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HoneyTree Early Learning Center - Hunting Hills
4330 Franklin Road S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24014
(540) 725-3505

Current Inspector: Julia Kimbrough (276) 608-4267

Inspection Date: Feb. 12, 2018

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection in response to a complaint that was received by the licensing office on 02/05/2018. Interviews were conducted with staff and inspections of each classroom throughout the morning were completed relating to allegations that ratios were not being maintained as required. The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation supports allegations, so the complaint is determined to be valid. Please contact me if you need further assistance. Thank you. Inspection on 2/12/2018 arrival time of 8:30am and exit time of 10:10am.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-1
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews with staff the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required regarding ratios. Evidence: Interviews with staff on 2/12/18 verified that on 2/2/18 the ratio was not met as required in the Tiny Tigers 1 classroom, aged 6 weeks-14 months, for approximately 10-15 minutes when a staff member did not come into work as scheduled, notifying the director 5 minutes prior to the start of her shift that she would not be coming in and was quitting. Staff verified , during interviews, that there were 7 children in care with 1 staff member during those 10-15 minutes until a substitute arrived.; the required ratio is 1 staff to 4 children. Staff also verified through interviews that the age range of the children during this time was 3 months-14 months. Staff stated during the interviews that maintaining ratios in the mornings is often hectic as arrival time of children is hard to gauge, but that staff do come to assist once the ratio becomes non-compliant and the director is notified of the need for more staff coverage; until the next scheduled staff member arrives for the shift.

Plan of Correction: Staffing and scheduling has been adjusted to ensure that ratios are being met on a daily basis.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observations on 2/12/18 the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required relating to ratios. Evidence: On the morning of 2/12/18 the preschool classes, lower building ages 3-5 years, were combined during breakfast and post breakfast activities. and had not yet split up to go to their classrooms. When the licensing inspector arrived to verify ratios at 9:05am there were 22 children with 2 staff. The required ratio is 1 staff to every 10 children, therefore they were over ratio during this time. Interviews with staff determined that 2 children had arrived for care approximately 5 minutes prior to the inspectors arrival, making them out of ratio for approximately 5 minutes. At 9:10am another staff arrived and the classes split allowing for the required ratios to be maintained. There were then 8 children with 1 staff in a classroom, and 15 children with 2 staff in another classroom. Staff stated during the interviews that maintaining ratios in the mornings is often hectic as arrival time of children is hard to gauge, but that staff do come to assist once the ratio becomes non-compliant and the director is notified of the need for more staff coverage; until the next scheduled staff member arrives for the shift.

Plan of Correction: Staffing and scheduling has been adjusted to ensure that ratios are being met on a daily basis.

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.

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.

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