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Christopher Academy
3300 Cedar Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 484-6776

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: Jan. 25, 2019

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(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on 1/25/19 from 11:00am until 1:45pm. At the time of the tour, there were 42 children in care with 6 staff present. A sample of 5 children's records, 5 staff records and 4 board member records were reviewed. Children were observed participating in morning learning activities, playing on the playground and eating lunch. Medication, first aid and emergency supplies, documentation of emergency practice drills and center postings were reviewed. The new swing structure on the playground was also inspected and measured. Two violations in the areas of administration and special care provisions and emergencies are identified on the violation notice and were discussed with the Head of School and Director during the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not obtain documentation that each child has received the immunizations required by the State Board of Health before the child can attend the center. Evidence: 1. Child 1 has an enrollment date of 9/4/18. Documentation of immunizations was not obtained by the center until 9/12/18, which is after the child's first day of attendance. 2. Child 2 has an enrollment date of 9/4/18. Documentation of immunizations was not obtained by the center until 9/20/18, which is after the child's first day of attendance. 3. The center director confirmed that immunizations for child 1 and child 2 were not obtained until after the child's first day of attendance.

Plan of Correction: Going forward, immunization records will be obtained before the child is permitted to begin school.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on a review of medication and interview, the center did not ensure that procedures for administering medication shall include methods to prevent use of outdated medication. Evidence: 1. There was an albuterol inhaler with an expiration date of December 2018 located in the center. 2. The center director confirmed that the medication was expired and had not been returned to the parent.

Plan of Correction: The expired medication will be returned the parent on Monday, 1/28/19, and new medication will be requested if needed.

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