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Mary Bethune Academy
2249 Halifax Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 847-4221

Current Inspector: Victoria E Dawson (540) 309-2674

Inspection Date: July 10, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was completed on 7/10/19. There were 42 children present in four groupings with eight staff directly supervising and additional administrative staff and volunteers present to assist if needed. Five newly enrolled children's records were reviewed and five staff records were reviewed. Children and staff records from the previous inspection were reviewed for correction of previous violations and were found to be corrected. There were no medications at the center. The inspector arrived at the center at 12:30 pm and departed at 5:00 pm. The children were observed finishing lunch and during nap. Infant activities were also observed. There was discussion with the administrative staff person about the following: attending Phase II orientation training (dates, how to register, etc.), using the most current forms (Sworn Statement for staff and immediate communicable disease reporting statement for parents), having copies of a disability plan for a child in care, staff transcripts for staff #4 to verify program lead qualifications.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on observation of posted inspections and interview, the center failed to ensure that there was an annual fire inspection report from the appropriate fire official having jurisdiction. Evidence: 1. The posted fire inspection had a date of 6/20/18. The administrative staff and assistant director were asked and stated that an inspection had not been completed since that date.

Plan of Correction: The administrative staff person called the fire marshal's office during the inspection to request an inspection to be completed. The fire marshal's office personnel stated that an inspection should be completed by the end of next week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on review of records, the center failed to ensure that the written records of children's injuries contained documentation of all required information. Evidence: 1. Approximately 30 injury reports were reviewed for the months of April, May, and June 2019. Eighteen of the reports did not include the date, time, and how the parent was notified documented. This is required information to be documented for each injury report.

Plan of Correction: The assistant director/administrative staff will remind staff to complete the reports documenting all required 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.

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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