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La Petite Academy #7135
625 Cedar Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 436-3492

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: July 24, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 07/24/2019 from 10:30am - 1:05pm. At the time of entrance there were 104 children in care with 14 teaching staff and two administrative staff. The children ranged in age from infant - 12 years. Children were observed during late morning program time which included outdoor play. Lunch and nap was also observed. Records were reviewed for three staff and eight children. Violations were observed in three parts of the child day center standards and are listed on the violation notice.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to ensure that each child shall have a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician before the child's attendance or within one month after attendance. Evidence: 1. Child 3 lacked documentation of a physical examination. a. Child 1 has an enrollment date of 09/18/2017. 2. The child health assessment form , that is on file from child 3's pervious child day center, does not meet the requirement for a physical exam.

Plan of Correction: Updated physical record on compliant health form will be collected from parent on or before 8/2/19. Management has reviewed requirements for physical exam and will ensure proper forms are collected at time of enrollment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure that children's records contained all of the required elements. Evidence: 1. The enrollment record and emergency card for child 1 lacked a work phone number for one parent. a. All enrollment forms indicated that both parent's of child 1 were employed. 2. The director confirmed that a work phone number was not available for one parent of child 1.

Plan of Correction: Missing contact phone number has been collected from parent. Management will ensure all required contact information is captured during paperwork appointments prior to child's start date and during annual review of information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that equipment, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a safe condition. Evidence: 1. Two cords, from an I-Pad charger, were observed dangling down the wall in the young preschool classroom. a. These cords were accessible to the children in care and are an entanglement hazard. 2. An in ground sprinkler head was observed protruding from the ground, approximately 1 inch, on the school age playground. a. This sprinkler head is a trip hazard and children were observed on the playground during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: Cords were removed during inspection. Staff have been retrained on proper storage. Work order has been placed to remove sprinkler head and will be completed on or before 8/15/19. Teachers will follow playground safety procedures to prevent children from playing in that area until removed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. A container of liquid correction fluid was observed on top of a multipurpose storage shelf in the school age classroom. a. This shelf was accessible to the children in the classroom. 2. The product label contained multiple warnings indicating the contents as hazardous.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection. Proper storage of chemicals was reviewed with staff on date of inspection. Safety Captain will monitor classroom chemical storage daily to ensure compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-E-3
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure that staff shall request at least annually parent confirmation that the required information in the child's record is up to date. Such sharing of information shall be documented. Evidence: 1. The enrollment record for child 1 was last reviewed and updated by the parent on 05/18/2018 according to documentation on file. 2. The enrollment record for child 2 was last reviewed and updated by the parent on 08/25/2016 according to documentation on file. 3. The program director confirmed that the records for child 1 and child 2 had not been reviewed and updated annually by the parent.

Plan of Correction: Missing information will be gathered from parents on or before 7/30/19. Management will continue to audit files monthly to ensure compliance. School wide annual updates will take place each September.


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