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Community Development Institute Head Start-Lancaster
36 Primary School Circle
Lancaster, VA 22503
(804) 462-5100

Current Inspector: Sharon Curlee (804) 662-9758

Inspection Date: Dec. 13, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted December 13, 2019 to determine the facilities compliance with licensing standards. The inspection was initiated at 10:00 am and concluded at 12:00 pm. Upon the inspector's arrival, seven children were in care with two staff. Children were having center time, playing in housekeeping, dress up and with puzzles. Children were also dressed in their pajamas as today was pajama day. Children also participated in a group activity matching and recognizing numbers. Later Bathroom breaks and hand washing was conducted in preparation for lunch. Systems are in place for supervision when the hall bathrooms are being used. Children had time to dance for music and movement before heading to the cafeteria for lunch. Today's lunch consisted of whole grain cheese pizza, green beans, fruit, jello and milk. Staff interacted with the children in a positive manner. The classroom is equipped with age appropriate materials and supplies. The playground was not inspected due to weather. The first aid kit and non-medical emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. All required information was posted on the parent bulletin board to include: license, last inspection notice, emergency numbers, daily schedule, evacuation maps, allergy list and menu. The inspector interacted with staff and children in care.

Emergency Information for two staff was reviewed on site along with the records of five children. Medications are administered by the elementary school nurse.
The most recent evacuation drill was documented on 12/06/2019. The two required shelter-in-place drills have not yet been conducted. Two shelter-in-place will need to be completed by the end of the school year.

If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9758.


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