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Blue Mountain Childcare
27018 Lee Hwy.
Abingdon, VA 24211
(276) 525-1332

Current Inspector: Katie Gifford (276) 698-9981

Inspection Date: March 30, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
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)

This inspection was completed by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol with an in-person component that included telephone contacts, virtual document review, interviews and a tour of the program with observations conducted at the child day center.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted at the center on 3/30/22. There were 28 children ranging in age from five months to 5 years present with seven staff. The inspector reviewed areas of: administration, physical plant, staff and supervision, programs, medication, special care and emergencies, nutrition and background checks. Four child records were reviewed. Six staff records were reviewed virtually on 4-18-22.

The information gathered during the inspection determined violations with applicable standards or laws. Violations were noted on the violation notice.

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on a review of staff files, the facility failed to ensure that out-of-state background checks are completed for employees who indicate on the sworn statement that they have lived outside Virginia in the last five years.
1. Staff #4 indicated on the sworn statement that they had lived in another state in the last five years. There was no central registry clearance or criminal history record request conducted for this staff member. Hire date 10-25-21

Plan of Correction: The program director reported that she will ensure that all background checks are conducted for all employees within required time frames.
The forms were completed and mailed today.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on a review of the playground, the facility failed to ensure that resilient surface material underneath and around equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus complies with the minimum safety standards in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials.
1. Under climbing equipment, the depth of the resilient surface material ranges from 3-5 inches of the required 6 inches.

Plan of Correction: The program director reported that more resilient surface material has been purchased and spread on the playground.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-C
Description: Based on a tour of the playground, the facility failed to ensure that all ground supports are covered by materials.
1. There are two concrete footers at the base of support posts on the climber that are not covered by materials.

Plan of Correction: The program director reported that a rubber padding material will be installed around the concrete footers.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-B
Description: Based on observation in the diapering area, the facility failed to ensure safety during diapering for a child in care.
1. During a tour of the classrooms, the LI observed staff #1 changing a diaper. During the diaper change, staff #1 left a child unattended on the diapering table while attending to a child who was climbing on a chair.

Plan of Correction: The program director has retrained the staff member on diapering procedures and safety during diapering. The program director will randomly monitor the diapering routine to ensure that the procedures are followed.


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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