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Buildin Blocks Daycare
2901 S. Crater Road
Petersburg, VA 23805
(804) 244-4254

Current Inspector: Lynn Powers (804) 840-8260

Inspection Date: April 17, 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)
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 announced initial inspection was conducted on April 17, 2020 from 12:20pm to 3:25pm. There were no children in care during this inspection as the center has not yet opened for child day care purposes. The center consists of five classrooms, three bathrooms, a lobby / general purpose area, an office, teachers lounge, and storage rooms. The center is requesting a license for children ages 12 weeks through 12 years. The program will offer breakfast, lunch and snack to children in care. Medication will not be administered. During the inspection, compliance with some standards could not be determined since the center is not yet in operation. Compliance with these standards will be determined during unannounced visits once the program is in operation. During the conditional period, the center will be subject to unannounced licensing inspections, with the first inspection taking place within the first sixty days of licensure. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact your licensing inspector, Kandra Brown, at (804) 662-9038.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.
Evidence:
1. The lobby, classroom #4, and the infant room each had a television with a dangling electrical cord, within reach of children. The cords extended approximately 2.5 to 3 feet from each television to an outlet. The dangling cords posed an entanglement hazard.
2. The outside play area wall, classroom #3 and the rear bathroom had areas with chipped and peeling paint.
3. The rear bathroom toilet was not working during the inspection.
4. Several areas of the center's carpet was frayed presenting a choking hazard.
5. There were several stained and missing ceiling tiles.
6. Areas around thermostats and fire alarm pull stations had exposed drywall. Small pieces of drywall were found on the floor near those areas.
7. Parts of the outside play area fence were rusted. There was a rusted chain and lock located on the gate.
8. The outside play area had a broken chain link gate leaning against the wall which could fall on a child if pulled.

Plan of Correction: 1. Televisions in all areas have cord covers that prevent any cords from dangling. Daily visual checks will be done by teachers in classroom at the beginning and end of each school day to ensure none of the cords are dangling. Maintenance will be responsible for handling if needed.
2. The outside play area has been repainted, as well as classroom #3 and the rear bathroom. Visual checks will be done to ensure there are no chipped or peeling paint. The director will be responsible for monitoring. Maintenance will be responsible for maintaining.
3. The rear bathroom toilet has been repaired. Daily usage will ensure it is properly working. Director and staff will monitor, and maintenance will be responsible for maintaining.
4. Areas of frayed carpet have been replaced. Daily visual checks during cleaning to ensure nothing has frayed. In the event, it will be cut. The teachers of designated rooms will be responsible for monitoring. The owner will be responsible for maintaining.
5. All stained and missing tiles have been replaced. Extra tiles are kept in maintenance closet and will be replaced as needed. Tiles will be monitored by the director and maintained by maintenance.
6. A layer of patching compound was applied to exposed dry wall. Once dried, sanded and repainted. All debris have been removed and cleaned. Visual checks by Director/staff during cleaning be the method monitoring. Anything reported will be maintained and fixed by maintenance and owner.
7. All rust has been cleaned off fence and entire fence has been repainted. The chain and lock have been replaced with a coated chain to help with the prevention of rusting. Daily checks will be made before outdoor activities to ensure areas are rust free. The Director will be responsible for monitoring and maintenance will be responsible for maintaining.
8. The broken chain link gate has been fixed. The gate will be monitored by the director and maintained by maintenance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-K
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure to make provisions for an individual place for each child's personal belongings.
Evidence:
The center did not have an individual place for each child's personal belongings. The center's representative stated that the center has designated a small room for children's personal items but has not yet purchased furniture to provide individual space for each child.

Plan of Correction: Cubbies have been purchased and placed in rear room for children?s? personal belongings. Space will be provided by director and each cubby will have child?s name for each individual space. The director will maintain the cubby spaces.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-530-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure to have at least one staff member trained in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and rescue breathing.
Evidence:
Out of the two applicant and four staff records reviewed, none of the applicant/staff records had first aid and cpr training. The center representative stated they will schedule first aid and cpr training.

Plan of Correction: CPR training was held on site at the daycare to some staff. There are now 3 staff members with CPR training. This training will be included on the checklist for employee files. Files will be monitored and maintained by Director. Although is it not mandatory for all employees. We encourage all to obtain the training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure to have an emergency preparedness plan developed in consultation with local or state authorities and addresses all required procedures.
Evidence:
1. The emergency preparedness plan was not developed in consultation with local or state authorities.
2. Procedures regarding the following were not present in the emergency preparedness plan; staff responsibility, a designated emergency and backup officer, availability and primary use of communication tools, staff training requirements, drill frequency, plan review and update.

Plan of Correction: 1. Emergency preparedness plan has been developed and signed by Fire Marshall on 4/18/2020.
2. Procedures regarding staff responsibility, a designated emergency backup officer, availability and primary use of communication tools, staff training requirements, drill frequency, plan and review and update procedures have been revised to comply with regulations and requirements.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-C-1-A
Description: Based on review of Board Member records, the facility did not obtain central registry results for two board members and a sworn statement of affirmation for one Board Member upon application for licensure or registration as a child welfare agency.
Evidence:
1. The record of Board Member #1 did not have documentation of central registry results and a completed sworn statement of affirmation.
2. The record of Board Member #2 did not have documentation of central registry results.

Plan of Correction: 1. Both board members have central registries that have been sent, waiting on results to come back. Board members have sworn statement of affirmation completed in files.
2. Files will be maintained with a checklist to ensure files are complete and up to date.
3. The Director will be responsible for monitoring.

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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