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Foundations Learning Academy at Midlothian
3700 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 231-2149

Current Inspector: LaTasha Smith (804) 588-2362

Inspection Date: Dec. 4, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:

A Subsidy Health and Safety inspection was conducted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from approximately 10:00 AM until 3:20 PM to review supplemental health and safety requirements. The following ratios were observed with a total of 50 children present during the inspection: Early Head Start (1-2 years) - 6 children with 2 staff Early Head Start (2 years) - 7 children with 1 staff Head Start (Threes & Fours) - 12 children with 2 staff Preschool I (Infants ? 2 years) - 11 children with 4 staff Preschool II (Threes & Fours) - 14 children with 2 staff The children and staff were engaged in a variety of activities when the licensing inspector arrived. Children were observed being held and fed, looking at books, playing in the gym, playing outside, creating Christmas trees, singing songs, taking bathroom breaks, washing their hands and eating lunch and resting at nap time. Lunch consisted of beans and rice burrito with cheese, corn, blueberries and strawberries and milk. All areas of the center including classrooms, hallways, kitchen, bathrooms, gym and playgrounds were inspected. Measurements of resilient surfacing material (mulch) were not taken due to moisture levels. The center was equipped with toys and supplies and items were available to the children. During the inspection, five children records and five staff records were reviewed. A licensing inspection was conducted on the same date as the SHSI supplemental inspection; the two inspections combined cover all subsidy health and safety requirements. Only subsidy requirements that are not covered in licensing standards are reviewed during this supplemental inspection. A violation was found during the supplemental subsidy health and safety inspection requirements and is identified on the violation notice. New subsidy requirements became effective on October 17, 2018. The facility has not yet complied with the following requirement: 22VAC40-665-540. Health requirements for staff. Tuberculosis screening is now required before coming into contact with children and documentation must have been completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment. 22VAC40-665-650. Supervision, ratio, and group size requirements. *Group size requirements added. For programs that operate more than six hours each day, group size must be implemented at all times except during meals or snacks, the designated rest period, evening and overnight sleep time, outdoor play, field trips, special group activities, or during the first and last hour of operation. There are no exceptions to group size for programs that operate less than six hours per day. See attachment on group size for additional information. *A written policy and procedure to ensure care by consistent staff is now required. 22VAC40-665-770. Procedures for emergencies. *Procedures for the continuity of operations to ensure that essential functions are maintained during an emergency must be included in the emergency response plan. The facility is to review the new requirements and work with their assigned inspector to ensure future compliance. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Lynn Powers at (804) 662-9790.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-580-B
Description: Based on review of five staff records, one staff member did not complete the required Virginia Preservice Training for Child Care Staff within the require time frame. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the record for Staff #2 (hire date 08/20/18) did not contain a certificate of completion for Virginia Preservice Training for Child Care Staff. During the inspection, a member of management asked Staff #2 if the training had been completed and Staff #2 stated the she had not finished yet.

Plan of Correction: The staff member will have until the end of the week to complete the required training.


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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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