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Hearthstone School
11576 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 987-9212

Current Inspector: Morgan Bryson (540) 270-0057

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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided regarding reference checks and immunizations. When references are taken via telephone, documentation shall include dates of contact, name of person contacted, summary of reference, and signature of the person making the call. On the "Certificate of Religious Exemption" for immunizations, the form shall be signed by the parent and notarized.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 9:50am-11:55am. There were 2 children directly supervised by 1 staff. The physical plant, outdoor playground area, programming, menus, 1 staff record, 2 children?s records, 4 board officer files, evacuation drills, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. There are currently no medications on site. Children were observed engaging in circle time, singing and dancing. Positive interactions between children and staff were observed during this inspection. There was an abundant supply of age appropriate materials for the children. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact me at morgan.bryson1@dss.virginia.gov.

Please complete the columns for "Plan of Correction" and "Date to be Corrected" for each violation cited on the violation notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office by 5pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Please email me at morgan.bryson1@dss.virginia.gov with any questions or clarifications needed.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation of the physical plant, hazardous substances, such as cleaning materials, were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence:
1. A disinfectant spray with the label "keep out of reach of children" was observed on top of the paper towel dispenser in an unlocked bathroom and was accessible to the children in care.

Plan of Correction: It was moved and put in a cabinet with child safety lock.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-A
Description: Based on record review, required background checks were not repeated every 5 years as required.

Evidence:
1. Board Officer #2 (Start Date: November 2005) did not have the required Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry background search completed every 5 years. Board Officer #2's most recent Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry search was last completed on 10/28/2013.

Plan of Correction: We will get.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review, 4 of 4 board officer files did not contain the results of a fingerprint based national criminal history background check.

Evidence:
1. Board Officer #1 (Start Date: October 1996), Board Officer #2 (Start Date: November 2005), Board Officer #3 (Start Date: January 2004), and Board Officer #4 (Start Date: November 2016)'s records did not contain the results of a fingerprint based criminal history background check.

Plan of Correction: We will get.

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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