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Divine Kare Learning Center
1929 S. Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23805
(804) 957-5639

Current Inspector: Kandra Brown (804) 662-9038

Inspection Date: April 1, 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 inspector conducted an unannounced focused inspection on 04/01/2019 from 3:40pm to 6:35pm. This inspection focused on compliance with the standards that could not be determined during the initial inspection due to the center not being in operation at the time. The children were observed playing in centers and playing on the playground. A formal observation was completed with the infant classroom. The menu was posted. Interviews were held with staff throughout the inspection, and the inspector interacted with children when appropriate. Five children?s records and three staff records were reviewed during this inspection. The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected. Last fire inspection: 11/02/2018 Last health inspection: 10/04/2018 Today, the following child to staff ratios were observed: Infants - 3:1 Preschool (Twos, Threes and Fours) - 3:1 If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Kandra Brown, at (804) 662-9038.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure that two of five children?s records contained documentation that the child has been adequately immunized before the child's first day of attendance. Evidence: 1. The record of child #3 (start date: 03/11/19) did not contain documentation that the child had been adequately immunized. 2. The record of child #4 (start date: 04/01/19) did not contain documentation that the child had been adequately immunized.

Plan of Correction: We double checked the files and the doctors faxed over the immunization records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review, the center did not ensure that two of three staff records contained documentation of a TB screening no later than 21 days after employment. Evidence: 1. The record of staff #2 (start date: 3/11/19) did not have documentation of a tuberculosis screening. 2. The record of staff #3 (start date: 3/04/19) did not have documentation of a tuberculosis screening.

Plan of Correction: Staff was scheduled the following day to have tuberculosis test on Thursday.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review, the center did not ensure that two of three staff records contained documentation of two or more references before employment. Evidence: 1. The record of staff #2 (start date: 3/11/19) contained documentation of two reference checks dated 4/1/19. References should be checked before employment. 2. The record of staff #3 (start date: 3/4/19) contained documentation of one reference check dated 4/1/19. At least two references should be checked before employment.

Plan of Correction: We have completed all reference checks. Both employers and character references.

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 center's playground had sharp and splintering wood and an exposed nail within the reach of children.

Plan of Correction: On the 2nd, we had the maintenance person to cover the playground with outdoor padding.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: The preschool classroom had cleaners located in an unlocked cabinet out of the reach of children in care. The kitchen had cleaners located on a shelf. The kitchen's door was open and unlocked during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation, review and interviews, the center did not ensure that in each grouping of children at least one staff member who met the qualifications of a program leader or program director was regularly present. Evidence: The inspector observed staff #1 (start date: 3/25/19) caring for children in the infant classroom during the inspection. The center's representative revealed that staff #1 is assigned to the infant classroom and is regularly present in the classroom. The record of staff #1 was reviewed by the director and did not contain all of the documentation that is required to meet program leader qualifications such as; proof of education.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 received 24 hours of the required training and the proof off education was put in staff #1's file the day of the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-K
Description: Based on observation and an interview, the center did not ensure that staff feed semisolid food with a spoon unless written instructions from a physician or physicians designee state differently. Evidence: The inspector observed an infant bottle containing formula and semisolid food in the center's refrigerator. Staff #1 revealed that the parent stated the child needed semisolid food added to the child's formula due to a medical condition. The inspector reviewed the child's record. The record did not have documentation of written instructions from the child's physician or physician's designee. The center's representative stated that they did not request written instructions from a physician.

Plan of Correction: The doctor faxed over a letter that gave permission for the infant to have semisolid food in the bottle.


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