Helping Hands Child Development Center
1003 Neathery Lane
Danville, VA 24541
Current Inspector: Rebecca Forestier (540) 309-2835
Inspection Date: Jan. 6, 2020
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on 01/06/2020. There were 31 children, ages 3 months-4 years, and 9 staff members present during the inspection. The inspector reviewed 5 children's records, 5 staff records, one agent record, and one medication during the inspection. The children were observed in the following activities: having a morning snack, participating in learning activities, in free choice play, in large motor play outside, during lunch and during nap time. Infants were observed being fed and allowed to sleep on demand. The inspector reviewed the following: the parent handbook, the staff handbook, the emergency preparedness plans and supplies, injury prevention plan and the playground safety plan. The inspector discussed the following with the staff: personal items, hand washing options, emergency medications and nutrition. The inspector arrived for the inspection at 10:20 a.m. and departed at 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Forestier at 540-309-2835.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A Description: Based on record review and discussion with staff, the facility failed to ensure that staff records shall contain all of the elements as required by the standards.
1. The record for Staff #2 did not contain the following information: verification of age requirement, job title and documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment. The record for Staff #2 had a documented hire date of 11/11/2019.
2. The record for Staff #4 did not contain the following information: verification of age requirement.
3. The record for Staff #5 did not contain documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment. The record for Staff #5 had a documented hire date of 08/04/2019.
Plan of Correction: The program director will obtain the missing information and place in the staff record. Staff records will be reviewed by another staff member in the future to ensure compliance.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B Description: Based on observation and discussion with the staff, the facility failed to ensure that hazardous substances, such as cleaning materials, shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Evidence: The cabinet over the sink in the Toddler Room was unlocked and contained a container of Clorox Wipes and a can of aerosol Lysol spray.
Plan of Correction: A locked will be placed on the cabinet.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B Description: Based on observation and discussion with staff, the facility failed to ensure that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards. Resilient surfacing shall be under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazardous obstacles.Fall zones are defined as the area underneath and surrounding equipment that requires a resilient surface. A fall zone shall encompass sufficient area to include the child's trajectory in the event of a fall while the equipment is in use. Falls zones shall not include barriers for resilient surfacing. Where steps are used for accessibility, resilient surfacing is not required.
Evidence: The small movable plastic climbing equipment with the slide was located directly against the barrier for resilient surfacing; the barrier for the resilient surfacing was located inside of the required fall zone. The children were observed using the equipment during the inspection.
Plan of Correction: The equipment will be removed from the playground.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-A Description: Based on observations and discussion with staff, the facility failed to ensure that all over-the-counter skin products shall not be kept or used beyond the expiration date of the product.
Evidence: The over-the-counter skin product for Child #2 had an expiration date of 05/2018.
Plan of Correction: The ointment will be sent home or discarded. Staff will be reminded to check them monthly.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D Description: Based on document review and discussion with staff, the facility failed to implement a minimum of two shelter-in-place practice drills per year.
Evidence: There was only one shelter-in-place drill implemented in 2019.
Plan of Correction: Two drills will be conducted in 2020.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F Description: Based on observation and discussion with staff, the facility failed to ensure that when centers choose to provide meals or snacks, a menu listing foods to be served for meals and snacks during the current one-week period shall be posted in a location conspicuous to parents or given to parents.
Evidence: The posted menu was dated 12/30/2019-1/3/2020; the current week menu was not posted.
Plan of Correction: The current menu was posted during the inspection.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-K Description: Based on observation and discussion, the facility failed to ensure that tables shall be sanitized before and after each use for feeding.
Evidence: The tables in the Toddler Room were not sanitized after the morning snack.
Plan of Correction: The program director will reiterate sanitized with the staff.
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2 Description: Based on record review and discussion with staff, the facility failed to obtain the central registry finding within 30 days of employment.
Evidence: The record for Staff #2 had a documented hire date of 11/11/2019; the date on the central registry findings was dated 12/17/2019.
Plan of Correction: The program director will follow-up if not received within 30 days.
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