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JFK Head Start
12 Grand Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 606-2494

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sampson (757) 354-7307

Inspection Date: Sept. 18, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
22VAC40-80 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from. to 11:oo a.m. to 12:50 p.m. At the time of entrance the following adult to child ratios were observed: Classroom A: 16 children, ages 3 to 4 years old, with 2 staff Classroom B: 18 children, ages 3 to 4 years old, with 2 staff An additional (third) staff person was floating between the two classrooms and assisting, as needed. The records sample size consisted of 5 children?s records. Staff records are housed off site and will be reviewed at a separate inspection. Children were observed playing with construction materials to include a variety of blocks and cubes, stringing beads, writing, playing with animal and character toys, engaged in individual assessments with staff, eating lunch which consisted of tuna salad, pineapple bits, cucumbers and ranch dressing, whole wheat crackers and milk. Children were observed washing hands and settling on cots for nap period. Restroom procedures and table sanitizing were also observed. Medication administration was not observed. The center had 5 medications stored on site which were reviewed with regard to storage, labeling, written authorization and required documentation. Staff report no accidents or injuries requiring first aid or medical attention since the last inspection. Thank you for your time during today's inspection. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a review of records, the center did not ensure that each enrolled child's record contains all of the required information / documentation required by the standards at the time of the inspection. Evidence: 5 children's records were reviewed. The record for child #4 contained the name and phone number but not the address, for the two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached.

Plan of Correction: The files are currently being reviewed for any required or missing documentation at this time and items missing are being requested immediately. This information will be obtained and documented in child #4's record by the end of the week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that all areas were maintained in a clean safe condition at the time of the inspection. Evidence: The inspector observed more than 2 dozen pieces of clear and green broken glass mixed in with the gravel on the ground outdoors just outside to the right of the door used to exit the classroom / enter the outdoor play area.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 stated that they will report the issue today and ask that the glass be cleaned up as soon as possible. Until the glass has been removed, one staff will station in front of the area where the glass is to ensure children do not have contact with it.

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. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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