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Emmanuel Lutheran Preschool and Child Development Center
23 Semple Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 865-2851

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

Inspection Date: April 16, 2018 and April 30, 2018

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
The licensing inspector initiated an unannounced complaint inspection in the center on April 16, 2018, continued on April 30, 2018 and completed on June 6, 2018 in response to a complaint received by the licensing office regarding programs and staffing/supervision. Interviews with staff members and parties involved were conducted. Based on observations, a review of video recordings and a review of center documentation available during the investigation, a preponderance of evidence does support the allegation regarding staffing/supervision therefore the complaint is determined to be VALID. The results of this inspection will be reviewed withe the Licensing Administrator. Please contact the licensing inspector Christine Mahan at (757) 404-0568 with any questions.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on video recording and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure the care, protection, and guidance of the children. Evidence: On April 11, 2018 at approximately 4:21pm, a video recording showed children and staff lining up at the exit gate of the center's playground and then exiting the playground. Two children, Child #1, age 3 and Child #2, age 4 were observed alone on the playground playing at the base of the slide chute. At approximately 4:23 pm, the video recording showed, Child #1 and Child #2 walking alone into the building from the playground. Staff #3, in the building, observed Child #1 and Child #2 waking down the hallway from the playground entrance door and she asked them what happened. The children said "they left us". Staff #3 took Child #1 and Child #2 to meet their designated classroom teachers, who were in the hallway. Staff #1 and Staff #2 were unaware the children were missing.

Plan of Correction: The center director will retrain staff and has added a new hourly count sheet to the daily routine. Disciplinary actions were taken one staff was terminated and the other was retrained and can not be left alone with children for 90 days. The center director will reevaluate the staff after 90 days.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on video recording and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure children under 10 years of age are always within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: The center's video recording confirms on April 11, 2018 from approximately 4:21 pm until 4:23 pm, Child #1, age 3 and Child #2, age 4 were without sight and sound supervision of a staff member. They were left alone on the center's playground while their classmates and teachers, Staff #1 and Staff #2 went inside.

Plan of Correction: The center director will retrain staff and has added a new hourly count sheet to the daily routine. Disciplinary actions were taken one staff was terminated and the other was retrained and can not be left alone with children for 90 days. The center director will reevaluate the staff after 90 days. All other center staff were retrained and now use hourly count sheet for their routine.

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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