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Denbigh Christian Academy
1233 Shields Road
Newport news, VA 23608
(757) 874-8661

Current Inspector: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281

Inspection Date: Aug. 13, 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)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on August 13, 2019 from approximately 9:15 am to 12:00 pm. Eleven staff were present with seventy-two children. Additional staff were on site for administrative duties. Seven children and seven staff records were reviewed.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, facility did not ensure hazardous chemicals are kept locked. Evidence: Multiple chemicals to include bleach, disinfectant solutions and paint were observed in an unlocked storage closet in the front hallway. The chemicals were labeled with caution/danger and keep out of reach of children.

Plan of Correction: Closet will be kept locked.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, facility did not ensure there is adequate resilient surfacing in the fall zones under and around moving equipment on the playground. Evidence: A four-seater teeter totter was observed on the preschool playground. There was 2' of resilient surfacing from the edge of the equipment to a concrete pad when there should be at least 6' of resilient surfacing around all moving equipment.

Plan of Correction: One arm of the teeter totter will be removed. A maintenance request was completed during inspection. The piece of equipment will be deemed "out of order" now until the repairs are made.

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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