Berkley Christian Academy
956 Berkley Avenue Ext.
Norfolk, VA 23523
Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601
Inspection Date: April 8, 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.
? 8VAC20-820 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
? 8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
? 20 Access to minor?s records
? 22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
? 63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
? 8VAC20-790 Subsidy Regulations.
A monitoring inspection was initiated on April 8, 2022 and concluded on April 11, 2022. The site director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 16 children present ages two through four years old with 4 staff. A walking tour of the center inside and out was completed. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including nap, transitions, outside activities and snacks. Emergency equipment, emergency drill logs, fire and health inspections were reviewed. A sampling of children and staff records were reviewed. Violations regarding physical plant, emergency equipment, first aid certification, confidentiality of records and background checks were observed and reviewed with the owner and program director at the conclusion of the inspection.
Trisha Brown, Licensing Inspector
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of Early Childhood Care and Education
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-2 Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that fingerprint background checks are obtained prior to the first day of employment.
1 ? The record for staff 3 contains a fingerprint background check dated March 17, 2022. However, the documented date of hire is August 15, 2021. Therefore the fingerprint background check was obtained approximately six months after the documented date of hire.
2 ? The record for staff 4 contains a fingerprint background check dated June 20, 2021. However, the documented date of hire is June 15, 2021. Therefore, the fingerprint background check was obtained approximately five days after the documented date of hire.
Plan of Correction: Complete all employee background checks prior to employment.
Standard #: 22.1-289.036-A Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that applicant/agent repeat background checks are obtained within required time frames.
1 ? The record for applicant 1 did not contain documentation of repeat sworn statement, central registry or fingerprint background checks as required
2 ? The record for applicant 2 did not contain documentation of repeat central registry or sworn statement.
Plan of Correction: We will ensure that all applicants background checks are obtained within the required period.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-50-A Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that staff and children?s records are treated confidentially.
1 ? During the inspection on April 8th the office where children and staff records are stored was unlocked and unmanned.
a. The file cabinets where the staff and children?s records are stored in the office where unlocked during the inspection on April 8th.
2 ? Staff 1 confirmed that the office and file cabinets in the office were unlocked.
Plan of Correction: Ensure that all confidential records are always locked.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that areas are maintained in safe operable condition.
1 ? On the second floor in the four-year-old room there are two mini blinds on the windows that have broken and missing slates allowing the inner cords to be exposed and accessible.
2 ? There was a coat cubby in the toddler/two-year-old room and at the top of the stairs that were not secured to the wall and pose a toppling hazard.
3 ? Staff 1 confirmed that cubbies were not secured to wall.
Plan of Correction: Replace broken mini blinds with cords, with cordless ones.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-530-A Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that at least one staff in each classroom or area where children are present will have current certification in first aid.
1 ? The record for staff 4 did not have any documentation that first aid certification was obtained.
a. Staff 4 had a documented date of hire as June 15, 2021.
b. Staff 4 was observed working alone with groups of school age children on April 8th and 11th.
2 ? Staff 1 and 3 confirmed that staff 4 did not have any documentation of first aid training in the staff file.
Plan of Correction: Ensure one staff member who certified in First Aid & CPR is always in each classroom. Staff four will receive the required First Aid training.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-540-E Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that emergency equipment is available on each floor.
1 ? There was not a working battery operated radio on the second floor during the inspection of April 8th or 11th.
2 ? Staff 2 present on the second floor on April 8th stated that the radio did not have batteries.
Plan of Correction: Place a battery-operated weather radio on the second floor.
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