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My Joy Learning Center
2804 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 625-5437

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sampson (757) 354-7307

Inspection Date: Nov. 28, 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 today from 10am through 12:30pm. There were 32 children in care ages 17 months through four years with six teaching staff. Staff and children's records were reviewed. Documentation of emergency evacuations, required postings and inspections were reviewed. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including but not limited to outside play, transitions, circle time, music and movement, story time, lunch, rest room routines, lunch and nap. Violations were observed in the areas of staff records and ratio and appear on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each staff record contained all required documentation. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 2 does not contain documentation of 2 reference checks. 2 - Staff 2 was observed providing direct care to children. 3 - Staff 3 confirmed that the reference checks were not present in the staff record.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection. Center management will ensure that references are checked for each staff prior to employment as required.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that when children are regularly in ongoing mixed age groups, the staff-to-children ratio applicable to the youngest child in the group shall apply to the entire group. Evidence: 1 - Upon entering the toddler room there were 7 children present with 1 staff. 2 - Staff 1 reported that the children ranged in age from 17 months to 25 months old. 3 - Staff 1 stated that she knew she was out of ratio. 4 - Staff 1 stated that the sixth child arrived at 9:00am. This information was verified when staff 1 checked the electronic system. 5 - The group was out of ratio from 9am through 10:20am.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection. Will remind and retrain all staff regarding the need for each group of children to be in ratio according to standards during all hours of operation. If staff must be pulled from support services to maintain ratio that should be done immediately.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that person has completed a sworn statement or affirmation. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 2 does not contain a sworn statement or affirmation. The documented date of hire is 11/28/16. 2 - Staff 2 was observed providing direct care to children enrolled in the program. 3 - Staff 3 stated that staff 2 filled out the document after it was brought to her attention that it was missing from the staff file. a. Staff 2 began working today at 9am.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection. Going forward center management will ensure that a sworn statement or affirmation is filled out prior to staff working with children.

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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