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First Steps Infant Development Center
1100 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 295-5575

Current Inspector: Michelle W. Argenbright (540) 848-4123

Inspection Date: Feb. 21, 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)
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. At the time of the entrance, 55 children were in care with 13 staff members present. The sample size consisted of five children's records and five staff's records. Children and staff were observed engaged in free indoor play, educational and art activities, diapering, bottle feeding, during snack, hand washing, nap, and lunch. Staff were observed during arrival, transition, interaction with parents, and behavioral management. Violations from the previous inspection were reviewed for current compliance. No repeat violations were found. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing office at (540) 292-5933 for further assistance.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-E-3
Description: Based on interview, the center failed to provide the following: at least semiannually in writing information on their child's development, behavior, adjustment and needs; at least semiannual documented scheduled opportunities for parents to provide feedback on their children and the center's program; and at least annually parent confirmation that the required information in the child's record is up to date.

Evidence:

1. Teachers in the toddler's class, 3's class and preK class stated they provide daily feedback to parents and meet with parents upon request but do not offer formal scheduled meetings, and do not complete semiannual written information to parents.
2. The director stated they do offer semiannual conferences but do not document it. They do not complete semiannual written information to parents. They do request updates to children's records but do not document the request.

Plan of Correction: The center will start completing semiannual written information to parents on their child's development, behavior, adjustment and needs. The semiannual parent conferences will be documented from now on. Annually parents will be notified in writing to provide updates to children's records and the records will be documented.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-C
Description: Based on interview, the center failed to keep record of diaper ointment use that includes the child's name, date of use, frequency of application and any adverse reactions. Evidence: The teacher in the older 2's and 3's classroom stated they do not document diaper ointment use. The teacher verified they have several children in care that they use diaper ointment on currently. The teacher states the younger classrooms document diaper ointment use on the daily sheets.

Plan of Correction: Staff in the older 2's and 3's classroom will be trained to document diaper ointment use that includes the child's name, date of use, frequency of application and any adverse reactions

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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