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Denbigh Christian Academy
1233 Shields Road
Newport news, VA 23608
(757) 874-8661

Current Inspector: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281

Inspection Date: July 18, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on July 18, 2018 from approximately 9:15 am to 1:45 pm. Twelve staff were present with fifty-six children. Additional staff were on site for administrative and kitchen duties. Seven staff and six children's records were reviewed. Three medications were reviewed regarding authorizations and administration. Children were observed leaving on a field trip, playing in the gym, playing outside and eating a snack. Violations found are noted on the violation notice.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, facility did not ensure the areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Unsafe conditions shall include, but not be limited to, splintered, cracked or otherwise deteriorating wood; chipped or peeling paint; visible cracks, bending or warping, rusting or breakage of any equipment; head entrapment hazards; and protruding nails, bolts or other components that could entangle clothing or snag skin. Evidence: On July 18, 2018, the wood border on the large playground was not level as some boards were warped causing a tripping hazard. Nails were observed protruding from boards.

Plan of Correction: Maintenance will level out the border. The border will eventually be replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, facility did not ensure hazardous substances are kept in a locked place. Evidence: On July 18, 2018, the following was observed: 1. There were 2 5-gallon buckets of paint stored in the locker room adjacent to the boys' bathroom behind a propped divider. 2. Lysol and bleach water were stored in a unlocked cabinet over the diapering station in the boys' bathroom.

Plan of Correction: All chemicals were locked during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, facility did not ensure there is adequate resilient surfacing in the fall zones on the playground under and around climbing equipment or equipment with moving parts. Evidence: On July 18, there was not sufficient mulch depth on the fall zones of the large playground. The following was observed: 1. There was 3.5" depth of mulch behind the swings. 2. There was 4.5" depth of mulch at the foot of the double slide. 3. There was 4" depth of mulch at the bottom of the circular slide.

Plan of Correction: Mulch will be purchased and spread on the playground.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-450-D
Description: Based on observation, facility did not ensure that when pillows are used that they are covered with pillow cases. Evidence: On July 18, 2018, 3 cots were observed with pillows on the cots and under the bottom fitted linen. The pillows did not have pillow cases.

Plan of Correction: The pillows will be removed today and will have cases before they can go back on the cots.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-G
Description: Based on review, facility did not ensure when a prescription medication is administered to a child that it according to written instructions from parent. Evidence: On July 18, 2018, a medication authorization stated a child was to be given a prescription medication at 2:00pm daily. According to the medication log, the medication was given on July 9, 2018 at 12:05 pm, July 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm and July 12, 2018 at 4:10 pm.

Plan of Correction: Anytime there is deviation from the authorization form, we will get written parent permission and place it with the medication.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on observation and review, facility did not ensure that when an authorization to administer expires that medication is returned to parents within 14 days or disposed of by the center. Evidence: On July 18, 2018, an over-the-counter medication was on site to be administered to a child. The authorization to administer expired April 20, 2018 and the medication had not been returned to parent or disposed of by the facility.

Plan of Correction: Will return the medication to the parent.


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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