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La Petite Academy #7135
625 Cedar Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 436-3492

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: Jan. 13, 2021 and Jan. 19, 2021

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)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate protocol, necessary due to a state of emergency health pandemic declared by the Governor of Virginia.

A monitoring inspection was initiated on 01/13/2021 and concluded on 01/19/2021. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 72 children present and 11 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The inspector reviewed 4 staff records and 4 children's records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliances with applicable standards 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 #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence:
1. A bottle of bleach and water was observed sitting on the counter, behind the diapering table, in the infant classroom.
1. A bottle of bleach and water was observed sitting in the sink, behind the diapering table, in the toddler classroom.

Plan of Correction: All staff will be retrained on or before 1/27/21 regarding proper chemical storage policies. Management will observe weekly for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-D
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that cleaning and sanitizing materials shall be stored in areas physically separate from food.

Evidence:
1. A plate of food, for lunch, was observed sitting on a counter beside a bottle of bleach and a bottle of soapy water in the infant classroom.

Plan of Correction: All staff will be retrained on or before 1/27/21 regarding food safety and chemical storage. Management will observe weekly for compliance.

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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