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Growing As One Christian Learning Center
13780 Warwick Boulevard
Newport news, VA 23602
(757) 890-1325

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

Inspection Date: Oct. 31, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.

Comments:
An announced initial inspection was conducted on October 31, 2019 from approximately 9:34 am to 11:40 am. Four classrooms, two restrooms and the outdoor playground were inspected. The licensing inspector reviewed the physical plant, emergency supplies and procedures, required postings, indoor and outdoor areas and administration. The center will not be offering transportation or administering medication.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-I
Description: Based on staff interview, the applicant did not ensure that the center would develop written procedures for injury prevention.

Evidence: The applicant confirmed that there was not a written procedure for injury prevention.

Plan of Correction: Director is going to type and do an injury prevention plan.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-K
Description: Based on review, the applicant did not ensure that the playground safety procedures contained all required components.

Evidence: The applicant confirmed that the playground safety procedures did not contain scanning play activities and method of maintaining resilient surfacing.

Plan of Correction: As the director I will put in place all requirements for the playground procedure.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the applicant did not ensure that areas and equipment, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.

Evidence:

1. The applicant confirmed that there were multiple areas of chipped and peeling paint in the Two Year Old classoom, the Three Year Old classroom and the hallway.

2. The grey/yellow/purple playground equipment had visible cracks and missing steps to access the structure.

Plan of Correction: As the Director and I will fix the chipped paint. The playground equipment will be discarded.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the applicant did not ensure that hazardous substances shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: The applicant confirmed that hand soap and antibacterial wipes were on an open shelf in the 16 month classroom and the Two-Three Year Old bathroom.

Plan of Correction: As the Director all items will be locked in the cabinet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the applicant did not ensure that there was an adequate fall zone underneath and surrounding equipment that requires a resilient surface. A fall zone shall encompass sufficient area to include the child's trajectory in the event of a fall while the equipment is in use.

Evidence: The applicant confirmed the following fall zones on the outdoor playground area:
1. The grey/yellow/purple playground equipment had a fall zone of four to the wooden fence
2. The red/blue playground equipment had a fall zone of 3'7" to the wooden fence.

Plan of Correction: As the Director all playground equipment will be discarded.l

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-B
Description: Based on review and staff interview, the applicant did not ensure that the emergency preparedness plan contained all required procedural components.

Evidence: The applicant confirmed that the emergency preparedness plan did not contain the required procedural components:
1. Emergency Communication-notification of local media
2. Evacuation-assembly points and special healthcare supplies to be carried off-site on immediate notice
3. Shelter-In-Place-headcounts, securing of essential documents and method of communication after the shelter-in-place
4. Facility containment procedures
5. Staff training and plan review and update

Plan of Correction: As the Director I will fix all emergency plans, policies and procedures.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-C
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the applicant did not ensure that shelter-in-place procedures/maps shall be posted in a location conspicuous to staff and children on each floor of each building.

Evidence: The applicant confirmed that there was not a shelter-in-place map or procedure posted in the building.

Plan of Correction: As the Director I will put a reference on all previous maps to indicate shelter-in-place.

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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