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Current Inspector:

Inspection Date: Feb. 21, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was completed on 02/21/2019 from 9:30 A.M.-1:45P.M. At the time of the inspection 22 children were in care with three staff and one administrator present. Five children records, five staff records, one medication and required documentation, fire inspection, first aid kits, emergency supplies, and posted required information were reviewed. The playground was not reviewed due to ice and snow on the ground. Children were observed during free choice activities, handwashing, story time, center time, an inter-generational art activity, lunchtime, and naptime. The exceptions to compliance are noted on the violation notice. If you have any questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540)-430-9257 for further assistance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on review of children's files, the center failed to ensure that children had submitted a physical examination within one month after attendance. Evidence: 1. Child #5's physical exam was dated 09/24/2018. Date of enrollment was 08/21/2018. 2. Staff verified the date of enrollment and the date the physical examination was obtained.

Plan of Correction: In the future we will track children's enrollment and missing paperwork and contact parents before the thirty day mark.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review of staff files, the center failed to ensure that staff had submitted a negative tuberculosis screening no later than 21 days of employment. Evidence: 1. Staff #1's tuberculosis screening was dated 01/16/2019. Date of hire was 11/28/2018. 2. Staff verified that the tuberculosis screening was not obtained in the required time frame.

Plan of Correction: Any new staff members starting employment will have tuberculosis screening completed before coming in contact with the children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the classrooms and restrooms, the center failed to ensure that all areas were maintained in a clean, safe, and operable condition. Evidence: 1. In the Pre-School Classroom there is peeling paint in the large group gathering area under the calendar, and near the door that leads to the activity room for seniors. Both areas are accessible to children. 2. In the Pre-School bathroom where the diaper table is located there was dirt and grime up and down the wall where the light switch is located. 3. In the Pre-School Classroom on a door that leads out to the courtyard there is a set of blinds that are broken and protruding out that are accessible, and at the children's level. 4. In the Pre-School Classroom the floors and molding are covered in dirt and grime. There was dirt was piled up along the door entrance that leads to the courtyard. 5. In the Pre-School Classroom next to the handwashing sink behind the the trash can there is dried food that has splattered and is stuck on the walls. 6. Staff verified all areas of the center that need were not cleaned or maintained in a safe and operable condition.

Plan of Correction: Maintenance has been contacted to correct these issues.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all electrical outlets had protective covers. Evidence: 1. In the Two Year Old Classroom there were a total of four outlets that did not have protective covers. Two outlets were located behind the small round art table, one was located next to the play tool table, and one was located near the sensory table. 2. In the Pre-School Classroom there was one outlet that did not have a protective cover. It was located on the column in the center of the room that is closes to the Director's Office. 3. Staff verified that the outlets did not have protective covers.

Plan of Correction: Staff immediately located protective covers and placed in the outlets. The administration will review

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation, interviews, and review of staff records, the cetner failed to ensure that in each group of children at least one staff member met the qualification of a program leader. Evidence: 1. In the Two Year Old Classroom there was one staff member with four children. The staff member did not meet program lead qualifications. 2. Staff verified the staff experience and training hours did not meet the requirement for a program lead.

Plan of Correction: The center was short staffed during the visit. Additional staff have been hired and training is being completed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation of lunchtime, the center failed to ensure that children's hands were washed before the meal. Evidence: 1. The licensing inspector observed staff sending children to wash their hands prior to lunchtime. The children were then sent back to the carpet to wait while the rest of the children washed their hands. It was observed that the children had their hands on the floor, carpet, and other children during this transition time. The children were then sent to the table for lunch and did not go back to re-wash their hands. 2. Staff verified that the children came back to the carpet instead of going directly to the table after washing their hands.

Plan of Correction: Will review standard with the staff to ensure that when hands are washing for meals or snack the children go directly to the table.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-B
Description: Based on observation and review of over-the-counter skin products, the center failed to ensure that all containers were labeled with the child's name. Evidence: 1. In the Pre-School bathroom in the cabinet there was a container of CVS Health Baby Lotion Suncreen Spray that was not labeled with a child's name. 2. Staff verified that the sunscreen was not labeled with a child's name.

Plan of Correction: Skin care was disposed of the child is no longer in care. We will audit our sunscreens quaterly and checking on expiration dates.


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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