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The Goddard School
2189 McComas Way
Va beach, VA 23456
(757) 563-2500

Current Inspector: Emily Walsh (757) 404-2575

Inspection Date: March 1, 2021 and March 4, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Efforts to keep children socially distanced at six feet during snack/lunch service were discussed.

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/renewal inspection was initiated on 03/01/2021 and concluded on 03/04/2021. The director was contacted by email to initiate the inspection. There were 121 children present, 19 staff and 3 administrative staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 8 children?s records and 5 staff records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete.
Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable 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.

Violations:
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based upon review of five staff records and staff interview, the facility has not ensured that criminal background checks are obtained for any employee who has lived in a state than Virginia within the past five years.
Evidence:
1. According to information provided, staff 2 began employ on 8/27/2019. The sworn disclosure statement competed and signed by staff 2 indicated that staff 2 lived in another state within the past five years. Results of a criminal record check from the other state were not available.
2. The administrator verified that staff 2 indicated living in a state other than Virginia and that results of a criminal record check from the other state were not obtained.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
When it was realized that the criminal background check had not been obtained, I began the process. The state of Illinois requires that anyone who is obtaining a background check for someone to apply to obtain a notary. As the criminal background check was being worked on, staff #2 gave her resignation.

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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