BUILDING BLOCKS PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER
844 & 848 Jerome Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23518
Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329
Inspection Date: May 16, 2019
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.
- Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided in the following areas of the standards: 22VAC40-191 (Background checks); 22VAC40-185-(3)-210 (Program Leader qualifications); 22VAC40-185-(4)-270-A (Building maintenance); 22VAC40-185-(7)-510 (Medication); 22VAC40-185-(8)-580 (Transportation)
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 5/16/19 from 9:40am to 1:00pm. At the time of entrance there were 79 children ages five months old to five years old in care with 18 staff. Children were observed participating in various activities in the classrooms, playing outside, eating lunch, and during rest period. Records were reviewed for eight children and eight staff. Medication, emergency procedures and emergency supplies were reviewed during the inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice and were discussed during the exit interview.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B Description: Based on a review of eight children's records, it was determined that the licensee did not ensure that the center shall obtain documentation of additional immunizations once every six months for children under the age of two years. Evidence: 1. The record for child #3 (18 months old) contained an immunization record that was dated 9/27/18, which was completed when the child was 7 months old which more than 6 months ago. 2. Staff #9 (Program Director) reviewed the records for child #3 and confirmed that updated immunizations were not received every six months for child #3. Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The parents of child #3 will be asked to provide an updated immunization record. All currently enrolled children under two years old will have their immunization records updated every six months.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B Description: Based on observation, it was determined that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards when tested in accordance with the procedures described in the American Society for Testing and Materials standard F1292-99 and shall be under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazardous obstacles. Evidence: 1. There is a four seat see saw apparatus and and climbing wall on the playground that have less than six feet of fall zone on the side facing the fence. 2. Staff #9 (Program Director) confirmed that there was not a six foot fall zone on all sides for the playground equipment. Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Both pieces of playground equipment will be repositioned to ensure there is six feet of fall zone on all sides.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M Description: Based on a review of 50 injury reports and interviews, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that the written record of children's serious and minor injuries includes all of the required items. Evidence: 1. Ten of fifty injury reports reviewed did not include the method of how the parent was notified and the time the parent was notified. 2. Staff #9 (Program Director) reviewed the injury reports and confirmed there were ten injury reports that did not include all of the required information Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Teachers will be re-trained to ensure they are completing the injury reports correctly. Center management will review the injury reports to make sure they are complete.
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