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Happy Feet Early Learning and Child Center
37 Ellsworth Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 403-4183

Current Inspector: Rebecca Forestier (540) 309-2835

Inspection Date: Dec. 30, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-665 INTRODUCTION
22VAC40-665 ADMINISTRATION
22VAC40-665 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
22VAC40-665 PHYSICAL PLANT
22VAC40-665 STAFFING & SUPERVISION
22VAC40-665 PROGAMS
22VAC40-665 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS & EMERGENCIES

Comments:
A Subsidy Health and Safety inspection was conducted on 12/30/2019 to review supplemental health and safety requirements. There were 21 children, ages 5 months-10 years, and 8 staff members present during the inspection. The inspector reviewed 5 children's records and 5 staff records during the inspection. The staff stated that medication is not currently being administered. The children were observed in the following activities: having breakfast, participating in learning activities, in free choice play and during lunch. The inspector reviewed Injury reports and the emergency supplies during the inspection. The inspector discussed the following with the staff: diapering requirements, injury reports, health inspection, the playground, and emergency drills. A licensing inspection was also conducted on this date; the two inspections combined cover all subsidy health and safety requirements. Only subsidy requirements that are not covered in licensing standards are reviewed during this supplemental inspection. Violations were found during the supplemental subsidy health and safety inspection and can be found on the Violation Notice. Two inspectors arrived for the inspection at 8:45 a.m. and departed at 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Forestier at 540-309-2835.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: REPEAT VIOLATION

Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to ensure that an person must not be employed until the agency has the person's sworn statement or affirmation.

Evidence:
1. There was not a staff record available to review for Staff #4 during the 12/30/2019 inspection. Staff #6 verified there was not a sworn statement available to review for Staff #4. Staff #4 verified a hire date of 05/28/2018; Staff #4 was observed working during the 12/30/2019 inspection.
2. There was not a staff record available to review for Staff #5 during the 12/30/2019 inspection. Staff #6 verified there was not a sworn statement available to review for Staff #5. Staff #5 verified a hire date of 09/16/2019; Staff #5 was observed working during the 12/30/2019 inspection.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: REPEAT VIOLATION

Based on record review and discussion with staff, the vendor failed to obtain central registry finding within 30 days of employment.

Evidence:
1. The record for Staff #1 did not contain central registry findings; the documented hire date for Staff #1 was 10/07/2019. Staff #6 verified that there were no findings from the central registry for Staff #1. Staff #1 was observed working during the 12/30/2019 inspection.
2. The record for Staff #2 did not contain central registry findings; Staff #2 verified a hire date of 10/07/2019. Staff #6 verified that there were no findings from the central registry for Staff #2. Staff #2 was observed working during the 12/30/2019 inspection
3. The record for Staff #3 did not contain central registry findings; the documented hire date for Staff #3 was 05/10/2019. Staff #6 verified that there were no findings from the central registry for Staff #3. Staff #3 was observed working during the 12/30/2019 inspection
4. There was not a record for Staff #4 available for review during the 12/30/2019 inspection; Staff #4 verified a hire date of 05/28/2018. Staff #6 verified that there were no findings from the central registry for Staff #4. Staff #4 was observed working during the 12/30/2019 inspection.
5. There was not a record for Staff #5 available for review during the 12/30/1029 inspection; Staff #5 verified a hire date of 09/16/2019. Staff #6 verified that there were no findings from the central registry for Staff #5. Staff #5 was observed working during the 12/30/2019 inspection.
6. Staff #6 verified that these documents were not available for review.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-540-A
Description: REPEAT VIOLATION

Based on record review and discussion with staff, the vendor failed to ensure that staff shall be evaluated by a health professional and be issued a statement that the individual is determined to be free of communicable tuberculosis (TB); documentation of the screening shall be submitted at the time of employment and prior to coming into contact with children.

Evidence:
1. The record for Staff #3 did not contain documentation that Staff #3 has been determined to be free of communicable TB. The date of hire for Staff #3 was 05/10/2019; Staff #3 was observed working during the 12/30/2019 inspection. Staff #6 verified that there was not a TB test available for review.
2. There was not a record for Staff #4 available for review during the 12/30/2019 inspection. There was no documentation that Staff #4 has been determined to be free of communicable TB. Staff #4 verified a hire date of 05/28//2018; Staff #4 was observed working during the 12/30/2019 inspection. Staff #6 verified that there was not a TB test available for review.
3. There was not a record for Staff #5 available for review during the 12/30/2019 inspection. There was no documentation that Staff #5 has been determined to be free of communicable TB. Staff #5 verified a hire date of 09/16/2019; Staff #5 was observed working during the 12/30/2019 inspection. Staff #6 verified that there was not a TB test available for review.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-580-B
Description: REPEAT VIOLATION


Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to ensure that within the first 90 days of employment all staff who work directly with children shall complete Virginia Preservice Training for Child Care Staff.

Evidence: There was not record available to review for Staff #4 during the 12/30/2019 inspection; Staff #4 verified a hire date of 05/28/2019. Staff #6 verified there was not documentation of the Virginia Preservice Training for Staff #4.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-580-F
Description: REPEAT VIOLATION

Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to ensure that all staff who work directly with children must complete CPR and first aid training within the first 90 days of employment.

Evidence:
1. There was not record available to review for Staff #4 during the 12/30/2019 inspection; Staff #4 verified a hire date of 05/28/2018. Staff #6 verified there was not documentation of CPR/First Aid certification for Staff #4.
2. There was not record available to review for Staff #5 during the 12/30/2019 inspection; Staff #5 verified a hire date of 09/16/2019. Staff #6 verified there was not documentation of CPR/First Aid certification for Staff #5.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-650-E
Description: REPEAT VIOLATION

Based on discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to develop and implement a written policy and procedures that describes how the vendor will ensure that each group of children received care by consistent staff or a team of staff members.

Evidence: Staff #6 confirmed that a written policy and procedures that describes how the vendor will ensure that each group of children received care by consistent staff or a team of staff members has not been developed.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-770-B-5
Description: REPEAT VIOLATION

Based on discussion with the staff, the vendor failed to develop continuity of operations procedures to ensure that essential functions are maintained during an emergency.

Evidence: Staff #6 confirmed that procedures to ensure that essential functions are maintained during an emergency have not been developed.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review and discussion with staff, the vendor failed to ensure that no person shall be hired for compensated employment prior to the facility obtaining an employment eligibility letter upon the completion of a fingerprint background check as required by the Code of Virginia.

Evidence: Staff #4 verified a hire date of 05/28/2018. The date on the employment eligibility letter was 06/12/2018.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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