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Children's Harbor - Suffolk
1020 Champion's Way
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 483-2693

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: Dec. 18, 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.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided in the following areas: 22VAC40-185-(4)-330-B (Resilient surfacing)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 12/18/17 from 10:20am - 1:30pm. During the inspection there were 55 children ages six months old to four years old in care with ten staff. A tour of the facility was conducted and children were observed in various classroom activities, playing outside, eating lunch, and during rest period. Records were reviewed for five children and six staff. Medication, emergency procedures, and emergency supplies were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice, and were discussed during the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the facility did ensure that all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, are maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. There were two tricycles on the Two year old playground where the plastic portion of the pedal was missing. 2. Staff #7 (Assisatnt Director) confirmed the tricycles were missing the plastic portion of the pedals.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: A work order will be created to have the tricycles repaired or replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation, interviews and a review of staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that in each grouping of children at least one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director shall be regularly present. Evidence: 1. Staff #1 and staff #2 were working in the Infant classroom with eight children when the Licensing Inspector entered the classroom. 2. A review of both staff records indicated that neither staff had documentation to demonstrate that either staff was qualified as a program leader. 3. Staff #5 was working in the Orange classroom with ten children by herself when the Licensing Inspector entered the classroom. 2. The record for staff #5 did not contain documentation to demonstrate that staff #5 was qualified as a program leader.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: We will ensure to place documentation in each file of how that staff is qualified for the position. Center management will ensure that there is at least one Program Leader in each grouping of children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation and interviews, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that food brought from home was labeled with the child's name and date. Evidence: 1. The Licensing Inspector observed two bottles in the Infant classroom that were not labeled with the child's name and date. 2. When asked who's bottles were they, both staff #1 and staff #2 stated that they belonged to child #1.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The name and date were placed on each bottle during the inspection. Staff in the Infant classroom will ensure that they check bottles each day to ensure they are labeled with the child's name and date.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on a review of six staff records and interview, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that any employee of a licensed facility must not be employed until the employee has completed a sworn statement or affirmation. Evidence: 1. The record for staff # 1 (date of hire was 8/10/17) contained a the sworn disclosure statement that was signed on 8/9/2017. However, the facility is not using the most current sworn statement or affirmation form that is required. 2. The record for staff # 2 (date of re-hire was 10/20/17) contained a the sworn disclosure statement that was signed on 10/18/2017. However, the facility is not using the most current sworn statement or affirmation form that is required. 3. The record for staff # 4 (date of hire was 12/11/17) contained a the sworn disclosure statement that was signed on 12/4/2017. However, the facility is not using the most current sworn statement or affirmation form that is required. 4. Staff #7 (Assistant Director) confirmed that the facility failed to have the current sworn statement or affirmation signed and completed prior to employment starting.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The new version of the sworn statement or affirmation was downloaded. The staff members who had completed the old version, will complete the most current sworn statement or affirmation.

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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