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Arms of the King, Inc.
10998 Jefferson Avenue
Newport news, VA 23601
(757) 599-5737

Current Inspector: Christine Mahan (757) 404-0568

Inspection Date: Sept. 24, 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(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
An unannounced Renewal Inspection was conducted on September 24, 2019 from approximately 7:40 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.. Upon entrance there were 22 children and 4 staff present with children. The sample size of records reviewed consisted of 5 children's records, 3 staff records and the background checks for the owner. The center is not administering medications. Children were observed during their morning routine to include eating breakfast and freely playing.
The results of the inspection were reviewed and verified with the Center Director during the exit interview. Areas of noncompliance are noted on the violation notice. If you have any questions, contact your licensing inspector at (757) 404-0568.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on review of 3 staff records and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure all staff had orientation training completed by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities.

Evidence: The record for staff #3, date of hire 6-7-19 did not include documentation of orientation training completed by the end of the first day of assuming job responsibilities. Staff #3 was working during the inspection. The following information was required training;
-The policies and procedures listed that relate to the staff member's responsibilities;
-The center's playground safety procedures unless the staff member will have no responsibility for playground activities or equipment;
-Confidential treatment of personal information about children in care and their families; and
-The standards which relate to the staff member's responsibilities.

Plan of Correction: The center director will ensure each staff members documentation is updated upon hiring.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-B
Description: 240-b
Based on review of 5 staff records and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure all staff had been given by the end of the first day of supervising children all required information in writing.

Evidence: The record for staff #3, date of hire 6-7-19 did not include documentation that the following information was given to the in writing by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities;
-Procedures for supervising a child who may arrive after scheduled classes or activities including field trips have begun;
- Procedures to confirm absence of a child when the child is scheduled to arrive from another program or from an agency responsible for transporting the child to the center;
- Procedures for identifying where attending children are at all times, including procedures to ensure that all children are accounted for before leaving a field trip site and upon return to the center;
- Procedures for action in case of lost or missing children, ill or injured children, medical emergencies and general emergencies;
- Policy for any administration of medication;
- Procedures for response to natural and man-made disasters.

Plan of Correction: The center director will ensure each staff members documentation is updated upon hiring.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, measurements and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards and shall be under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazardous obstacles. Fall zones are defined as the area underneath and surrounding equipment that requires a resilient surface. A fall zone shall encompass sufficient area to include the child's trajectory in the event of a fall while the equipment is in use. Falls zones shall not include barriers for resilient surfacing.

Evidence: The following areas were observed on the playground as not having a sufficient amount of resilient surfacing;
1) The surfacing around the fall zone for the yellow and green climber on the schoolage playground is inadequate as the surfacing (mulch) has become hard and it can not be measured. .
2) The surfacing around the fall zone and at the base of the yellow slide on the schoolage playground, is inadequate as the surfacing measures between 2 and 4 inches.
There is a minimum requirement of 6 inches deep of resilient surfacing and the fall zone requires at least 6 feet of adequate surfacing.

Plan of Correction: There was a landscaping contractor called during the inspection to come remove the hard mulch and replace with playground certified mulch and add mulch in inadequate areas.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-2
Description: Based on observation, staff interviews and a review of center documentation, the licensee did not ensure that for children 16 months old to two years there was one staff member for every five children.

Evidence: In the Pre-Toddler room between 7:00 am to 8:00 a.m there were 19 children with 2 staff and the youngest child, child #3 was age 20 months.

Plan of Correction: A center staff member came into work late and causing the ratio issue and in the future will remind staff to come into work on time. If this happens again, children will also be separated based on their ages and ratio requirements. Back up staff members will also be called in.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the license did not ensure medication, except for those prescriptions designated otherwise by written physician's orders, including refrigerated medication and staff's personal medication, shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: In the 4-7 year old classroom, on a shelf and accessible to children there was first aid kit containing 6 packets of medications, 2 non-aspirin medications and 4 allergy medications.

Plan of Correction: In the future all medications will be removed from first aid kits.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-B
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the license did not ensure that each first aid kit shall be easily accessible to staff but not to children

Evidence: In the 4-7 year old classroom, on a shelf and accessible to children there was first aid kit.

Plan of Correction: In the future all first aid kits will be locked up and not inaccessible to 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.

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