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Bright Ideas Enrichment Center
14330 Sommerville Court
Midlothian, VA 23113
(804) 897-9050

Current Inspector: Lynn Powers (804) 840-8260

Inspection Date: Aug. 6, 2021 and Aug. 12, 2021

Complaint Related: Yes

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.
22VAC40-80 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.

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documentation review, and interviews.

A complaint inspection was initiated on 08/06/2021 and concluded on 08/12/2021. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration and supervision.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interviews and documentation, the center did not ensure behavioral guidance was constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, and intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior and resolve conflicts.
Evidence:
1. On 8/6/2021, the center's representative revealed to the inspector that Teacher A told the center representative that they bit child A (age 2 years) because the child bit them.
2. On 8/06/2021, Teacher A revealed to the inspector that child A was throwing a tantrum during naptime. Teacher A picked child A off of the floor to place the child on their cot. Child A then bit Teacher A on the left arm. Teacher A stated that they began to tickle and talk to the child. Teacher A then tucked their lips inside of their mouth to cover their teeth and put their mouth on the child's arm, mimicking a bite. While pretending to bite the child, Teacher A stated, "How would you like it if I bit you?" Teacher A stated that they did not use any force while pretending to bite the child.
3. The parent of child A and the center representative examined child A and there was no bruising or marks observed on child A's body.
4. The behavior guidance strategy used by Teacher A was not constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate or intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior and resolve conflicts.

Plan of Correction: 1. The teacher was terminated immediately. 2. Talked with the parent whose child was involved and explained the situation and reassured then that the actions have been taken to avoid any future incidents. 3. Encourage staff to use behavioral management techniques such as redirecting the child in a positive way. 4. Have all staff take a training class on how to deal with challenging behavior in young children and how to incorporate appropriate techniques in the classroom. Persons Responsible: 1. [Director] 2. [Administrative Director]

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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