AlphaBest @ Pioneer Elementary
150 Pioneer Road
Suffolk, VA 23437
Current Inspector: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281
Inspection Date: Sept. 2, 2020
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-80 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
20 Access to minor?s records
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.
- Technical Assistance:
The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care Programs.
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, necessary due to a state of emergency health pandemic declared by the Governor of Virginia.
An announced initial inspection was initiated on September 3, 2020 and concluded on September 2, 2020. The area manager was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. The inspector emailed the area manager a list of items required to complete the inspection. The inspector conducted a virtual inspection of the gymnasium, art room and cafeteria, where children will be cared for. An open field will be used for outdoor play. The inspector reviewed background checks, staff training and staff qualifications for one staff submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete. The information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance(s) with licensing regulations, and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility.
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-C-1-B Description: Based on review and interview, the licensee was unable to demonstrate that 1 of 5 agents noted on the business entity page of the initial application has completed all required background checks.
Evidence: The record for agent #4 did not contain a completed search of the central registry check. Representative #6 confirmed that the Search of the Central Registry results were not available for agent #4 at the time of the inspection.
Plan of Correction: Representative #7 stated that the Search of the Central Registry for Agent #4 has been requested but that results have not been received yet. Results will be forwarded to the Licensing Inspector upon receipt.
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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