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Bashful Giraffe Early Learning Center
19 George Street
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 237-0054

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Aug. 23, 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.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was done today 8/23/2018 beginning at 8:00 AM and ending at 12:30 PM. There were 42 children present. Five children's and six staff's records were reviewed during the inspection. Outside time, breakfast, playtime, Lunch and nap were observed, policies and procedures and a physical plant inspection was completed. Discussion with director and staff about: finger print procedures, adding additional space for school age children.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the infant room, the center failed to ensure that all areas and equipment of the center inside and outside shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. Observed the adult chair in the infant room that has two cracks on the seats.

Plan of Correction: The seat was removed from the room during the inspection.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-A
Description: Based on review of six staff record's the center failed to ensure that all records were complete with a returned letter of eligibility for employment prior to starting work. Evidence: 1. Staff # 4 started work on 5/16/2018 and the letter of eligibility for employment was dated 5/212/2018. 2. Staff # 6 started work on 7/10/2018 and the letter of eligibility for employment was dated 7/16/2018.

Plan of Correction: The director will ensure that all new staff will not start until the letter has returned.

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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