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Little Learners Preschool
350 South Main Street
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-1234

Current Inspector: Julia Kimbrough (276) 608-4267

Inspection Date: April 1, 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.

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 April 1, 2021 and concluded on April 2, 2021. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 16children present and three staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed two children?s records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliances 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 #: 22VAC40-185-260-B
Description: Based on review of records and interview with the owner, the center failed to ensure that there was annual approval from the health department.

Evidence:
1. The "Report of Environmental Sanitation Inspection Form" was last completed by the health department 2/11/2020.

Plan of Correction: The owner will contact the health department to complete a new inspection form.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that food brought from home was dated.

Evidence:
1. There were seven lunches and snacks in children's lunch bags labeled with their names that were not dated as being brought in today, 4/2/2021. The last date on the cubby that houses the lunches was March 2021.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection.

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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