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KinderCare Learning Center at Diamond Springs
990 Diamond Springs Rd.
Virginia beach, VA 23455
(757) 671-7370

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: July 2, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Standard 22 VAC 40-185-60 (children's records) as well as background check procedures were discussed with the center director during the inspection. All staff must complete fingerprint checks by September 30, 2018.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 12:15pm until 3:50pm. At the time of the tour, there were 62 children in care with 8 staff present. A sample of 6 children's records and 6 staff records were reviewed. Children were observed resting quietly during nap time, eating snack and participating in afternoon activities. Infant diapering, hand washing and restroom procedures were also observed. Medication, transportation, first aid and emergency supplies, documentation of emergency practice drills, children's injury reports and center postings were reviewed. Two violations in the areas of physical plant and staffing and supervision are identified on the violation notice and were discussed with the center director during the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on playground observation and measurement, the center did not ensure that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards. Evidence: 1. The mulch at the base of three out of four slides on the pre-k/school-aged playground measures approximately 1 inch, where 6 inches are required. 2. The center director confirmed that the mulch does not measure 6 inches at the base of the slides on the pre-k/school-aged playground.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: A work order for mulch was input on 7/3/18. Awaiting receipt from landscaping company. It will be completed as soon as possible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-D
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not ensure that during the designated rest period, the ratio of staff to children may be double the number of children to each staff required by subdivisions E 2 through 4 and 7 of this section. Evidence: 1. During nap time in the pre-k classroom there were 21 children, ages 3-5 years old, napping with 1 staff present. The number and ages of the children require two staff to be present. 2. The center director confirmed that the number and ages of children in the room require two staff to be present.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: The classroom was in ratio all day, unfortunately, at rest time the teacher received another student and did not make management aware. The one child over ratio was corrected in that moment to be compliant with ratio.

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.

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