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La Petite Academy #7140
1921 South Independence Boulevard
Virginia beach, VA 23456
(757) 471-6104

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: July 31, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed cleaning and maintenance of the two outdoor shade structures. Discussed requirements for follow-up of CPS checks.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 07/31/2018 from 9:30am - 12:50pm. At the time of the tour there were 72 children in care with ten staff. Children were observed during morning program time, lunch and nap. Records were reviewed for eight children and three staff. No medication is being administered at this time. The violations are listed on the violation notice and were reviewed with the program director at the conclusion of the inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain documentation of additional immunizations once every six months for children under the age of two years. Evidence: 1. The most recent immunizations for child 2 were administered on 09/15/2016. a. Child 2 was in care during the inspection. b. The program director confirmed that updated immunization documentation was not on file for child 2.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected on 8/6/18. Going forward files under 2 years old will be updated every 6 months as required. All files will be updated in 30 days. Management will inspect periodically.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure that children's records shall contain a complete street address for two emergency contacts. Evidence: 1. The record for child 1 lacked a street address for the second emergency contact. a. The program director verified that this information was not on file.

Plan of Correction: This will be completed by 8/10/18. All new children will have a paperwork appointment. No children will be allowed to start with out a complete file. All files will be corrected within 30 days to ensure compliance. Management will conduct periodic reviews to ensure continued compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean and safe condition. Evidence: 1. A dangling cord from a radio was observed in the back preschool classroom. a. The cord was dangling down directly above a child napping on a cot. The radio was placed on a cart located next to the napping child. b. The cord was accessible to the child and is an entanglement hazard. Additionally, if the child pulled on the cord the radio could potentially fall on the child. 2. The metal bathroom stall support post (pilaster) is missing one of the bottom metal brackets. This entire area around the bottom of the support post is covered in rust with areas of sharp metal at the edges. a. This area is accessible to children using this enclosed toilet or the toilet adjacent to this stall. 3. A circular piece of metal is protruding up from the cement on the toddler playground. This metal protrudes upward one cementer and is a trip hazard. a. This area of cement is part of the outdoor play area of the toddler playground. 4. The metal picnic table located outside on the cement patio area is missing one metal covering at the top edge. This has resulted in the foam inside of the table being exposed. The foam is crumbling and dirty. a. This area is easily accessible for a child to place their hands or fingers inside. 5 The mulch and ground around the cement bike path , near the gasoline panel, has eroded away. This has resulted in a four-inch drop off from the bike path to the ground. a. This four inch gap is a trip hazard.

Plan of Correction: 1. This was corrected at the time of visit. 2-5: This will be completed within 30 days. Our Safety captain has been assigned with the follow up and will complete daily checks and report any discrepancies to management within 24 hours to ensure compliance. Management will do periodic checks to ensure compliance. DM will periodically inspect on visits.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that resilient surfacing shall be under equipment with climbing apparatus to create a fall zone. Evidence: 1. Grass and weeds were observed growing in the mulch around the climbing structure on the toddler playground. a. The grass and weeks were within the required six foot fall zone.

Plan of Correction: This was completed on 8/10/18. Due to massive and consistent rain fall, the weeds had grown back and landscaping had been delayed. Going forward safety captain will help ensure compliance and report deficiencies within 24 hours. Management will do periodic checks to ensure compliance. DM will periodically inspect on visits.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-E-3
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure request at least annually parent confirmation that the required information in the child's record is up to date. Such sharing of information shall be documented. Evidence: 1. The most recent update for child 2 was documented by the parent on 05/17/2016. 2. The most recent update for child 3 was documented by the parent on 07/15/2017. 3. The most recent update for child 4 was documented by the parent on 09/13/2016. 4. The most recent update for child 5 was documented by the parent on 01/24/2017. 5. The program director verified that the above children's records lacked an annual review and update from the parent.

Plan of Correction: This will be completed by 8/15/18 for child 2,3,4, 5 due to vacations. All files will be updated by 8/31/18. Management will conduct periodic reviews to ensure continued compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-C
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that play equipment used by children shall have no protrusions. Evidence: Two bolts, with six threads, were observed protruding from the gasoline panel on the preschool playground.

Plan of Correction: This will be completed within 30 days. Safety captain will complete daily checks and report any discrepancies to management within 24 hours to ensure compliance. Management will do periodic checks to ensure compliance. DM will periodically inspect on visits.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-E
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure there shall be at least 12 inches of space between occupied cots. Evidence: 1. One occupied cot, in the two-year old classroom, lacked 12 inches of space on any side. a. The cot was placed directly between three pieces of home living furniture which did not provide the required 12 inches of space on any side.

Plan of Correction: Management will retrain staff on proper nap time procedures by 8/17/18. Teachers will re-create "cot-maps" to meet compliance. Safety Captain will conduct daily checks to ensure all classrooms are in compliance. Management will periodically inspect to ensure nap time procedures are being followed.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain a copy of the results of a search of the central registry maintained pursuant to 63.2-1515 and any child abuse and neglect registry or equivalent registry maintained by any other state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years for any founded complaint of child abuse or neglect against him. A copy of the information from the central registry for any compensated employee shall be obtained within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1. There is no central registry finding on file for staff 2. Staff 2 has a hire date of 05/01/2018 and was observed caring for children during the inspection. a. A request was mailed on 05/01/2018 according to documentation on file however, there is no documentation to indicate that anyone has contacted CPS to check on the status of this request. 2. . Staff 1 indicated on her sworn statement or affirmation that she has resided in the State of North Carolina within the past five years.. The results of this request are not on file for staff 1 who has a hire date of 06/13/2017 and was observed working during the inspection. a. Documentation is on file to indicate that a request was received by the State of North Carolina on 01/26/2018. 3. The program director verified that CPS in North Carolina and Virginia had not been contacted to ascertain the status of these requests.

Plan of Correction: The requests were mailed on date of hire. The state has indicated they are several months backlogged on Central registries. This information was documented on 8/7/18. Going forward Management will follow-up with pending CPS checks after 2 weeks of not receiving it back. All staff files will be audited periodically for compliance by management. DM will ensure periodic inspection for compliance.

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.

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