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Stepping Stone Academy, LLC
10210 Melvin B. Alsbrooks Avenue
Mc kenney, VA 23872
(804) 478-4007

Current Inspector: Jennifer Moore (540) 430-0384

Inspection Date: July 23, 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)

Technical Assistance:
none

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:50pm. The children were observed eating morning snack, playing with blocks, listening to stories from the local librarian, eating lunch and lastly resting on cots for rest time. Due to rain and thunderstorms the facility's playground was not inspected today. The facility?s van was also not inspected due to being off site on a field trip. Five children?s records and five employee records were reviewed during this inspection. Medication is being administered however none is at the center. The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected. Last emergency drill: 07/15/2019 Last shelter-in-place drill: 07/15/2019 (practiced monthly) Fire Inspection: 11/06/2018 Health Inspection: 11/02/2018 Today, the following child to staff ratios were observed: Three years old? School Age 16:3 School Age ? on a field trip The violations from the previous inspections were checked for corrections. There were no repeat violations found during today?s inspection. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact your licensing inspector, Roshon Casey, at (804) 662-9760.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on a review of children's records on 07/23/2019, the center did not ensure that documentation that each child has received immunizations were obtained before the child can attend the center. EVIDENCE: The record of Child #1, who started at the center on 09/05/2017, did not contain documentation of immunizations.

Plan of Correction: Corrected on site

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on a review of children's records on 07/23/2019, the center did not ensure that each child shall have a physical examination before the child's attendance; or within one month after attendance. EVIDENCE: The record of Child #1, who started at the center on 09/05/2017, did not contain documentation of a physical examination.

Plan of Correction: Corrected on site

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-B
Description: Based on a review of staff records on 07/23/2019, the center did not ensure that each staff had an acceptable form of documentation of tuberculosis screening. EVIDENCE: The TB screenings in the records of Staff #1 and Staff #2 did not contain a clearance statement signed by a physician, the physician's designee or an official of the local health department.

Plan of Correction: Staff will go by Monday to the health department with the correct form.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review of staff records on 07/23/2019, the center did not ensure that for staff hired after March 1, 1996,documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment. If a reference check is taken over the phone, documentation shall include the results. EVIDENCE: 1. The second reference check that was obtained over the phone for Staff #1, whose date of hire was 03/01/2019, did not contain the results of the check. 2. The second reference check that was obtained over the phone for Staff #2, whose date of hire was 11/08/2017, did not contain the results of the check. 3. The second reference check that was obtained over the phone for Staff #3, whose date of hire was 04/01/2019, did not contain the results of the check.

Plan of Correction: Corrected on site.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation on 07/23/2019, the center did not ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. EVIDENCE: 1. Cleaning supplies such as bleach and carpet cleaner were In an unlocked room off of the main play area where the children were playing and eating snack. The door was left open. 2. A spray bottle labeled " hard surface sanitizer" was observed in an unlocked cabinet under the changing table in the boy's bathroom.

Plan of Correction: Cleaning supplies will be moved to a cabinet and a child safety lock will be put on the cabinet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-530-A
Description: Based on a review of staff records and staff interview on 07/23/2019, the center did not ensure that there shall be at least one staff member trained in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and rescue breathing (cpr) on field trips. EVIDENCE: 1. Staff #6 stated that Staff #2 and Staff #4 were off site on a field trip with the school age class. 2. The records of Staff #2 and Staff #4 did not contain documentation of certification in first aid and cpr. 3. Staff #6 stated that Staff #2's first aid and cpr certification expired.

Plan of Correction: Will swap staff on field trips until get certifications.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-6
Description: Based on a review of staff records on 07/23/2019, the center did not ensure that a required criminal history record report or a central registry finding from a person required to obtain background checks is dated more than 90 days prior to the date of employment. EVIDENCE: 1. The national fingerprint based criminal background check in the record of Staff #1, whose date of hire was 03/01/2019, is dated 08/30/2018. 2. The central registry search results for Staff #1, whose date of hire was 03/01/2019, is dated 08/20/2018.

Plan of Correction: Staff was considered a volunteer and transitioned to a Stepping Stone employee. going forward will redo background checks to make sure they are not more than 90 days prior to the staff's date of hire.

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.

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