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Lyn-CAG Children and Family Head Start and STEP-UP at Moneta
1077 Town Circle Way
Moneta, VA 24121
(540) 297-1836

Current Inspector: Victoria E Dawson (540) 309-2674

Inspection Date: Oct. 24, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced monitoring inspection was completed on 10/24/19. There were 18 children present with two staff supervising and two additional staff assisting with various activities. Five children's records were reviewed. The staff records are scheduled to be reviewed at a later date this month.There were three emergency/as needed medications observed.

The inspector arrived at the center at 8:20 am and departed at 10:45 am.

The children were observed during breakfast, during outside time, during a large group activity, and during free play (center) time.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to ensure that there was complete information in each child's record as required by the Standards.

1. The records for children #1, #2, and #3 were not updated annually as required. The last information in the records for children #1 and #3 was last documented July 2018. The last information in the record for child #2 was last documented August 2018. The Standards require that the contact and emergency information for each child be updated at least annually.

2. The father for child #2 was listed as an emergency contact. The father's information was also documented in the section for father of the child. The Standards require the name, address, and phone number of someone who can be called in an emergency if the parents can not be reached.

Plan of Correction: The lead teacher will let the family service worker know about the information needed for the children's records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. If a key is used, the key shall not be accessible to the children.

1. There were two areas where cleaning supplies were observed behind closed doors that were not locked and did not have a locking mechanism on them. The kitchen with a door directly into it from the classroom area had cleaning and sanitizing materials (multiple sprays, multiple sanitizing wipes, multiple dish soaps) observed. Some were observed in a cabinet under the sink and others were observed on top of refrigerators.

2. There was a closet in the back of the nap room used by the children that contained a stock supply of cleaning and sanitizing sprays. There were approximately 35 bottles of refills for the cleaning and sanitizers that were stored in this unlocked closet on a shelving unit. There was also a janitor's cart observed in the closet with multiple cleaning supplies on it.

Plan of Correction: The lead teacher will report the need for a locking mechanism for the doors.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-320-B

Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that the restroom areas had sinks that were supplied with running warm water that does not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

1. The hot water was checked. The water did not get warm to the touch. Staff was asked about the availability of hot water and stated that there has not been any hot water this school year.

2. The hot water in one of the children's bathroom was turned off.

Plan of Correction: The lead teacher will report this to administration again.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-E

Based on interview, the center failed to ensure that the required non-medical emergency supplies were available.

1. The lead staff person was asked for the battery operated radio. The staff person stated that there were no batteries available. The staff person stated, when asked why they did not have batteries, that they had asked administration for batteries for the radio but had not received them.

Plan of Correction: The lead teacher will request the batteries again.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-H
Description: Based on interview, the center failed to ensure that there was a document containing potential shelters, hospitals, and evacuation routes for each site frequently visited or routes frequently driven by the center that was kept on the bus.

1. The two bus drivers were asked for the emergency bus plan. The only route that was available was the route from the center to the hospital.

Plan of Correction: The bus drivers will develop an emergency plan with all required information.


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