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BUILDING BLOCKS PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER
844 & 848 Jerome Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 583-6389

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: May 11, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

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 5/7/21 and concluded on 5/12/21. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 79 children present and 17 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 4 children's records and 4 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.

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 on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain a copy of the results of a criminal history record information check from any state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years.

Evidence:
1. Staff 1 has a hire date of 4/12/21. Staff 1 indicated on her sworn statement or affirmation that she has resided in the state of Massachusetts within the past five years. The results of a criminal record check was not available for staff 1 from the state of Massachusetts.
2. Staff 2 has a hire date of 3/30/21. Staff 1 indicated on her sworn statement or affirmation that she has resided in the state of South Carolina within the past five years. The results of a criminal record check was not available for staff 1 from the state of South Carolina.
3. The center director confirmed that the required out-of-state criminal record checks had not been obtained prior to staff 1 and staff 2's employment at the center.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: The out-of-state criminal record checks have been completed for staff 1 and staff 2 and the results have been placed in their records.

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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