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Brightest Beginnings Day Academy
1680 Old Bridge Road
Suite 201
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 494-1219

Current Inspector: Cathy E. Aylor (540) 222-6352

Inspection Date: Aug. 22, 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 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted from 11:00 am -1:30 pm with the director. There were 21 children in care, ranging from one year to 11 years of age, supervised by 4 staff. The children were observed playing outdoors, preparing for lunch, and eating lunch which is brought from home. Four children's records and two staff records were reviewed. There were no medications to review. The most recent emergency escape drill was conducted 7/27/18. The fire inspection was dated: 10/17/17 and the health inspection was dated: 11/3/17. If you have questions regarding this inspection, contact Donna Liberman at 540-359-5244 or email Donna.Liberman@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on a review of four children's records, the center did not obtain documentation that each child has received a physical examination before the child's attendance or within one month after attendance. Evidence: Child #4's (date of first attendance: 6/13/18) record did not have documentation of a physical examination.

Plan of Correction: Center policy has been updated to require Physical examinations be required prior to the first day of attendance rather than 30 days.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on a review of two new staff files, it was determined that not all staff had a tuberculosis (TB) test/screening within 21 days of hire or 12 months prior to employment. Evidence: Staff B's (date of hire: 6/18/18) tuberculosis (TB) test/screening was dated 05/22/17.

Plan of Correction: Center received technical guidance on the standard which will be adhered to in the future.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the center's services were not maintained in compliance with the current license issued by the department. Evidence: 1) The LI observed 19 children eating lunch in room 4 which has a stipulation that no more than 15 children are in the room at any one time. 2) When the LI arrived, 21 children, ages one year to 11 years of age were all playing outside on the outdoor play area. There is a stipulation that no infants and toddlers are allowed on the play area when children ages two and older are present.

Plan of Correction: A 2-hour training was conducted with Staff regarding ratios and playground safety. Cones will not be used as a barrier to separate age groups. Family style lunch will be separated by age groups. Children will retrieve their own lunches and eat lunch inside of their classrooms with their teacher.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A
Description: Based on observation, and interview with the director, not all staff that were alone with children had documentation of program leader qualifications. Evidence: Staff B did not have documentation of education in the file.

Plan of Correction: Employee file checklist was updated to include documentation of staff education. Staff file was immediately updated following the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Description: Based on observation and staff interview, it was determined that the center is not maintaining ratios applicable to the youngest child in the group. Evidence: There were 21 children, ranging in age from one year to 11 years of age, observed playing outside with three staff supervising. There were 19 children, ranging in age from one year to 11 years of age, observed eating lunch with two staff supervising. A third staff member was entering and exiting the room as lunches were gathered and heated. The ratio for this mixed age group is one staff to 4 children.

Plan of Correction: A 2-hour training was conducted with Staff regarding ratios and playground safety. Cones will not be used as a barrier to separate age groups. Children will retrieve their own lunches and eat lunch inside of their classrooms with their teacher.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that children did not wash their hands with soap and water or disposable wipes after eating. Evidence: The Licensing Inspector observed the children eating lunch and they did not wash their hands or use disposable wipes afterwards.

Plan of Correction: A 2-hour training was conducted with staff. Hand washing protocols were reviewed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-K
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to sanitize the tables before and after lunch. Evidence: the hallway table where the school age children ate lunch was not sanitized before or after lunch was served. The leftover food and trash remained on the table while the children went outside to play.

Plan of Correction: A 2-hour training was conducted with staff. Sanitation protocols were reviewed. School age children will be encouraged to clean up after themselves.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-M
Description: Based on observation, staff did not sit with children during meal time. Evidence: Staff were observed going in and out of the lunch room to get children's lunches (brought from home) and heat up lunch components.

Plan of Correction: Children will retrieve their own lunches.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-N
Description: Based on observation, children were allowed to eat while walking around. Evidence: A school age child was observed walking around with a slice of pizza, to take and eat outside, because he didn't have food (brought from home) to eat while lunch was served.

Plan of Correction: Lunch will be served according to the center?s daily schedule. Center will offer lunch for children who do not have lunch at that time. Center provided daily schedules to Parents as a reminder of lunch times.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on a review of two staff records, it was determined that no Out of State Child Abuse and Neglect Search was requested within 30 days of hire. Evidence: Staff A (date of hire: 5/17/18), who indicated that they have lived out of the state of Virginia in the past five years, had no documentation of an out of state search request in the file.

Plan of Correction: Staff files will be reviewed for accuracy to ensure out of state searches are conducted within 30 days. Staff file was immediately updated to correct the inaccurate filing as Staff A did not live out of the state within the last 5 years.

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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