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KIDS In Discovery Preschool
13000 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 360-7421

Current Inspector: Jennifer Moore (540) 430-0384

Inspection Date: April 12, 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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 4/12/2022 from 9:10 am to 12:30 pm. The children were observed participating in a music class, engaging in jelly bean themed activities, painting, and playing on the playground. A formal observation was completed in the Pre-Kindergarten (fours/fives) classrooms. All classrooms and playgrounds were inspected today as well as the facility?s transportation.

5 children?s records and 5 employee records were reviewed during this inspection.

Medication is being administered and was reviewed.
Injury reports were reviewed.
The center's first aid kit (van) and emergency supplies were inspected.
Last emergency drill: 3/25/2022
Last shelter-in-place drill: 3/8/2022
Last fire inspection: 7/28/2021
Last health inspection: 8/9/2021

Total enrollment:
Today, the following child to staff ratios were observed:
Twos ? 6:2
Threes ?11:2
Pre-K ?11:2
Pre-K 9:2

There were no repeat violations found during today?s inspection.

If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Jennifer Moore 540-430-0384
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 today. 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 standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventative measures. Please do not use staff names; list staff by positions only

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-B
Description: Based on review of five staff records and interview, the center did not ensure to obtain a completed sworn statement or affirmation prior to the first date of employment for two staff as required.

Evidence:
1. The record of staff #1 (DOH:9/8/2020) contained a sworn statement dated 10/8/2020.The record of staff #2 (DOH: 9/8/2020) contained a sworn statement dated 9/24/2020.
2. Administration acknowledged that the sworn statements were completed after the first date of employment.

Plan of Correction: Sworn statements will now be completed
as part of the interview process prior to a
candidate being offered a position on our
staff.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of five staff records and interview, the center did not ensure to obtain the results of a central registry background check within 30 days of employment for two staff as required.

Evidence:
1. The record of staff # 1 (DOH: 09/08/2020) and staff #2 (DOH: 09/08/2020) did not contain the results of a central registry background check completed by the center.
2. Administration stated that at the time they believed the central registry checks were portable and had the checks from the previous facility in the file dated from 2018.

Plan of Correction: All background checks, including Central Registry,
will now be completed prior to a candidate being
offered a position on our staff.
Central Registry background checks transferred
with these employees (which is not acceptable) so
a request for new background has been forwarded
to Central Registry.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on review of five staff records and interview, the center did not ensure that two staff had complete records.

Evidence:
1. The records of staff #1 (DOH:9/8/2020) and staff #2 (DOH: 9/8/2020) did not contain documentation to demonstrate that the individuals possessed the education and certification required by the job position.
2. Administration acknowledged that staff #1 and #2 were program leaders who possessed the training and education required by the position but it had not been obtained for the record.

Plan of Correction: When hiring staff with previous teaching
experience, we will be sure to have documented
evidence of lead teacher credentials.
All requirements by job description will be
reviewed to ensure records are
complete and compliant with Standards.
Documentation for sited individuals is being
obtained from previous director for files.

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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