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Creative Critters Learning Center III
6540 Emmaus Church Road
Suite 103
Providence forge, VA 23140
(804) 577-2688

Current Inspector: Tiffany Harris (757) 403-3045

Inspection Date: Aug. 12, 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 monitoring inspection was conducted on August 12, 2016. At arrival to the facility, four staff were present with 21 children. Additional staff were present for support and administrative purposes. Children were observed coloring, playing with table trays, having circle and tummy time, and doing music and movement. Three children's records and one staff record were reviewed on this date. Licensing Inspector reviewed supervision, activities, equipment, hand washing procedures, nutrition, injury report documentation, children and staff records, emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place drill documentation, fire and health inspection reports, liability insurance coverage, emergency supplies and required postings. Violations were reviewed with and verified by the Program Director on this date. Some previous violations were corrected, however, there were some repeat violations. The outdoor playground equipment is not currently being utilized.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the licensee did not ensure that each child has a record with all required information documented. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on August 12, 2016, there was no documentation of the name of any additional school or program that the child is concurrently attending in the records for Child #1, Child #2 and Child #3. There was no documentation of the name of any previous child day center attended by Child #2.

Plan of Correction: I will pull the files and have the parents sign at pick up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A-4-a
Description: Based on review, the licensee did not ensure that all required training is completed when a staff member is promoted to a program leader. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on August 12, 2016, there was no documentation of Playground Safety training in the record for Staff #1 who was promoted to a Program Leader.

Plan of Correction: Playground safety training will be provided to the staff member today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-5
Description: Based on observation and review, the licensee did not ensure that there shall always be at least one staff member on duty who has obtained within the last three years instruction in performing the daily health observation (DHO) of children. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on August 12, 2016, there were five staff members present. There was no documentation that any of the staff members present had current DHO training.

Plan of Correction: The training will be done at the next teacher workday.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Unsafe conditions shall include, but not be limited to, splintered, cracked or otherwise deteriorating wood; chipped or peeling paint; visible cracks, bending or warping, rusting or breakage of any equipment; head entrapment hazards; and protruding nails, bolts or other components that could entangle clothing or snag skin. Evidence: 1. During the inspection conducted on August 12, 2016, the licensing inspector observed that the corner on the wooden sandbox on the playground was broken and the wood was splintering. 2. There was a tablet on top of a radio on the shelf in the CAT 1 room. The cords were dangling to the floor and accessible to the children in care posing a potential tipping hazard. 3. In the School Age room, there was a radio and scented plug in warmer with cords dangling to the floor and accessible to the children in care posing a potential tipping hazard.

Plan of Correction: The scented warmer will be sent home today. The cords will be secured today. The sandbox will be repaired. The sandbox will be off limits and staff will provide increased supervision.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. During the inspection conducted on August 12, 2016, the licensing inspector observed seven containers of paint in an unlocked closet in the Infant room. 2. There was a bottle of handsoap on the sink in the Preschool classroom and one bottle of handsoap on a shelf. 3. All of these items were labeled keep out of reach of children and warning.

Plan of Correction: All items will be locked.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the staff member did not ensure that handwashing procedures were followed. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on August 12, 2016, a staff member was observed not washing her hands between the diaper change of two children. Two children's hands were also not washed after diapering.

Plan of Correction: We will go back over handwashing and diapering procedures with the staff member today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that diapering procedures were adhered to. Evidence: 1. During the inspection conducted on August 12, 2016, the licensing inspector observed tears on the diapering pads in the Infant and CAT 1 room making the surface absorbent. 2. The licensing inspector observed a staff member change one child's diaper and did not clean the diapering surface with soap and at least room temperature water and sanitize the area before changing the next child.

Plan of Correction: I will replace the diapering covers and go over the diapering procedure with the staff member.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that food containers shall be sealed and clearly dated and labeled in a way that identifies the owner. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on August 12, 2016, the licensing inspector observed five lunch containers that were not dated.

Plan of Correction: We will date the lunch containers.

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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