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Eunique Beginnings Child Development Center
5028 Portsmouth Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA 23321
(757) 574-8171

Current Inspector: Adrianna Walden (757) 404-2487

Inspection Date: April 11, 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.
8VAC20-790 SUBSIDY REGULATIONS.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
8VAC20-820 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 04/11/2022, to include a record review that was emailed to the provider following the onsite inspection. Upon arrival there were 18 children in care with 5 staff present. Children were observed preparing for lunch.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289-036-B-4
Description: Based on a record review the center did not ensure all employees had the required out of state background checks within 30 days from the date of employment, when having had resided in that state within the last 5 years.

Evidence:
Staff #1, hired on 11/04/2021, indicated on the sworn statement of affirmation as having lived outside the state of Virginia within the last 5 years. The center did not have a criminal record check, central registry check or sex offender check done for the state listed on the sworn statement.

Plan of Correction: The following corrective action was provided by the owner/director during the exit interview on 04/18/2022.
All out of state checks were sent off on 04/15/2022

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on a record review the center did not have all required background checks for all staff members within 30 days of employment date.
Evidence:
Staff #1, hired 02/22/2022 did not have the results of a central registry check.

Plan of Correction: The following corrective action was provided by the owner/director during the exit interview on 04/18/2022.
All background checks have been mailed out today.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation the center did not ensure all areas and equipment of the center were maintained in a safe condition.
Evidence:
1. The wooden walkway to one of the entrances of the center had a loose board and more than 4 inches of space between the platform and the slats, posing potential entrapment hazards.

Plan of Correction: The following corrective action was provided by the owner/director during the exit interview on 04/18/2022.
The owner will work on how to mix the areas of the walkway so that there are no gaps more than 4 inches. The first step will be contact the company that built it. In the meantime, children will not use the walkway.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation the center did not ensure hazardous substances were kept in a locked place.
Evidence:
1. In the infant room there was an unlocked spray bottle of disinfectant on the changing table.
2. The utility closet located between the infant and preschool room was unlocked and contained a gallon-sized bottle of disinfectant sitting on a shelf.
3. In the preschool room there 2 containers of disinfectant wipes, 2 sanitizing spray bottles and 1 spray bottle of window cleaner in an unlocked cabinet under the sink.
4. In the school-age room there were 2 containers of disinfectant wipes and a spray bottle with disinfectant on an open shelf in front of the bathroom entrance.

Plan of Correction: The following corrective action was provided by the owner/director during the exit interview on 04/18/2022.

All chemicals will be stored in locked area and cabinets and doors that store chemicals will have safety latches or locks on them.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-G
Description: Based on observation the center did not ensure substitute containers indicated its contents.
Evidence:
1. In the 2 year-old room there was a spray bottle hanging from the changing table that contained a liquid substance. The bottle was not labeled in a way that indicated its contents.

Plan of Correction: The following corrective action was provided by the owner/director during the exit interview on 04/18/2022.
The spray bottle was labeled with its content and placed in a locked area the day of the inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-F
Description: Based on observation the center did not ensure all children under the age of 10 were under sight/sound supervision, with the exception of being in sound supervision when a child is using the restroom.
Evidence:
Two 3 year-old children were observed entering the bathroom in the school-age room. The 2 children took turns using the bathroom and were unsupervised for about 5-6 minutes. Staff were not in sight or sound supervision of the 2 children nor at any point did staff check on them. When they were done they left the bathroom and walked back to the room in the front of the building.

Plan of Correction: The following corrective action was provided by the owner/director during the exit interview on 04/18/2022.

All staff will be retrained on supervision. The center also has a walkie talkie system that will be utilized in the future.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-3
Description: Based on observation and interview the center did not ensure the staff to child ratio was maintained.
Evidence:
When the inspector arrived there were 12 children in the front room between the ages of 2 and 3 year-old with 1 staff member. The ratio for 2 year-olds is 1 staff for every 8 children.

Plan of Correction: The following corrective action was provided by the owner/director during the exit interview on 04/18/2022.
Several things occurred at one time and the extra staff member was sent with a child to another room due behavioral issues causing the room to be out of ratio. The room will be rearranged in a way that a child can have a "time out" while all childrne are in sight and sound supervision.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-C
Description: Based on observation and record review the center did not ensure all requirements were met when using diaper ointment.
Evidence:
In the 2 year-old room there was diaper labeled with a child's name that did not have written parent authorization noting any known adverse reactions

Plan of Correction: The following corrective action was provided by the owner/director during the exit interview on 04/18/2022.
The diaper cream was not being used by the child and was sent home the same day.

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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