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AlphaBEST @ Victory Elementary
2828 Greenwood Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Current Inspector: Christopher Robinson (757) 404-2322

Inspection Date: Jan. 24, 2020 , Feb. 3, 2020 and Feb. 4, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
22VAC40-80 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced Renewal Inspection was conducted from 3:05 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. on 1/24/2020. At the time of entrance 8 children, ages 5 to 9 years old were in care with one staff. The records sample size consisted of 5 children?s records. Two staff records were reviewed during a record review at the AlphaBEST Area Managers? office on 2/3/2020 and 2/4/2020.
Children were observed creating crafts, socializing, and playing table top games / activities. Staff stated that no medication is being administered to children in care at this time and that children are not transported in a vehicle while in care, Thank you for your time during today's inspection. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-C
Description: Based on observation and interview, the licensee did not ensure that during the stated hours of operation when there are children in care there is always present one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director and an immediately available staff member, volunteer or other employee who is at least 16 years of age, with direct means for communication between the two of them.
Evidence:
At the time of arrival, the inspector observed 8 children with one staff member in the gymnasium.
When asked if there were more children present with another staff, staff #2 stated that there were no other children or staff present on site. Staff #2 explained that she normally has a substitute staff present to assist her but that she had been unable to be there on this date.

Plan of Correction: The area manager stated that a candidate has been selected for this site and paperwork is being processed in preparation for the staff to be trained and hired. Until then, a substitute will be scheduled to work with staff #2 at this 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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