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Building Blocks Academy & Daycare Inc.
2422 North Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 321-9189

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 662-9772

Inspection Date: Oct. 15, 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)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
n/a

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to determine the center?s compliance with licensing standards. The inspection was initiated at 10:15am and concluded at approximately 1:00pm. The center's director and owner were present and assisted the inspector throughout the inspection. The census for today's inspection consisted of seven children in the care of two staff members. The director and owner were available to the staff and children throughout the inspection. Upon the inspector?s arrival, the children were observed playing with toys. The children were later observed during transitions, taking bathroom breaks, washing hands, and eating lunch. The staff were observed having positive interactions with the children throughout the inspection. All areas of the center including the kitchen, classrooms, hallways, and bathrooms were inspected. The center is equipped with age and stage appropriate materials and supplies. The required postings were observed and found to be in compliance. Five children's records and four staff records were reviewed. Per the director, the center does not administer medications at this time. The most recent evacuation drill was documented on 09/27/2019. The most recent shelter-in-place drill was documented on 3/22/2019 and one lockdown drill was documented on 9/18/2019.

Fire Inspection: 06/25/2019 Health Inspection: 03/27/2019

If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Florence Martus, at (804) 662-9772.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on a review of four staff records and interview on 10/15/2019, the center did not ensure that one staff resubmit tuberculosis (TB) test results at least every two years from the date of the first initial screening or testing.

Evidence: 1) The record for Staff #4, hired on 3/15/2017, contained the results of a TB screening that were dated 05/02/2017. The TB screening results expired on 05/02/2019. 2) During interview, a member of management reported the most recent TB results for Staff #4 could not be located at the time of the inspection.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: Management will continue to look for the TB results. If unable to locate, the staff member will obtain the screening this week.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-A
Description: Based on a review of four staff records and interview on 10/15/2019, the center did not obtain an updated central registry finding for one staff every five years from the date of the most recent central registry finding.

Evidence: 1) The central registry findings in the record for Staff #3, hired on 06/14/2014, were dated 08/06/2014. 2) During interview, a member of management reported the central registry check for Staff #3 has not been updated.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: The central registry check will be mailed on 10/15/2019. Once the results are received, they will be forwarded to the licensing office.

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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