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Meadowbrook Child Development Ctr
555 Winchester Street
Warrenton, VA 20186-2508
(540) 349-4354

Current Inspector: Shawanda M Henderson (540) 216-1434

Inspection Date: March 30, 2016 and April 5, 2016

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
A complaint investigation was conducted on March 30, 2016 and April 5, 2016 regarding sight and sound supervision and care, protection and guidance. Staff interviews were conducted and documentation related to the incident was reviewed. Two staff records and one child's record were reviewed. The complaint regarding sight and sound supervision and care, protection and guidance was determined to be valid. Please have the plan of correction and date to be corrected by returned by Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at close of business. If you have questions regarding this inspection, contact Stephanie Reed at (540) 272-6558 or S.Reed@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on review of documentation, the center failed to obtain documentation of immunizations prior to the first day of a child's attendance. Evidence: There was no documentation of immunizations or "certification of religious exemption" in Child A's record.

Plan of Correction: Parent provided documentation from a physician that parent chose not to vacciante. Enclosed is a copy of documentation

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-K
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on staff interviews, the center failed to develop written playground safety procedures. Evidence: The facility failed to develop written playground safety procedures for active supervision by staff that includes positioning of staff in strategic locations, scanning play activities, circulating among children and a method of maintaining resilient surfacing.

Plan of Correction: Staff meeting will be conducted 4-21-16 to go over new playground policies. All exit points will be checked before letting children on the playground.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, not all areas of the center were maintained in a clean and safe condition. Evidence: On the toddler playground, the ground has numerous mega blocks and other small toys that pose a tripping hazard. Behind the gate to the toddler playground, there are several pieces of broken equipment with exposed screws and sharp edges and a turtle sandbox filled with debris: toys, dirt, leaves, sand and standing water. On March 29, 2016 the gate was not secured and at least one child in care had access to the broken equipment and sandbox. At 11:00 a.m. on April 5, 2016, there were several food debris (whole animal crackers, broken cookies, etc) observed on the floor remaining from snack time.

Plan of Correction: All mega blocks have been removed from the playground and staff is not allowed to bring toys outside since toys are a tripping hazard. All broken equipment with exposed screws and sharp edges which was located outside of the playground area has been removed. The kitchen was not swept due to staff supervising the well being of the children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on a review of documentation and staff interviews, the center failed to provide care and protection to all children in care. Evidence: On March 29, 2016, Child A, 18 months old exited the toddler playground without staff knowledge through a back gate that is supposed to always be locked and requires at least two adults to close and lock. Staff failed to ensure that the gate was closed and locked when they took the children onto the playground.

Plan of Correction: Gate will be checked daily before children enter the playground.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interviews and a review of documentation, the center failed to ensure all children under the age of 10 years were within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: On March 29, 2016, Child A, age 18 months left the toddler playground without staff being aware that the child had left. Child A exited the toddler playground through the back gate between 10:20 am and 10:40 am. Staff realized a child was missing when it was time to return inside at approximately 10:40 am. Child A was located near the street by two pedestrians and was returned to the center by one of the pedestrians at approximately 10:45 am. Police were called by a third person that witnessed Child A near the street. The street is approximately 1/10th of a mile from the center's driveway.

Plan of Correction: Head count will be done more frequently

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on review of documentation, the center failed to obtain updated Sworn statement or affirmation every three years as required. Evidence: Staff B's most recent Sworn statement was dated 12/7/2012.

Plan of Correction: corrected immediately

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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