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The Learning Experience
4683 Pouncey Tract Road
Glen allen, VA 23059
(804) 360-4226

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 389-0157

Inspection Date: Dec. 14, 2020 and Dec. 15, 2020

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
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)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
n/a

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 renewal inspection was initiated on 12/14/2020 and concluded on 12/15/2020. The
director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 40 children present and 6 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The inspector reviewed three children?s records, three staff records, and two applicants' background checks submitted by the facility 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.

Please complete the 'plan of correction' and 'date to be corrected' for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 5 business days from the date of receipt. You should specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Your plan of correction should contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standards, 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s).

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

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review of three staff records, the center did not ensure that two staff records contained the required information.

Evidence: 1) The licensing inspector observed two references in the record for Staff #2 (DOH: 11/23/20). The references reviewed were taken over the telephone, but there was no documentation of the dates of contact.

2) The licensing inspector observed two references in the record for Staff #3 (DOH: 12/11/20). The references reviewed were taken over the telephone, but there was no documentation of the dates of contact.

Each staff record shall include documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment or volunteering. If a reference check is taken over the phone, documentation shall include dates of contact, names of persons contacted, the firms contacted, results, and signature of person making call.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: "The director found a form that can be filled out in writing regarding the references. The director will sign and date the form when a person will apply for a position at the school, 2 references forms will be added automatically in the file."

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interview, the center did not ensure that one staff member had a central registry finding within 30 days of employment.

Evidence: 1) The record for Staff #1 (DOH: 09/08/20) did not contain the results of a central registry finding. The record indicated the request was mailed on 9/01/20, there was no record of any further contact and the staff is still employed. 2) During interview, a member of management reported the central registry findings for Staff #1 have not been received.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: "Director is sending the request again. Management will check the following week again."

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interview, one record did not contain the results of an out-of-state child abuse or neglect finding for one staff member who has lived outside of Virginia within the last five years.

Evidence: 1) The sworn statement in the record for Staff #1 (DOH: 09/08/20) indicated the staff member lived out of state within the last five years. 2) The record did not contain the results of an out-of-state child abuse or neglect finding from the state the staff member lived. 3) During interview, a member of management confirmed the center did not have the results of an out-of-state child abuse or neglect finding for Staff #1.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: "Management is contacting the state to do a search for out of state child abuse or neglect."

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interview, two records did not contain the required results of an out-of-state criminal history name check and sex offender registry check for staff hired after 07/01/2020 prior to hire.

Evidence: 1) The sworn statement in the record for Staff #1 (DOH: 09/08/20) and Staff #2 (DOH: 11/23/20) indicated the staff members lived out of state within the last five years. 2) The records did not contain the results of an out-of-state criminal name check or a sex offender registry check. 3) During interview, a member of management
reported the center did not conduct the required out-of-state checks for Staff #1 or for Staff #2.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: "Management is working on the out-of-state criminal history name check and sex offender and will do a follow up the next week."

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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