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Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA
633 South Battlefield Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 546-9622

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: April 14, 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:
Changes to the CDC standards and the Q & A document can be reviewed at the Child Care VA website.

Discussed strengthening organization for transition times to include providing an activity while children are waiting to wash hands.

Discussed Standard 40.M - allergy lists should be dated and current for children in care.

It is suggested that classroom space is prepared ahead of time to avoid confusion.

Effective September 1, 2021 all child day centers are required to be equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 04/14/2022 from 11:05 am - 12:32 pm. At the time of entrance there were 20 school age children in care with two staff. A third staff arrived at 11:50 am. Children were observed during transition from outdoor play to indoors. Lunch was additionally reviewed.
Records were reviewed for three children and two staff.
Violations were found in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing, programs, and special care provisions and emergencies.
The violations are listed on the violation notice and were discussed with the program director at the conclusion of the inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that each child has an enrollment record.

1. Enrollment records were not available for child 1 and child 2 who were in care during the inspection.
2. Administrative staff stated that enrollment records were not on hand for these two children.

Plan of Correction: Going forward all children will have a complete enrollment record prior to attendance.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a safe condition. Unsafe conditions shall include, but not be limited to, splintered, cracked or otherwise deteriorating wood; chipped or peeling paint; visible cracks, bending or warping, rusting or breakage of any equipment; head entrapment hazards; and protruding nails, bolts or other components that could entangle clothing or snag skin.

1. A plastic storage shelve, measuring 74 inches x 34 inches, was not secured to the wall in the classroom used for spring break camp. This is a toppling hazard.
a. Multiple items, including but limited to, boards, a heavy bag of jenga game blocks, assorted craft materials and office supplies were stored on this shelving unit.
2. Accessible cords from the wall mounted television were observed in the child care classroom.

Plan of Correction: A maintenance request will be placed to secure the shelving unit and television cords.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

A container of hand sanitizer was observed stored on a table on the classroom.

Plan of Correction: This was removed and locked away during the inspection. Staff will be mindful to keep hand sanitizer locked up when not in use.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-5
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to follow the required staff-to-children ratio is required whenever children are in care:
*School age eligible up to 9 years- ratio 1:18 (staff:children)

1. When the inspector arrived at 11:05 am two staff were observed with a total of 20 children ranging in age from five years - 12 years. Three staff were needed.
a. The program director stated that a 3rd staff was unexpectedly absent.
3. A 3rd staff arrived at 11:50 am.

Plan of Correction: Going forward a plan for staffing will be implemented to ensure classroom ratios are maintained at all times.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-430-K
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that provisions shall be made for an individual place for each child's personal belongings.

1. Children's backpacks and jackets were observed placed on a table in the school age classroom. The backpacks and jackets lacked any defining space as they were all on top of and beside each other.
2. Children's lunch containers were observed spilling out of the cooler as there were too many for the cooler to safety store. Three lunch containers were observed on the floor beside the cooler.

Plan of Correction: An individual space for children's belongings will be set up when summer camp begins.
Additional coolers will be obtained to safety store lunch containers.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-I
Description: Based on medication review, the center may administer prescription medication that were dispensed from a pharmacy and maintained in the original, labeled container.

The prescription label was not attached to one emergency medication for child 3.

Plan of Correction: Administrative staff will ensure that medication has the prescription label affixed to the container when accepting from the parent.

Standard #: 8VAC20-820-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that The findings of the most recent inspection of the facility were posted.

1. The findings from the most recent monitoring inspection, dated 08/31/2021 were not posted.
a. The findings from the monitoring inspection on 04/02/2021 were posted on the parent board.

Plan of Correction: Current inspection reports will be posted.


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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