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Honey Tree Early Learning Center
95 Patricia Lane, NE
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 381-6095

Current Inspector: Julia Kimbrough (276) 608-4267

Inspection Date: Nov. 1, 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.
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..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Appearance of the facility; background clearance requests; classrooms; standards; and compliance.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced renewal inspection, at which play groups, outdoor time, activities, personal hygiene, lunch time, and rest time were observed. Children were observed; and staff and children files and other documentation were reviewed. Fifty (50) children, aged 2 months-4 years, were found to be in care with 9 staff and office staff. There were a total of 7 violations, within 6 areas of the standards. Please contact me if you need further assistance. Thank you for your cooperation. This inspection began at 9:30am and concluded at 1:45pm.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of staff records the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard relating to references and proof of education. Evidence: Staff record #7, hire date 10/1/2018, did not have proof of education for the position held and did not have references.

Plan of Correction: Administrative personel will obtain this information and place it in the file. Upon future hire the staff file will be in compliance as required.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on review of the classrooms the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required relating to cleaning chemicals. Evidence: In the 2 year old class there were 2 spray bottles of cleaning liquid on the half wall of the toilet. This was beside the sink where the children used a step stool to reach the sink and could then reach over to the spray bottles.

Plan of Correction: A staff training will be conducted by the 9th of this month to review compliance related items ,including storage of cleaning items.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observations and discussion with staff the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard relating to hand washing after meals. Evidence: Children were observed at lunch time in the 2 1/2-3 year old class, and the 2 year old class. Not all children washed their hands after finishing lunch as required. Some children were just sent to their nap mats directly from the lunch table.

Plan of Correction: A staff training will be conducted by the 9th of this month to review compliance related items ,including hand washing requirements.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation of lunches the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required relating to dating of food as required. Evidence: There were lunch bags sitting on the floor of the 2 year old class room that were not dated as required.

Plan of Correction: A staff training will be conducted by the 9th of this month to review compliance related items ,labeling and dating of food.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-N
Description: Based on observations the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required relating to children being seated while eating or drinking. Evidence: A child in the 2 1/2 -3 year class was observed walking around with and then lying down on her nap mat while drinking from a straw type lidded hard cup.

Plan of Correction: A staff training will be conducted by the 9th of this month to review compliance related items ,including the eating and drinking requirements for the children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on review of staff records the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required relating to the central registry search. Evidence: Staff #3, hire date 9/14/2018, did not have a central registry search from Virginia as required. The allowed 30 days to obtain this had lapsed, the request was sent off on 10/01/2018 (not within the allowed 7 days), and the staff had been and was working with the children. Staff #7, hire date 10/01/2018, did not have a central registry search from Virginia as required. The allowed 30 days to obtain this had lapsed, there was not proof of the request being made, and the staff had been and was currently working with the children.

Plan of Correction: This staff members will not be allowed to continue working with the children until the central registry request is received. In the future the required background checks for new staff will be sent off within the allowed 7 days, and if not received by the 28th day, a follow up phone call or e-mail will be sent to the agency requesting a status update as required. This will be documented in the staff file so that compliance can be shown.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on review of staff records the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required relating to out of state central registry checks. Evidence: Staff #3, hire date 9/14/2018, did not have a central registry search from West Virginia as required. The allowed 30 days to obtain this had lapsed, there was no proof of the request being made, and the staff had been and was working with the children.

Plan of Correction: This staff member will not be allowed to continue working with the children until the central registry request is received. In the future the required background checks for new staff will be sent off within the allowed 7 days, and if not received by the 28th day, a follow up phone call or e-mail will be sent to the agency requesting a status update as required. This will be documented in the staff file so that compliance can be shown.

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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