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La Petite Academy #7139
3903 Cedar Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 483-4325

Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601

Inspection Date: Dec. 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 renewal inspection was conducted from 2:30pm through 5pm. There were 47 children present ages four months through seven years old with 10 staff and two administrators. Children and staff records were reviewed. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities. Required postings, first aid kit, radio, flashlight, required inspections and emergency evacuation drills were reviewed. Violations regarding staff records and physical plant were identified and appear on the violation notice. These violations were reviewed with the program director at the conclusion of the inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each staff member submit documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening no later than 21 days after employment or completed within 12 months prior to or 21 days after employing. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 2 does not contain a current tuberculosis screening a. Staff 2 has a documented date of hire as 3/14/16. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that there is not current tuberculosis screening in the record of staff 2.

Plan of Correction: Employee was sent the day of the visit to obtain a TB test. This is a long term employee who?s file has been checked previously. Management will ensure that all files are reviewed for compliance and accuracy on or before 1/3/19. DM will conduct random staff file checks quarterly.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each staff records contains all required information. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 2 does not contain documentation of orientation training. a. Staff 2 has a documented date of hire as 3/14/16. 2 - The record for staff 3 does not contain documentation of the date of hire. 3 - Staff 1 confirmed that there is not documentation of orientation training in the record of staff 2. Additionally, staff 1 confirmed that the record for staff 3 does not contain a date of hire.

Plan of Correction: All deficiencies for this staff?s file were corrected the day of the visit. Management will review all long term staff to ensure that each file is current and meets all licensing requirements, on or before January 2, 2019. DM will conduct random staff file audits quarterly.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that areas are maintained in safe condition. 1 - In the bathrooms in the three year old room the linoleum around the drains in the floor is cracked torn and raised off the cement flooring creating a potential trip hazard. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that there are areas of cracked, torn and raised linoleum in the bathrooms in the three year old classroom.

Plan of Correction: Contractors will be on site 12/11/18 to bid out replacing the floor in both bathrooms. Work will be completed on or before 1/15/19. Management will ensure that floor safety is inspected weekly and that all deficiencies are reported timely and entered into the work order system with our vendor. DM will review quarterly for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-I
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that a one-day's emergency supply of disposable bottles, nipples, and commercial formulas appropriate for the children in care is maintained at the center. Evidence: When asked, staff present in the infant care room, during the inspection, stated that there was not emergency formula available for each bottle fed infant enrolled in the program.

Plan of Correction: All children will have emergency back up formula available as of 12/10/18. Management will ensure that before accepting a new infant into care, that this requirement be discussed and met. DM will review for compliance quarterly.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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