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Great Bridge Children's Center
253 Fresno Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-1385

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sampson (757) 354-7307

Inspection Date: Oct. 7, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

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

Comments:
An unannounced complaint investigation was completed on 10/7/19 in response to a complaint received by the licensing office on 8/30/19. On 10/7/19 inspector investigated the complaint at the center relating to the allegation regarding building maintenance, and staff to children ratios. The information gathered during the investigation supports the allegation, so the complaint is determined to be "valid". Violations were found in the areas of supervision of children, and building maintenance. Additional violations were cited in the area of behavioral guidance. If you have any questions, contact the licensing inspector at (757)354-7307.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation it was determined the center did not ensure that all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. In the 1 year old room there was a hole in the wooden door to the kitchen that had rough splintered edges accessible to children in care. 2. In the 3 year old room there was peeling paint, peeling/broken plaster on the walls, and a hole in the wooden door to the storage closet that has rough splintered edges accessible to children in care. 3. In the 4 year old room there was peeling paint on the wall accessible to children in care. 4. In the school age room there was peeling paint, wallpaper, and drywall on the walls of the class and bathroom accessible to the children in care.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation and interview the center did not ensure that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards when tested in accordance with the procedures described in the American Society for Testing and Materials standard F1292-99. Evidence: 1. On the outdoor playground there was no resilient surfacing in the fall zones of the 4 swings and 2 Little Tikes Slides. 2. Staff #1(Director) stated that they "forgot to schedule the delivery of the mulch".

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-3
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation it was determined the center did not ensure that there was one staff member for every eight two year old children. Evidence: 1. At 4:09pm-4:20pm there was 1 staff member with 9 two year old children. 2. Staff #1(Director) confirmed that the two year old class was out of ratio during this time.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation and interview it was determined the center did not ensure that behavioral guidance was constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, and shall be intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior and resolve conflicts. Evidence: 1. Inspector overheard staff #2 say "no" in a loud voice tone. 2. Inspector observed a child in the 2 year old class sitting in the corner looking down to the floor. Inspector inquired why the child was sitting in the corner staff #2 stated that the child was "in time out because they keep taking their shoes off after I put them back on". 3. Staff #1(Director) confirmed that the child should not have been in time out for removing their shoes. 3. Inspector did not observe the staff try to redirect the child's behavior.

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.

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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