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Foundations Learning Academy at Midlothian
3700 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 231-2149

Current Inspector: Heather Dapper (804) 625-2304

Inspection Date: May 22, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

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

Technical Assistance:
N/A

Comments:
The licensing inspectors conducted an unannounced complaint inspection in response to a complaint regarding supervision that was received by the licensing department on 04/30/2019. The inspection was initiated and completed on 05/22/2019. On 05/22/2019, the inspectors were on site from 3:40 PM to 4:50 PM. Interviews with staff were completed, observations were made in the center, and documentation was reviewed. The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation supports the allegation; therefore, the complaint is determined to be valid. See the violation notice for more details. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Lynn Powers at (804) 662-9790. The provider?s response for the ?plan of correction? was not received as of 06/06/2019 and will not appear on this Violation Notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation and interviews, the center did not ensure that when children are regularly in ongoing mixed age groups, the staff-to-children ratio applicable to the youngest child in the group, was applied to the entire group. Evidence: 1. At approximately 3:40 PM, Staff #1 and Staff #2 were observed taking 15 children from the gym into a classroom. Once in the classroom, children continued to arrive from nearby elementary schools from approximately 4:05 PM until 4:15 PM. A total of 21 children were observed in the classroom, being supervised by Staff #1 and Staff #2, when the applicable staff to child ratio was 1:8. Staff #1 and Staff #2 stated the youngest child in the classroom was Child A (two years of age) and the oldest children in the classroom were up to 12 years of age. Staff #1 stated ?the children in the classroom were the wrap around Preschool Head Start program up to the school age children?. Staff #1 and Staff #2 stated on a regular basis there is a maximum average of 25 children in the group in the afternoon. Staff stated the wrap around Head Start program (three year olds) stay in the classroom with the older children. Staff #1 stated the three year old children through the 12 year old children were regularly mixed in the classroom every day from 2:00 PM when Head Start program ends until 6:00 PM. Staff #1 stated ?We keep the children divided into groups with lots of stuff to do; we keep the little kids away from the big kids?. Staff #1 stated ?three to four times a week a third staff member will be in the classroom but not every day?.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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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