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La Petite Academy #7135
625 Cedar Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 436-3492

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: April 18, 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:
The inspector reviewed Standard 40.M ( Allergy lists) and Standard 550.K (evacuation information during transportation) with the program director.

Information regarding the changes to the CDC standards can be found on the Child Care VA website.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 04/18/2022 from 9:45 am - 11:41 am. At the time of entrance there were 80 children, ranging in age from 12 weeks - 5 years, in care with 12 staff supervising.
Children were observed during outdoor play, center time, and lunch. Records were reviewed for three staff and four children in care.
Violations were found in the areas of physical plant and special care provisions. These violations are listed on the violation notice and were reviewed with the Program Director at the conclusion of the inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that areas of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean and 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. Numerous exposed tree roots were observed throughout the ground of the the outside area of the facility utilized by staff and children to enter/exit to the playground from the three's and four year old classrooms.
2. An area of broken and cracked wood was observed on the bottom area of the facility outside of the three-year old classroom doorway to the playground.
3. Areas of peeling paint were observed on the lower area of the wall behind the toilet in one of the kindergarten bathrooms.

Plan of Correction: Our facilities team will address these concerns in the next 30 days. Work orders have been placed, and school leadership will continue to monitor for compliance.

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

1. One bottle of disinfectant was observed placed on the food prep counter in the toddler classroom.
2. One bottle of bleach and water solution was observed placed on the diaper changing table in the toddler classroom.
a. Neither of these chemicals were in use when the classroom was observed at approximately 9:55 am.

Plan of Correction: All staff will be retrained on proper chemical storage on or before 5/2/22. School management and the safety captain will observe daily for compliance.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-G
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that medication shall be labeled with the child's name.

1. One over-the-counter medication was not labeled with the child's name.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection. All staff will be retrained on proper medication acceptance and storage policies, on or before 5/2/22. Both school leadership and the school safety captain will observe weekly for compliance.


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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