Friends Association for Children
1004 St. John Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Current Inspector: LaTasha Smith (804) 588-2362
Inspection Date: July 20, 2018
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
- Technical Assistance:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on July 20, 2018 from approximately 10:45 AM to 2:15 PM to determine the center's compliance with licensing standards. The child to staff ratios were deemed in compliance with licensing standards. The census today consisted of 40 children. The following child to staff ratios were observed: 2 year olds: 9:2, 3's and 4's: 10:2, Younger school age: 13:1 and Older school age: 8:1. Conversations were held with children and staff. The staff were observed to be engaged with the children in age appropriate activities and to be meeting the needs of the children in care. Lunch today consisted of diced turkey and ham, salad, diced melon, and milk. The licensing inspector reviewed four children's records and five staff records. All areas of the facility were inspected to include the kitchen, bathrooms, classrooms, playgrounds, and bus. The facility has age and stage appropriate materials and supplies. The facility's license, last inspection, emergency numbers, evacuation maps/procedures, daily schedule, allergy information and various parent information were observed to be posted. The first aid kit and non-medical emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. The last evacuation drill was conducted on 7/17/18. The last shelter-in-place drill was conducted on 7/20/18. The Emergency Preparedness plan is current. Health Inspection: 7/13/18. Fire Inspection: 9/16/17. Medications were reviewed. Multiple staff have current MAT certification, CPR & First aid training, and Daily Health Observation training. The violations cited during the licensing period were checked for corrections. There were no repeat violations during today's inspection. Please complete the "plan of correction" and "date to be corrected" for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to the licensing office within 5 business days. Your plan of correction should contain 1) steps to correct the non-compliance with the standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s). If you have questions regarding today's inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9092.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A Description: Based on observation the center did not ensure that all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. EVIDENCE: A child-sized wooden bench on the playground had broken, splintered wood and exposed screws on the seat. Plan of Correction: 1. Upon discovering that the bench was in disrepair, the area was immediately closed off to prevent injury. (Immediately)
2. [The] Executive Director, will oversee the removal or repair of the bench. (August 10, 2018)
3. [The] Center Lead Teacher, will add the Outside Classroom to the weekly playground inspection and any items needing repair will be reported directly to [the Executive Director]. (Ongoing)
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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