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Growing Kids Academy
9807 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 834-0060

Current Inspector: Keesha M Minor (540) 340-2672

Inspection Date: April 22, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced Complaint Inspection was conducted on April 22, 2019 in response to a complaint that was received by the Virginia Department of Social Services, Licensing Division. Interviews were conducted with staff relating to allegations of staff ratios and the director walking children around the halls to keep classrooms from being over ratio. Based upon a preponderance of evidence, the information gathered during the investigation supports the allegations of the director walking children around the halls to keep the classrooms from being over ratio, and the complaint is determined to be VALID. Please return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office within 10 business days. If you have any questions, contact your licensing inspector, Keesha Minor at 540-340-2672.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-F
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure children are not temporarily reassigned from their regular group out of administrative necessity, casually and repeatedly disrupting the child's schedule and attachment to their teachers and group. Evidence: 1) Observed upon arrival that the director had 4 children ages 18mos to 22mos in a buggy, out of the classroom due to classroom being out of ratio. The children were in the buggy for over 30 minutes during the visit. 2) Identified through staff that on the previous Tuesday (4/16/19), the director had a buggy with 3 children (Walkers), due to the classroom being out of ratio.

Plan of Correction: Corrected at the time of the visit with the arrival of an additional staff member.

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.

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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