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AlphaBEST @ Hodges Manor Elementary
1201 Cherokee Road
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 204-2851

Current Inspector: Nanette Roberts (757) 404-2322

Inspection Date: Jan. 31, 2022 and Feb. 2, 2022

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

This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, interviews and a in-person tour of the program A renewal inspection was initiated on 1/31/22 and concluded on 2/2/22. The provider was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 17 children present and 2 staff. The inspector emailed the director/provider a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 4 children?s records and 2 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(s) with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-530-C
Description: Based on a review of two staff records and interviews, it was determined that the licensee did not ensure that there shall be at least two staff members trained in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and rescue breathing as appropriate to the age of the children in care who is on the premises during the center's hours of operation and also one person on field trips and wherever children are in care.

1. Staff #1 and staff #2 were working at the facility during the inspection.
2. The records for staff #1 and staff #2 did not contain a current certification in CPR and First Aid.
3. Staff #2 confirmed that no staff working during the inspection had a current certification in CPR and First Aid.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The First Aid/CPR course will be completed on 2/18/2022 for staff members.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-A
Description: Based on observation and interviews, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that the center shall have a written emergency preparedness plan that addresses staff responsibility and facility readiness with respect to emergency evacuation and relocation, shelter-in-place, and lockdown.

1. The Licensing Inspector was not able to view the facility's emergency preparedness plan during the inspection.
2. Staff #2 confirmed that the facility's emergency preparedness plan was not available for viewing during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Emergency Preparedness Plan
Emergency Preparedness Plan to be generated and delivered to site as requested. The most recent inspection will be available for the site and posted as required by licensing Qualifications for Program Director/Site Director has been revised and updated to reflect qualified staff members, information has been submitted to licensing for review.

Standard #: 8VAC20-820-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that the findings of the most recent inspection of the facility were posted on the premises.

1. The results from the most recent inspection (12/9/21) was not posted anywhere in the facility.
2. When asked if the results from the most recent inspection were posted, staff #2 confirmed that the results were not posted.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Inspections for the site are posted on the parent board and are current and up to date


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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