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Chester Child Development Center
13600 Happy Hill Road
Chester, VA 23831
(804) 748-4188

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 662-9772

Inspection Date: Dec. 21, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:
An exit meeting was completed by the licensing inspector with the center's director to review today's inspection findings.

A Subsidy Health and Safety inspection was conducted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from approximately 3:30 pm to 5:13 pm to review supplemental health and safety requirements. During this inspection, the center's director was present and accompanied and assisted the licensing inspector throughout this inspection. The children were observed by the licensing inspector in the various classroom settings. The census for today's inspection consisted of 32 children. The staff to child ratios were deemed in compliance with licensing standards. During this inspection, the children in care were observed by the licensing inspector completing a variety of activities to include engaging in free play with their peers, interacting with staff, completing bathroom breaks, watching Dora on the carpet, and transitioning to the outdoor playground areas. The licensing inspector also completed some observations of the children's holiday activities in the classroom. Some of the children completed decorative hot chocolate packets for their parents. During this inspection, the school aged children (K-1st grade) were present at the center holiday break. The licensing inspector completed a formal observation of the school aged children participating in the grinch music chairs in the classroom setting. The staff were observed by the licensing inspector providing age appropriate supervision. The licensing inspector interacted with the staff and children when appropriate. The center's classrooms were equipped with age appropriate toys and materials to meet the ages and stages of development of the children in care. The center's bathrooms, kitchen, changing stations, indoor and outdoor areas were inspected and deemed in compliance with licensing standards. During this inspection, the required postings were reviewed and determined to be in compliance. The following information was reviewed: daily attendance, emergency supplies, injury reports, fire and shelter-in-place drills, liability insurance policy, allergy list, and emergency preparedness plan. Medication is being administered; medications and written authorizations were reviewed for the center's compliance. The center also provides transportation for the children in care. There were three children?s records and three staff's records reviewed during this inspection. The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected.

A licensing inspection was conducted on the same date as the SHSI supplemental inspection; the two inspections combined cover all subsidy health and safety requirements. Only subsidy requirements that are not covered in licensing standards are reviewed during this supplemental inspection. No violations of the supplemental subsidy health and safety requirements were found. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact your licensing inspector, Tiffany Harris, at (804) 662-9772.


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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.