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Shoemaker Head Start Centers 1 & 2
231 Bishop Street
Gate city, VA 24251
(276) 386-2502

Current Inspector: Shirl M. Spencer (276) 608-3758

Inspection Date: Sept. 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection from 9:00 am - 11:30 am. There were thirty one preschool children in care: seventeen children with two staff in classroom #1 and fourteen children with two staff in classroom #2. The children were observed coloring, at circle time, listening and moving to music, and in small group activities. One staff's record and five children's records were reviewed. Violations from the previous inspection were also reviewed and one was repeated. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. If you have any questions, please contact your licensing inspector at (276) 608-3758. Thank you for your cooperation.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to maintain one outside play area in a safe condition.
Evidence:
1. The inspector observed the play area located directly behind the center. There is a broken landscape timber next to the fence that has sharp edges.

Plan of Correction: The landscape timber will be replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation and measurement, the center failed to have 6 inches of resilient surfacing on the playground.
Evidence:
1. The inspector observed the playground located behind the school. The resilient surfacing (pea gravel) measured 1 - 2 inches in the fall zone surrounding the mats at the base of the fort. The fall height of the fort is approximately 40 inches.

Plan of Correction: Pea gravel will be added to meet regulations of six inches.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record reviews, the center failed to document practiced evacuation drills.
Evidence:
1. The inspector reviewed the evacuation drills for 2019 in classroom #2. There were no documented drills for the months of January, April or May.

Plan of Correction: The teacher in classroom #2 said the evacuation drills were practiced, but were not documented. Teacher will document the fire drills.

Disclaimer:

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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