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Honey Tree Early Learning Center
95 Patricia Lane, NE
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 381-6095

Current Inspector: Julia Kimbrough (276) 608-4267

Inspection Date: Feb. 19, 2020

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.

Comments:
An unannounced complaint inspection was conducted on 02/19/2020 in regards to a complaint submitted on 02/14/2020 alleging non-compliance with infant to teacher ratios. Through inspection this complaint is deemed valid with one violation resulting.Thank you for your cooperation, if you need further assistance please contact me.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-1
Complaint related: Yes
Description: The facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required on 02/14/2020 relating to child to teacher ratios in the infant room.

Evidence:
Staff #1 and #2 were both interviewed and confirmed that the infant room was left out of ratio on 02/14/2020 around 9:50 am when staff #1 had to leave for her college course. Staff #2 confirmed through interview that she remained in the classroom with 9 infants from 9:50 am until approximately 10:45 am. At 10:45 am another staff member arrived to assist. Staff #2 stated in the interview that she was unaware that staff #1 was not scheduled to work the entire day and would be subsequently leaving shortly before 10 am; she stated also that she was not informed of this until the time that Staff #1 had to leave.

Plan of Correction: Scheduling of staff will be monitored carefully to ensure future compliance with ratios. If adjustments need to be made to the schedule for planned and unplanned events then administration will immediately adjust as needed. Hiring of staff is also in the process to assist with having more staff to ensure future and continued compliance with ratios.

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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