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La Petite Academy #7134
1025 Plantation Lakes Circle
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 479-4812

Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601

Inspection Date: June 27, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
A complaint regarding supervision, documentation, self-reporting and behavior guidance was received on June 4, 2019. The complaint was initiated on the same day. The investigation concluded on August 9, 2019. During the investigation staff and a child's record were reviewed. Additionally, staff were interviewed. The information gathered during the investigation partially supports the allegation. Therefore, the complaint is valid. Violations regarding center policy and behavior guidance were identified during the investigation and appear on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on policy review and interview the center failed to ensure that operation responsibilities of the licensee include, but not be limited to, ensuring that the center's activities, services, and facilities are maintained in compliance with these standards, the center's own policies and procedures.
Evidence:
1 - On March 1, 2019 staff 2 was given a "final written warning" stating that she "did not follow the Positive Guidance and Redirection Policy for interacting with children. She used an improper tone of voice and poked a child as redirection."
a. The center's policies state that "No staff member is permitted to use physical...punishment on any child...in our care in any way. Staff members are prohibited from using the following as means of punishment or redirection...a....pulling, pushing, physical force....k. Any other form of physical abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect."

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interview and record review the center failed to ensure that physical punishment, roughly handling a child, or threats there of are forbidden.
Evidence:
1 - Documentation confirmed that on February 18, 2019, staff 2 "poked a child as redirection."
2 - During interview with staff 2 she stated that she did not realize "how roughly she touched the child until she viewed video tape."
a. Staff 2 stated that if she had been a parent seeing the interaction, it would have been upsetting.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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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