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Little Spats Preschool
429 East Church Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
(804) 824-6192

Current Inspector: Sharon Curlee (804) 662-9758

Inspection Date: Feb. 11, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on February 11, 2019 to determine the center's compliance with licensing standards. The inspector arrived at 1:30pm and concluded the inspection at 4:30pm. Upon the inspector arrival children were were napping. Upon wakening, children had bathroom breaks and washed their hands in preparation for snack. Later children listened to a book on tape of the "Frog Prince", played a game matching upper and lower case letters and sang songs to finger-plays. Children provide their own meals. All areas of the facility to include classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and playground area were inspected. Classrooms have age and stage appropriate materials and supplies. The facility had the license, last inspection notice, emergency numbers, emergency evacuation procedures/maps, daily schedule and various parent information posted. The first aid kit and the non-medical emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. The inspector interacted with staff and children in care. Seven staff records and five children's records were reviewed. Staff on site have current CPR, First Aid and daily health observation training. Staff do not have current MAT training and medications are not being administered. The most recent evacuation drill was on 01/31/2019. The two required shelter-in-place drills for 2018 were completed on 07/03/2018 and 08/08/2018. A lock down drill was conducted on 12/31/2018 and 01/31/2019. Today's Ratio's: Classroom #1: (toddler) 2 children with 1 staff. Classroom #2: (2years) 6 children with 1 staff. Classroom #3: (3 years) 1 children with 1 staff. Classroom #4: (3 years) 4 children with 1 staff. Classroom #5: (4-5 years) 5 children with 1 staff. Fire Inspection: 04/25/2018 Health 05/17/2018 The violations from the licensing period were checked for corrections. There was one repeat violations cited during today's inspection. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9758

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not obtain documentation of a tuberculosis screening at least every two years from the date of the first initial screening for each staff. Evidence: Staff #5 had documentation of a tuberculosis screening dated 02/08/2017, exceeding the two year allowance.

Plan of Correction: Per the director: I will have staff make an appointment this week to get an updated tuberculosis screening.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not ensure staff identified as program leaders met program leader qualifications. Evidence: Staff #1 (hired 09/11/2018) identified as a program leader as of 10/05/2018 and observed alone and in charge of a classroom of children on 02/11/2019, did not possess the required education/experience and/or training for the job position of program leader.

Plan of Correction: Per the director: I will have staff #1 work with a lead qualified staff until her six months of experience is completed along with her 24 hours of training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not ensure staff who work directly with children obtained 16 hours of annual staff development that is be related to child safety and development and the function of the center. Evidence: Staff #4, hired 09/06/2016, did not have 16 hours of annual training for the period 09/06/2017 through 09/05/2018.

Plan of Correction: Per the director: I missed her year classes. Up to date now. I will keep a chart of year to hire dates to make sure I'm on track with training.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not obtain satisfactory results of the fingerprint-based national criminal background check by 09/30/2018. Evidence: The results of the fingerprint-based national criminal background check for staff #3 was dated 10/05/2018 exceeding the requirement to obtain prior to 09/30/2018.

Plan of Correction: Per the director: Staff #3 was substituting and had not been recently used is I missed the fingerprint deadline. Everyone is up to date now.

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.

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.

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