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Building Blocks Academy & Daycare Inc.
2422 North Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 321-9189

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 662-9772

Inspection Date: Jan. 7, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:

A Subsidy Health and Safety Inspection was conducted Monday, January 7, 2019 to review supplemental health and safety requirements. The inspector arrived at 11:50 am and concluded the inspection at 2:41 pm. The census for today?s inspection consisted of 14 children in the care of 5 staff. Upon the inspector's arrival, the children were eating lunch. The children were later observed taking bathroom breaks and during rest time. Staff interacted with children in a positive manner. The classrooms are equipped with age and stage appropriate materials. The center had the following posted: license, daily schedule, emergency numbers, evacuation maps, menu and various parent information. The center's first aid kit and non-emergency supplies were inspected and found complete.

Five children's records and five staff's records were reviewed during today's inspection.

Health Inspection: 03/01/2018
Fire Inspection: 02/28/2018
The last documented evacuation drill was held on 12/18/2018. A shelter-in-place drill was documented on 09/11/2018. A second shelter-in-place drill was documented on 03/15/2018.
Annual Lockdown Drill ? Refer to Violation Notice

A licensing renewal inspection was also conducted this date; the two inspections combined cover all subsidy health and safety requirements. Only subsidy requirements that are not covered in licensing standards are reviewed during this supplemental inspection.

If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Florence Martus, at (804) 662-9772.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-780-A-3
Description: Based on a review of the emergency drill log on 01/07/2019, the center did not ensure that the lockdown procedures are practiced annually. EVIDENCE: 1) There was no documentation on the emergency drill log to demonstrate that the lockdown procedures were practiced during 2018. 2) Administrative Staff and Staff #2 reviewed the emergency drill log and could not provide any documentation during the inspection to demonstrate the lockdown procedures were practiced in 2018.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: "Staff member responsible for initiating emergency drills is now aware that the lock down drill was missed. The director has been assigned by the owner to ensure that this mistake is not repeated by reviewing drills monthly."


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