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Gifted Minds Academy, Inc.
3500 King Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 399-1920

Current Inspector: Emily Walsh (757) 404-2575

Inspection Date: Dec. 18, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
Licensing Inspector arrived at 10:00 and departed at 10:45 AM. At the time of the inspection, there were two children (infant & two-year-old) in care with two staff. Children were observed participating in free play. The sample size was two staff and two children's records.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of three staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all required elements were present in each staff member's records. Evidence: There was no record available for review for staff #3. Therefore, much of the required information was missing.

Plan of Correction: Center director will ensure that there is complete record available for all staff members.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on an inspection of the playground, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that where playground equipment is provided there is resilient surfacing available (six inches) in the fall zone around the equipment. Evidence: 1. There was less than two inches of mulch immediately under the playground equipment. 2. The mulch did not extend to provide the required fall zone for the equipment.

Plan of Correction: Center director will either purchase additional mulch or remove the playground equipment.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on review of three staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all staff had completed fingerprint checks on file prior to beginning employment. Evidence: 1. Staff #3 did not have documentation of completed fingerprint checks on file. 2. Staff #1 stated that staff #3 had been working for "about two weeks".

Plan of Correction: Center director will ensure that all staff have completed fingerprint checks on file prior to beginning employment.

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.

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