Gentle Touch Learning Center LLC
3621 Turnpike Road
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Current Inspector: Emily Walsh (757) 404-2575
Inspection Date: Jan. 4, 2021 and Jan. 15, 2021
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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
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 monitoring/renewal inspection was initiated on 01/04/2021 and concluded on 01/15/2021. The director was contacted by email to initiate the inspection. There were 11 children present and 3 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 2 children?s records and 2 staff records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and a violation was 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.
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-A Description: Based upon review of two staff records and staff interview, the facility has not ensured that all applicants for employment have undergone a background check in accordance with subsection B prior to employment or beginning to serve as a volunteer.
1. The record provided for staff 1 indicated a date of employ as 9/3/2020. The results of fingerprinting were not obtained until 1/12/2021.
2. Staff 3 verified that results of fingerprinting were not obtained until 1/12/2021.
Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
In the future, results of fingerprinting will be obtained prior to the employ of any staff.
A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.
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