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Bears and Blankets Academy of Early Learning
317 N. Lewis Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-4472

Current Inspector: Chrystal King (804) 297-4469

Inspection Date: Dec. 12, 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

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 12/12/19 from 9:35 am until 11:45 pm at Bears and Blankets Academy of Early Learning to review the licensing standards. At the time of the inspection 52 children were present with 10 staff. The sample size consisted of five children's records, five staff's records and four diapering ointments. No children were on medication at the time of the inspection. Children and staff were observed during indoor and outdoor free play, art and educational activities, diapering, napping, bathroom break, hand washing, transitions and behavioral guidance. Violations were found during this inspection and are documented on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540) 848-4123 for further assistance.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain documentation of a negative TB screening no later than 21 days after employment and completed within 12 months prior to employment.

Evidence:

1. A review of five staff records was completed. Staff 1's record contained a TB screening dated 9/29/17. Staff 1's start date was 10/14/19.
2. The director verified the dates of the TB screenings. The director believes staff 1 has obtained a new TB screening but she could not locate a copy. Staff 1 is a rehire and the TB on record was from when they worked at the center previously.

Plan of Correction: Staff 1 will be advised to provide a copy of a current TB screening.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure equipment of the center is maintained in a clean safe and operable condition.

Evidence:

Mats used by children during nap are torn at the seams exposing the absorbent sponge.

Plan of Correction: The mats will be repaired or replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure children's hands were washed with soap and running water after toileting.

Evidence:

In the nursery, staff 1 did not wash an infants hands after diapering.

Plan of Correction: The procedure for diapering will be reviewed with staff 1.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure over-the-counter skin products were used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

Evidence:

A tube of diaper ointment was found in the toddler classroom that had expired 10/19.

Plan of Correction: The diaper ointment will be sent home with the parent today. Staff will check all diaper ointment to ensure they are not expired.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain a fingerprint-based criminal history determination letter prior to hire for one out of five staff.

Evidence:

1. The record for staff 1 (start date 10/14/19) has a fingerprint-based determination letter dated 11/15/19.
2. The director stated staff 1 is a rehire and the director thought she has a determination letter from when she worked at the center previously. Once she realized she did not, staff 1 got the determination letter.

Plan of Correction: In the future all staff, including rehires, will be required to obtain fingerprint-based criminal history determination letters prior to hire.

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. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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