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Deep Creek Country Day School
718 Shell Road
Chesapeake, VA 23323
(757) 485-1701

Current Inspector: Arlene Agustin (804) 629-7519

Inspection Date: Feb. 17, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers.

Technical Assistance:
Reviewed timing of background checks with the Owner and Director of the facility.

Comments:
A monitoring visit was conducted on 02/17/2022. At the time of the inspection, there were 58 children present, ages infant through 4 years, with 11 staff. Children were observed to be completing worksheets, playing outdoors, and eating lunch. Two staff's records and two children's records were reviewed.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliances with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289-036-B-4
Description: Based on review of two staff's records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that employees had results of fingerprints prior to employment.

Evidence:
1. The fingerprints of Staff # 1 (Date of Hire 09/14/2021), who was on duty on the time of inspection, were received on 09/21/2021.
2. Owner of facility believed that she had 30 days to obtain the fingerprints.

Plan of Correction: Owner and Director are now aware that fingerprints need to be obtained prior to employment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-3
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that for every eight two year old children there was one staff present.

Evidence:
1. 17 children were observed in a classroom with two staff members.
2. An additional staff member would be necessary to maintain ratios.

Plan of Correction: The Director believed that she had submitted the Ratio Waiver, however, it was never received by the Licensing Inspector. Waiver has since been received by DOE, and the waiver was approved.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on review of medication at the facility and interview, it was determined that the center did not return medication 14 days after the authorization expired.

Evidence:
1. There were multiple medications in the medication box where either the authorization had expired or the child was no longer enrolled.
2. The Director agreed that the medications needed to be returned to the parents or disposed of.

Plan of Correction: The Director will go through the medication box in the facility and return or dispose of medications that are expired.

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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