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AlphaBEST @ Simonsdale Elementary
4841 Clifford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 807-0869

Current Inspector: Chris Robinson (757) 404-2322

Inspection Date: Feb. 12, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
Licensing Inspector arrived at 6:30 and departed at 7:40 AM to conduct the site visit as a part of the renewal. At the conclusion of the inspection, there were 24 school-age children in care with three staff. Children were observed participating in center based activities and then doing exercises in the gym. There was no medication being administered or stored on site. The sample size was five children's records.

Record review for renewal conducted at AlphaBest office. The sample size was three records.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children's records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all required information is present in each child's record.

Evidence:
1. The record for child #3 (date of enrollment 9/3/19) did not include addresses for either of the two required emergency contact persons.
2. The records for child #4 (date of enrollment 9/3/19) and child #5 (date of enrollment 9/11/19) did not include an address for one of the two required emergency contact persons.

Plan of Correction: Center management will work with parents to obtain addresses and will continue to audit children's records to ensure that they are complete.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of three staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that each staff had a completed search of the central registry on file within 30 days of employment.

Evidence:
The record for staff #2 (date of hire 10/22/19) did not contain a completed search of the central registry.

Plan of Correction: Management will follow-up with Office of Background Investigations and submit a new check if required.

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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