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Minnieland Academy At The Castle
6306 Old Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 786-2434

Current Inspector: Laura Brindle (540) 905-2062

Inspection Date: July 19, 2018

Complaint Related: No

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

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted with the assistant director beginning at 10:30 AM and ending at 2:10 PM. There were seventy-seven children in care during the inspection. The children's ages ranged from 9 months through 11 years old. The junior kindergarten and school-aged classes were observed leaving for a field trip to go bowling. One infant was observed sleeping. The preschool aged children were observed playing with toys, being read a story, and playing on the playground. Eight children's records and five staff records were reviewed and in compliance. Two medications were reviewed and in compliance. The first aid kit, flashlight, and weather-band radio were observed and in compliance. The most recent emergency escape drill was documented as 7/11/18. The most recent shelter in place drill was documented as 5/10/18. The most recent lockdown drill was documented as 3/9/18. The most recent fire inspections was documented 11/20/17. The most recent health inspection was documented as 10/6/17. If there are any questions regarding this inspection, contact Shawanda Henderson at 540-216-1434 or

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on review of children's records, the center did not to obtain immunization records for all children prior to their attendance. Evidence: Child A's (started 4/16/18) immunization record was not in child's file.

Plan of Correction: Center tried several times to obtain shot records. Parent was contacted immediately during the visit. Immunization was received 07/23/18.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on review of children's records, the center did not to obtain physical records for all children within one month of their attendance. Evidence: Child A's (started 4/16/18) physical record was not in child's file at time of inspection.

Plan of Correction: Center tried several times to obtain physical. Parent was contacted immediately during the visit. Physical was received 07/23/18.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, not all areas and equipment outside of the center were maintained in a safe condition. Evidence: Within the fenced pool area a picnic deck had bent and warped boards, and protruding nails that could be a tripping hazard or snag skin.

Plan of Correction: Maintenance was contacted the same day and will repair fence in pool area and picnic deck by July 27th,2018.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observations and staff interviews, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place to prevent access by children. Evidence: The door to the pool's mechanical/ chemical building was kept open and there were several 5 gallon containers of pool chemicals accessible to children. A bottle of hand sanitizing foam was found on the floor in the toddlers room.

Plan of Correction: The children were lining up to load the bus to leave the pool area. The lifeguards had just opened the door to the pool house to test the water before the next group of children arrived. The lifeguard has to test the water between the times that children use the pool. The pool house door was open for this reason. The lifeguard spoke with Licensing and explained this. Licensing advised to keep the door locked in between testings. The pool door was shut and locked. I discussed with the lifeguards on the importance of leaving the door locked when children are in the pool area. The small bottle of hand sanitizing foam was in a locked cabinet. The teacher went to retrieve something from the cabinet and it fell out. The bottle was so small that it she didn?t hear it fall. It fell between the unoccupied cots and the wall by the teacher`s desk. The children were away from the bottle engaged in other areas of the room. The small bottle was removed from the classroom. Teachers will not have sanitizer in the room moving forward.


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