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Little Learners Tricounty Child Development Center
900 Glendower Road
Scottsville, VA 24590
(434) 286-8888

Current Inspector: Beth Orebaugh (540) 847-9173

Inspection Date: Oct. 6, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
Thank you for your time and assistance during the unannounced monitoring inspection conducted on October 6, 2016, between the hours of approximately 9:56 a.m. and 1:19 p.m. Fifteen (15) children were enrolled and twelve (12) children were in the care of four staff members, in four classrooms, during the on site inspection. One additional staff member was present and assisted, as needed. Three children's records, three staff records and six staff members' background clearances were reviewed. No medications were on site/administered on this date. Posted information (license, licensing inspection documentation, emergency evacuation diagram and plan, emergency telephone numbers, menu and classroom schedule), safety equipment (first aid kit, flashlight and radio) and available documents (emergency evacuation drill and shelter-in-place drill records, daily infant forms, attendance record and injury reports) were reviewed/discussed. The daily schedule accurately reflected the activities provided. Lunch and snack were provided by the children's parents and breakfast was provided by the facility. Program observation was completed. Activities observed on this date included: outdoor play and transition from playground to building; indoor play with classroom materials/toys, including the sensory table filled with colored pasta; restroom and handwashing procedures; lunch; infant care and naptime. Staff/child interactions were observed to be positive and supportive of children's growth and development. The facility was observed to be clean and supplied with a variety of age/stage appropriate learning and play materials/toys. Children's artwork was displayed. Exceptions to program compliance were noted on the Violation Notice. Please contact me if you have concerns regarding this inspection, the licensing standards and/or if I may be of assistance to you (540) 430-9262.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review of three staff records and discussion with staff #1 on October 6, 2016, the program failed to ensure one staff member's tuberculosis (TB) screening was completed within 12 months prior to employment. Evidence: 1. Review of staff #2's TB report, on this date, established that the screening was completed more than 12 months prior to employment (date of screening - 7/25/2015 and date of employment - 8/18/2016). 2. Staff #1 verified the dates of employment and the TB screening.

Plan of Correction: The staff member will obtain a current TB screening. In the future, TB screenings shall have been completed within 12 months prior to or 21 days after employment. Administrative staff will review documents, at the time of hire, to ensure TB screening dates are within the required time frames.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A-4-a
Description: Based on review of three staff records and discussion with staff #1 on October 6, 2016, the program failed to ensure that one staff member completed 24 hours of training within one month after beginning work (to meet the program leader qualifications). Evidence: 1. Review of staff #4's record, on this date, determined that 10 of the required 24 hours of program leader training had been completed. The staff member was hired in the position of "program leader" on 9/06/2016. 2. Staff #1 confirmed the hours of completed training and the staff member's position.

Plan of Correction: The staff member will complete the additional 14 hours of training by November 6, 2016. In the future, when required, staff members will complete the 24 hours of program leader training within 6 months before being promoted or beginning work or one month after being promoted or beginning work. Administrative staff will monitor training hours to ensure they are completed in a timely manner.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation and discussion with staff #1 on October 6, 2016, the facility failed to ensure that at least one staff member met the qualifications of a program leader or program director in each grouping of children. Evidence: 1. Classroom observation, review of staff records and discussion with staff #1 determined that the staff member supervising classroom #1, on this date, did not meet the program leader/program director qualifications. 2. Review of staff records established that staff #4, supervising classroom #1, had completed only 10 of the required 24 hours of program leader training. 3. Staff # 1 verified the training hours completed by staff #4.

Plan of Correction: The staff member will complete the required training hours to meet the program leader qualifications. In the future, staff members will meet the position qualifications, in a timely manner.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on review of six staff members' background clearances and discussion with staff #1 on October 6, 2016, the program failed to obtain a central registry clearance for one staff member before 30 days of employment at the facility ended. Evidence: 1. Review of background clearances for six staff members, on this date, determined that a processed central registry clearance was not on file for staff #6 (employment date - 8/15/2016). 2. Review of the central registry clearance form revealed that the form had been returned to the facility for additional information and had not been resubmitted for processing. 3. Staff #1 confirmed that the central registry clearance form had not been resubmitted.

Plan of Correction: The form was mailed on this date, with the requested information. In the future, the forms will be carefully reviewed upon receipt, to ensure they have been processed.

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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