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Building Blocks Academy & Daycare Inc.
2422 North Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 321-9189

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 662-9772

Inspection Date: July 10, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:

The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced renewal inspection on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 10:15 am to 2:45 pm to determine the center's compliance with licensing standards. During this inspection, the center's owner was present and assisted the licensing inspector throughout this inspection. The census for today's inspection consisted of 34 children in care and eight staff. During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the children playing with toys, reading books, eating snack, taking bathroom breaks and washing hands, and resting at nap time. The School age and Preschool children were participating in a field trip while the inspector was on site. The following information was reviewed: daily attendance, lunch menu, license, injury reports, and liability insurance policy. The last documented health inspection occurred 3/1/2018. The last documented fire inspection occurred 2/28/2018. There were five children?s records and five staff's records reviewed during this inspection. The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected. The violations from the previous inspection were reviewed for correction. The provider must send documentation to the licensing inspector that the request for out-of-state complaints of child abuse have been requested no later than 10 days following this notification dated July 10, 2018. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact your licensing inspector, Florence Martus, at 804-662-9772.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review of five staff records, the center did not ensure one staff had documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening submitted no later than 21 days after employment. Evidence: Staff #3's record (hire date was April 5th, 2018) did not contain a tuberculosis screening.

Plan of Correction: Staff #3 has scheduled appointment July 17th, 2018.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children's records, one child's record did not contain the name, address, and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached. Evidence: In Child #1's records, the documentation included only one emergency contact along with their required information.

Plan of Correction: The parent will complete this information today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of five staff records, four records did not contain the required information. Evidence: Staff #1, Staff #3, Staff #4, and Staff #5 did not contain emergency contact information or information regarding health concerns.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation at the center, the center did not ensure all areas and equipment of the center were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. In the Preschool classroom, there was peeling paint observed in the ceiling. 2. In the Preschool classroom, there were two unsecured blind cords accessible to the children in care. 3. In the second floor of the building, the staircase had a lose hand rail.

Plan of Correction: The blind cords will be cut today and the landlord would be contacted to fix hand rail and paint on the ceiling.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observations at the center, the center did not ensure all electrical outlets have protective covers. Evidence: 1. In the Preschool classroom hallway, there was one electrical outlet observed by the inspector without a protective cover.

Plan of Correction: The center will ensure all electrical outlets have protective covers.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-C
Description: Based on interview, the center did not ensure there were at least two staff members with children on a field trip. Evidence: During the inspection, a member of management stated eight Preschool children were with one staff member at a local park two blocks away from the center.

Plan of Correction: Management stated she was not aware two staff members were required to be present with the children on field trips. Starting today, that will no longer be allowed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation, record review and interview, the center did not ensure each grouping of children had a qualified program leader. Evidence: 1. During the inspection, Staff #1 stated Staff #5 was responsible for supervision of the Toddler One classroom. 2. The record for Staff #5 indicated Staff did not meet program leader qualifications.

Plan of Correction: Center will put a member of management as active program leader until Staff #5 is program leader qualified.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on review of five staff records, one staff did not complete a Sworn Statement prior to the beginning of employment. Evidence: The record for Staff #5 (Hire date 6/20/18) did not contain a completed Sworn Statement.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on review of five staff records and interview, the center did not request, within 30 days of hire, a search of out-of-state founded complaints of child abuse for a staff member who has lived outside of Virginia within the last five years. Evidence: During the inspection, the Sworn Statement for Staff #3 (Hired date 04/05/18) indicated the staff member had lived outside of Virginia within the last five years. The records did not contain documentation of a requested founded complaint of child abuse from the state the staff member indicated she had lived in within the last five years.

Plan of Correction: The center will request the out-of-state check today.


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.