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Charles City Head Start Center
10049 Courthouse Road
Charles city, VA 23030
(804) 829-2240

Current Inspector: Shelika M Bowman (757) 755-5389

Inspection Date: Oct. 13, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Cots and mats are usually stacked during storage. The concerns is that dirty or soiled linens from one cot or mat may contaminate the clean linens of others. The design of the cot keeps the sleeping surface off the floor and thus the sleeping surfaces do not touch dirty or soiled surfaces when stored. Although mats only have to be sanitized weekly, the sleeping surface (i.e., the linens) must be clean. If the linen used by a child has come into contact with the floor, the floor side of another mat, the sleeping surface of another child, food or any bodily fluids, then it is not considered clean. If the linens are removed from the mat or some procedure is followed to ensure the sleeping surface of children's rest mats don't come into contact with each other or the underside of a mat that has been on the floor, then mats may be stacked. Procedures to ensure compliance with this standard may include folding the sleeping surfaces of mats onto themselves or placing butcher paper between the mats before stacking.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on October 13, 2016. Upon arrival to the facility there were 11 children present with two staff members. Throughout the course of the inspection there was a total of 14 children present. The children were observed practicing writing their first names in their journals, having family style breakfast, playing in centers, and during circle time. Staff were also observed working in pairs with children expressing healthy emotions and expectations. Two staff records were reviewed. Three children's records were reviewed and one medication was reviewed. Exit interview was conducted with the Program director.

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 shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on October 13, 2016, the licensing inspector observed a microwave oven stored on top of a refrigerator that was approximately 3' tall. On top of the microwave was a plastic container filled with various items. The combination of items stored on top of the refrigerator posed a potential tipping hazard.

Plan of Correction: The microwave will be moved today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on review and insepction of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that a written record of a child's injury was documented with all required information. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on October 13, 2016, an injury report dated 10/12/16 did not include documentation of any future action to prevent recurrence of the injury.

Plan of Correction: We will take measurements in writing future action to prevent the injury.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that when centers choose to provide meals or snacks there shall be a menu of meals and snacks during the current one week period shall be dated; be posted in a location conspicuous to parents or given to parents; list any substituted food; and be kept on file for one week at the center. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on October 13, 2016, there was not a menu posted or given to parents of snacks for the current one week period.

Plan of Correction: We will ask administration to provide us with snacks ahead of time.


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