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Four Seasons Learning Center
254 Lakeview Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 975-4455

Current Inspector: Maureen Gallagher-McLeod (540) 430-9259

Inspection Date: March 25, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Technical Assistance:
We discussed the requirements for behavior management. The risk assessment for a violation was provided.

Comments:
An unannounced inspection, conducted at the same time as a focused monitoring inspection, was for the purpose of investigating a complaint regarding behavior management and withholding food during snack time. After conducting staff interviews and viewing pertinent information, it was determined that the complaint was valid. A plan of correction written in the violation notice must be adhered to for future compliance. As a reminder, compliance with the minimum standards is the responsibility of the licensee. Let me know if you need any assistance. 540/430-9259

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-5
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interviews with staff, and a review of the snack menu, on February 22, 2019 staff member 1 used a method that was forbidden when disciplining children for behavior. Evidence: During the afternoon snack time on February 22, 2019, a parent of a child with a birthday in the three/four year old preschool room had provided cupcakes and applesauce to serve when the children had the center provided snack time. According to staff interviews, staff member 1 withheld serving the birthday treats to four children, while the other children were provided cupcakes and applesauce, because they had not been following directions during the day. Staff member 1 indicated that the four children were provided cookies and water. Then, minutes into the snack time, the four children were given applesauce to eat. Child 1's behavior was described as "hitting", "throwing blocks" and saying "I don't like you". Staff member 2 described Child 2's behavior as "running around" and that he was "not listening". Staff member 1 indicated she had given the four children three chances during the day and that they had been talked to about their behavior and were sent to the "thinking chair".

Plan of Correction: The administrative staff will make sure the teachers know they may not withhold food from children as a method of discipline. The administrator will assist staff member 1 with locating training to take for ideas about appropriate behavior management techniques.

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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