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Bright Beginnings Preschool - Mill Creek
1221 Stoney Ridge Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 979-8585

Current Inspector: Chrystal King (804) 297-4469

Inspection Date: Dec. 11, 2018

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.

Comments:
Thank you for your assistance during this unannounced inspection. This inspection initiated by a complaint that was received by our licensing office on November 13, 2018, regarding the allegation of staff supervision. The on-site visit was conducted on December 12, 2018 from 9:50 a.m. through 11:15 a.m. Three staff were interviewed and one child's record was reviewed. Documentation was emailed to the licensing inspector on January 2, 2019. Staff policies and procedures were received from the administrator on January 24, 2019. The evidence gathered during this investigation supports the allegation, therefore the complaint is valid. Areas of non-compliance may be found on the violation notice. Please complete your plan of correction and return to the licensing inspector within five business days. Please contact the licensing inspector at 540-430-9256 if you have any questions and/or if I may be of assistance with licensing standards.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on documentation and staff interview, the center failed to follow their policies and procedures for identifying where children are at all times. Evidence: 1. On October 31, 2018, at approximately 4:15 p.m. the center was hosting a trunk or treat event for the center children. 2. Child #1, age three, left the group and followed several parents down the nature trail towards the intersection of the roadway where several parents had parked their cars. 3. One parent stayed with Child #1 while another parent walked back to the center to tell Staff #3, who was outside on the playground, a child was at the end of the road and was not with his parents or a teacher 4. Child #1, age three, was not in sight or sound supervision of a staff member for an undetermined time. 5. The center's policy for identifying where children are at all times is as follows: ? Children must be kept within sight and sound at all times. ? Always know your numbers: ?How many do you have?? ? Utilize Tadpoles and paper name to face sheets as tools to maintain ratios.

Plan of Correction: On November 1, 2018 we changed our event policy to parents have to be present in order for the child to participate in the trunk or treat event. Retraining all staff on sight and sound supervision policy. Retraining all staff on tadpole ratios. Retraining all Staff on radio commands.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on staff interviews and review of documentation, the center failed to ensure the care, protection and guidance of one child. Evidence: 1. On October 31, 2018, at approximately 4:15 p.m. the center was hosting a trunk or treat event for the center children. 2. Staff #1 had six children, three years old, outside participating in the trunk or treat event. 3. Child #1, age three, left the group and followed several parents down the nature trail towards the intersection of the roadway where several parents had parked their cars. 4. One parent stayed with Child #1 while another parent walked back to the center to tell Staff #3 , who was outside on the playground, a child was at the end of the road and was not with his parents or a teacher. 5 Staff #3 walked down the nature trail to retrieve the child and bring him back to the center. 6. Email correspondence states Staff #1 told Staff #2 to watch her group of children while she went inside to change a child's diaper. 7. Staff was not aware Child #1 had left the group.

Plan of Correction: On November 1, 2018 we changed our event policy to parents have to be present in order for the child to participate in the trunk or treat event. Retraining all staff on sight and sound supervision policy. Retraining all staff on tadpole ratios. Retraining all staff on radio communications.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on staff interviews and review of documentation, the center failed to ensure one child, age three, was in sight and sound supervision. Evidence: 1. On October 31, 2018, at approximately 4:15 p.m. the center was hosting a trunk or treat event for the center children. 2. Staff #1 had six children, three years old, outside participating in the trunk or treat event. 3. Child #1, age three, left the group and followed several parents down the nature trail towards the intersection of the roadway where several parents had parked their cars. 4. One parent stayed with Child #1 while another parent walked back to the center to tell Staff #3, who was outside on the playground, a child was at the end of the road and was not with his parents or a teacher. 5. Child #1, age three, was not in sight or sound supervision of a staff member for an undetermined time.

Plan of Correction: On November 1, 2018 we changed our event policy to parents have to be present in order for the child to participate in the trunk or treat event. Retraining all staff on sight and sound supervision policy. Retraining all staff on tadpole ratios. Retraining all staff on radio communications.

Disclaimer:

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.

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