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BUILDING BLOCKS PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER
844 & 848 Jerome Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 583-6389

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: May 29, 2018

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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided in the following areas of the standards: Background checks; 22VAC40-185-(4)-270-A (Building maintenance); 22VAC40-185-(4)-330 (Play areas); 22VAC40-185-(8)-560-G (Food from home);

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 5/29/18 from 11:00am - 2:00pm. During the inspection there were 94 children ages four months old through ten years old in care with 14 staff. Children were observed participating in various activities in the classrooms, eating lunch and during rest period. Records were reviewed for ten children and 13 staff/board members. Medication, emergency procedures and emergency supplies were reviewed during the inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice and were discussed during the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a review of seven children's records and interview, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that they maintain and keep at the center a complete record for each child enrolled that contains all required information. Evidence 1. The record for child #3 did not contain documentation for the address for the second person to contact in an emergency if the parents cannot be reached. 2. The record for child #5 did not contain documentation for the address for the second person to contact in an emergency if the parents cannot be reached. 3. The record for child #7 did not contain documentation to indicate whether or not the child previously attended child care. 4. Staff #10 (Program Director) reviewed the record for child #3, child #5, and child #7, and confirmed that the records for child #3, child #5, and child #7, did not contain all of the required information.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The parents of child #3, child #5, and child #7, will be asked to provide the missing information. All new children will have their record reviewed prior to enrollment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. There was sections of the ceiling outside the Explorers Three classroom by the bathrooms that had peeling paint. 2. In the bathroom located next to the Explorers Three classroom there were areas of rust on the dividers between the bathroom stalls. 3. In the Pre-K-1 classroom there were two ceiling tiles that were damaged. 4. Staff #10 (Program Director) confirmed that the items listed above were not currently in a safe and operable condition.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: A work order has been placed to have the necessary repairs made.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that the findings of the most recent inspection of the facility were posted on the premises. Evidence: 1. The results from the most recent inspection (12/19/17) was not posted any where in the facility. 2. Staff #10 (Program Director) confirmed that the findings of the most recent inspection of the facility were not posted.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Corrected during the inspection. The findings of the most recent inspection of the facility were previously posted, but someone must have taken down. We will ensure the results of the most recent inspection are always posted.

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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