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Altavista Area YMCA Discovery Place -Tomahawk
Tomahawk Elementary
155 Bee Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 369-6842

Current Inspector: Kelly Ann Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Oct. 31, 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)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was done today 10/31/2019 beginning at 6:25 A.M. and ending at 8 A..M . There were 16 children present today. The children were observed today during arrival, table games,and free play. During the inspection five children's and four staff's records were reviewed.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children's records, the center failed to ensure that all records were complete as required by the standard.

Evidence:
1. Child # 1 was missing the address for one of the two emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: The site director will obtain the missing address and monitor all records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-C
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that during the stated hours of operation, there always shall be on the premises and on field trips when one or more children are present one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director and an immediately available staff member, volunteer or other employee who is at least 16 years of age, with direct means for communication between the two of them. The volunteer or other employee shall have received instruction in how to contact appropriate authorities if there is an emergency.

Evidence:
1. At 6:28 A.M. the second staff was ill and left the program. This left staff # 2 alone with eight children until 7:10 A.M. There was a cook for the elementary school that arrived at 6:50 A.M. but was not informed of being the emergency person with direct means of communication between them.

Plan of Correction: In the future all staff will remain until the back up staff arrives. Site director will monitor all staff schedule.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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