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Friends Association for Children
1004 St. John Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 644-2357

Current Inspector: LaTasha Smith (804) 588-2362

Inspection Date: Dec. 16, 2021 , Dec. 17, 2021 and Dec. 21, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education

Technical Assistance:

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 12/16/2021 and concluded on 12/21/2021. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 13 children present with three 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 three child records and three 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 #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interview, the center did not ensure that one staff record contained all the required information.

Evidence: 1) The licensing inspector reviewed the record for Staff #3, hired on 11/03/14. The record did not contain the staff member's most recent central registry finding. 2) During interviews, a member of management reported the central registry for Staff #3 was received on 04/12/18, but the original document was misplaced and not maintained as required. A central registry finding is a background check required by the regulation entitled Background Checks for Licensed Child Day Centers and required to be in each staff record.

Plan of Correction: The provider contacted the Office of Background Investigations and requested the central registry findings for Staff #3. In the future, all background checks will be maintained in staff records as required.


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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