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La Petite Academy #7135
625 Cedar Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 436-3492

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: Feb. 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.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 02/06/2020 from 10:12 am - 12:50 pm. At the time of entrance there were 89 children in care with 13 teaching staff and two administrative staff. The children in care ranged in age from infant - five years. Children were observed during morning program time, lunch and nap. Transportation procedures to & from public school additionally observed. Records were reviewed for eight children and six staff.
One violation was observed and is listed on the violation notice. This violation was discussed with the program director at the conclusion of the inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center 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. If a key is used, the key shall not be accessible to the children.

Evidence:
1. The key to the laundry room closet was left in the lock which was locked.
a This closet is located in the two & three year old class and the door handle was accessible to the children in care.
b. Two bottles of bleach and one open container of powdered laundry detergent was observed inside of this closet.

Plan of Correction: Management will review daily, starting 2/7/20, for compliance with keeping this closet door locked and the key secured out of the reach of children. DM will also review for compliance during school visits.

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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