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Little Spats Preschool
429 East Church Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
(804) 824-6192

Current Inspector: Sharon Curlee (804) 662-9758

Inspection Date: Sept. 16, 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:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on September 16, 2019 to determine the center's compliance with licensing standards. The inspection was initiated at 10:30 am and concluded at 1:45 pm. Upon the inspector arrival children were outside on the playground playing with trucks, tool bench, balls and in the playhouse. The playground had sun umbrellas set up to provide shady areas. Staff were observed positioned at different points on the playground with supervision of all children. Upon returning to the classrooms, children washed their hands. Observations were conducted in each classroom with children playing with block, dolls and puzzles. Children in the three year old class completed a counting worksheet and listened to a story. Lunch was also observed. Children provided their own meals which were labeled with names and today's date. All areas of the facility to include classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and playground area were inspected. Classrooms have age and stage appropriate materials and supplies. The facility had the license, last inspection notice, emergency numbers, emergency evacuation procedures/maps, daily schedule and various parent information posted. The first aid kit and the non-medical emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. The inspector interacted with staff and children in care.

Five staff records and five children's records were reviewed.
Staff on site have current CPR, First Aid and daily health observation training. Medications are not being administered.
The most recent evacuation drill was on 08/29/2019. The two required shelter-in-place drills for 2019 were completed on 07/31/2019 and 08/29/2019. A lock down drill was documented on 05/31/2019.
Today's Census:
Classroom #1: (toddler) 2 children with 1 staff.
Classroom #2: (2 years) 6 children with 2 staff.
Classroom #3: (3 years) 4 children with 1 staff.
Classroom #4: (3 years) 4 children with 2 staff.

Fire Inspection: 05/02/2019 Health 05/17/2018
The violations from the licensing period were checked for corrections. There were no repeat violations cited during today's inspection. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9758

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on review of five children's records and interview, the center did not obtain documentation of a physical examination for two children's records before the child's attendance or within one month after attendance.

Evidence:

1. The record of child #2, enrolled 02/25/2019, did not contain documentation of a physical examination.
2. The record of child #4, enrolled 03/26/2019, did not contain documentation of a physical examination.
3. Staff #1 confirmed the record of child #2 and child #4 did not contain documentation of a physical examination.

Plan of Correction: Per the director: I have sent a text to let the parents know i need a copy of the physical. I will have them provide a copy for each child's record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children's records, the center did not obtain all required information for one child's record.

Evidence:

The record of child #5, enrolled 02/20/2018, did not contain the name, address and phone number for a second designated person to call in an emergency if the parent cannot be reached.

Plan of Correction: Per the director: I will talk to the parent at pick-up to obtain another emergency contact.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of five staff records and interview, the center did not obtain all required information for one staff record.

Evidence:

1. The record of staff #4, hired 09/09/2019, did not contain documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked prior to employment.
2. Staff #1 stated references for staff #4 had not been obtained.

Plan of Correction: Per the director: I will call the references today and document in the record. Going forward I will complete references before employment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A-4-a
Description: Based on review of staff records and interview, the center did not ensure within six months before being promoted or beginning work or one month after being promoted or beginning work, a minimum of 24 hours of training was received related to the care of children for one program leader.

Evidence:

1.The record for Staff #5 (promoted to lead 04/22/2019) did not contain a minimum of 24 hours of training within in six months before being promoted or beginning work or one month after being promoted or beginning work as a program leader.
2. Staff #1 identified Staff #5 as a program leader.

Plan of Correction: Per the director: I will have staff #5 work with a qualified program leader until the 24 hours of training are completed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-B
Description: Based on review of documentation and interview, the center did not obtain annual approval from the health department.

Evidence:

1. The most recent health inspection report was dated 05/17/2018, exceeding the annual requirement.
2.Staff #1 stated a health inspection had not been completed.

Plan of Correction: Per the director: I have tried since April to get them to come out to conducted the inspection. They came out once but we were closed. I will call and email them requesting they conduct the inspection along with maintain documentation of my request.

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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