Children of America Stephens City, LLC
201 Centre Drive
Stephens city, VA 22655
Current Inspector: Amy Tomblin (804) 629-3923
Complaint Related: No
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1 Description: Based on six staff interviews, verification from one staff member, and written documentation, one staff member smacked a child on the hand.
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.
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