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Galax Head Start Center
125 Rosenwald-Felts Drive
Galax, VA 24333
(276) 238-8633

Current Inspector: Julia Kimbrough (804) 921-7596

Inspection Date: March 8, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 ADMINISTRATION.
8VAC20-780 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.
8VAC20-780 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
8VAC20-780 PROGRAMS.
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
8VAC20-780 SPECIAL SERVICES.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including phone contacts, documents review, interviews, and a virtual tour of the program.
A renewal inspection was completed on 03/08/22. The director was contacted by phone and virtual inspection was initiated to to review records. There were 30 children present, ranging in ages from three to five, with 9 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 two child records and three staff records were reviewed.

The inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on measurement, the center did not maintain the required resilient surfacing depth in fall zones.

Evidence:
1. The inspector measured less than the 6 inches (approximately 3 inches) of mulch required in the fall zone of the two balance beams, three slides and 1 green climber.

Plan of Correction: There is enough mulch on the playground, and it will be spread and or fluffed into the fall zones.

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.

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