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The Garden of Children
4 Hoopes Road
Newport news, VA 23602
(757) 877-7251

Current Inspector: Christine Mahan (757) 404-0568

Inspection Date: Sept. 26, 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
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on September 26, 2018 from approximately 12:10 pm to 3:45 pm. Nine staff were present with fifty-two children. Five children's records and five staff records were reviewed.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on review, facility did not ensure 1 of 5 children's records has documentation of being adequate immunized prior to beginning attendance. Evidence: On September 26, 2018, the record for child #5 did not have an immunization record.

Plan of Correction: Will update the information and obtain the necessary documents. Will retrain management.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on review, facility did not ensure 1 of 5 children's records has a physical examination within a month of beginning attendance. Evidence: On September 26, 2018, the record for child #5 (start date August 20, 2018) did not have a physical.

Plan of Correction: Will update the information and obtain the necessary documents. Will retrain management.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review, facility did not ensure 3 of 5 children's records have documentation of required information. Evidence: On September 26, 2018, the following was found during record review: 1. The record for child #1 (start date September 24, 2018) did not have documentation of mother's employment phone number. 2. The record for child #3 (start date August 27, 2018) did not have documentation of father's employment phone number and complete addresses for the emergency contacts. 3. The record for child #5 (start date August 20, 2018) did not have documentation of viewing proof of child's identity and age.

Plan of Correction: Will update the information and obtain the necessary documents.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, facility did not ensure areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, are maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Unsafe conditions shall include, but not be limited to, splintered, cracked or otherwise deteriorating wood; chipped or peeling paint; visible cracks, bending or warping, rusting or breakage of any equipment; head entrapment hazards; and protruding nails, bolts or other components that could entangle clothing or snag skin. Evidence: On September 26, 2018, there was a hole observed near the gate entrance on the playground approximately 5" deep, 2' long and 16" wide. There was a an exposed concrete fence base measuring 8" long and 4" wide. The exposed concrete is sharp and uneven. These pose safety risks to children.

Plan of Correction: The area will repaired immediately. The area will be blocked off so that children do not have access.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, facility did not ensure there is adequate resilient surfacing in the fall zones under and around climbing equipment or equipment with moving parts on the playground. Evidence: On September 26, 2018, the following was observed on the outside playground: 1. A plane teeter totter was located on dirt/grass and there was not resilient surfacing under and around the equipment. The plane teeter totter was located approximately 6" from the fence when there should be at least 6' of fall zone. 2. A small plastic composite piece of equipment that includes a slide was located 5' from a tree. There was 1" measured mulch at the foot of the slide chute. 3. These pieces of equipment require 6' of fall zone and a minimum of 6" depth of resilient surfacing in the fall zones.

Plan of Correction: Staff will repair the area immediately and director will make sure it is kept up to standards.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, facility did not ensure diapering surfaces are used only for diapering/cleaning children and diapering areas have required supplies. Evidence: On September 26, 2018, the following was observed in the 2 year old room: 1. Equipment and toys were observed on the diaper changing pad. 2. There was not a covered receptacle for soiled linens.

Plan of Correction: Will ensure every diapering area has a covered receptacle today and remove any non-diapering items from the diapering table. Staff will be retrained on diapering tables.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review, facility did not ensure 1 of 5 staff are denied continued employment when there is not a complete central registry check within 30 days of beginning employment. Evidence: On September 26, 2018, the record for staff #3 (start date July 9, 2018) did not have a complete central registry check and the individual is currently working.

Plan of Correction: Will see if the check can be located. If the check cannot be found, it will be re-submitted.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on review, facility did not ensure 3 of 5 staff records has a Office of Background Investigations (OBI) letter stating eligibility for hire in response to the national fingerprint check prior to beginning employment. Evidence: On September 26, 2018, the following was found during record review: 1. The record for staff #1 (start date August 22, 2018) has a OBI letter of eligibility for hire dated August 23, 2018. 2. The record for staff #2 (start date September 10, 2018) has a OBI letter of eligibility for hire dated September 13, 2018. 3. The record for staff #3 (start date July 9, 2018) has a OBI letter of eligibility for hire dated September 25, 2018.

Plan of Correction: Orientation will not take place before we receive the letter.

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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