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First Steps Infant Development Center
1100 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 295-5575

Current Inspector: Michelle W. Argenbright (540) 848-4123

Inspection Date: Aug. 19, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 8/19/19 from 11:15 am until 1:05 pm at First Steps Infant Development Center to review the licensing standards. At the time of the inspection 50 children were present with 12 staff present. The sample size consisted of five children's records, five staff's records, three diaper ointments and three injury reports. Children and staff were observed during free indoor play, reading time, lunch, clean-up, nap, parent interaction, transitions and behavioral management. Violations were found during this inspection and are documented on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing office at (540) 292-5933 for further assistance.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure all hazardous substances are kept in a locked place suing a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence:

1. In the middle room on the open shelf behind the table was a spray bottle of bleach water.
2. The administrator stated the teacher keeps that out during lunch since they rotate children to eat and clean and disinfect the table between each rotation.

Plan of Correction: The teachers in the middle room will be advised that cleaners must be locked.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-450-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure cots used by children during designated rest period have linens consisting of a top and a bottom cover or a one piece covering which is open on three edges.

Evidence:

1. In the two-year-old room and in the three-year-old room one child in each room did not have a top cover.
2. The administrator stated the child in the two-year-old room does not use a top blanket and the child in the three-year-old room plays with his top blanket so the parents do not send in a blanket for them. She did not realize they were required to have a top blanket.

Plan of Correction: The parents of each child will be asked to bring in a blanket for the children.

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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