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The Merit School of Cloverdale (#32)
3498 Cranmer Mews
Dale city, VA 22193
(703) 590-4343

Current Inspector: Shawanda Henderson (540) 216-1434

Inspection Date: Oct. 17, 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)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 9:30am to 11:45am with the Director, Assistant Director, and center staff. There were 47 children in care ranging from three months to five years of age supervised by 11 staff. The children were observed playing on the playground, coloring, sorting toys by color, enjoying water play and sensory play, and playing a game on a computer. Five children?s files and five staff files were reviewed. The Center has adequate staff certified in CPR, First Aid, and Daily Health Observation. Fourteen medications and authorization forms were reviewed for nine children and the center has three staff current in Medication Administration Training (MAT). Attendance and the emergency drill log were reviewed and in compliance. The most recent Fire Inspection was conducted 10/17/18 and the most recent Health Inspection was conducted 10/7/19. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Laura Brindle, at laura.brindle@dss.virginia.gov or 540-905-2062.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-C
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that diaper creams were stored in a way that was inaccessible to children. Evidence: In the twos to threes class, Preschool Explorers, there were two diaper creams stored in an unlocked cabinet under the diaper changing table.

Plan of Correction: Moved to a locked cabinet during the inspection.

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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