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Apple Tree Learning Center #1008
112 Bruton Court
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 410-1790

Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601

Inspection Date: Dec. 3, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
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.

A monitor inspection was initiated on December 3, 2020 and concluded on December 9, 2020. The program director was contacted by telephone to initiate the virtual, remote inspection. There were 44 children present with eight staff. The inspector reviewed a list of items required to complete the inspection. The inspector reviewed three children?s and six new staff records during the virtual, remote inspection to ensure documentation was complete.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance(s) with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility.

The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs.

Violations:
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that fingerprints are obtained prior to employment.
Evidence:
1 - The records for staff 2 - 7 did not contain fingerprint background check documentation prior to employment.
a. Staff 2 has a documented date of hire as August 31, 2020 with a fingerprint background check dated September 2, 2020.
b. Staff 3 has a documented date of hire as September 28, 2020 with a fingerprint background check dated September 29, 2020.
c. Staff 4 has a documented date of hire as October 12, 2020 with a fingerprint background check dated October 13, 2020.
d. Staff 5 has a documented date of hire as October 26, 2020 with a fingerprint background check dated October 27, 2020.
e. Staff 6 has a documented date of hire as November 23, 2020 with a fingerprint background check dated November 25, 2020.
f. Staff 7 has a documented date of hire as December 1, 2020 with a fingerprint background check dated December 3, 2020.
2 - Staff 1 and administrator 1 confirmed that the background checks were not obtained prior to employment as required.

Plan of Correction: Effective immediately, the center will ensure that fingerprint background check documentation is completed for all staff prior to employment.

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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