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Monticello Area Community Action Agency - Louisa Head Start
2035 South Spotwood Trail
Louisa, VA 23093
(540) 894-4373 (5156)

Current Inspector: Chrystal King (804) 297-4469

Inspection Date: April 27, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 10:10 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. At the time of the entrance, 13 children were in care with two staff members. The sample size consisted of three children's records and two children's medication and supporting documents. Children and staff were observed during Al's Pals, brushing teeth, center activities, hand washing, outdoor play, and lunch. Staff were observed during transitions and behavioral guidance. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing office at (540) 292-5933 for further assistance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked location. Evidence: 1. On the floor of the unlocked closet in the classroom was a spray bottle of cleaner. 2. On the teacher's desk was two bottles of Wite Out.

Plan of Correction: The hazardous substances will be put in a locked location.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-F
Description: Based on observation, a cleaner was stored in an unlabeled spray bottle. Evidence: An unlabeled spray bottle was found on the floor of the closet in the classroom. The blue liquid inside smelled like a cleaner.

Plan of Correction: The spray bottle will be labeled.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observation, all children were not kept within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: 1. Upon returning to the classroom three children stayed in the hall alone to get water from the water fountain. The water fountain is about 42 feet from the classroom. They were in the hall about 5 minutes. The two teachers were in the classroom assisting other students. 2. During classroom activities and child asked the teacher if he could go to the water fountain. He was given permission and went to the water fountain in the hall. The two teachers remained in the classroom assisting other children. He was in the hall about four minutes.

Plan of Correction: The administrator will advise teachers that if children go into the hall for any reason a staff member must at least stand at the door and watch them.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation, the staff failed to ensure medication was kept in a locked location that prevents access by children. Evidence: The filing cabinet in the classroom contained prescription medication. The cabinet was unlocked and the key was left in the lock.

Plan of Correction: The teacher will ensure that the cabinet remains locked when not in use and the key is stored away from the cabinet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record review and interview, the teacher failed to implement monthly practice evacuation drills. Evidence: 1. Upon reviewing the evacuation drill documents it was found that no evacuation drill had been documented since December. 2. The teacher, started employment in January, stated they conducted one drill since he started but he was not aware they needed to be documented. 3. Per the interview, one drill were conducted between the months of January and April.

Plan of Correction: An evacuation drill will be conducted and documented each month from now on.

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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