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Bedford Area Family Young Mens Christian Assoc -Thomas Jefferson
1255 Patriot Place
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Forest, VA 24551
(540) 586-3483

Current Inspector: Nicole Scott (804) 588-2372

Inspection Date: March 9, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
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 virtual tour of the program.

A monitoring inspection was initiated on 2/24/22 and concluded on 3/11/22. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 29 children present, ranging in ages from five years to ten years, with five 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 two 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 #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on an interview with the program director and a review of documents, the center failed to ensure that all persons who indicate on a sworn statement having lived outside of Virginia in the last five years, and who work alone with children, have completed all required background checks prior to employment.
1. There was no out-of-state sex offender background check conducted for staff #2 prior to the hire date of 12/13/21.
2. There was no out-of-state criminal history name check conducted for staff #2 prior to the hire date of 12/13/21.
3. There was no follow-up on a out-of-state child abuse and neglect search 45 days after sending the request to search for staff #2 with a hire date of 12/13/21.

Plan of Correction: The program will ensure this information is requested and received prior to employment.


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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