Amazing Grace Childcare Center, LLC
54 E. Cedar Fork Road
Richmond, VA 23223
Current Inspector: Tara Barton (804) 381-8487
Inspection Date: April 23, 2021
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
20 Access to minor?s records
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.
- 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 focused monitoring inspection was initiated on 4/23/2021 and concluded on 4/23/2021. The person in charge was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 10 children present and 1 staff when the inspection was initiated. A member of administration arrived to complete the inspection and another staff member arrived during the inspection. This visit focused on the main areas of previous non-compliance.
Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance(s) 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 the licensing office within 5 business days. Your plan of correction should contain 1) steps to correct the non-compliance with the standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s).
The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-90--A Description: Based on a review of two children's records, one record did not contain documentation of the required written agreements with parents. Evidence: 1. The licensing inspector observed the record for Child #1 (start date 4/19/2021) did not contain written parent agreements. 2. A member of administration reviewed the file for Child #1 and agreed the written agreements for parents had not been signed by a parent. Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-C Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the center did not ensure that when one or more children are present there is one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director and an immediately available staff member, volunteer or other employee who is at least 16 years of age. Evidence: 1. When the licensing inspector initiated the inspection at 1:30 PM, there were ten children present and one staff member, Staff #1. The children ranged in age from infants to school age. 2. Based on staff interviews, Staff #1 was the only staff in the center beginning at 12:30 PM. 3. The licensing inspector observed Staff #3 arrived at 1:45 PM. 4. Staff #3 reported that there are always two staff scheduled to be present during the hours of operation. Staff #1 was the only staff member present from 12:30-1:45 PM due to the director being absent this day. In addition, Staff #2 was scheduled for break from 12:30-1:30 PM, but did not return until 1:55 PM. Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the center did not ensure that children under 10 years of age always shall be within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: 1. When the inspector initiated the inspection at 1:30 PM, Staff #1 was the only staff present with 10 children ranging from infants to school age. 2. Staff #1 reported being the only staff member in the building beginning at 12:30 PM, when Staff #2 began break. Staff #1 reported being in the infant and toddler classroom with eight children, and two school age children being in the virtual learning classroom. 3. The licensing inspector observed the virtual learning classroom is across the hall and to the right of the infant and toddler classroom. There is no sight supervision available between the two rooms. Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C Description: Based on observation and staff interview, the center did not ensure that in a mixed age group the staff-to-children ratio applicable to the youngest child in the group shall apply to the entire group. Evidence: 1. Staff # 3 reported that the infant and toddler classroom is regularly serving children from 15 months old to 3 years old, where the ratio should be 1:4 staff-to-children. 2. From 12:30-1:45 PM Staff #1 was the only staff member present supervising ten children. There was one infant, two toddlers, three 2-year olds, two 3-year olds, one 6-year old, and one 9-year in care. 3. Staff interviewed reported that Staff #1 is the only staff scheduled for the infant and toddler classroom from 12:30-1:30 PM daily during naptime, and the typical naptime ratio for the room being 1:8 staff-to-children. Staff interviewed reported they understood ratios could double for naptime, however ratios do not double for infants at naptime. Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-A Description: Based on review of the parent handbook, the facility did not have written policies to address all required procedures. Evidence: The parent handbook did not address the following required policies and procedures: 1. The center's policies for the arrival and departure of children did not discuss policies addressing when a child is not picked up for emergency situations including but not limited to inclement weather or natural disasters. Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-B Description: Based on a review of the center's emergency preparedness plan, the center did not ensure that the document contained the required procedural components. Evidence: The licensing inspector observed the center's emergency preparedness plan did not contain the following components: 1. Emergency communication to include notification of local media. 2. Staff training requirement and plan/review update policy. Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4 Description: Based on a review of two staff records, one record did not contain documentation of the required out of state background checks. Evidence: 1. The licensing inspector observed the record for Staff #2 (hire date 3/4/2021) indicated the staff member resided in Pennsylvania within the last five years. 2. The record for Staff #2 did not contain a sex offender registry search for Pennsylvania. 3. The record for Staff #2 did not contain a child abuse and neglect registry search for Pennsylvania. 4. A member of administration also reviewed the record for Staff #2 and reported the out of state background checks had not been initiated. Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.
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