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Kirk's Blessings Child Development Center, LLC
117 Hockman Pike
Bluefield, VA 24605
(276) 322-1177

Current Inspector: Angela Farmer (276) 608-2283

Inspection Date: Nov. 30, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.

This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents
review, interviews.
A monitoring inspection was initiated on 11/30/2021 and concluded on 12/2/2021. The director was contacted by telephone and a
virtual inspection was conducted. There were 28 children present, ranging in ages from infants to five years, with seven 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 four child records and four staff records were
The information gathered during the inspection determined no violations with applicable standards or law. No violations were
New requirements became effective on 10/13/21. The facility has not fully complied with the following requirements:
8VAC20-780-40-K - written procedures for prevention of shaken baby syndrome or abusive head trauma, including coping with
crying babies, safe sleeping practices, and sudden infant death syndrome awareness.
8VAC20-780-40-L - inform all staff who work with children of children's allergies, sensitivities, and dietary restrictions.
8VAC20-780-40-M - maintain, in a way that is accessible to all staff who work with children, a current written list of all children's
allergies, sensitivities, and dietary restrictions documented in the allergy plan required in 8VAC20-780- 60 A 8. This list shall be dated
and kept confidential in each room or area where children are present.
8VAC20-780-60-A.8 - A written care plan for each child with a diagnosed food allergy, to include instructions from a physician
regarding the food to which the child is allergic and the steps to be taken in the event of a suspected or confirmed allergic reaction
8VAC20-780-80 Attendance records; reports
8VAC20-780-160. Tuberculosis screening for staff and independent contractors
8VAC20-780-240-C,D: These new items, in addition to previous orientation requirements,need to be included in orientation prior to
the staff member working alone with children and no later than seven days of the date of assuming job responsibilities: Prevention
of sudden infant death syndrome and use of safe sleep practices; Prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma,
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including procedure to cope with crying babies or distraught children, Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and
other allergic reactions including: Recognizing the symptoms of an allergic reaction; Responding to allergic reaction; Preventing
exposure to the specific food and other substances to which the child is allergic and Preventing cross contamination; Precautions in
transporting children
8VAC20-780-240-E - Within 30 days of the first day of employment, staff must complete orientation training in first aid and
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as appropriate to the age of the children in care.
8VAC20-780-240-I and 245-M- Documentation of orientation training shall be kept by the center in a manner that allows for
identification by individual staff member, is considered part of the staff member's record, and shall include: Name of staff, training
topics, training delivery method, the entity or individual providing the training, the date of the training. (245-M also requires
"evidence that training on each topic required in this section has been completed" in addition to the items listed in 240-I)
8VAC20-780-350- F - The center shall develop and implement a written policy and procedure that describes how the center will
ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members.
8VAC20-780-530 - At least one staff in each classroom or area where children are present shall have current first aid and CPR
certification AND two staff with first aid and CPR certification must be on the premises during the center's hours of operation
8VAC20-780-550 - Procedures fo


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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