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LeafSpring School at Hanover
8218 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 730-1010

Current Inspector: Jennifer Moore (540) 430-0384

Inspection Date: Oct. 30, 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.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
N/A

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced renewal inspection Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from approximately 10:00 AM to 4:05 PM. The following ratios were observed with a total of 100 children present in the Preschool building and 107 children in the Village (school age) building: Satellite Infants - 3 children with 1 staff Younger Infants - 7 children with 2 staff Older Infants - 7 children with 3 staff Toddlers (Red Room) ? 8 children with 2 staff Twos (Yellow Room) - 13 children with 2 staff Twos & Threes (Green Room) - 12 children with 2 staff Threes & Fours (Blue Room) - 17 children with 2 staff Twos & Threes (Orange Room) - 6 children with 1 staff Fours and Five (Purple Room) - 19 children with 2 staff Fours and Five (Gold Room) ? 7 children with 1 staff Get Well Place - 1 child with 1 nurse School age children - 107 children with 8 staff During the inspection, the Infants were observed having their diapers changed, playing on the floor with toys, being held and fed, eating lunch and sleeping in their crib and on cots. Children were also observed building with blocks, playing with cars, creating pumpkins, playing outside, singing songs, participating in circle time, having books read to them, eating lunch and resting at nap time. Lunch consisted of spinach ravioli with Alfredo sauce, broccoli, pineapples and milk. All areas of the facility in both the Preschool and School Age buildings including classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, kitchen, and playgrounds were inspected. The center was equipped with toys and supplies and items were available to the children. The following information was reviewed: emergency supplies, injury reports, injury prevention plan, fire and shelter-in-place drills, emergency preparedness plan, daily attendance, daily sheets, parent agreements, staff training information, liability insurance policy. Medication is administered. Medication and authorization forms were reviewed. Transportation is provided and transportation documents and vehicles were inspected. Last documented health inspection: 10/3/18 Last documented fire inspection: 12/8/17 During the inspection, 10 children's and 10 staff records were reviewed. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Lynn Powers at (804) 662-9790.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review of 10 staff records, one staff member did not obtain a negative tuberculosis screening within the required time frame. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the record for Staff #7 (hire date 08/29/18) contained a negative tuberculosis screening dated 09/26/18. Tuberculosis screenings are required to be submitted within 12 months prior to or 21 days after beginning employment.

Plan of Correction: A tuberculosis screening will be completed by the Get Well R.N. on the staff's first day of training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on the review of 10 staff records and interview, two records did not contain the required information. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the records for Staff #3 (hire date 08/14/18) and Staff # 9 (hire date 08/21/18) did not contain documentation of education required for the job position. Members of management indicated during the inspection that Staff #3 and Staff #9 are program leaders.

Plan of Correction: We will add program leader qualifications to our check list at the hiring process.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observations, the center did not ensure all hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevented access by children. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed four cleaning products located in an unlocked cabinet over the coutertop in the Orange classroom.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observations, the center did not ensure all electrical outlets contained protective covers. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed an electrical outlet located by a fan in the Green classroom that did not contain a protective cover.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of 10 staff records, the center did not ensure the central registry findings were obtained within 30 days of employment for two staff members. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the record for Staff #2 (hire date 08/23/18) contained a central registry finding dated 10/25/18. The record for Staff #7 did not contain a central registry finding. Staff #7 began employment on 08/29/18. The record indicated the central registry request was mailed on 09/12/18. Staff member #7 was observed working in the center during the inspection. Central registry findings must be obtained within 30 days of hire. If the center does not have a central registry finding for a staff within 30 days of employment, the center must deny continued employment until the finding is received.

Plan of Correction: Central registry requests will be requested the first day of training for new staff members. A 10 day check point will be put on the calendar to follow up and ensure the agency has received the request.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on the review of 10 staff records and interview, the center did not request an out-of-state child abuse and neglect search for four staff members who resided outside of Virginia within the last five years. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the records for Staff #3 (hire date 08/14/18), Staff #4 (hire date 08/21/18), Staff #8 (hire date 09/17/18) and Staff #9 (hire date 08/21/18) indicated the staff members have lived outside of Virginia within the last five years. The records did not contain documentation of a request for founded complaints of child abuse and neglect from the states the staff members indicated they had lived in within the last five years. On 10/30/18, a member of management stated a request for the out of state child abuse registry search has not been requested.

Plan of Correction: Out of state child abuse and neglect searches will be requested the first day of training for new staff members. A 30 day check point will be put on the calendar to follow up and ensure the agency has received the request.

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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