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Discovery Place Concord
9339 Village Highway
Concord Elementary
Concord, VA 24538
(434) 369-9622

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

Inspection Date: Nov. 6, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was done today 11/6/2018. The inspector arrived at 8:30 A.M. and departed at 12 PM. There were 37 children present today with four staff supervising. The inspector reviewed five children's and eight staff's records during the inspection. Observed the children during: arrival, free play, morning snack and gym time.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-150-B
Description: Based on review of five children's records, the center failed to ensure that all immunization records and physicals had a signature and date. Evidence: 1. Child # 2 copy of the physical and immunization record did not have a physician's signature or date.

Plan of Correction: The director will copy the forms correctly from the school office. All forms will be monitored.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on observation and review of the center's policies, the center failed to ensure that the center is in compliance with their own policies and procedures for arrival of children into the program. Evidence: 1. Observed four children being dropped off from one car and walking into the program with no parent. The door to the program is locked at all times. 2. The center's policy states that upon arrival an adult must sign your child in and out on the attendance sheet and greet a staff member.

Plan of Correction: The director will inform all parents of the written policy and will post on the site facebook page. In the future all parents will have to walk their children into the program.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children's records, the center failed to ensure that all records were complete. Evidence: 1. The inspector found that child # 3 was missing the complete address for both required emergency contacts. 2. Child # 4 was missing the physician's name and contact information and chronic physical problems.

Plan of Correction: The director will have the parents to complete the information today and will monitor all enrollment forms.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of eight staff's records, the center failed to ensure that all records were complete. Evidence: 1. Staff # 4 did not have an emergency contact with address. 2. Staff # 6 did not have an emergency contact with address and one of the required references was obtained after the documented hire date. The hire date was 5/22/2018 and the reference letter was dated 6/27/2018. 3. Staff # 8 did not have an emergency contact with address and one of the required references was obtained after the documented hire date. The hire date was 9/26/2018 and the reference letter was dated 9/27/2018.

Plan of Correction: The missing information will be completed and in the future all references will be obtained prior to hire.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on review of eight staff's records, the center failed to ensure that all staff received the orientation training by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities. Evidence: 1. Staff # 6, 7 and 8 did not have documentation of orientation by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities. Start date for staff # 6 was 5/22/2018, start date for staff # 7 was 7/27/2017 and start date for staff # 8 was 9/26/2018.

Plan of Correction: The director have the staff to complete the orientation form ASAP. The director stated that all staff completed the training it was just not documented.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that the mixed age grouping of children was within the required ratio. Evidence: 1. At 9:05 four additional children arrive and place the grouping out of ratio with 33 children with three staff members. The youngest child in the grouping was four year of age. The four staff person arrived and began work at 9:59. This placed the grouping into ratio.

Plan of Correction: The normal school out days are not as full as it was today. The director will revamp the staff schedule to ensure that ratio is meet at all times for the mixed age groupings. The director will have the parents to sign up for the up coming school day out.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on review of eight staff's records, the center failed to ensure that a sworn statement was completed prior to starting work. Evidence: 1. Staff # 8 was hired on 9/26/2018 and the sworn statement was signed on 10/2/2018.

Plan of Correction: In the future the staff will complete all forms prior to hire.

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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