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Chesterbrook Academy at Stony Point
3039 Stony Point Road
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 323-1234

Current Inspector: Kelly Adriazola (804) 662-9760

Inspection Date: May 1, 2018 , May 18, 2018 and May 29, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.

Technical Assistance:
none

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced inspection on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in response to a self-reported incident that the Department received on April 26, 2018 regarding forbidden actions. Interviews were completed, observations were made in the center, and documentation was reviewed. The inspector completed additional interviews and with follow up activities on May 18, 2018 and May, 29, 2018. The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation validates the self-reported incident. See the violation notice for more details. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (804) 662-9760.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on staff interview on 05/01/2018 and a review of policies and procedures on 05/29/2018, the center did not ensure that the center's activities and services are maintained in compliance with the center's own policies and procedures that are required by these standards. EVIDENCE: 1. The center's discipline policy states the following: roughly handling a child is forbidden, verbal remarks which are demeaning to the child is forbidden, employees are required to report all cases of suspected child abuse, reports should be made to the local department of social services. 2. Staff #1 was observed by another staff picking up children by both wrists with their feet off of the ground, dangling in the air and take across the classroom and drop on their cots . 3. Staff #1 was observed by another staff grab a child by one arm and pull down the stairs in the classroom, which resulted in the child falling down and bumping her head. 4. Two staff stated that they believed the actions of Staff #1 were considered abuse, however a report of a suspected incident of child abuse was not made by the staff or the center.

Plan of Correction: On May 30th 2018, a mandatory staff meeting was held where "positive child guidance" as well as health and safety guidelines were our primary focus. All staff will complete a review of child abuse and neglect guidelines. This will include review of "forbidden actions" from our own staff training and orientation. Additionally, all staff will be provided with written resources covering the role of the mandated reporter as well as the phone number for local CPS for reporting suspected child abuse. Center management will be responsible for completion of these reviews, which will be recorded and acknowledged by signatures from all staff members. These records will be filed in the center office.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-80-B
Description: Based on interviews on 05/01/2018 and 05/18/2018, the center did not ensure that any suspected incident of child abuse shall be reported to the local department of the county or city wherein the child resides or wherein the abuse is believed to have occurred or to the Department's toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline. EVIDENCE: 1. Staff #3 stated that she thought the behaviors of Staff #1 were abuse, however was told by previous management to report incidents to manager. 2. Staff #4 stated that she thought the behaviors of Staff #1 were somewhat abusive and told management. 3. Staff #3 and Staff #4 stated they did not make a report to the local or state child abuse and neglect hotline. 4. Based on an interview with staff at the local child protective services offices on 05/18/2018 a report of a suspected incident of child abuse was not made by the center.

Plan of Correction: In addition to providing staff with the toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline number, the number will be prominently posted in the office along with emergency numbers. The school principal will be responsible for updating the posting in the center office. All staff will complete a review of child abuse and neglect guidelines. This will include review of "forbidden actions" from our own staff training and orientation. Additionally, all staff will be provided with written resources covering the role of the mandated reporter as well as the phone number for local CPS for reporting suspected child abuse. Center management will be responsible for completion of these reviews, which will be recorded and acknowledged by signatures from all staff members. These records will be filed in the center office.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based on staff interviews on 05/01/2018, the center did not ensure that the care and protection of the children was guaranteed. EVIDENCE: 1. Staff #3 stated that she observed Staff #1 grab a child by their arm and drag down the stairs in the classroom, and on other occasions, pick up the children and sit down "too hard". She stated a child said "Staff #1 hurt me" after Staff #1 was observed grabbing the child by her wrists and forcing to sit on the floor. 2. Staff #4 stated that she observed Staff #1 drag the children, say in an elevated voice "You are getting on my nerves!" and " "I'm done with you!" to the children. 3. Staff #2 stated that on 04/26/2018 she observed Staff #1 separately pick up Child #1 and Child #2 off the ground by their wrists and carry to their cots and drop them on their cots. Staff #4 observed Child #1 was observed crying on his cot after this incident. 4. Staff #3 and Staff #4 both stated that they had informed management about Staff #1's above mentioned behaviors prior to the 4/26/2018 incident.

Plan of Correction: On May 30th 2018, a mandatory staff meeting was held where "positive child guidance" as well as health and safety guidelines were our primary focus. This meeting is documented with a copy of the agenda and recorded attendance. Center management was responsible for delivery of the meeting content and storing documentation in center files. All staff will complete a review of child abuse and neglect guidelines. This will include review of "forbidden actions" from our own staff training and orientation. Additionally, all staff will be provided with written resources covering the role of the mandated reporter as well as the phone number for local CPS for reporting suspected child abuse. Center management will be responsible for completion of these reviews, which will be recorded and acknowledged by signatures from all staff members. These records will be filed in the center office.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on staff interview on 05/01/2018, the center did not ensure that roughly handling a child was forbidden. EVIDENCE 1. Staff #2 stated that on 4/26/2018 she observed Staff #1 pick up Child #1 by both wrists and take across the classroom. Child #1 was held off the ground with his feet dangling in the air. Staff #1 then dropped Child #1 on his cot. 2. Staff #2 stated that she saw Staff #1 do the same thing to Child #2. She saw Staff #1 pick up Child #2 by both of his wrist and take across the classroom. Child #2 was held off the ground with his feet dangling in the air. Staff #1 then dropped Child #2 on his cot. 3. Staff #3 stated that she observed Staff #1 grab a child by one arm and pull down the stairs in the classroom. This resulted in the child falling down and bumping her head. 4. Staff #4 stated that she observed Staff #1 drag children by their arms in the classroom.

Plan of Correction: On May 30th 2018, a mandatory staff meeting was held where "positive child guidance" as well as health and safety guidelines were our primary focus. All staff will complete a review of child abuse and neglect guidelines. This will include review of "forbidden actions" from our own staff training and orientation. Additionally, all staff will be provided with written resources covering the role of the mandated reporter as well as the phone number for local CPS for reporting suspected child abuse. Center management will be responsible for completion of these reviews, which will be recorded and acknowledged by signatures from all staff members. These records will be filed in the center office.

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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