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Aslan Castle Early Learning Center
249 Laxton Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 239-5407

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Jan. 15, 2020

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was made on 01/15/2020 related to a self-reported incident of forbidden actions that occurred on 01/13/2020 and was reported to the inspector on 01/13/2020. Video of the incident was reviewed and staff were interviewed. Based on the information gathered, the allegation is found to be valid and violations were cited related to the incident.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Description: Based on review of video recordings and staff interviews, the center failed to ensure that behavioral guidance shall be constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, and shall be intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior and resolve conflicts.

Evidence:

1. Video footage from the center's video surveillance system on 01/13/2020 showed Child 1 getting up from the table during snack. Staff 1 roughly handled putting the child back into the seat. Child 1 is observed crying during the incident. 2. In another encounter, Staff 1 is observed clapping near the face of child 1 when the child would not stop crying and walking away from the table. The child reacted by crying. 3. Staff 2 verified that Staff 1 clapped in/near the child's face. The center did not ensure behavioral guidance was constructive in nature and age and stage appropriate.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on review of video recordings, a letter from a staff member, and staff interviews, the center failed to ensure that physical punishment, striking a child, roughly handling or shaking a child, or other forbidden actions shall not used as a form of punishment.

Evidence:

1. Video footage from the center's video surveillance system captured Staff 1 roughly handling a 19 month old on 01/13/2020. Child 1 was observed getting up from the table during stack. Staff 1 roughly handled, putting the child back into the seat. Child 1 is observed crying during the incident. 2. Staff 2 stated that Staff 1 "put the child back in their chair aggressively." 3. In a written statement, Staff 1 stated he sat Child 1 "hard in his chair".

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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