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La Petite Academy-#7141
1233 Culver Lane
Virginia beach, VA 23454
(757) 426-2718

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: May 31, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
VENDSUB-000 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

Technical Assistance:
Today we reviwed standard 210, program leader qualifications and ways to document in staff records.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 10:40am through 2:00pm. There were 26 children in care with seven staff. Children present ranged in age from four months through five years old. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including but not limited to play activities, transitions, restroom routines, diaper changing, lunch and nap. Violations regarding physical plant, diaper changing and background checks were observed and appear on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that areas and equipment are maintained in clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1 - Staff 5 used the sink located near diaper changing table to rinse an infants bottle and a toy. a. The sink has been designated for hand washing after diaper changing only. 2 - Staff 6 confirmed that the sink next to the diaper changing was designated as only for hand washing before and after diaper changing.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected on 6/1/17. Sinks are now properly labeled and staff was retrained on 6/1/17. Management will oversee that this is maintained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to maintain resilient surface under and around the playground equipment. Evidence: 1 - There is grass and weeds growing up and through the resilient surface in the fall and use zones of the playground equipment. Grass and weeds growing in the resilient surface negates the resiliency of the surface.

Plan of Correction: The center submitted request for resilient surface prior to visit. Due to weather conditions it was delayed multiple times. Mulch was delivered on 6/2/17 for resilient surface and the violation has been corrected. Opening teachers will complete the daily playground checklist and ensure any deficiencies are reported to management immediately. Management will ensure proper steps are taken to correct within 24 hours. Safety captain will inspect daily. Management will inspect periodically. DM will inspect on routine visits.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that disposable diapers are disposed in a leakproof or plastic-lined storage system that is either foot operated or used in such a way that neither the staff member's hand nor the soiled diaper touches an exterior surface of the storage system during disposal. Evidence: 1 - The diaper disposal system has a lid inside the lid. The second lid requires that the diaper touch the lid in order for diaper to be placed inside the diaper pail. 2 - Staff 2 was observed as he placed a soiled diaper into the diaper pail. The soiled diaper touched the inside lid before going into the diaper pail.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected immediately on 5/31/17 by switching the trash cans. Staff has been retrained about proper diaper disposal on 5/31/17. Infant safety captain will ensure daily compliance. Management will oversee compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on record review and interviews the licensed child welfare agency does not have an original criminal history record report within 30 days of employment as required. Evidence: 1 - During staff record review the record for staff 4 does not contain documentation of an original criminal history record report. a. Staff 4 has a documented date of hire as 12/5/16. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the record of staff 4 does not contain an original criminal history record report.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected as of 1/3/17 with the new Director in place. All employees are required to have an a complete employment file on day one of employment. Management will inspect files periodically for compliance. DM will inspect files on routine visits to ensure compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and interviews the licensed child welfare agency does not have a central registry finding within 30 days of employment as required. Evidence: 1 - The records for staff 3 and 4 do not contain documentation of a central registry findings. a. Staff 3 has a documented date of hire as 4/18/17. b. Staff 4 has a documented date of hire as 12/5/16. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the records of staff 3 and 4 do not contain central registry findings.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected on 5/31/17 by documenting follow up within the Staff file. Going forward Management will document on the copy of Central registry all follow up if not received within 3 weeks. Management will periodically inspect files for compliance . DM will also inspect on routine visits.

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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