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AlphaBEST @ Simonsdale Elementary
4841 Clifford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 807-0869

Current Inspector: Chris Robinson (757) 404-2322

Inspection Date: Oct. 21, 2019 and Oct. 24, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
10/21/19 - Licensing Inspector arrived at 6:45 and departed at 7:45 AM to conduct a site inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection, there 20 school-aged children present with four staff. Children were observed making tissue paper flowers and having conversations. It was reported that there is no medication on site. The sample size was five children's records.

10/24/19 - Licensing Inspector arrived at the AlphaBEST office at 12:30 and departed at 2:00 PM to review staff records. The sample size was four staff records.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review of four staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that each staff member submitted documentation of a negative tuberculosis (Tb) screening no later than 21 days after employment.

Evidence:
The record for staff #4, date of hire 9/3/19, did not contain a (Tb) screening.

Plan of Correction: Area manager will obtain the Tb screening and place it in the record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a review of five children's records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all required elements were present in each child's record.

Evidence:
1. The record for child #2 did not contain any information for the father.
2. The record for child #5 did not contain an address for one of the two emergency contact persons.

Plan of Correction: Site director will contact parents to get information and place in records. Audits of all records will continue.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of five staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all required elements were present in each staff member's record.

Evidence:
The record for staff #1, who was on duty at the time of the site inspection, did not contain documentation of two references as to character and reputation being obtained prior to employment.

Plan of Correction: Area manager will obtain references and place them in the record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-80-A
Description: Based on interview and observation, it was determined that the facility did not maintain a written record of children in attendance daily.

Evidence:
Upon request of the licensing inspector, the facility was unable to provide a written record of children in care.

Plan of Correction: Written record of attendance will be maintained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on review of center documents, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that a written record of children's injuries was maintained with all required elements.

Evidence:
Although noted on the injury log, there was no record with all elements maintained for an injury that occurred.

Plan of Correction: Site director will ensure that injury records are completed and maintained for all injuries.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on review of four staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that no employee began work until they had completed a sworn statement or affirmation.

Evidence:
The records for staff #1 and staff #4, both of whom were observed on duty with the children during the inspection, did not contain sworn statements or affirmations.

Plan of Correction: Area manager will ensure that sworn statements or affirmations are completed and place in records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of four staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that each staff member had a completed central registry check on file within 31 days of employment.

Evidence:
The records for staff #2 and staff #3, both of whom had hire dates of 9/3/19 and were observed on duty with the children during the inspection, did not contain completed searches of central registry checks.

Plan of Correction: Checks were submitted on 10/2/19 and facility is awaiting results.

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