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EA's Little Blessings Learning Center
956 Berkley Avenue Ext.
Norfolk, VA 23523
(757) 545-1100

Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601

Inspection Date: April 2, 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.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
22VAC40-80 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Program leader qualifications was discussed with the program director.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 11:30am through 1pm. There were eight children in care with three staff. Children present ranged in age from 23months through four years old. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including transitions, restroom routines, lunch and nap. Required postings, emergency items and first aid kit were reviewed. Violations regarding transportation, children's records and tuberculosis screening were identified and appear on the violation notices. The violations were discussed with the center's representative at the conclusion of the inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each staff member submits documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening within 21 days after employment. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 2 has a tuberculosis screening that is dated February 26, 2019. However, the documented date of hire is November 11, 2018. Therefore, the tuberculosis screening was not obtained within the allotted 21 days. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the documentation for the tuberculosis screening for staff 2 was not obtained within the allotted 21 days.

Plan of Correction: Staff will be required to obtain documentation of tuberculosis screening within the required time frames.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that children's contain all required information. Evidence: 1 - The records for child 1 and 2 do not contain documentation of annual updates a. Child 1 has a documented first date of attendance of April 25, 2017. b. Child 2 has a documented first date of attendance of march 16, 2017. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the children's records do not contain documentation of annual updates.

Plan of Correction: Center management will obtain the required information for the records listed. Going forward annual updates will be documented as required in each child's records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-180-D
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that staff who drive a vehicle transporting children disclose any traffic violation that occurred prior to or during employment or assignment as a driver. Evidence: 1 The record for staff 3 does not contain documentation that traffic violations have been disclosed.

Plan of Correction: Going forward center management will require all staff who transport children to and or from the center, to disclose traffic violations.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-580-B
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that the vehicle is insured with at least the minimum limits established by Virginia state statutes. Evidence: 1 - The center could not provide documentation that the vehicle being used to transport children to the center had proper insurance coverage. 2 - Staff 2 stated that she understood that the owner's of the center were going to provide the required insurance coverage.

Plan of Correction: The center will either ensure that the vehicle being used to transport children in care is properly insured to transport children or the center will not provide transportation.

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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