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Betty Lou Brown Head Start Child Development Center
206 Ninth Street, NW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 342-9491

Current Inspector: James R Basham (804) 588-2370

Inspection Date: May 14, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted in the Center on May 14, 2018. The LI observed 43 children in care, the children were observed in four separate groups. The children's ages ranged from 3 months to 5 years. Nine staff members were supervising the children's activities and were observed in the classrooms interacting with the children. Documentation of the center's annual fire and health inspections was current. Prescribed medications for several children were observed in the center. A sample of 5 children's records was reviewed. One staff member was present who was employed since the last inspection, emergency contact information was reviewed. A discussion was held with the Center Supervisor regarding the back of the exterior building at the fenced playground; maintenance is scheduled to sweep debris from the concrete. Findings were reviewed at exit. The inspection was conducted from approximately 11:20am to 2:30pm. If you have any questions, please call 54-309-2310. Thank you.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-150-B
Description: Based on a sample review of children's records, the Center failed to ensure the physical examination form accepted at enrollment from a child's parent was signed by a physician, his designee, or an official of a local health department. Evidence: The LI reviewed a sample of five children's records, the physical exam form for one child (child #3) was not signed.

Plan of Correction: The responsible staff member will inform the child's parent and will obtain a physicial form that has been signed by a physician or his designee.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on s sample review of five children's records, the center failed to maintain documentation of viewing proof of the child's age and identity. Evidence: Documentation was not complete in one of five reviewed records (child #2). The child's date of entry was noted as 03/05/18.

Plan of Correction: The Family Development Specialist will request documentation from the parent, documentation of viewing proof of the child's identity and age will be maintained in each child's record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on the Licensing Inspector's observations, the Center failed to follow methods to prevent use of outdated medications. Evidence: The LI observed prescribed medications to be administered as needed or for use in an emergency for 4 children. 2. Two of the 4 emergency medications had expired. Children A. and B. were prescribed epinephrine; respective expiration dates were 04/2018 and 03/2018.

Plan of Correction: The Health Coordinator will review the Center's medication procedures with staff to ensure methods are followed for checking expiration dates on medications and to ensure procedures are followed for advance notification to parents.


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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