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Discovery Place Altavista
1000 Franklin Avenue
Altavista, VA 24517
(434) 369-9622

Current Inspector: Tara K Martin (804) 588-2371

Inspection Date: March 4, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was done today 3/4/2019 beginning at 2 pm and ending at 5 PM. There were 156 children in care today. The children were observed during their activities such as playing , eating snack, arrival into the program .Nine Children's and eleven staff's record were reviewed. This included newly enrolled children and hired staff. Discussion with director: using half door in the preschool classrooms.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the center, the center failed to ensure that all areas and equipment was maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. Observed the plastic sink in the kitchen set in toddler room was cracked and posed a hazard to the toddlers in care. 2. The window frame in the first grader's room was deteriorating with the wood splintering. 3. The cabinet under the sink in the "Big Room" was splintering and posed a hazard to the children.

Plan of Correction: The director has ordered a new kitchen set for the toddler room. The maintenance person has been informed and will take care of all the unsafe conditions.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all hand washing procedures were followed according to the standard. Evidence: 1. Observed in the two year old room, the teacher changed three children and did not wash her hands in between the three diaper changes.

Plan of Correction: The director will inform the staff person to wash hands between all diaper changes and will monitored.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all diapering procedures were followed according to the standard. Evidence: 1. Observed the two year old teacher changing three diapers and did not clean or sanitize after changing any of the three children.

Plan of Correction: The director will remind the staff person of the procedures and will monitor.

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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