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Little School, Inc.
3608 Oaklawn Boulevard
Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 541-3000

Current Inspector: Tara Barton (804) 662-9766

Inspection Date: Jan. 27, 2017

Complaint Related: No

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

Technical Assistance:
An exit interview was conducted with the owner and director to discuss the results of today's inspection. Consultation was given regarding the Virginia Preservice Training and subsidy requirements/inspections.

An unannounced inspection was conducted today, January 27, 2017 to determine the center's compliance with licensing standards. The inspection was initiated at 11:10am and completed at approximately 2:00pm. Upon arrival, the following ratios were observed:

Two year old room: 1 staff/ 4 children
Three year old room: 1 staff/ 7 children
Four-Five year old room: 1 staff/ 9 children
School age room: 1 staff/ 8 children

Children were observed listening to a short story read by staff, coloring pictures, using the restroom, eating lunch, and preparing for nap time. Children's books, toys, and equipment were inspected and found to be age appropriate and in operable condition. All classrooms were inspected to include main hallways and children?s restrooms with one violation found; see attached notice. The outdoor playground was inspected with the required resilient surfacing present.

The center had the following posted: license, daily schedule, emergency numbers, evacuation maps, food menu, previous inspection, and various parent information. These postings are located on the wall upon entering the center and in children's classrooms. The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected with additional supplies found. Annual health and fire inspections were reviewed with one found not updated. Five children's and two staff records were inspected with the majority of the required information found captured. The following was also inspected: fire/shelter-in-place drills, injury prevention plan updates, center policies, parent agreements, and other pertinent information.

If you have any questions regarding this inspection, contact the licensing inspector at (804) 662-9771.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on the inspection of staff records, the required documentation of orientation was not completed. Evidence: During the inspection of two staff records, it was discovered staff #1 did not have documentation of orientation. Licensing standards require staff to receive orientation by the end of the first day of assuming the job responsibilities with documentation maintained for review.

Plan of Correction: Per director: The staff has received orientation and we will complete the required orientation form and place in the staff's file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on the inspection of administrative records, the required inspection has not been conducted. Evidence: During the inspection of administrative records, it was discovered the annual fire inspection dated 8/25/15 expired on 8/25/16 with no further documentation available to review. Licensing standards required fire inspections to be conducted annually with documentation to be maintained.

Plan of Correction: Per director: I believe an inspection has been conducted, I will call the department to obtain documentation.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on the inspection of the building, some areas were found in an unsafe condition. Evidence: During the inspection of the building, chipped paint was found on the far wall in the orange room and baseboards in the yellow room. Licensing standards require all areas to be maintained in a safe condition; unsafe conditions include splintered cracked or deteriorating wood, chipped or peeling paint, rusting or breakage of any equipment and more.

Plan of Correction: Per director: We are currently in negotiations with a vendor to paint the lower walls and baseboards of the facility. Once approved the areas will be painted.

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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