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Appalachia Head Start Center
717 West Main Street
Appalachia, VA 24216
(276) 679-0518 (139)

Current Inspector: Angela Farmer (276) 608-2283

Inspection Date: Nov. 6, 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.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection from 9:30 am - 11:45 pm. There were twenty four children in care: four infants with one staff, seven toddlers with two staff and thirteen preschoolers with two staff. One additional staff was also present. The children were observed at circle time, listening to music, playing on the playground and in group activities. Five children's records were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. If you have any questions, please contact your licensing inspector at (276) 608-3758. Thank you for your cooperation.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation and measuring, the center failed to maintain the resilient surfacing on the playground at the required depth of 6 inches.
Evidence:
1. The inspector observed the playground and measured the resilient surfacing (bark mulch). There was approximately 2 to 3 inches of mulch on both sides of the slide and on the back side of the climbing equipment. Fall height of the climber is approximately 48 inches.

Plan of Correction: The teacher will rake the additional mulch from under the slides and under the ramp into the areas. The playground will be monitored to ensure the resilient surfacing remains at the required depth.

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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