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Altavista Area YMCA Discovery Place -Tomahawk
Tomahawk Elementary
155 Bee Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 369-6842

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Sept. 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

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 09/15/2021 and concluded on 09/20/2021. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 18 children present and 4 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 3 children?s records and 3 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 with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Violations:
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on review of three staff's records, the center failed to ensure that all out of state background checks were completed for each state that the staff has lived in the past five years.

Evidence:
1. Staff # 2 and 3 are both from a state that does not participate in the national finger print file. Staff # 2 start was is 8/16/2021 and staff # 3 start date is 9/9/2021. The out of state criminal and sex offender has not been completed.

Plan of Correction: The director will ensure that all backgrounds are completed including the out of state ones.

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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