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HRCAP Denbigh Head Start Center
14302 Old Courthouse Way
Newport news, VA 23602
(757) 283-6890

Current Inspector: Tiffany Harris (757) 403-3045

Inspection Date: June 1, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on June 1, 2018 relative to a self-reported incident regarding Programs. An inspection was completed at the facility, observations were completed in the classroom, interviews were conducted with staff and other collateral witnesses and documentation was reviewed and obtained. Areas of noncompliance are identified on the Violation Notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on staff and collateral interviews and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that children under 10 years of age always shall be within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on June 1, 2018, Child #1, a preschool age child, was out of sight and sound supervision of staff for an undetermined amount of time when an incident occurred on May 22, 2018. The child was taken out of the classroom and into the hallway by a non-staff member. An interview with staff confirmed "the door was open" and "we had hearing but not sight" of the child and the non-staff member.

Plan of Correction: A Sign-out/Sign-in sheet will be available for non-staff members who will be providing services to any student out of the Head Start classroom. Update policies/procedures to ensure that all staff are aware of contracted services. Management staff will provide clearance to center Director of any non-staff services that require children to be removed from the classroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-3-B
Description: Based on review, staff interviews and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that the center would obtain satisfactory background checks for independent contract employees or contract employees hired by contract agencies before they begin providing services at facilities. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on June 1, 2018, the center had not obtained a fingerprint check or conducted a search of the Central Registry for Contract employee #1who had been alone with and in control of at least one child in care on May 22, 2018.

Plan of Correction: Staff will ensure that contractors submit satisfactory background check and the Central Registry prior to rendering services to any student enrolled in the Head Start Program.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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