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Children of America Stephens City, LLC
201 Centre Drive
# 101
Stephens city, VA 22655
(540) 868-2700

Current Inspector: Diann S. Reed (540) 280-0742

Inspection Date: March 10, 2021

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Technical Assistance:
A supplemental page was provided.

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 complaint inspection was conducted on 02/10/2021. A complaint was received by the department on 02/23/2021 regarding one allegation in the area Programs. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the investigation. Four staff members were interviewed virtually and two staff member were interviewed over the phone.

The evidence gathered during the investigation supported the allegation and the complaint was determined to be valid. One violation was issued.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on six staff interviews, verification from one staff member, and written documentation, one staff member smacked a child on the hand.

Evidence:
1. Staff Member #1 stated that she remembered "tapping" Child A on the hand because she was pinching another child. She stated that she told Child A, "No thank you. I don't like that."
2. Staff Member #2 reported that on February 16, 2021, she saw Staff Member #1 smack Child A on the hand and Staff Member #1 told the child, "You don't pinch your friends." Staff Member #2 stated that Child A rubbed her hand and came over to Staff Member #2 and held up her arms for Staff Member #2 to pick her up.
3. Staff Member #1 received a written "Notice of First Warning" write-up from a manager, Staff Member #5, which stated that another employee witnessed Staff Member #1 smack a child's hand because the child pinched another child. The corrective action plan was for Staff Member #1 to complete a training on March 26, 2021 titled "The Impact of Maltreatment on Relationship Skills and Bonding." Staff Member #1 signed the write-up on February 26, 2021.

Plan of Correction: Employee was verbally counseled with notice of first warning and was required to complete training CCEI 112D On abuse and neglect- the impact of maltreatment on relationships skills and bonding.

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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