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Divine Kare Learning Center
1929 S. Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23805
(804) 957-5639

Current Inspector: Kandra Brown (804) 662-9038

Inspection Date: Dec. 17, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

An announced initial inspection was conducted on December 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 2:30pm. There were no children in care during this inspection as the center has not yet opened for child day care purposes. The center consists of four classrooms, three bathrooms, an office, teachers lounge, and storage rooms. The center is requesting a license for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. The program will offer breakfast, lunch and snack to children in care. Medication will be administered. Transportation will not be provided. The center has submitted all of the required application materials at this time. During the inspection, compliance with some standards could not be determined since the center is not yet in operation. Compliance with these standards will be determined during unannounced visits once the program is in operation. Though some standards of care could not be determined during the initial study, the center is in substantial compliance with the standards that could be determined. A six-month conditional license will be recommended. During the conditional period, the center will be subject to unannounced licensing inspections, with the first inspection taking place within the first sixty days of licensure. The center's license will be in effect beginning December 26, 2019. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact your licensing inspector, Kandra Brown, at (804) 662-9038.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-5
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure that at least one staff has obtained within the last three years instruction in performing the daily health observation of children. Evidence: The center did not have at least one staff member who has obtained documentation of daily health observation training.

Plan of Correction: We will be contacting an instructor to take the Daily Observation class as soon as possible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: The following areas of the center were not kept in a clean, safe or operable condition: 1. There were yellow peeling paint chips in the preschool sink. 2. There was peeling and chipped paint found on the baseboards in the toddler classroom. 3. There was a loose and warped ceiling tile in the toddler classroom. 4. The playground fence and sandbox timbers had splintering wood located in several areas. 5. The playground had pieces of trash located on the ground. 6. There were two rusted nails protruding from the playground fence. 7. There was an open utility box with exposed hanging wires located on the playground. The wires were connected to small cables.

Plan of Correction: 1. We will remove the paint chips today. 2. We will have our maintenance department correct the problem immediately. 3. The ceiling tile will be corrected tonight. 4. The fence will be corrected by Friday. 5. We will remove debris by Friday. 6. We will take the nails out and replace them by Friday. 7. The utility box will be fixed today by 3:00pm.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure to obtain all of the required first aid supplies. Evidence: The center did not ensure to have the following first aid supplies upon the inspectors arrival: Scissors, tweezers, thermometer, adhesive tape, triangular bandages.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-E
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure to obtain all of the required nonmedical emergency supplies. Evidence: The center did not ensure to have a working battery operated radio.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-C
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place procedures/maps were posted in a location conspicuous to staff and children on each floor of each building. Evidence: The center did not have emergency or shelter-in-place procedures posted in a location conspicuous to staff and children on each floor of each building.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.


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