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Backyard Bears Day School
360 E. Virginia Avenue, Suite 2
Vinton, VA 24179
(540) 819-2928

Current Inspector: Rebecca Forestier (540) 309-2835

Inspection Date: Feb. 4, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

A Subsidy Health and Safety inspection was conducted on 02/04/2019 to review supplemental health and safety requirements. Present during the inspection were 27 children, ages 9 months-5 years, in the care of 7 staff. The inspector reviewed 5 children's records and 4 staff records during the inspection. The staff stated that medication is not administered. The children were observed in the following activities: outside play, free choice activity play, story time, during lunch and during nap time. The inspector reviewed the emergency preparedness plans and the emergency supplies during the inspection. The licensing inspector discussed the following with the staff: outside requirements for infants, toddler activities, diaper ointment requirements and subsidy. A licensing inspection was also conducted on 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. Violations were found during the supplemental subsidy health and safety inspection and are identified on the violation notice. The inspector arrived at 11:00 a.m. and departed at 2:45 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Forestier at 540-309-2835.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-650-E
Description: Based on document review and discussion with the staff, the facility failed to develop and implement a written policy and procedures that describes how the vendor will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team or staff members. Evidence: The program director stated that there was no written policy and procedure regarding consistent care. A memo with the requirements was sent to providers via e-mail on 10/16/2018.

Plan of Correction: A written policy and procedure regarding consistent care will be developed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-770-B-5
Description: Based on document review and discussion with the staff, the facility failed to develop a continuity of operations procedure to ensure essential functions are maintained during an emergency. Evidence: The program director stated that there was no continuity of operations procedures. A memo with the requirement was sent to providers via e-mail on 10/16/2018.

Plan of Correction: A continuity of operations procedure will be developed.


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Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.