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Brand Hardin Sims Head Start Child Development Center
702 Shenandoah Avenue, N.W.
Roanoke, VA 24017
(540) 345-3979

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Dec. 5, 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 mandated renewal inspection took place on 12/5/2019 between the hours of 8:15 am and 12:00 pm. On this date, there were 74 children in care between the ages of 11 months and 4 years old. The inspector observed the children eating breakfast, engage in free play, play on the playground, arrival. The inspector reviewed medications, children's records, first aid kits, and drill documentation.

Discussion with staff: about storage of medications.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: REPEAT VIOLATION

Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all hazardous substances as cleaning materials, in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence:
1. In classroom D the cabinet under the sink was unlocked and several different chemicals. There was a door that separated the children from the sink. The door was not locked.
2. In Classroom C, cleaning chemicals were being stored in cabinets below the sink (window cleaner, dish soap, and bleach), The cabinet was unlocked and at eye level to a small child.

Plan of Correction: The teachers locked the locking method during the inspection, the center administrators will monitor.

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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