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Betty Lou Brown Head Start Child Development Center
206 Ninth Street, NW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 342-9491

Current Inspector: James R Basham (804) 588-2370

Inspection Date: May 6, 2019 and June 5, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced Monitoring inspection was conducted in the Center on June 5, 2019. The LI arrived to the program at approximately 3:30 and departed at 5:50PM. As reported, 36 children had attended the program on this date. The LI observed 12 children grouped in 3 classrooms. The ages of the children ranged from 5 months to 5 years. The children were observed during free play. A sample of 5 children's records was reviewed. Medications were observed in the center. Documentation of the annual fire and health inspections was current. Eleven complete staff records were reviewed on 05/06/19 at the administrative office. Findings were reviewed with the Center's Supervisor and the Compliance Supervisor. If you have any questions, please call (540)309-2310. Thank you.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on a sample review of staff records, the center failed to ensure staff obtained and submitted the results of a follow-up tuberculosis screening at least every two years from the date of the first initial screening or testing. Evidence: Documentation of a current tuberculosis screening was not available for review in two of eleven reviewed staff records, staff 1 and 2.

Plan of Correction: Staff will schedule an appointment to update TB screening. Documentation of the current screening will be retained in record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on direct observations, the center failed to maintain the outdoor fenced play area in a clean and safe condition. Evidence: Upon inspection by the LI, the following was observed on the outdoor play area: a plastic chalk bucket that was cracked, small pieces broken off of the top edge of the bucket were lying on the ground in the play area, a soaked towel lying next to the fence, weeds and grass growing next to the fence, a plastic storage container on top of the shed with standing, murky water with play items floating in the water, and broken toys, soaked toilet paper and paper towel rolls, etc. piled on top of a cabinet next to the building (toddler play area). On the HS side of the play area, there was an area of the ground that was dug out leaving a shallow hole next to the red/blue equipment which presented a tripping hazard.

Plan of Correction: Center staff and center maintenance will be scheduled to clean the play area and remove any trash, broken toys and maintenance will be scheduled to power wash the play equipment and level the area at the play equipment on the HS side.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on direct observation, staff failed to wash their hands before and after a diapering procedure. Evidence: The LI observed a staff member in the infant room during a diaper change. The staff member was gloved, the staff failed to wash her hands before and after the diaper change, staff removed the gloves and attended to another child, picking up the child.

Plan of Correction: Hand washing practices will be reviewed with staff again.


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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