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The Learning Experience
4683 Pouncey Tract Road
Glen allen, VA 23059
(804) 360-4226

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 389-0157

Inspection Date: May 23, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
n/a

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 to determine the program's compliance with licensing standards. The inspector arrived at 10:15 am and concluded the inspection at 2:15 pm. The census for today's inspection consisted of 103 children in the direct care of 13 staff. The center's director assisted the inspector throughout the inspection. Upon the inspector's arrival, the children were engaged in various activities. The children were observed during transitions, during free-play, and teacher-led activities. The center is equipped with age appropriate materials and equipment for the children?s use. Staff were engaged with the children and offering guidance when needed. The areas where children receive care were inspected and found to be in compliance. The center had the following posted: license, daily schedule, emergency numbers, evacuation maps, menu and various parent information. The center's first aid kit and non-emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. During the inspection, there were ten children's records, one medication administration/authorization, and ten staff's records reviewed.

Health Inspection: 05/01/2019
Fire Inspection: 09/10/2018
The last documented evacuation drill was held on 05/15/2019.
The last shelter-in-place drill was documented on 09/17/2018.

If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Florence Martus, at (804) 662-9772.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review of ten staff records on 05/23/2019, the center did not ensure that two records contained the required information. Evidence: 1) The licensing inspector observed the record for Staff #6, hired on 03/18/2019, and the record for Staff #10, hired on 09/24/2018, did not contain two or more references prior to employment. 2) The record for Staff #10 did not contain documentation of the required orientation being completed.

Plan of Correction: Two telephone references were obtained and documented for Staff #6 while the inspector was on site. Per the Center: Will complete reference checks before 1st day. Orientation completed within 1st work week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-E-3
Description: Based on a review of ten children's records and interview on 05/23/2019, the center did not obtain annual documentation of parent confirmation that the required information in one child's records was up to date. Evidence: 1) The record for Child #2 (DOE: 01/05/2017) was last updated on 01/05/2017. 2) During interview, the director confirmed that there was no documentation of annual review/update for Child #2.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: Will do a 6 month check and have parents initial and date that info has not changed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on a review of ten staff records and interview on 05/23/2019, the center did not ensure that one staff had a completed sworn statement or affirmation prior to the beginning of employment. EVIDENCE: 1) The record for Staff #10, hired on 09/24/2018, did not contain documentation that the staff completed a sworn statement or affirmation. 2) During interview, the director confirmed Staff #10 did not have a completed sworn statement or affirmation on file.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: Will be completed today upon arrival to work.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review ten staff records on 05/23/2019, the center did not ensure that four staff members had a central registry finding within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1) The record for Staff #7, hired on 02/21/2019, contained a central registry finding that was dated 05/21/2019. 2) The record for Staff #8, hired on 03/18/2019, contained a central registry finding that was dated 05/21/2019. 3) The record for Staff #9, hired on 11/15/2018, contained a central registry finding that was dated 02/05/2019. 4) The record for Staff #10, hired on 09/24/2018, contained a central registry finding that was dated 05/21/2019. The records did not contain documentation of any further contact, and the staff were continuously employed.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: Will set alert to call and document within 30 days.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on a review of ten staff records and interview on 05/23/2019, the center did not ensure the results of a fingerprint background check were completed for three staff, hired prior to January 22, 2018, by September 30, 2018. EVIDENCE: 1) The record for Staff #1, hired on 02/17/2014, contained the results of a fingerprint background check that were dated 01/29/2019. 2) The record for Staff #2, hired on 08/17/2011, contained the results of a fingerprint background check that were dated 01/28/2019. 3) The record for Staff #4, hired on 08/27/2013, contained the results of a fingerprint background check that were dated 05/15/2019. 5) During interview, the director confirmed Staff #1, Staff #2, and Staff #4 did not submit to fingerprinting by the September 30, 2018 deadline for employees hired prior to January 22, 2018.

Plan of Correction: Fingerprints results have now been completed.

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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