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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: Aug. 5, 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 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced Monitoring Inspection was conducted today from 10:10am to 1:10pm. There were 125 (infants to 12 years) directly supervised by 21 staff. The physical plant, 10 staff records, 10 children?s records, children's medications and medication authorization records are current from previous inspection, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, listening to stories, playing outside. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was a sufficient supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid, as well as DHO training. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor (keesha.minor@dss.virginia.gov) or 540-340-2672.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-G
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that they documented viewing a child's proof of identity. Evidence: Reviewed 10 children's records and found that Child 10 did not have documentation that staff had viewed the proof of identity and Child 6 did not have documentation of who viewed the child's proof of identity.

Plan of Correction: Will correct by the end of the week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that children's records were maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 10 children's records and found that following: 1) 7 children did not have documentation of the parent's annual review and their file. 2) 6 children's records did not have documentation of one or two of the parent's work information (place of employment and phone number.

Plan of Correction: Will correct by August 16th.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that staff records were maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 10 staff records and found that Staff 3 and 5 did not have documentation of 2 reference checks prior to starting work.

Plan of Correction: Will be corrected by the end of the week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1) In the Pre-K classroom, peeling paint and drywall 2) Creative Arts classroom, peeling paint along the window sills. 3) Twos classroom, peeling paint on all window sills 4) Computer Lab, cabinet lining coming away from the door causing a pinching hazard. 5) Language and Literacy room, peeling paint, a easel with a broken blue tray, and a hole in the wall under the hallway window. 6) STEM room, peeling paint and a number of loose or fallen staples. 7) Toddlers classroom, peeling paint and holes in the walls along each wall of the classroom 8) Senior School Age, hole in the wall covered with a piece of tape and peeling paint.

Plan of Correction: Maintenance has been contacted.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that electrical outlets shall have protective covers. Evidence: Observed uncovered outlets in the following rooms: 1) Language and Literacy - 1 in classroom and 1 in the bathroom 2) Pre-K - 1 along the side wall

Plan of Correction: Corrected at the time of the visit.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that children were washing their hands after toileting. Evidence: Observed in the Twos classroom, one child used the bathroom, and left the bathroom without washing their hands in the bathroom sink. The child did stop at a sink outside of the bathrooms where another child was washing their hands, but did not wait to wash their hands and went back to interact with other children.

Plan of Correction: Will go over hand washing during the staff development day on Friday.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that when food is brought from home it is dated and clearly labeled to identify the owner. Evidence: 1) Language and Literacy: 9 lunch boxes that were not labeled with the date. 2) STEM: 5 lunch boxes that were not labeled with the date. 3) Twos: 1 lunch box without a name and 3 without a date. 4) Toddlers: 5 lunch boxes without a date.

Plan of Correction: Will be addressed with staff on during staff development training on Friday.

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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