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Haymarket Children's Academy
6800 Piedmont Center Plaza
Gainesville, VA 20155
(571) 261-2020

Current Inspector: Laura Brindle (540) 905-2062

Inspection Date: Nov. 8, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

A monitoring inspection was initiated and concluded on 11/08/2021 at the facility with the director, owner, and administrative staff. There were 109 children present, ranging in ages from 4 months to 5 years, with 18 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 5 child records and 5 staff records were submitted electronically, reviewed off-site and were in compliance.

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 #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the center and interviews with staff it was determined that not all areas and equipment of the center were maintained in safe and operable condition.

1. The Licensing Inspector observed loose-fitted crib sheets in cribs used by infants B, D, E and F.
2. Multiple holes were observed on the concrete perimeter fence surrounding all three playgrounds posing a
potential finger entrapment.
3. Two protruding screws on a wooden plank attached to the chain-link fence were observed on the preschool playground posing a potential to snag skin or entangle clothing.
4. The rubber matting on the large play structure of the preschool playground is cracked exposing metal that is beginning to rust. The cracked matting has sharp and exposed edges.
5. A lawn mower on the school age playground was accessible to the children observed playing on the playground.
6. A cracked foot stool with sharp edges was observed in the "outpost" (school age room) in front of the water fountain.

Plan of Correction: All evidence items except #2 and #4 were corrected immediately. #2 and #4 need masonry work which will take some time to complete.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation it was determined that not all hazardous substances were kept in a locked place.

1. The laundry/storage room was observed unlocked with the following hazardous substances observed: floor stripping, 1 bottle of adhesive remover, 3 bottles of glass cleaner, laundry detergent, 4 bottles of disinfectant, 2 bottles of sanitizer, 3 bottles of multi-purpose cleaner, and 2 bottles of hand soap.
2. A bottle of air freshener which stated to keep out of reach of children was observed in an unlocked cabinet in the "adventures" (children age 3 and 4 years) classroom.

Plan of Correction: All areas observed are not reachable or accessible to children. However, all locks have been fixed and staff have been instructed to make sure all hazardous substances remain in a locked area.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-C
Description: Based on observation it was determined that not all ground supports were covered with materials that protect children from injury. Evidence: A tarp on the ground of the toddler playground was exposed posing a potential tripping hazard.

Plan of Correction: The mulch was raked back to cover the landscaping fabric.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on interview and observation of the infant room it was determined that children under the age of 10 years were not always within sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: Child A (d.o.b. 04/30/2021), child B (d.o.b. 06/28/2021), child C (d.o.b. 07/01/2021) and child D (d.o.b. 06/24/2021) were observed sleeping in designated nap rooms without the supervision of a staff member physically in the room. Staff were using windows and open doors to supervise sleeping infants in the dimly lit nap rooms without physically being in the nap room to supervise the children.

Plan of Correction: HCA will file an appeal as per our observations, and our safety systems, that the children are able to sleep peacefully while still being supervised.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation it was determined that not all medication was kept in a locked place. Evidence: An unlabeled bottle of daytime cold and flu medication was observed in an unlocked cabinet of the "dining cart room." (cafeteria)

Plan of Correction: This cabinet is not accessible to children. Staff have been reminded that all medications go in the locked cabinet at the front desk.


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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