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Elizabeth's Early Learning Center
2320 Bedford Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
(434) 528-5698

Current Inspector: Victoria E Dawson (540) 309-2674

Inspection Date: May 11, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternative remote protocol, necessary due to a state of emergency health pandemic declared by the Governor of Virginia.

A monitoring inspection was initiated on 04/26/2021 and concluded on 05/11/2021. The provider was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 119 children and 43 staff present during the inspection. The inspector reviewed 5 children's records, 5 complete staff records, the background check requirements for 1 newly hired staff, and 3 medications during the inspection to ensure documentation was complete. 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.

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

Violations:
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review and discussion with the staff, the facility failed to ensure that no person shall be hired for compensated employment prior to the facility obtaining an eligibility letter upon the completion of a fingerprint background check as required by the Code of Virginia.

Evidence: The record for Staff #3 contained a hire date of 04/26/2021 and a fingerprint eligibility letter dated 06/05/2016. Staff #7 stated that Staff #3 had been previously employed by the center from 08/08/2016-08/10/2018. The Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies states that a background check remains valid at a facility if no more than 12 consecutive months have passed from when a person begins a leave of absence from a facility. Since more than 12 consecutive months passed during the leave of absence, a new fingerprint eligibility letter upon the completion of a fingerprint background check was required.

Plan of Correction: An appointment for fingerprinting will be scheduled.

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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