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Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA
633 South Battlefield Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 546-9622

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: Aug. 27, 2021 and Aug. 31, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
+Emergency contacts are required to be individuals different from the child's parent.

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 08/27/2021 and concluded on 08/31/2021. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 78 school age children present with 5 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 3 children's records and 4 staff records were reviewed.

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.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-C
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to obtain documentation of additional immunizations once between each child's fourth and sixth birthdays.

1. The immunization record on file for child 2 lacks documentation of all required immunizations required to be administered once between the age of four and six years.

Plan of Correction: Immunization records will be reviewed, at enrollment, to ensure each child is current with all required immunizations.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to ensure that each child shall have a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician before the child's attendance before the child's attendance; or within one month after attendance.

1. Child 1, enrollment date 06/21/2021, lacks documentation of a physical exam.

Plan of Correction: Administrative staff will ensure all children have a current physical exam on file before attendance or within 30 days of attendance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to ensure that children's records contain all of the required elements.

1. The enrollment record for child 1 lacked the name, address, and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached.

Plan of Correction: Two emergency contacts will be obtained for child 1.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-90--A
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to ensure that a written agreement between the parent and the center shall be in each child's record by the first day of the child's attendance.

1. There was no written parent agreement on file for child 3.

Plan of Correction: Going forward, all children's records will include a signed parent agreement.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that equipment of the center shall be maintained in a safe condition.

1. A four-shelf storage unit, in the multipurpose classroom, was not secured to the wall. Multiple items were stored on all four shelves.
a. Unsecured storage units are a toppling hazard.

Plan of Correction: This storage unit will be secured to the wall.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-2
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that fans, when used, shall be out of reach of children.

A stand up fan was observed in the multi-purpose classroom. The fan was accessible to children as the fan was placed on the floor in an open area of the room.

Plan of Correction: The fan will be removed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-480-B
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to maintain (i) written permission from the parent of each child who participates in swimming or wading and (ii) a statement from the parent advising of a child's swimming skills before the child is allowed in water above the child's shoulder height.

1. The enrollment record for child 1 lacks a written statement from the parent advising of child 1's swimming skills.
2. The enrollment record for child 2 lacks written permission from the parent for swimming and wading.

Plan of Correction: Administrative staff will review enrollment records to ensure all swimming authorizations are signed and completed before the child begins care.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to ensure that an employee must not be employed until the agency has the person's completed sworn statement or affirmation.

1. The sworn statement or affirmation for staff 2 was completed on 07/08/2021 which is after her hire date of 06/28/2021.

Plan of Correction: All staff will complete a sworn statement or affirmation prior to employment going forward.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to ensure that all staff have a central registry finding within 30 days of employment or volunteer service.

1. Staff 2, hire date 06/28/2021, lacks the results of a central registry check.

Plan of Correction: A central registry check was requested on 06/22/2021. Administrative staff will follow-up to ascertain the status of this check. A new check will be requested if the results can not be located.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to ensure that all applicants for employment shall undergo a background check prior to employment.

1. The fingerprint background check for staff 1 was obtained on 06/20/2021 which is after the hire date of 06/09/2021.

Plan of Correction: The results of the fingerprint background check will be obtained prior to employment for all staff going forward.


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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