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Amherst Presbyterian Preschool
163 Second Street
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-5244

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: April 26, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
8VAC20-780 Special Care Provisions and Emergencies.

An unannounced on-site monitoring inspection was conducted on. There were 28 children, ages 2-5 years, and 4 staff members present during the inspection. The inspector observed the following: free choice activities, handwashing, and music. A total of 3 children?s records and 3 staff records, were reviewed. The inspector discussed the following with staff: attendance requirements

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-K
Description: Based on interviews with the director, the center failed to ensure that they developed a written procedures for prevention of shaken baby syndrome or abusive head trauma, including coping with crying babies, safe sleeping practices, and sudden infant death syndrome awareness.

Plan of Correction: The director will work on writing a procedure as soon as possible.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all chemicals were locked while children were in care.

1. Observed on a filing cabinet as you enter the program was three containers of chemicals unlocked and accessible to the children in care.

Plan of Correction: The director and staff will make sure that all chemicals are locked.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-4
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all ratio for ages 3-5 years old's were met.

1. Observed in class # 3 there were 11 children with one staff person. The required ratio is 10 children to 1 staff.

Plan of Correction: The director will have the extra children to move to the next class to ensure that ratio is met.

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

1. There was a blister pack of pills that did not indicate who the owner was. The blister package was locked but lose in the filing cabinet.
2. There was a container of children's Benadryl with no name on the medication.

Plan of Correction: The director stated that she thought they were staff's. She will discard the medication ASAP. The director will discard the Benadryl ASAP.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-I
Description: Based on review of medications and medication administration log, the center failed to ensure that all medication administered to a child had an authorization from the parent.

1. Child # 1 had an ibuprofen at the center and the medication was administered on 11/11/2021. There was no authorization for this medication at the center. The medication was at the center on the day of the inspection.

Plan of Correction: The director will send the medication home today to the parent.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-B
Description: Based on review of emergency plans and interviews with the director, the center failed to ensure that the emergency preparedness plan contain all procedural components.

1. Verified with the director the emergency preparedness plan did not contain the lockdown procedure.

Plan of Correction: The director has had a lot of personal things going on, she will make sure the the lockdown procedure is written and given to staff.


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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