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Discovery Place Altavista
1000 Franklin Avenue
Altavista, VA 24517
(434) 369-9622

Current Inspector: Tara K Martin (804) 588-2371

Inspection Date: Oct. 17, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was done today 10/17/2018 beginning at 11:30 AM and ending at 2:30 PM. There were 52 children in care today not including the school age children. The children were observed during their activities such as playing , eating snack, art, lunch and swimming. Medication was reviewed. Five children and five staff's record were reviewed. This included newly enrolled children and hired staff. Discussion with director: grouping sizing, new requirement memo, and afterschool care.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all playground equipment had the required six foot of fall zone. Evidence: 1. Observed in the indoor playroom three pieces of equipment that required the six foot fall zone. One of corner pieces had less than three feet from the wall. All three pieces shared the same six feet of fall zone.

Plan of Correction: The director stated that more resilient padding will be added to the space to ensure the six foot fall zone. Also a piece of equipment will be removed .

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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