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Hoppy Polliwogs Daycare
15 Cave Street
Luray, VA 22835
(540) 860-5292

Current Inspector: Barbara Workman (540) 430-9257

Inspection Date: April 15, 2021 , April 20, 2021 , April 22, 2021 and April 23, 2021

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.

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 complaint inspection was initiated on April 15, 2021 and concluded on June 29, 2021. A complaint incident was received by the department on April 13, 2021 regarding an allegation of the center's non-compliance with staff-to-children ratios. The administrator was contacted by telephone to conduct the investigation. All pertinent interviews were initiated and conducted by telephone.

The evidence gathered during the investigation supported the allegations of non-compliance with standards.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on staff interviews, a records for children's attendance and documentation of staff schedules, the center failed to always ensure that for children from three years to the age of eligibility to attend public school, five years by September 30: one staff member was present for every 10 children. Evidence: On April 9, 2021, in the preschool group staff member 3 was present with eleven children by 8:28 AM, twelve children by 8:30 AM and thirteen children by 9:10 AM. Staff member 2 and 4 were scheduled to come in at 10:00 AM . Staff member 5 did not come to work this date. When contacted, staff member 2 arrived as soon as possible before the 10:00 AM scheduled time at an undetermined time when there were thirteen children in the group with staff member 3.

Plan of Correction: The administrator asked some of the parents of the children temporarily enrolled at Luray from the Stanley center to locate other child care arrangements until additional staff were hired. Staff ratio requirements were in compliance after April 8, 2021. The administrator worked to hire new staff and relocate children at the Stanley center.

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.

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