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HRCAP Aberdeen PreK Initiative
1424 Aberdeen Road
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 262-3104

Current Inspector: Tiffany Harris (757) 403-3045

Inspection Date: Sept. 18, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced inspection on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 between 10:00 am to 11:53 am in response to a self-reported incident that the Department received on September 4, 2019 regarding supervision of children. During the inspection, interviews with staff were completed, observations were made at the program, and a review of pertinent documentation. There were violations cited related to this self-reported incident at the center. See the violation notice for more details. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (757) 403-3045.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based on interviews, and review of documentation, the center did not ensure staff always demonstrate care, protection, and guidance when supervising children.
Evidence:
1. Interview with Staff#1 and Staff#2 confirmed on September 4, 2019 Child#1 was missing by program staff when parent arrived to the classroom for parent pick up after Staff#3 was responsible for escorting Child#1 to the parent pick up point. Child#1 was found on public school bus once contacts were made to initiate a search. Interview with staff revealed Child#1 was transported back to the program, and reunited with the parent.

2. Review of incident/accident reporting form documentation dated September 4, 2019 acknowledging a missing child and preventive measures.

Plan of Correction: Staff#3 is no longer employed in the agency;her disclosure regarding the incident was ambiguous. The staff were given a review of the parent pick-up procedures. The procedures to be enforced is that there will be one staff who is responsible for escorting the bus-riding students to the bus, and the other staff will be responsible for the children who are being picked up by their parents. In addition, the children being picked up by their parents will wear a different type of identification tag around their neck to distinguish them from the children who are the bus riders. When parents and designated adults come into the classroom to pick up their children, they will be required to show staff a picture ID prior to the staff releasing the child to the parent/designated adult.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on interviews, and review of incident report, the center did not ensure the children under 10 years of age are always kept within actual sight and sound supervision of staff.




Evidence:
1. On September 18, 2019, the interviews with Staff#1 & Staff#2 confirmed the incident involving Child#1 (age 4) missing on September 4, 2019 and was not within sight and sound supervision of program's staff between 2:15 pm to 2:40 pm.

2. Interview with Staff#2 revealed Staff#3 took Child#1 by the hand to outside parent pick up point, the parent was running behind, and the Staff #3 stopped to talk to another parent. Staff#2 reported being uncertain about what happened with parent/child exchanged. Child#1's parent arrived to classroom for pick up and child whereabouts were unknown by staff. Staff#2 notified management of incident and child was located on school bus and reunited with parent.

3. A review of a incident/accident reporting form dated September 4, 2019 regarding a missing child.

Plan of Correction: Staff#3 is no longer employed in the agency; her disclosure regarding the incident was ambiguous. The staff were given a review of the parent pick-pick procedures. The procedures to be enforced is that there will be one staff who is responsible for escorting the bus-riding students to the bus, and the other staff will be responsible for the children who area being picked up by their parents. In addition, the children being picked up by their parents will wear different type of identification tag around their neck to distinguish them from the children who are the bus riders. When parents and designated adults come into the classroom to pickup their children, they will be required to show staff a picture ID prior to the staff releasing the child to the parent/designated adult. It is in the policies of the program to never leave a child alone under any circumstances. Policies have been reviewed and staff will sign a receipt of these policies whenever they area hired and during annual staff orientation.

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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