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Stepping Stone Academy, LLC
10210 Melvin B. Alsbrooks Avenue
Mc kenney, VA 23872
(804) 478-4007

Current Inspector: Jennifer Moore (540) 430-0384

Inspection Date: March 10, 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 unannounced licensing inspection was conducted on 03/10/2020 from 9:15 to 11:30 am. The children were observed playing outside, reading bible stories, and playing with table top toys.
A formal observation was completed. Interviews were held with staff throughout the inspection, and the inspector interacted with children in each classroom when appropriate. All areas utilized by children were inspected. Records were reviewed for seven staff and five children.

The center does not provide meals. Children bring food from home.
The center administers medication; however they did not have any being given at this time.

Injury reports were reviewed as well as the center?s injury prevention plan which was updated in 2019.

The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected.
Last emergency drill: 02/20/2020
Last shelter-in-place drill: 02/20/2020
Last fire inspection: 03/04/2020
Last health inspection: 12/17/2019

Census: There were 20 children in attendance during the inspection.

There were no repeat violations found during the inspection.

If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Jennifer Moore, at (804) 662-9716.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not ensure that one staff member had a follow up tuberculosis screening at least every two years.

Evidence:
1. The record of Staff #1 (DOH: 11/20/2017) did not contain a current TB screening. The last screening was completed on 11/20/2017.
2. The director confirmed that Staff #1 had not completed the follow up screening.

Plan of Correction: Employee will obtain updated TB on Monday.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on measurement and interview, the center did not ensure that the resilient surfacing complied with minimum safety standards.

Evidence:
1. A sampling of measurements were taken under the slides and climbing structures. The measurements indicated that there was not an adequate amount of mulch in the fall zones. The measurements ranged from less than 1 inch to 3 inches.
2. Staff confirmed that the areas did not contain enough mulch.

Plan of Correction: Will add mulch and fluff existing mulch.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not ensure fingerprint background checks were conducted for one staff member prior to employment.

Evidence:
1. Staff #3 had a documented start date of 8/29/2019, and fingerprint results dated 11/12/2019.
2. Staff #3 confirmed they had started in August, and had been fingerprinted at a later date.

Plan of Correction: Will obtain fingerprints in advance of future hires.

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. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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