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Earthsong Community School
227 North Lewis Street
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 464-1346

Current Inspector: Jensen Mellnick (540) 309-2051

Inspection Date: Feb. 17, 2016

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 renewal inspection was completed on 2/17/2016. There were 18 children were in care at the center, ages three years through six years old with three staff supervising the children. The inspector arrived at the program at 10:00 A.M. and departed the program at 1:30 P.M. Five staff's records were reviewed and five children's records were reviewed. Informal interviews were held with all staff members and there were interactions with most of the children. A walk-through of the center and house was done. The children were observed in an inside activity morning gathering time, snack, free play, lunch, nap and departure. Discussion with staff about: new building, changes that might be occurring with building over the summer and outside time.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-150-B
Description: Based on review of five children's records, the center failed to ensure that all immunizations were signed and dated. Evidence: 1. The inspector found that child # 1 which was in care on the day of the inspection did not have a date and signature of the physician on the immunization record.

Plan of Correction: The lead teacher will have the parent to obtain a signed and dated copy and all records will be reviewed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on review of four staff's records, the center failed to ensure that all staff had the repeat TB screening every two years. Evidence: 1. The inspector found that staff # 1 did not have an updated TB screening. Staff # 1's most recent TB screening was 9/13/2013.

Plan of Correction: The lead teacher stated that the staff person submitted completed TB form and it can not be found. The staff person will contact the doctor's office to obtained a copy of the TB screening. In the future all required forms will be filed as soon as they arrive.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children's records, the center failed to ensure that all records were complete. Evidence: 1. The inspector found that children # 1 did not have verification of birth. 2. Child # 5 did not have chronic physical problems and allergies completed.

Plan of Correction: The lead teacher will speak with the parents to obtain the missing information and will review all records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on review of five staff's records, the center failed to ensure that all 16 hours of annual training was obtained. Evidence: 1. The inspector found that the following staff did not obtain the required amount of annual training: a. Staff # 1 had 6 hours of training for 2015. b. Staff # 2 had 12 hours of training for 2015 c. Staff # 4 had 6 hours of training in 2015 d. Staff # 5 had 8 hours of training in 2015.

Plan of Correction: The onwer will make sure there in the future that all staff have all required training each year.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on review of five staff's records, the center failed to ensure that all backgrounds were repeated. Evidence: 1. The inspector found that staff # 4 have an updated sworn statement. Most recent sworn statement was signed on 12/12/2011. 2. The owner's most recent Sworn Disclosure was competed on 8/8/2011. 2. Staff # 5 did not have repeated background checks completed every three years. The most recent CPS was completed on 8/13/2012, and CRC completed on 7/31/2012.

Plan of Correction: During the inspection staff # 4 and the owner completed the sworn disclosure statement and the CRC and CPS has been sent off and the licensee is waiting for the results.

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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