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First United Methodist Church Preschool of Marion
115 South Church Street
Marion, VA 24354
(276) 783-5194

Current Inspector: Katie Gifford (276) 698-9981

Inspection Date: Sept. 8, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted a mandated announced initial inspection from 10:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. This is a new child day center and no children were in care. The two rooms and bathrooms were inspected as well as the outside areas. This center used to be a religious-exempt facility. The center has plenty of age-appropriate toys and supplies that were in place to begin operation. Emergency supplies were inspected and in order. The center has a playground across the street from the church that is in the process of being cleaned and mulch refurbished. The center will not use the playground equipment until the licensing inspector has inspected it. The center has a grassy area to be used for outdoor play and also a parking lot for riding toys to be used until the playground is brought up to standards.
The qualified director attended CDC Phase II training on August 18, 2021. Board officer background checks were reviewed and are in order. Staff has the required training to begin operation. The center does not plan on administering medications at this time. The local school system will be providing food. One violation is identified on the violation notice. Thank you and please contact your inspector at 276-698-9981 with any questions.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not have cleaning supplies locked.
Evidence:
1. In the bathroom in room # 214, cleaning supplies were not locked. Cleaning supplies were above the toilet not accessible to children but there were not locked.

Plan of Correction: The center staff will lock the cabinet with the cleaning supplies.

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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