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La Petite Academy #898
3190 Lake Powell Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 253-1938

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

Inspection Date: Nov. 7, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted on November 7, 2017 at approximately 1:20 pm - 4:15pm . At the time of entrance there were eighty-five children and twelve staff members present with children. Additional administrative staff was present to assist. The sample size consisted of 8 children records, 5 staff records, 5 injury reports were reviewed and 2 medication. Children were observed napping, reading stories and playing outside. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. Exit interview conducted with program director.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on 1 of 8 children's records reviewed, the licensee did not ensure the records contained a physical examination. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on November 7, 2017, the records for child #5 did not have a physical examination.

Plan of Correction: : CD has been retrained on proper procedures for pre enrollment paperwork meetings to ensure compliance as of 11/15/17. Parent has until 11/19/17 to supply us with the missing physical examination. DM will review quarterly for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Unsafe conditions shall include, but not be limited to, splintered, cracked or otherwise deteriorating wood; chipped or peeling paint; visible cracks, bending or warping, rusting or breakage of any equipment; head entrapment hazards; and protruding nails, bolts or other components that could entangle clothing or snag skin. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on November 7, 2017, the licensing inspector observed in the pre-k classroom the sand table was cracked at each corner of the table with sharp edges and could entangle clothing.

Plan of Correction: The sandtable was removed and disposed of the day of the inspection. Center Management and our Safety Captain will be sure to monitor equipment condition during daily checks.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Description: Based on observation and staff interview the licensee did not ensure the staff-to-children ratio applicable to the youngest child in the group applies to the entire group. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on November 7, 2017, in the three to four year old classroom there were 17 children and two staff. The youngest child was 2 years old and 11 months. The ratio applicable to the youngest is 1staff to 8 children. Staff #1 stated the child was going through a 30 day transition period to move into the three and four year old classroom. There was not parent's written permission and a written assessment by the program director and program leader, to assign a child to a different age group if such age group is more appropriate for the child's developmental level. The staff-to-children ratio would be for the established age group if the written permission and assessments were in the record.

Plan of Correction: CD has been retrained as of 11/15/17 on required documentation prior to any transition. CD will ensure paperwork completion prior to any transition beginning.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the license did not ensure children's hands were washed with soap and water after diapering. Evidence: A child in the two year old classroom was observed having a diaper change by staff. The staff member had the child to return playing in the classroom. The chid's hands were not washed after the diaper change.

Plan of Correction: Two year old staff have been retrained on proper handwashing requirements as of 11/10/17. Center management will review daily for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on documentation reviewed, the licensee did not ensure each there was a written record of children's serious and minor injuries which entries were made the day of occurrence and included all the required information. Evidence: During the inspection on November 07, 2017, 4 of 5 injury reports were reviewed did not include the following: -October 31, 2017, October 11, 2017 and September 11, 2017 injury record did not have future action to prevent recurrence of the injury. - October 13, 2017 injury record did not have staff present and future action to prevent recurrence of the injury.

Plan of Correction: The correct Virginia version of incident/accident reports was ordered the day of the visit. Management has been retrained on how to complete to meet standards. DM will review quarterly for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review, the licensee did not ensure the staff completed updated sworn statement or affirmation. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on November 7, 2017, the center did not use the updated sworn statement or affirmation. The form was updated July 1, 2017. Staff #1 ( hire date October 2, 2017) did not have the updated sworn statement or affirmation form completed.

Plan of Correction: The correct Sworn Disclosure form has been identified, and will be used with all new hires moving forward. DM will review quarterly for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on 2 of 5 records reviewed, the licensee did not ensure staff had a central registry finding within 30 days of employment or volunteer service. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on November 7, 2017, the record for staff #1 ( date of hire October 26, 2017) and staff #4 ( date of hire October 2, 2017) did not include documentation of central registry results in 30 days of hire.

Plan of Correction: CD has been retrained on all proper new hire procedures as of 11/15/17, and the need for copying records prior to mailing. DM will review for compliance quarterly.

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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