Children's Harbor - Suffolk
1020 Champion's Way
Suffolk, VA 23435
Current Inspector: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281
Inspection Date: Dec. 10, 2018
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.
- Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided in the following areas of the standards: 22VAC40-191 (Background checks); 22VAC40-185-(2)-60-A (Children's records); 22VAC40-185-(2)-160-A (TB screening); 22VAC40-185-(3)-190 (Program Leader qualifications); 22VAC40-185-(4)-270-A (Building maintenance); 22VAC40-185-(4)-280-B (Hazardous substances); 22VAC40-185-(6)-440 (Cribs, cots, rest mats and beds); 22VAC40-185-(7)-510 (Medication)
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 12/10/18 from 10:00am - 1:00pm. During the inspection there were 51 children ages five months old through five years old in care with 11 staff. Children were observed participating in various activities in the classrooms, eating lunch, and during rest period. Records were reviewed for five children and five staff. Medication, emergency procedures and emergency supplies were reviewed during the inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice and were discussed during the exit interview.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the licensee did not ensure that all hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. The Licensing Inspector observed a spray bottle of Comet on the counter in the Infant classroom. 2. Staff #6 (Program director) confirmed that the bottle of Comet was not stored in a locked place. Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Infant teacher had left spray bottle on counter. Bottle was stored appropriately during room inspection. Infant room teacher retrained on appropriate storage.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D Description: Based on observation, a review of five staff records and interviews, it was determined that the licensee did not ensure that in each grouping of children at least one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director shall be regularly present.
1. Staff #1 was working alone with 10 children in the Orange classroom. The record for staff #1 did not contain documentation to demonstrate that she was Program Leader qualified.
2. Staff #2 and staff #3 were working with 5 children in the Infant classroom. The record for staff #2 and staff #3 did not contain documentation to demonstrate that either staff was Program Leader qualified.
3. Staff #5 was working alone with 5 children in the Toddler classroom. The record for staff #5 did not contain Staff #1 was working alone with 10 children in the Orange classroom. The record for staff #1 did not contain documentation to demonstrate that she was Program Leader qualified.
4. Staff #6 (Program Director) reviewed the records for staff #1, staff #2, staff #3 and staff #5, and confirmed that none of their records contained Staff #1 was working alone with 10 children in the Orange classroom. The record for staff #1 did not contain documentation to demonstrate that she was Program Leader qualified.
Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Agency is creating lead teacher qualification training.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B Description: Based on observation and interviews, it was determined that the licensee did not ensure that disposable diapers shall be disposed of in a leakproof or plastic-lined storage system that is either foot-operated or used in such a way that neither the staff member's hand nor the soiled diaper touches the exterior surface of the storage system during disposal. Evidence: 1. The Licensing Inspector observed staff #2 dispose of a soiled diaper in the Infant classroom by lifting the lid of the trash can located just outside the exterior door that leads to the playground. 2. Staff #2 confirmed that she used her hands to lift the trash can lid during the disposal of the soiled diaper. Plan of Correction: The facility responded: When a diaper is disposed, it is hands free in the classroom. If an individual diaper needs to be removed from the classroom it is disposed in a trash bag and then removed from the room. When the trash liner in the room is full it will also be removed. We are in the process of purchasing cans with foot activated lids for outside the room to assist.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F Description: Based on observation and interviews, it was determined that the licensee did not ensure that when the center chooses to provide meals or snacks, a menu listing foods to be served for meals and snacks during the current one week period should be dated. Evidence: 1. The menu posted for the current week was not dated. 2. Staff #6 (Program Director) confirmed that the posted menu was not dated. Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Dates should be on all posted menus. Fixed during inspection.
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-A Description: Based on a review of five staff records and interview, it was determined that the licensee did not ensure that all employees hired prior to January 22, 2018 have a completed national criminal history record check (finger printing) by September 30, 2018. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #3 (date of hire 10/20/17), working during the inspection, did not contain documentation of a completed national criminal history record check (finger printing) . There was a completed criminal record check that was dated 3/6/17. 2. Staff #6 (Program Director)review the record for the staff #3, and confirmed that staff did not have the results of his national criminal history record check (finger printing) by September 30, 2018. Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Staff member had submitted finger print results, however did not follow DSS protocol. Staff has appointment 12-12-18.
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