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LeafSpring School at Hanover
8218 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 730-1010

Current Inspector: Jennifer Moore (540) 430-0384

Inspection Date: Jan. 6, 2020

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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
N/A

Comments:
Two licensing inspectors conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection on Monday, January 6, 2020 from approximately 12:30 PM until 6:00 PM. The following ratios were observed with a total of 84 children present in the Preschool building and 69 children in the Village (school age) building:
Younger Infants - 4 children with 1 staff
Older Infants - 6 children with 2 staff
Toddlers (Red Room) ? 11 children with 3 staff
Toddlers (Yellow Room) - 12 children with 3 staff
Twos & Threes (Green Room) - 11 children with 3 staff
Fours & Fives (Orange Room) - 9 children with 1 staff
Threes & Fours (Blue Room) - 17 children with 2 staff
Fours and Five (Purple Room) - 13 children with 2 staff
Get Well Place ? 1 child with 1 nurse
School age children - 69 children with 10 staff

The children and staff were engaged in a variety of activities while the licensing inspector was on the premises. Children were observed playing outside, being held and rocked, playing with toys, painting playing with play-doh, working on the computers, having books read to them, completing homework, creating with pipe cleaners, having their diapers changed, taking bathroom breaks and washing their hands and eating snack. All areas of the center including classrooms, hallways, kitchen, bathrooms and outdoor play areas were inspected. The center was equipped with toys and supplies and items were available to the children.

The following information was reviewed: infant feeding schedules, daily attendance, infant daily sheets, practiced emergency drill logs, liability insurance policy, parent agreements, staff training information, required postings and menu. The center?s first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected. Medication and medication authorization forms were reviewed. During the inspection, 10 children's and 11 staff records were reviewed.

Last documented health inspection: 10/8/19 Last documented fire inspection: 12/12/19

If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (804) 662-9790.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review of 11 staff records, the center did not ensure four staff members submitted documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening within 12 months prior to or 21 days after beginning employment.

Evidence:
The records for Staff #2 (hire date 8/13/19), Staff #4 (hire date 6/19/19), Staff #8 (hire date 8/19/19) and Staff #9 (hire date 11/20/19) did not contain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening.

Plan of Correction: We will ensure the staff obtain a tuberculosis screening and submit the results and add the results to the record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on review of 11 staff records, the center did not ensure three staff members submit results of a follow-up negative tuberculosis screening at least every two years from the first initial screening.

Evidence:
1. The record for Staff #3 (hire date 6/27/17) contained a negative tuberculosis screening dated 12/5/17.
2. The record for Staff #5 (hire date 9/26/17) contained a negative tuberculosis screening dated 9/26/17.
3. The record for Staff #11 (hire date 5/31/17) contained a negative tuberculosis screening dated 5/31/17.

Plan of Correction: We will have the staff obtain updated tuberculosis screenings and place the results in the staff records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of 10 children's records, the center did not ensure the required information was obtained for one child's record.

Evidence:
The record for Child #10 did not contain the addresses for the two emergency contacts listed in the record.

Plan of Correction: The parents will be contacted and we will request the addresses for the emergency contacts.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all areas and equipment were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.

Evidence:
The following was observed on the preschool playground:
1. Broken white lattice that created a pinching hazard was leaned against the wooden fence.
2. A folded ladder was lying on the ground, creating a tripping hazard.
3. A wheelbarrow was overturned, exposing rusting nuts and bolts.

Plan of Correction: These items were removed from the playground while the licensing inspectors were on site.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevented access by children.

Evidence:
A spray bottle of cleaner was hanging on a push cart located in Cafe in the Village building. Children were in the cafe creating an art project.

Plan of Correction: Corrected while the licensing inspectors were on site.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observations, the center did not ensure all electrical outlets had protective covers.

Evidence:
In the Purple classroom, an electrical strip behind the computers did not contain protective covers.

Plan of Correction: Corrected while the licensing inspectors were on site.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on review of 11 staff records, the center did not ensure two staff were not employed until the staff completed a sworn statement or affirmation.

Evidence:
The records for Staff #8 (hire date 08/19/19) and Staff #10 (hire date 08/19/19) contained sworn statements dated 09/10/19.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure the sworn statements are completed prior to staff beginning employment in the future.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of 11 staff records, the center did not ensure central registry findings within 30 days of employment were obtained for one staff member.

Evidence:
The record for Staff #6 (hire date 08/26/19) did not contain central registry findings.

Plan of Correction: The central registry was requested while the licensing inspectors were on site.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on review of 11 staff records and interview, the center did not obtain satisfactory results of the finger-print based national criminal background check by 09/30/2018 for two staff hired prior to 1/22/2018.
Evidence:
1. The records for Staff #5 (hire date 09/26/2017) and Staff #11 (hire date 5/31/17) did not contained satisfactory results of the finger-print based national criminal background check. Staff hired prior to 01/22/2018 was required to have the results of the national criminal background check by 09/30/2018.

Plan of Correction: Appointments for the staff to complete the national background checks were made while the licensing inspectors were on site.

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.

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