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Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
570 McLawhorne Drive
Newport news, VA 23601
(757) 926-1400

Current Inspector: Shelika M Bowman (757) 755-5389

Inspection Date: Oct. 16, 2018 and Dec. 3, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was initiated on October 16, 2018 and completed on December 3, 2018 in response to a self-report made by the facility. Licensing Inspector reviewed facility documentation, interviewed staff and conducted classroom observations.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on interview and review, facility did not ensure staff do not commit the forbidden action of physical punishment. Evidence: On September 28, 2018, staff #1 "flicked" child #1 on his forehead in response to this child and another child not being quiet for nap time. 1. Facility documentation completed by staff #1 states "(child #1) and (another child) were making noises on their beds. I approached (child #1) and flicked him on his forehead. After I flicked him, I apologized to (child #1)." 2. Interview with staff confirmed staff #1 was seen and heard approaching and kneeling down to two children in that area of the room telling them to lay down and be quiet.

Plan of Correction: Upon report of the incident, staff member was questioned and removed from working on the floor. Staff member was kept off the floor until the internal investigation was completed. Staff #1 no longer works for Newport News Youth Programs.

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