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Happy Feet Early Learning and Child Center
37 Ellsworth Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 403-4183

Current Inspector: Rebecca Forestier (540) 309-2835

Inspection Date: March 21, 2017

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.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
22VAC40-80 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
The Licensing Inspector for Happy Feet Early Learning Center conducted an unannounced Renewal Inspection on March 21, 2017. Li Anderson arrived at 9:10 AM and concluded inspection at 3:55 PM. Upon arrival, there were twenty-nine (29) children ages 8 months ? 10 years old and seven (7) staff members present. Attendance in each group was as follows: Infant Classroom - There were seven (7) children; two (2) staff present. 2/3 Year Old Classroom - There were nine (9) children; two (2) staff present. 3-4 Year Old Classroom - There were seven (7) children; one (1) staff present. School Age Six (6) school age children; one (1) staff present. Staff & children records were reviewed. Center has discontinued administering medication and does not transport children. Children were observed during arrival departure procedures, active/quiet activities, self-initiated and directed activities; bath room/diapering/hand washing procedures, monthly evacuation drill, meals/snacks served & nap time. The exit interview including reviewing the Risk Assessment and areas of non-compliance found during today?s inspection were reviewed with the Center Director on 2/21/2017. Inspection concluded at 4:50 PM. The Licensing Inspector for the Happy Feet Early Learning Center can be reached directly at (540) 309-2397 should you have any questions or concerns.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to obtain documentation that each child has received the immunizations required by the State Board of Health before the child can attend. EVIDENCE: Record for Child #1 did not include documentation of immunizations. Child #1 date of enrollment is 2/25/2016

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure that all immunization/physical form are current

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure each child's record includes documentation of a physical examination within 30 days of enrollment. EVIDENCE: Record for Child #1 did not include a physical examination.

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure that all physical are in the children file before enrolling

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure each staff member submits documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening within required time frame. EVIDENCE: Record for Staff #2 did not include documentation of a TB skin test/screening. Date of hire for Staff #2 is 9/26/2016.

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure that all teachers have tb screening

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-G
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to meet the proof of child identity and age requirements for each child. EVIDENCE: Record for Child #1 did not include proof of child identity/age verification. Child #1 date of enrollment is 2/25/2016

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure that age verification before enrolling

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure each child's record includes all required documentation. EVIDENCE: Record for Child #1 did not include at least 2 names, addresses & telephone numbers in case of emergencies when the parents cannot be reached.

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure that enrollment packet is complete upon enrolling

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure staff records includes all required documentation. EVIDENCE: Record for Staff #2 did not include documentation of 2 or more references. Record for Staff #3 did not include documentation of 2 or more references.

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure all referrals are documented

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure program leaders meets lead requirements. EVIDENCE: Program Lead qualifications were unavailable for Staff #2 (hire date 9/26/2016)

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure that documentation for lead teacher are documented and filed accordingly

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure program directors and staff who work directly with children annually attend 16 hours of staff development activities related to child safety and development and the function of the center. EVIDENCE: Staff #1 has not completed at least 16 hours of annual training for 2016. Staff #1 has documentation of 8 hours of training.

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure that all staff have 16 hrs they need every year and it is recorded.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observations, the Licensee failed to maintain areas and equipment of the center in a clean, sage and operable condition. EVIDENCE; In the hall bathroom located on the 2nd floor, LI Anderson observed cords on horizontal blinds hanging low enough for the children in care to grab & long enough for it to be a strangulation hazard. In the 2/3 year old classroom on the 1st floor & in the pre-school classroom on the 2nd floor, LI Anderson observed peeling/chipped paint on the lower portions of the walls. Children were observed playing in the areas where peeling paint was noticed. In the after-school classroom on the 2nd floor, LI Anderson observed a plastic storage box that was split/broken exposing/creating sharp edges. Children arts/crafts supplies were stored in this unit & LI Anderson observed children utilizing the box and its contents during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: The center will install hooks to assist with keeping the cord high The center plans to repaint the rooms immediately The center will make sure have proper storage for art supplies

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on inspection, the Licensee failed to keep hazardous cleaning substances in a locked location. EVIDENCE: Cleaning agents were stored on the 2nd floor pre-school classroom in an unlocked cabinet. Cleaning agents were observed on the bottom shelf on the cabinet; accessible to the children in care.

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure that all hazardous substances is locked at all times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observations & discussion with staff, the Licensee failed to ensure children under 10 years of age always shall be within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. EVIDENCE: Sight & sound supervision was not maintained in the sleeping area of the infant room. Sleeping area is partially divided by a wall that prevents sight/sound supervision from all angles of the classroom. Staff was observed in the non-sleeping area of the classroom caring for awake children. LI Anderson observed four (4) sleeping infants in the designated sleeping area.

Plan of Correction: The center will provide additional vision in the sleeping area at all times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-E-1
Description: Based on inspection & discussion with staff, the Licensee failed to document a description and time of bowel movements for each infant. EVIDENCE; Descriptions of bowel movements were not documented on the infant daily log for three (3) infants.

Plan of Correction: The center will review over the labeled processing and make sure that all bottles are labeled

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-H
Description: Based on observations, the Licensee failed to ensure there is no more than one inch between the mattress and the crib used by the children in care. EVIDENCE: LI Anderson observed an infant sleeping in a crib on a mattress that allowed more than 1 inch of space between the mattress & the crib. The mattress was covered with a crib sheet that was too small for the mattress causing the mattress to pull up and away from the crib.

Plan of Correction: The center will provide proper sheets for crib use

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-N
Description: Based on observations, the Licensee failed to keep toys or objects from hanging over a 5 month old or older infant in a . EVIDENCE: LI Anderson observed an 8 month old infant sleeping in a crib with hanging string crafts dangling over the crib.

Plan of Correction: The center will remove objects from hanging over cribs

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-E
Description: Based on inspection & discussion with staff, the Licensee failed to ensure prepared infant formula is refrigerated, dated and labeled with the child's name. EVIDENCE: LI Anderson observed an infant bottle containing prepared infant formula that was not labeled with the child's name.

Plan of Correction: The center will review over the label process and make sure that all bottles are labeled and dated

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure Background Checks are updated every 3 years for each staff member. EVIDENCE: Record for Staff #1 did not include updated Background Checks (Sworn Disclosure; Criminal Record; Child Protective Services) within 3 years since the most recent checks were completed. Background Checks for Staff #1 were last completed on 2/27/2014 sworn disclosure; 3/18/2014 cps; and 3/18/2014 crc.

Plan of Correction: The center make sure that all background checks are completed and maintain current at all times

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure an employee is not employed until the sworn statement or affirmation has been completed. EVIDENCE: Record for Staff #2 did not include a Sworn Disclosure Background Check. Staff #2 was hired on 9/26/2016

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure all background checks are completed

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure staff members has a completed Background Check (Criminal Record) within 30 days of hire. EVIDENCE: Record for Staff #2 did not include documentation of a completed Criminal Record Check. Staff #2 was hired on 9/26/2016. Record for Staff #3 did not include documentation of a completed Criminal Record Check. Staff #3 was hired on 9/19/2016

Plan of Correction: The center will review all files thoroughly and make sure all staff background are in place at all time

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review, the Licensee failed to ensure each staff member has a Background Check (Chile Protective Services) within 30 days of employment. EVIDENCE: Record for Staff #3 did not include documentation of a Background Check (Child Protective Services) completed within 30 days of hire. Staff #3 was hired on 9/19/2017

Plan of Correction: The center will review all files thoroughly and make sure all staff background are in place at all time

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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