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Children of America Stephens City, LLC
201 Centre Drive
# 101
Stephens city, VA 22655
(540) 868-2700

Current Inspector: Amy Tomblin (804) 629-3923

Inspection Date: July 23, 2021 and July 26, 2021

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
A supplemental page was provided.

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

A complaint inspection was conducted on 07/23/2021 and 07/26/2021. A complaint was received by the department on 07/22/2021 regarding allegations in the area of Supervision. The Director was contacted by telephone to initiate the virtual investigation. Four staff members were interviewed and one classroom was observed. The records of two staff members and one child were reviewed.

The evidence gathered during the investigation supported the allegation and the complaint was determined to be valid. Two violations were issued.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on four staff interviews, the times staff clocked out, and confirmation from the director, the center failed to have a staff member that met program leader qualifications in one grouping of children.

Evidence:
1. On 07/19/2021, Staff Member A and Staff Member B were in Classroom A from approximately 5:19pm to 5:30pm. Neither staff member met program leader qualifications.
2. Staff Member C, the program leader for Classroom A, had left for the day at 5:19pm.
3. The director confirmed that the was not a program leader in Classroom A for during that time.

Plan of Correction: The director will ensure that a qualified program leader is in each grouping of children at all required times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on review of one injury report and verification from the director, the injury report did not contain all of the required information.

Evidence:
1. The injury report for Child A did not contain the future action to be taken to prevent recurrence of the injury.
2. The director confirmed that the staff did not complete this section of the injury report.

Plan of Correction: The director will retrain staff so they are all aware that all sections on each injury report written must be completed.

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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