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Free Union Country School
4220 Free Union Road
Free union, VA 22940
(434) 978-1700

Current Inspector: Chrystal King (804) 297-4469

Inspection Date: Feb. 11, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

An unannounced renewal inspection was completed on 02/11/2019 from 10:05 A.M. until 2:45 P.M. At the time of the inspection 20 children were in care with three staff, one administrator, and one office coordinator present. Five children's records, five staff records, three board members records, three medications and required documentation, required posted information, evacuation drills, three injury reports, first aid kits and supplies, and outside play area were reviewed. Children were observed during snack time, handwashing, outdoor play time, free choice activities, music and movement, storytime with children making predictions on the outcome of the story, behavioral guidance, lunchtime, and naptime. The exceptions to compliance are noted on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540)-430-9257 for further assistance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on a review of children's records, the center failed to obtain documentation of immunizations on or before the first day of attendance. Evidence: 1. Child #1's immunizations were dated 09/18/2018. Date of enrollment was 08/30/2017. 2. Child #2's immunizations were dated 09/27/2018. Date of enrollment was 08/28/2018. 3. Staff verified date of enrollment for both children, and the dates the immunizations were obtained.

Plan of Correction: In the future we will not let a child enroll until we have the immunizations on file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on review of children's files, the center to not ensure that a physical examination was on file within one month after attendance. Evidence: 1. Child #1's physical examination was dated 09/18/2018. First day of enrollment was 08/30/2017. 2. Staff verified the date of enrollment and the date the physical examination.

Plan of Correction: In the future we will track missing physicals and make contact with the parents before the end of the first month of attendance to obtain the physical examination.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on review of staff files, the center failed to ensure that staff had resubmitted a follow-up tuberculosis screening within two years. Evidence: 1. Staff #3's last documented tuberculosis screening was dated 01/30/2017. 2. Staff verified that the tuberculosis screening in the staff file was the most current one, and there had not been an update completed.

Plan of Correction: Administration will contact the staff member and request a TB screening be completed within the next two weeks.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-I
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all personal belongings were labeled with the child's name. Evidence: 1. In the Pre-School classroom in the cubbie area there were two water bottles that were laying on the floor that were not labeled with the child's name. 2. Staff verified that the water bottles were laying on the floor, and were not labeled with the child's name.

Plan of Correction: Administration will review the standard regarding personal belongings with the staff. Staff will view the bottles each morning they are being brought in from home to ensure the are labeled with the child's name.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on a review of medications, the center failed to ensure that a current parent authorization form was completed for a emergency medication that had been dispensed. Evidence: 1. Child 1M had an albuterol inhaler at the center that had a parent authorization form that was dated 09/10/2017, and did not contain physician authorization. 2. The medication had been given to the child on the following dates 10/15/2018, 10/16/2018, 10/17/2018, and 11/26/2018. 3. Staff verified that the parent authorization form was the most current form they had on file, and that the medication had been dispensed on 10/15/2018, 10/16/2018, 10/17/2018,and 11/26/2018.

Plan of Correction: There was a misunderstanding on what form was needed for long term medication and the authorizations required. The administration contacted the parents, and requested a new form be submitted with both the parent and physician authorization.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on a review of board members background checks, the center failed to ensure that all board members had submitted a completed fingerprint background check. Evidence: 1. Board Member #3's file did not contain a fingerprint background check. 2. Staff verified that the board members file did not contain a completed fingerprint background check.

Plan of Correction: Administration contacted the board member and they are in the process of scheduling the appointment to obtain the required documentation.


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