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LeafSpring School at Three Chopt
11001 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 747-0100

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 389-0157

Inspection Date: April 9, 2021 and April 12, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:

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 04/09/2021 and concluded on 04/12/2021. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 77 children present and 26 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The inspector reviewed five children?s records and five staff records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility.

Please complete the 'plan of correction' and 'date to be corrected' for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 5 business days from the date of receipt. Please specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Your plan of correction should contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standards, 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again, and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventative measure(s).

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

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on the review of the five staff records, the center did not request the results of a criminal history record information check and a search of the child abuse and neglect registry within the required time frame from any state in which the individual had resided in the preceding five years for one staff member.

1. The record for Staff #5, hired on 12/15/2020, indicated the staff had resided in two other states outside of Virginia within the last five years. For one of the states, the record did not contain a request for a search of founded complaints of child abuse or neglect from the state the staff member had resided. The out-of-state search for founded complaints of child abuse or neglect is required to be requested within the first 30 days of being hired. For the second state, the record did not contain the results of a criminal history record from the state the staff member had resided. An out-of-state criminal history record was required to be obtained prior to hiring because the state Staff #5 resided in did not participate in the National Fingerprint File (NFF) program through the FBI.
2. A member of management confirmed the out-of-state requests were not completed within the required time frame.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: "In accordance with the rule that clearances must be obtained from other states in which employees have resided in the past five years, we had collected two clearances from each of the two other states (as well as the Virginia required clearances). We unfortunately did not realize that an additional (third) clearance was required from the other two states, due to differences in what all is covered in the specific background checks for these states. The missing components of the background checks were obtained immediately and added to the file of staff #5 on 4/12/2021"


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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