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Braddock Street United Methodist Early Learning Center
103 South Braddock Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-8915

Current Inspector: Barbara Workman

Inspection Date: May 7, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
An unannounced non-mandated monitoring inspection was completed on 05/07/2019 from 9:40 A.M.-12:15 P.M. The inspection was conducted in a response to a self reported incident that occurred at the center on 05/02/2019 . One staff record, and one child's record were reviewed. Five staff members were interviewed, and documentation of a text message was reviewed. The exceptions to compliance are noted on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540)-430-9257 for further assistance.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on review of policies and procedures, the operational responsibilities of the licensee did not ensure that the center's activities and services are maintained in compliance with the center's own policies and procedures that are required by these standards. Evidence: 1. The center did not follow their policy for Behavior Guidance located in the Parent Handbook. The handbook states," behavior concerns will be dealt with promptly and with love and respect. A child will never be physically, verbally, or emotionally harmed when discipline is required." 2. Staff #1 stated that on 05/02/2019 she had a group of three year old children at the bathroom, located in the hallway, after naptime. Staff #1 stated that Child #1 was not listening. Child #1 would not sit down, was being defiant, and taking her shoes off. Staff #1 stated she had Child #1 come stand beside her and held her arm around the wrist. Staff #1 stated that Child #1 kept trying to pull away from her. Staff # 1 stated she told the child "don't pull away from me", and that she continued to hold the child by the wrist. 3. At snack time Staff #1 noticed a red mark on her "arm at the top and around her wrist" of Child #1. 4. Staff #1 sent a text message to the parent of Child #1 on 5/2/2019 at 5:51 and stated, "I noticed I think her left arm at the top and around her wrist looked a little red I don't know why. Her wrist could of been when I was holding her hand today having her stay by my side to be good and she likes to pull away."

Plan of Correction: The director will review will all staff the center's policy on behavioral guidance and what is accepted and what is unacceptable. All staff will sign a form that they have received the training to be placed in their staff file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Description: Based on interviews and staff documentation, the center failed to use behavioral guidance that was constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, and intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior and resolve conflicts. Evidence: 1. Staff #1 stated that on 05/02/2019 she had a group of three year old children at the bathroom, located in the hallway, after naptime. Staff #1 stated that Child #1 was not listening. Child #1 would not sit down, was being defiant, and taking her shoes off. Staff #1 stated she had Child #1 come stand beside her and held her arm around the wrist. Staff #1 stated that Child #1 kept trying to pull away from her. Staff # 1 stated she told the child "don't pull away from me", and that she continued to hold the child by the wrist. 2. At snack time Staff #1 noticed a red mark on the "arm at the top and around her wrist" of Child #1. 3. Staff #1 sent a text message to the parent of Child #1 on 5/2/2019 at 5:51 and stated, "I noticed I think her left arm at the top and around her wrist looked a little red I don't know why. Her wrist could of been when I was holding her hand today having her stay by my side to be good and she likes to pull away."

Plan of Correction: The staff member is longer employed at the center. The director will review the behavioral guidance policy with all staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on interviews and staff documentation, the center failed to ensure that children were not roughly handled. Evidence: 1.Staff #1 stated that on 05/02/2019 she had a group of three year old children at the bathroom, located in the hallway, after naptime. Staff #1 stated that Child #1 was not listening. Child #1 would not sit down, was being defiant, and taking her shoes off. Staff #1 stated she had Child #1 come stand beside her and held her arm around the wrist. Staff #1 stated that Child #1 kept trying to pull away from her. Staff # 1 stated she told the child "don't pull away from me", and that she continued to hold the child by the wrist. 2. Staff #1 text the parent of Child #1 on 5/2/2019 at 5:51 and stated, "I noticed I think her left arm at the top and around her wrist looked a little red I don't know why. Her wrist could of been when I was holding her hand today having her stay by my side to be good and she likes to pull away."

Plan of Correction: The staff member is no longer employed by the center. The director will review unacceptable and acceptable forms of behavior guidance will all staff.

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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