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The Jewish Community Center of Richmond
5403 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 545-8617

Current Inspector: NeShara Gaston (540) 280-0742

Inspection Date: March 19, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
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.

The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced moitoring inspection on 03/19/2018 from 9:49am to 4:05pm. The children were observed completing art projects, listening to music, dancing, making noisemakers and eating snack. Snack consisted of bananas and yogurt. Interviews were held with staff throughout the inspection, and the inspector interacted with children in each classroom when appropriate. All classrooms and some of the center's vehicles were inspected today. Ten children?s records and ten employee records were reviewed during this inspection. Medication is being administered and was reviewed. Ten injury reports were reviewed. The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected. Last emergency drill: 02/15/2019 Last shelter-in-place drill: 09/17/2018 Last fire inspection: 08/08/2018 Last health inspection: 10/19/2017 Today, the following child to staff ratios were observed: Rm. 1 (Twos) ? 12:2 Rm. 2 (Fours) - 14:2 Rm. 4 (Twos and Preschool) ? 13:2 Rm. 5 (Preschool) ? 12:2 Rm. 6 (Preschool) ? 11:2 Rm. 7 (Preschool) ? 16:2 Rm. 8 (Preschool) - 16:3 Rm. 9 (Preschool) - 13:2 Rm. 10 (Preschool) - 13:2 Rm. 11 (Preschool) - 13:2 Rm. 12 (Preschool) - 14:2 Rm. 13 (Preschool) - 16:2 Rm. 14 (Preschool) - 12:2 The violations from the previous inspections were checked for corrections. There was one repeat violation found during today?s inspection. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Kandra Brown, at (804) 662-9038.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on review, the center did not ensure five of ten staff records contained documentation of required training by the end of the first day of assuming job responsibilities. Evidence: The records of staff #1 (start date: 9/6/2018), staff #5 (start date: 2/4/14), staff #8 (start date: 11/5/18), staff #9 (start date: 2/12/19) and staff #10 (start date: 9/25/18) did not contain documentation of orientation training.

Plan of Correction: EC Director and Kid's Place Director -
added letters of training completion to each file. (staff initialed trainings)

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: The inspector observed the following: Room #10 had several molded paper towels in an unlocked cabinet within reach of children in care. There were several areas in Kids Place with peeling paint. The orange classroom had a hole in the lower part of the wall near the entrance which exposed crumbling drywall. Two vehicles used to transport children had tears in the seats which exposed foam.

Plan of Correction: Asst. Director completed and repaired. 3/26/19
Maintenance request submitted to fix leak. Teacher removed all supplies. 3/19/19
Operations manager submitted work request to correct. 3/25/19
Operations Manager covered foam tears w/ duct tape. No foam is exposed. 3/25/19

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: The inspector observed the following: 1. Classroom #14 had an unlocked cabinet with cleaners out of the reach of children. 2. Classroom #9 had an unlocked cleaner on a shelf in the bathroom out of the reach of children. 3. Kids place had an unlocked closet that contained several cleaners. The closet was located in the hallway.

Plan of Correction: 1. Cleaners removed. Maintenance request submitted cabinet lock repaired. 3/19/19
2. Moved to locked cabinet. 3/19/19
3. Door locked that day. Kid's Place Director will reinforce to staff and maintenance department that it must remain locked. Sign posted "Keep door locked at all times." 3/25/19

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure to have all required first aid supplies on the vehicles used to transport children. Evidence: Five of the center's vehicles used to transport children were inspected. The following required items were missing from the first aid kits: 1. Van #1 did not have antiseptic wipes and an ice pack. 2. Van #3 did not have tweezers, triangular bandages, and a thermometer. 3. Mini Bus #2 did not have tweezers, scissors, tape, triangular bandages, and a thermometer. 4. HC #2 did not have tape. 5. The blue bird bus did not have a thermometer, first aid manual, scissors, tweezers, gloves, and an ice pack.

Plan of Correction: All required First Aid supplies will be added to First Aid Kits. Kid's place operations manager will reinforce to all van drivers and develop monthly checks on First Aid Kits in all vehicles.
- Put list of required supplies on every kit.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review, the center did not ensure that one of ten staff records had documentation of central registry results within 30 days of employment. Evidence: The record of staff #2 (start date: 11/26/18) had documentation of central registry results dated 1/28/19.

Plan of Correction: Kids Place Director will make a copy of communication timeline with DSS. Completed


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