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First Discovery Academy
338 Oyster Point Road
Newport news, VA 23602
(757) 882-1000

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

Inspection Date: July 20, 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

Technical Assistance:
Discussed ratio standards during nap time, physical plant, out of state background checks, employee start date and TB test result timeline.

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, interviews and a virtual tour of the program .


A monitoring inspection was initiated on 07/20/2021 and concluded on 07/26/2021. The director person was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 62 children present and 8 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, along with any requested program records submitted by the facility to determine if required 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 program.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-1
Description: Based on record review, the licensee did not ensure there was one staff member for every four children.

Evidence : During the inspection at approximately1:30pm there was two staff and nine infants .The youngest infant was 4 months old. The ratio should of been 1 staff member for 4 children.

Plan of Correction: Center director will ensure the infant room will always maintain a 4:1 ratio. Center Director will ensure that 30 minute head count checks are being conducted to ensure ratio is properly maintained.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on record review and staff interview, the licensee did not ensure there was a copy of results of a sex offender registry check from any state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years prior to employment.
Evidence: The director confirmed Staff #3 lived outside of the state in the past 5 years and the center did not have sex offender results prior to employment.

Plan of Correction: The center completed the out state sex offender check on July 26, 2021 and provided inspector with results.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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