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First Discovery Academy
338 Oyster Point Road
Newport news, VA 23602
(757) 882-1000

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

Inspection Date: Jan. 29, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Discussed Out of State background check requirements.

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 monitoring inspection was initiated on 01/29/2021 and concluded on 01/29/2021. The in-charge person was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 66 children present and 14 staff. The inspector emailed the in charge person a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 4 children?s records and 4 staff records 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.


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

Violations:
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain a copy of the results of a criminal history record information check, a sex offender registry check, and a search of the child abuse and neglect registry from any state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years.

Evidence:
1. Staff #4 has a hire date of 10/5/20. Staff #4 indicated on her sworn statement or affirmation that she has resided in the state of Florida within the past five years. The results of a criminal history record check and sex offender registry check were not available for staff #4 from the state of Florida .
2. Staff #2 has a hire date of 10/26/20. Staff #2 indicated on her sworn statement or affirmation that she has resided in the state of Pennsylvania within the past five years. The results of a sex offender registry check and out-of state central registry were not available for staff #2 from the state of Pennsylvania.
3. Staff #1 has a hire date of 10/13/20. Staff #1 indicated on her sworn statement or affirmation that she has resided in the state of Arizona within the past five years. The results of a criminal history record check and sex offender registry check were not available for staff #1 from the state of Arizona .
4. The center director confirmed that the required out-of-state background checks for staff #1, staff #2 and staff #4 had not been obtained.

Plan of Correction: Sex Offender results were email to inspector on 1-29-21 immeidatly following the inspection for staff # 4, 2 and 1.

Staff #2 paperwork for a registry check was emailed to inspector 1-29-2021.

Staff #1 lives in Arizona the state does not release criminal history results to private companies for employment reason emailed to inspector.

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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