21 days after employment and shall have been completed within 12 months prior to or 21 days after employment. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, the record for staff #8 did not include the required TB screening conducted within the time frame. The TB screening was dated 2-19-14 and first date of employment was 9-8-15.

Plan of Correction: A new TB test will be entered into the employee file on or before 10/23/15 and moving forward management will ensure that all TB tests submitted upon hire meet licensing requirements. DM will check for compliance quarterly.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a record review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure there was a separate record for each child enrolled which contained all the required information. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, the records for the following children were determined to be incomplete. 1) The record for child # 1 did not include the home addresses for both emergency contacts listed, the home address for one parent listed and the employment phone numbers for both parents listed . 2) The record for child # 2 did not include the home phone number for one parent listed.

Plan of Correction: Management will ensure that this information is entered into the child's file on or before 10/22/15. Moving forward management will ensure that all enrollment information is complete prior to accepting a child into care.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a record review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure records for staff contained all the required information. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, the record for staff #7 did not include documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment or volunteering.

Plan of Correction: References will be done on or before 10/22/15. Management will send DM the required reference checks prior to hiring approval is awarded.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on documentation review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure an annual fire inspection report from the appropriate fire official having jurisdiction had been obtained. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, the most recent fire inspection was dated 10-8-2014.

Plan of Correction: The fire marshall was contacted the day of this visit to schedule an inspection. Management will calendar this to ensure that all inspections are done annually.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the licensee did not ensure the areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, are maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, the paint on the large metal playground composite piece is chipping and peeling on the red and blue metal bars near the red rocketship.

Plan of Correction: A work order will be placed for this to be completed on or before November 30, 2015. Daily playground checks are to be done by the safety coordinator, with this information noted and then forwarded as a work order by center management.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the licensee did not ensure hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, the following hazardous chemicals were observed in unlocked areas labeled "keep out of reach of children" and at least one of the following "warning", "flammable" and "caution". 1) In the Kindergarten prep room there was an unlocked cabinet with 3 spray containers of sanitizer /cleaners and 1 spray container labeled bleach and water 2) In the schoolage room there was an unlocked cabinet with 3 spray containers of sanitizer /cleaners and 1 spray container labeled bleach and water and in an unlocked closet a container of spackling

Plan of Correction: All cabinets are having their locks replaced on or before 11/6/15. Management will inspect weekly for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, the licensee did not ensure electrical outlets have protective covers that are of a size that cannot be swallowed by children. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, in the preschool room there were 2 electrical outlets on the back wall without protective covers.

Plan of Correction: Outlets were covered the same day as the visit. Management and the Safety Coordinator will do daily checks for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-320-B
Description: Based on observation, the licensee did not ensure each restrooms area provided for children was equipped with soap, toilet paper, and disposable towels or an air dryer within reach of children. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, in the restroom area designated for schoolage room did not have hand soap.

Plan of Correction: Items were replaced the day of the visit. Our School Age teacher will be retrained on ensuring that all supplies are checked each morning and afternoon. Management will also observe daily for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure disposable diapers were disposed of in a leakproof or plastic-lined storage system that is either foot operated or used in such a way that neither the staff member's hand nor the soiled diaper touches an exterior surface of the storage system during disposal. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, the foot operated trashcan was broken in the 2 year old room.

Plan of Correction: Trashcan will be replaced on or before 10/25/15. Management will ensure that there is an extra foot operated trash can on site at all times, should one break.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on documentation review and staff interview, the licensee did not ensure each there was a written record of children's serious and minor injuries which entries were made the day of occurrence and included all the required information. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, 12 injury reports were reviewed and 10 of them did not include the date, time and how the the parent was notified of the injury.

Plan of Correction: Management and staff will be retrained on incident/accident review forms on or before 11/3/15. DM will check for compliance quarterly.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-K
Description: Based on observation and staff interview, the licensee did not ensure the tables used for feeding were sanitized before and after each use for feeding. Evidence: During the inspection on October 15, 2015, 1the licensing inspector observed in the two's classroom, after lunch and in the preschool classroom, after breakfast the staff members spay the tables with the sanitizer then immediately wipe the tables off. The tables were not sanitized as "Sanitized" means treated in such a way to remove bacteria and viruses from inanimate surfaces through using a disinfectant solution (i.e., bleach solution or commercial chemical disinfectant) or physical agent (e.g., heat). The surface of item is sprayed or dipped into the disinfectant solution and allowed to air dry after use of the disinfectant solution.

Plan of Correction: Staff will all be retrained on proper sanitation and cleaning methods as of 11/2/15. Management will observe daily for compliance.

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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