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Aslan Castle Early Learning Center
249 Laxton Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 239-5407

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Dec. 27, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was completed on 12/27/18. There were 35 children present in six groupings. Five children's records and five staff records were reviewed. Five medications were reviewed. The inspector arrived at the center at 7:55 am and departed at 1:30 pm. The children were observed during arrivals, during breakfast, during free times in the classrooms, during outside times, during art activities, during music and movement activities, during lunch, and during nap. There was discussion with the director about the following: new subsidy requirements and new subsidy forms.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. The closet in the infant room was observed to be unlocked. The closet contained multiple cleaning supplies including disinfectant sprays, a canister of disinfecting wipes, and other cleaning supplies. 2. A staff person in this class was asked about the closet being unlocked and stated that the key to the lock on the closet door was broken some time ago. The staff person stated that this had been reported to the center director. 3. The substances were on a shelf approximately four feet high which was inaccessible to the children in the infant room.

Plan of Correction: The director had a key made during the inspection which was given to the staff to lock the closet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that a piece of playground equipment with moving parts had resilient surfacing to create a fall zone area under the equipment. Evidence: 1. There was an "airplane" seesaw observed on the playground located over a ground/dirt surface. Children were observed using this piece of equipment. The seesaw has moving parts that come off the ground approximately two feet back and forth as a typical seesaw operates. There was no resilient surfacing under the piece of equipment or in the fall zone area (six feet around the piece of equipment). 2. The director stated that the requirement for resilient surfacing under equipment with moving parts was misunderstood.

Plan of Correction: The director will have resilient surfacing under the piece of equipment and in the fall zone area.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-450-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that there was a top and bottom cover for each child's cot/mat during the designated rest period. Evidence: 1. There were two toddler children observed asleep on a cot and a mat that did not have any linens.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection. The center provided linens for one child and another child's linens were in another classroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that hand washing was practiced as required. Evidence: 1. A group of seven three year old children were observed eating a morning snack of saltine crackers and water. The children did not wash their hands or use disposable wipes after eating snack as required.

Plan of Correction: The director will remind staff of hand washing requirements.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that the diaper changing area was sanitized as required. Evidence: 1. A diaper change was observed and the staff person cleaned the surface with soap and water then sprayed the surface with bleach and water and immediately wiped it dry with a paper towel. The requirement for proper sanitizing is to allow the bleach and water to dry for a minimum of two minutes prior to wiping it dry. 2. The staff person, in discussion with the Licensing Inspector, stated that because of the number of diaper changes that the practice at another licensed facility was as practiced of wiping it dry after spraying it with bleach and water.

Plan of Correction: The director will review proper diapering procedures with staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-K
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that high chair trays were sanitized as required. Evidence: 1. A staff person in the infant room was asked of the procedure for sanitizing the high chair trays during the lunch period while the high chair trays were being prepared. The staff person stated that a disinfecting wipe was used on the high chair trays. The inspector asked of any other sanitizing substance that is used and the staff person stated that a disinfecting wipe was the only thing used. 2. The inspector observed the sanitizing directions on the canister of disinfecting wipes that were used and observed the directions to be for non food contact surfaces. The food was observed being placed directly on the high chair trays. 3. The requirement for sanitizing is to use a substance that is sprayed onto the surface or the tray is dipped into a substance. The manufacturer's directions for the amount of time to sit before being wiped is to be followed for the substance used. Bleach and water solution is required to sit on the surface for two minutes before being wiped dry.

Plan of Correction: The director will review table cleaning and sanitizing procedures with all staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that when a high chair was used that the protective belt was securely fastened. Evidence: 1. There was a 23 month old child observed eating breakfast in a high chair. The protective belt was not fastened while the high chair was in use by the child.

Plan of Correction: The director will remind the staff to always use the protective belts when high chair or infant seats are used.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure that there was a search of the central registry completed for staff within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1. Staff #5 who had a hire date of 10/29/18 did not have a completed search of the central registry. 2. The director checked on the status of the check and there was no verification through the central registry of receipt of the search. Also, the director stated that the money order sent with the search had not been cashed.

Plan of Correction: The director sent another search during the inspection.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure that each staff authorized the child day center to obtain a copy of the results of a search of the central registry maintained pursuant to ? 63.2-1515 and any child abuse and neglect registry or equivalent registry maintained by any other state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years for any founded complaint of child abuse or neglect against the staff. Evidence: 1. Staff #3 indicated on a Sworn Statement dated 9/4/18 that the staff person had lived in two other states within the past five years (Florida and New York). The staff person's hire date was 10/8/18. As of the date of the inspection, there was no request by the center from the staff person to obtain results of a central registry from the states that the staff had previously lived. 2. According to the director, this was an oversight on the Sworn Statement and the requests of the central registry had not been requested.

Plan of Correction: The director sent the Florida request during the inspection and will send the New York request tomorrow.

Disclaimer:

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