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Heritage Child Development Center (Clarke Co)
224 Mosby Blvd.
Berryville, VA 22611
(540) 955-4194

Current Inspector: Barbara Workman (540) 430-9257

Inspection Date: Dec. 13, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced complaint inspection was conducted on 12/13/2019 from 12:15 P.M.-1:15 P.M. The inspection was in response to a complaint that was received in the Valley Licensing Office on December 10, 2019. The complaint was in regard to behavioral guidance. There were three staff members interviewed, two staff records, one child record, one injury report, and attendance log were reviewed. The information gathered during the investigation does support the allegation, so the complaint is determined to be " valid." Exceptions to compliance are noted on the violation notice.

If you have any questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540) 430-9257.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interviews, the center failed to use behavioral guidance that was constructive in nature age and stage appropriate, and intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior and resolve conflicts.

1. On 12/9/2019 Staff #2 and Staff #3 were in Classroom #1 with five children, ages 12 months-24 months, all children and staff were sitting on the floor playing with blocks. Child #1, (age 17 months), threw a block that landed near Staff #2. Staff #2 tossed the block back to Child #1. The block hit Child #1 on the cheekbone right underneath the eye and left a bruise.
2. Staff #2 stated that during the interaction she stated to Child #1 "we do not throw blocks".
3. Staff #1, #2, and #3 all verified that Staff #2 had tossed a block back to Child #1 and hit him on the cheekbone leaving a bruise underneath the eye.

Plan of Correction: Staff #2 has been trained on how to handle a child throwing blocks. We discussed leading by example and using words to build with blocks. Meeting was 12/17/2019. Discussion will be had for staff during a staff meeting on 1/14/2020.


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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