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Little Learners Preschool
350 South Main Street
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-1234

Current Inspector: Victoria E Dawson (540) 309-2674

Inspection Date: Feb. 19, 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)

Comments:
An unannounced Monitoring inspection was conducted in the Center on February 19, 2019. There were 18 children and 4 staff present during the inspection. The children were grouped in two separate groups, a group was observed on the upper and lower levels of the center. As reported, there are 19 children currently enrolled in the program. Group 1 was observed during the lunch meal, nap, and free play. Group 2 was observed during afternoon snack, free play and staff read a story to the children. Both groups played outdoors on the fenced playground. A sample of 5 children's and 3 staff members' records was reviewed. Documentation of the annual fire and health inspections was reviewed. The first aid kit and emergency items were observed. A discussion was held with staff regarding: hand washing procedures and resilient surfacing. A pile of mulch was by the playground, the mulch had large pieces with sharp edges. The LI informed staff that the mulch was not appropriate for use as resilient surfacing. Findings were reviewed with one of the center's program leaders at exit. If you have any questions, please contact this Licensing Inspector at (540)309-2310. The on site inspection was conducted from noon to 3:30pm. Thank you for your assistance during the inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on reviewed documentation, the Center failed to obtain documentation to verify an updated TB screening/test for tuberculosis at least every two years from the date of the first initial screening or testing. Evidence: One of three reviewed records did not contain current documentation of TB screening. Documentation reviewed in the record of staff #2 was dated 01/24/17.

Plan of Correction: The individual will be informed to schedule an appointment for a TB test, current documentation will be maintained in the record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on reviewed documentation, the center failed to obtain documentation to support that staff who work directly with children had annually attended 16 hours of staff development activities. Evidence: The record of staff did not have written documentation to support 16 hours of annual training. The record noted 14 hours of training for 2016 to 2017. Training for 2017 to 2018 was not documented.

Plan of Correction: The PD will complete a training record for each staff to identify completed training topics and hours.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-C
Description: The center failed to ensure the following requirements were met when diaper ointment or cream was used: C.4., A record shall be kept that includes the child's name, date of use, frequency of application, and any adverse reactions. Evidence: Based on staff interview, children 1. and 2. have an over-the-counter ointment in the center. Staff have applied the diaper ointment, a record has not been kept with the required documentation at the time of application for either child.

Plan of Correction: The Lead Teacher will review the procedures with staff. The form will be printed for staff to complete for each child at the time any topical cream is applied.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-C
Description: Based on direct observations, the Center failed to post emergency shelter-in-place procedures on each floor of the center. Evidence: The shelter-in-place procedures were not posted with the evacuation procedures and maps in the center.

Plan of Correction: Staff will post the shelter-in-place procedures with the maps on each floor.

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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