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Geneva Square Head Start
700 Geneva Avenue
Chesapeake, VA 23323
(757) 606-1211

Current Inspector: Adrianna Walden (757) 404-2487

Inspection Date: Feb. 26, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced monitoring inspection of the facility inside and outside and records was conducted from 12:00noon through 1:10pm. There were 13 children present with 2 staff. Three children?s records were reviewed. Interviews were conducted with children and staff. Staff records are stored at a central location and will be reviewed at a later date. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including lunch, stories, transitions, and restroom routines. The inspector reviewed current insurance documentation, fire and health inspections and emergency evacuation drills. Medication authorizations were reviewed. With parent written permission some children are transported to and from the center daily. Parent authorizations were reviewed during record review. On 2/26/16 two staff records and four board member/agent background checks were reviewed. The following violation was found in the following area and is cited on the violation notice: emergency equipment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-E
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that a battery operated radio is available. Evidence: 1- The battery operated rated was requested at 12:47pm. At the conclusion of the inspection, 1:10pm a battery operated radio was still not available. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the designated emergency radio was not operational.

Plan of Correction: Center management will ensure that a battery operated radio is operational and available whenever children are in care.

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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