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The Learning Experience
4683 Pouncey Tract Road
Glen allen, VA 23059
(804) 360-4226

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 389-0157

Inspection Date: Nov. 29, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
n/a

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced renewal inspection on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 10:30am to 2:30pm to determine the center's compliance with licensing standards. During this inspection, the center's director was present and assisted the licensing inspector. The census for today's inspection consisted of 102 children in care and 18 staff. During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the children during circle time, singing songs, and completing art projects. The children were also observed taking bathroom breaks, washing hands, preparing for lunch, and resting during nap time. Staff were observed having positive interactions with the children. The center has age and stage appropriate material and supplies. The following information was reviewed: program activities, supervision, staffing, and interactions with children, daily routines, menu, posted information, drill records, and agency inspection reports. The center?s first-aid kit and non-emergency supplies were inspected and found to be in compliance. The last documented health inspection occurred October 30, 2018. The last documented fire inspection occurred September 10, 2018. There were ten children's records and ten staff's records reviewed during this inspection. Last emergency drill: 10/25/2018 Last shelter-in-place drill: 09/17/2018 If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Florence Martus, at 804-662-9772.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on a review of ten children's records on 11/29/2018, the center did not obtain documentation that three of ten children had been adequately immunized before the child can attend the center. EVIENCE: 1) The record for Child #3 (DOE: 11/05/2018) did not contain immunization documentation. 2) The record for Child #9 (DOE: 10/23/2018) contained immunization documentation dated 10/24/2018. 3) The record for Child #10 (DOE: 11/09/2018) contained immunization documentation dated 11/13/2018. The center shall obtain documentation that each child has received the immunization required by the State Board of Health before the child can attend the center.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: Letters will be sent home for requested information. Management will require all forms before first day of enrollment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on a review of ten staff records and interview on 11/29/2018; the center did not ensure two of ten staff received a negative tuberculosis screening (TB) within 21 days of employment. EVIDENCE: 1) The record of Staff #4 (DOH: 11/05/2018) did not contain documentation of a TB screening. 2) The record of Staff #7 (DOH: 10/04/2018) did not contain documentation of a TB screening. 3) During interview, Staff #1 confirmed Staff #4 and Staff #7 have not submitted documentation of a TB screening to date.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: TB test will be completed by 12/07. In the future, before employee begins first day - all required documents will be collected.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-G
Description: Based on a review of ten children's records on 11/29/2018, the center did not ensure one of ten records reviewed contained proof of the child's identity within seven days of attendance. EVIDENCE 1) The record for Child #3 (DOE: 11/05/2018) does not contain documentation of viewing proof of identity.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: Letters will be sent home for requested information. Management will require all forms before first day of enrollment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a review of ten children's records on 11/29/2018, the center did not ensure one of ten records reviewed contained the required information. EVIDENCE: 1) The record for Child #3 (DOE: 11/05/2018) did not contain the name, address, and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached. 2) The record for Child #3 did not contain signed written agreements between the parent and the center as required by 22VAC40-185-90. The parent agreement form located in the record for Child #3 was not signed by the parents or the center on the date of this inspection.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: Letters will be sent home for requested information. Management will require all forms before first day of enrollment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review of ten staff records on 11/29/2018, the center did not ensure one of ten records reviewed contained documentation of two references prior to employment. EVIDENCE: 1) The record of Staff #4 (DOH: 11/05/2018) does not have documentation of two references. Each staff record shall include documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment or volunteering.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: References will be contacted Fri 11/29. In the future before employee begins first day - all required documents will be collected.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observations at the center 11/29/2018, the center did not ensure all electrical outlets have protective covers. EVIDENCE: 1) In the PreK I classroom, there were ten electrical outlets observed by the Licensing Inspector without a protective cover. 2) In the PreK II classroom, there were four electrical outlets observed by the Licensing Inspector without a protective cover. 3) In the Toddler classroom, there were two electrical outlets observed by the Licensing Inspector without a protective cover.

Plan of Correction: Corrected on site.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review of ten staff records on 11/29/2018, the center did not discontinue employment of five employees when the central registry findings for five of ten staff were not obtained within 30 days of employment. EVIDENCE: 1) The record of Staff #2 (DOH: 10/08/2018) did not contain the results of the central registry finding within 30 days of employment. Staff #2 was still employed on the date of inspection on 11/29/2018. 2) The record of Staff #3 (DOH: 10/17/2018) did not contain the results of the central registry finding within 30 days of employment. Staff #3 was still employed on the date of inspection on 11/29/2018. 3) The record of Staff #6 (DOH: 05/15/2018) did not contain the results of the central registry finding within 30 days of employment. Staff #6 was still employed on the date of inspection on 11/29/2018. 4) The record of Staff #7 (DOH: 10/04/2018) did not contain the results of the central registry finding within 30 days of employment. Staff #7 was still employed on the date of inspection on 11/29/2018. 5) The record of Staff #9 (DOH: 09/05/2018) did not contain the results of the central registry finding within 30 days of employment. Staff #9 was still employed on the date of inspection on 11/29/2018.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: Background checks will be completed week of 12/3. In the future before employee begins first day - all required documents will be collected.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on a review of ten staff records and interview on 11/29/2018, the center did not ensure the results of a fingerprint background check were completed for four staff, hired prior to January 22, 2018, by September 30, 2018.

EVIDENCE: 1) The record for Staff #1 (DOH: 06/20/2017) did not contain the results of a fingerprint background check. 2) The record for Staff #5 (DOH: 12/10/2012) did not contain the results of a fingerprint background check. 3) The record for Staff #8 (DOH: 01/30/2017) did not contain the results of a fingerprint background check. 4) The record for Staff #10 (DOH: 11/07/2017) did not contain the results of a fingerprint background check. 5) During interview, Staff #1 confirmed Staff #1, Staff #5, Staff #8, and Staff #10 did not submit to fingerprinting by the September 30, 2018 deadline for employees hired prior to January 22, 2018.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: Background checks will be completed week of 12/3. In the future before employee begins first day - all required documents will be collected.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on a review of ten staff records and interview on 11/29/2018, the center did not request, within 30 days of hire, a search of out-of-state founded complaints of child abuse for one staff member who has lived outside of Virginia within the last five years. EVIDENCE: 1) During the inspection, the Sworn Statement for Staff #6 (DOH: 05/15/2018) indicated the staff member had lived outside of Virginia within the last five years. The records did not contain documentation of a requested founded complaint of child abuse from the state the staff member indicated she had lived in within the last five years. 2) During interview, Staff #1 stated that an out-of-state request for founded complaints of child abuse was not completed for Staff #6.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: Background checks will be completed week of 12/3. In the future before employee begins first day - all required documents will be collected.

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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