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Children of America (Glen Allen) LLC
2501 Old Brick Road
Glen allen, VA 23060
(804) 360-0248

Current Inspector: Susan Ellington-Sconiers (804) 588-2368

Inspection Date: Nov. 26, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to determine the center?s compliance with licensing standards. The inspector arrived at 10:10am and concluded the inspection at approximately 2:50pm. The center?s director and assistant director were present and assisted the inspector throughout the inspection. The census for today?s inspection consisted of 92 children in the direct care of 19 staff members. Additional staff were on site and available to the children in care. Upon arrival, the children were engaged in a variety of activities. Each classroom was inspected and formal observations were completed. The children in the Pre-K A classroom were observed as they prepared to go outside. In the Preschool IA classroom, the children were observed reading books as a group. Diaper changing procedures were also observed in this classroom. The children in the Preschool IIA classroom were observed sitting at the table, listening to stories read by staff. The stories were titled ?The Hungry Frog? and ?All are Welcome.? In the Toddler classroom, children were observed during free play, and later as they prepared for lunch. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were observed. The school age children were not present during the inspection. The center is equipped with age and stage appropriate materials and equipment for the children?s use. Staff were engaged with the children and were observed offering guidance when needed. All areas where the children receive care were inspected and found to be in compliance. The center had the following posted: license, daily schedules, emergency numbers, evacuation maps, menu, and various parent information. The center?s first aid kit and non-emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. During the inspection, ten children?s records and eight staff records were reviewed. Medication is administered and three medication were reviewed today. The most recent evacuation drill was documented on 11/15/2019. A shelter-in-place drill was documented on 4/19/2019. One more shelter-in-place drill has been scheduled for December 2019. The most recent lockdown drill was documented on 10/01/2019.

Fire Inspection: 12/14/2018 Health Inspection: 11/20/2019

If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Florence Martus, at (804) 662-9772.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review of eight staff records on 11/26/2019, the center did not ensure that one staff's record contained the required information.

Evidence: 1) The licensing inspector observed one reference in the record for Staff #3 (DOH: 6/10/2019). The reference was taken over the telephone, but there was no documentation of the results of the call. There was no documentation that a second reference was obtained for Staff #3 prior to the date of hire. Each staff record shall include documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment or volunteering. If a reference check is taken over the phone, documentation shall include dates of contact, names of persons contacted, the firms contacted, results, and signature of person making call.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: "Obtained reference from employee via email. I will make sure the reference form is complete with date."

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on a review of eight staff records and interview on 11/26/2019, the center did not ensure the results of a fingerprint background check were completed for one staff, hired prior to January 22, 2018, by September 30, 2018.

Evidence: 1) The fingerprint background check results in the record for Staff #1, hired on 12/29/2014, were dated 11/28/2018. 2) During interview, a member of management confirmed Staff #1 did not submit to fingerprinting by the September 30, 2018 deadline for employees hired prior to January 22, 2018.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: "All existing staff have already obtained their fingerprints."

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on a review of eight staff records and interview on 11/26/2019, the center did not request, within 30 days of hire, a search of out-of-state founded complaints of child abuse for one staff member who has lived outside of Virginia within the last five years.

Evidence: 1) During the inspection, the Sworn Statement for Staff #6, hired on 9/03/2019, indicated the staff member had lived outside of Virginia within the last five years. The record did not contain documentation of a requested founded complaint of child abuse from the state the staff member indicated she had lived in within the last five years. 2) During interview, a member of management stated that an out-of-state request for founded complaints of child abuse was not completed for Staff #6.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: "Sent South Carolina background check today. In the future, I will submit the out of state background checks before hiring."


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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