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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: July 26, 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.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
The program's emergency plan was reviewed and suggestions for revision were provided. The proposed playground project was discussed. Potential program expansion was discussed.

Comments:
Thank you for your time and assistance during the unannounced monitoring inspection conducted on July 26, 2017, between the hours of approximately 10:11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Twenty-four (24) children were enrolled eighteen (18) children were in the care of five staff members, in four classrooms, during the on site inspection. One additional staff member was present and assisted, as needed. Five children's records and six staff records were reviewed and/or updated. Four children's medications, as well as authorization forms and, as applicable, medication logs were reviewed. Posted information (license, licensing inspection documentation, emergency evacuation diagram and plan, emergency telephone numbers, menu and classroom schedules), safety equipment (first aid kit, flashlight and radio) and available documents (emergency evacuation drill and shelter-in-place drill records, daily infant forms, attendance records, injury reports, and a local agency inspection report) 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: indoor play with classroom materials/toys; craft project in the preschool classroom (gluing/assembling paper ambulances); stories; restroom and handwashing procedures; lunch; infant care (play and diapering); naptime; outdoor play and pick-up departure of children. The curriculum theme for the week was "community helpers." 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. 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 #: 22VAC40-185-210-A-4
Description: Based on review and/or update of six staff records and discussion with staff #1 on July 26, 2017, the program failed to ensure that one staff member had completed 24 hours of training within one month after being promoted (to meet the program leader qualifications). Evidence: 1. Review of staff #4's record, on this date, determined that the employee had completed only 21 hours of the required 24 hours of program leader training. The staff member was promoted to the position of "program leader" in April 2017. 2. Staff #1 confirmed the hours of completed training and the staff member's date of promotion to the position of "program leader."

Plan of Correction: The staff member will complete the remaining 3 hours of training to meet the program leader qualifications.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation, review and/or update of six staff records and discussion with staff #1 on July 26, 2017, 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 and discussion with staff #1 determined that the staff member supervising classroom #2, on this date, did not meet the program leader/program director qualifications. 2. Review of staff records established that staff #4, supervising classroom #2, had completed only 21 of the required 24 hours of program leader training. 3. Staff # 1 and staff #4 verified the training hours completed.

Plan of Correction: The staff member will complete the remaining 3 training hours to meet the program leader qualification. Staff records will be reviewed, to ensure staff members have completed all required training hours applicable to their employment positions.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review and/or update of six staff records and discussion with staff #1 on July 26, 2017, the program failed to ensure a central registry clearance was on file for one one staff member within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1. Review of staff #4's record, on this date, determined that the CPS clearance on file was dated March 20, 2017 (date of employment - 12/22/2016). 2. Staff #2 confirmed the dates of the CPS clearance in the staff member's record and the date of employment.

Plan of Correction: In the future, records of newly hired employees will be checked prior to the end of the first week of employment to ensure central registry clearances have been submitted for processing.

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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