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Happy Feet Early Learning and Child Center
37 Ellsworth Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 403-4183

Current Inspector: Rebecca Forestier (540) 309-2835

Inspection Date: July 28, 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..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Please keep in mind: State License must be located in a conspicuous location Center information/staff/management organization should be updated immediately upon change Asbestos Report must be reviewed annually LI Anderson also discussed classroom documentation options. Center will start using classroom binders to store all classroom information including attendance, injury reports, emergency information, food/allergy intolerances & any other pertinent information needed.

An unannounced monitor inspection was conducted on January 6, 2016. Upon arrival at 11:50 AM, there were twenty-eight (28) children ages 2 months ? 8 years old under the direct care of seven (7) staff members. Additional children arrived and departed during the inspection. Attendance in each group was as follows: Infant Classroom There were four (4) children; one (1) staff Toddler Classroom There were five (5) children; one (1) staff 2 Year Old Classroom There were seven (7) children; one (1) staff during rest activities & 2 staff afterwards. 3-4 Year Old Classroom There were six (6) children; one (1) staff School Age Six (6) school age children; one (1) staff Staff & children medication records were reviewed. Center does not transport children. Children were observed during arrival departure procedures, active/quiet activities, self-initiated and directed activities; bath room/diapering/hand washing procedures, meals/snacks served & nap time. LI Anderson conducted the exit interview with the Center Administrator at the conclusion of today?s inspection. The Risk Assessment & areas of non-compliance found were reviewed during the exit interview. LI Anderson concluded today?s inspection at 6:35 PM. Please contact your Licensing Inspector with any questions.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-50-A
Description: Based on observations, the Licensee failed to keep children's records confidentially. EVIDENCE: Children food allergy information was posted on the parent information board at the front entrance. Children medical information was not kept confidential

Plan of Correction: Children information will be kept confidential. Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-3
Description: Based on record review & discussion with staff, the Licensee failed to have a staff member who has current MAT certification to administer medication. EVIDENCE: Center does not have a certified staff member who has completed the required medication administration training (MAT). Prescribed medication was observed at the center

Plan of Correction: Center will discontinue administering medication. Parents will be notified in writing of the decision to not administer medication. Policies/procedures will be updated to reflect the change

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on inspection, the Licensee failed to keep hazardous cleaning substances in a locked location. EVIDENCE: Cleaning agents were stored on the 2nd floor in an unlocked hallway cabinet. Cleaning agents were observed on the bottom shelf on the cabinet; accessible to the children in care.

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure that supply cabinet will remain locked at all times. Staff will check cabinet lock throughout the day. Corrected during inspection

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on inspection/measuring, the Licensee failed to have sufficient fall zones surrounding outdoor play equipment. EVIDENCE: The small sliding/climbing unit does not have the use zone requirements of 6 feet on all sides of the equipment. LI Anderson measured 2.5 feet from the unit to the chain linked fence.

Plan of Correction: Equipment will be removed from the playground.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-I
Description: Based on observations, the Licensee failed to ensure personal articles are individually assigned. EVIDENCE: Infant pacifiers were not identified with the child's name

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure that the pacifiers are labeled

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-480-A
Description: Based on observations & discussion with staff, the Licensee failed to have emergency procedures and written safety rules for swimming/wading activities. EVIDENCE: Center does not have written swimming/wading safety rules.

Plan of Correction: Administrator will create swimming/wading safety rules & post them non the parent's information board

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-480-B
Description: Based on discussion with staff, the Licensee failed to maintain written permission from the parent of each child who participates in swimming/wading activities. EVIDENCE: LI Anderson observed children wading in portable pools during today's inspection. Center did not have written parental authorizations for swimming/wading activities.

Plan of Correction: Administrator will have parents sign authorization form to participate in swimming/wading activities.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-E
Description: Based on medication record review, the Licensee failed to ensure that children's prescribed medication is properly labeled. EVIDENCE: Prescribed medication for Child #1 was not stored in the original packaging with the official pharmacy label attached.

Plan of Correction: Medication will be returned to parent.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-B
Description: Based on observations, the Licensee failed to keep first aid kits inaccessible to children. EVIDENCE: The 1st floor first aid kit was stored on a wall shelf beside the front entrance door. First Aid supplies were accessible to the children in care.

Plan of Correction: The center will find another location that not accessible to children. Center may consider using safety bags

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-C
Description: Based on inspection, the Licensee failed to post the shelter -in-place maps/procedures in a location conspicuous to staff & children on each floor of each building. EVIDENCE: The shelter-in-place maps & procedures were not posted on the 2nd floor

Plan of Correction: The Center will make sure that shelter in place maps/procedures will be posted on the 2nd floor.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-E
Description: Based on record review, the licensee failed to maintain a record of the dates of the shelter-in-place practice drills for one year. EVIDENCE: Documentation of the shelter-in-place practice drills completed for 2015 were unavailable.

Plan of Correction: Administrator will document shelter-in-place drills & evacuation drills on individual forms. Documents will be filed & stored for annual review

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F
Description: Based on observations, the Licensee failed to have a posted menu listing foods to be served for meals & snacks during the current one-week period. EVIDENCE: Posted menu was not dated.

Plan of Correction: Will re-write monthly menu to include dates

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure each staff member completes required Background Checks (Child Protective Services). EVIDENCE: Record for Staff #3 did not include documentation of a completed Child Protective Services background check within 30 day of hire. Staff #3 was hired on 9/05/2015

Plan of Correction: Staff member will not work until Background Checks are completed.

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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