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Chester Child Development Center
13600 Happy Hill Road
Chester, VA 23831
(804) 748-4188

Current Inspector: Molly Muscat (804) 588-2367

Inspection Date: March 23, 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 (8VAC20-770)
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Technical Assistance:
n/a

Comments:
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 03/23/2022 and concluded on 04/06/2022. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 43 children present 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 three 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.

Please complete the `plan of correction' and `date to be corrected' for each violation cited on the Violation Notice and return it to me within 5 business days from the date of receipt. Please specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Your plan of correction should contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standards, 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again, and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventative measure(s).

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-2
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interview, the center did not ensure that one staff obtained fingerprint results prior to hire.

Evidence: 1) The record for Staff #3, hired on 12/29/21, had fingerprint results that were dated 01/05/22. 2) During interview, Staff #3 confirmed the fingerprint results were received after her hire date.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: "I will ensure that staff obtain fingerprint results before they are hired."

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-B
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interview, the center did not ensure that one staff had a completed sworn statement prior to hire.

Evidence: 1) The record for Staff #3, hired on 12/29/21, contained a sworn statement that was dated 01/05/22. 2) During interview, Staff #3 acknowledged the sworn statement was completed after hire. An employee or volunteer of a licensed or registered child welfare agency or of a family day home approved by a family day system must not be employed or provide volunteer service until the agency or home has the person's completed sworn statement or affirmation.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: "I will ensure staff complete a sworn statement before hired."

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interview, the center did not ensure one staff member had a central registry finding within 30 days of employment.

Evidence: 1) The central registry finding in the record for Staff #2, hired on 02/26/22, was dated 04/05/22. 2) During interview, a member of management confirmed the central registry finding for Staff #2 was not received within 30 days of employment. The record did not contain documentation of any further contact, and the staff was continuously employed.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: "I will ensure new hired staff member have a central registry finding within 30 days of employment."

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A-1
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interviews, the center did not ensure one staff member had documentation of a negative tuberculosis (TB) screening at the time of employment and prior to coming into contact with children.

Evidence: 1) The most recent TB screening in the record for Staff #1, hired on 01/19/22, was dated 02/17/22. 2) During interviews, a member of management reported the documentation of a negative TB screening for Staff #1 was not obtained at the time of employment and prior to coming into contact with children.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: "I will ensure staff member have documentation of a negative TB (tuberculosis) screening at the time of employment and prior to coming into contact with children."

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interviews, the center did not ensure two staff records contained all the required information.

Evidence: 1) The record for Staff #2, hired on 02/26/22, contained two phone references, but there was no documentation that the references were obtained prior to the staff beginning employment. 2) During interview, a member of management confirmed that the references were obtained over the phone, but not recorded as required. If a reference check is taken over the phone, documentation shall include: dates of contact; names of persons contacted; the firms contacted; results; and signature of person making the call.

3) The references in the record for Staff #3, hired on 12/29/21, were obtained on 01/03/2022. Staff records should contain documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment or volunteering.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: "I will ensure staff references before beginning employment with dates and contacted persons."

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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