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Kids Are Special Christian Day Care
28365 Hillman Highway
Meadowview, VA 24361
(276) 944-3175

Current Inspector: Angela Farmer (276) 608-2283

Inspection Date: Aug. 7, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
The inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection in response to a complaint received in the licensing office on 07/31/2019 concerning care of children. Staff records and children's records were reviewed and interviews were held. One part of the complaint is determined to be substantiated due to the preponderance of evidence gathered during the investigation. A second part of the complaint is determined not substantiated due to a lack of preponderance of evidence. Please complete the plan of correction and date to be corrected for the violation and return to the licensing office within 5 business days of receipt. Please call your inspector at 276-698-9981 with any questions.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews, a forbidden action occurred at the center against a child.
Evidence:
1. The inspector interviewed staff #1 about an incident in which child #1 stated he was grabbed by the neck and a mark was left. Staff #1 stated, "I got frustrated because he wouldn't do what I was asking and I grabbed him by his neck." Staff #1 demonstrated how she grabbed child #1 by the neck and it was in the front of the neck. 2. On 07/31/2019 child #1 was interviewed and verified that staff #1 did grab his neck and left a mark from fingernails.

Plan of Correction: Director spoke with all staff about behavior management. The director identified a training on the Penn State website concerning working with challenging behaviors that all staff will complete.

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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