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Children's Harbor - Suffolk
1020 Champion's Way
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 483-2693

Current Inspector: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281

Inspection Date: June 6, 2019

Complaint Related: No

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

Licensing Inspector arrived at 10:00 and departed at 11:30 AM. At the time of the inspection, there were 57 children (ages infant through school age) in care with 11 staff. Children were observed participating in free play and having circle time. The sample size was five staff and six children's records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of six children's records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all required elements were present in each child's record. Evidence: The record for child #6, date of enrollment 4/18/17, did not include the following elements: - name, address & telephone number for one of two emergency contact persons - signed parental agreements related to emergency medical treatment, picking up ill children & reporting communicable diseases

Plan of Correction: Facility responds:
Parent has updated all necessary information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all areas and equipment of the center were maintained in a clean, safe & operable condition. Evidence: 1. There was a pinch point between the bulletin board and the wall in the Red II room. 2. There was a crack in the floor in the Green I bathroom that prevents it from being properly cleaned. Additionally, a large bug was seen coming out of the crack during the inspection. 3. There were multiple cabinet doors missing throughout the facility. 4. There were cracks and holes in the poured in place surfacing on the playground that posed tripping hazards for the children. Additionally, there was grass seen growing out of some of the cracks.

Plan of Correction: Facility responds:
Work orders have been submitted.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method. Evidence: The cabinets in multiple rooms, including Green I and Yellow, were missing their fronts. The chemicals stored in these cabinets were therefore considered to be unlocked.

Plan of Correction: Facility responds:
Chemicals have been place in lock cabinets.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-490-E
Description: Based on observations and interview, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that when any surface has been contaminated with body fluids, it is cleaned and sanitized. Evidence: 1. Two dirty towels were observed on the counter in the Red II room. 2. Staff in that room stated that the towels were used to wipe down the diapering surface after children were changed.

Plan of Correction: Facility responds:
Staff retrained on proper cleaning and sanitation of diaper changing areas.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-C
Description: Based on observation and interviews, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that a record was kept of diaper ointment application that included the child's name, date of use, frequency of application and adverse reactions. Evidence: When infant staff were asked for diaper ointment application records, they could not locate any for children they identified as having diaper ointment applied.

Plan of Correction: Facility responds:
Staff retrained on proper topical ointment documentation.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review of five staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that a completed search of the central registry was on file within 30 days of employment. Evidence: The record for staff #4 (date of employment 3/19/19), who had been employed over 30 days, did not include a completed search of the central registry.

Plan of Correction: Facility responds:
OBI Search unit has been contacted. Background has been resubmitted.


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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.


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