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The Garden of Children, LTD.
4 Hoopes Road
Newport news, VA 23602
(757) 877-7251

Current Inspector: Christine Mahan (757) 404-0568

Inspection Date: May 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.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Technical Assistance:
Discussed reviewing the new CDC standards that became effective 10-13-2021 and the new website (Child Care VA)

Discussed and reviewed requirements for resilient surfacing for outdoor playground. Unable to measure surfacing due to inclement weather.

This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, interviews and an in person tour of the program.

A monitoring inspection was initiated on May 12, 2022 (date) and concluded on May 12, 2022. There were 41 children present, ranging in ages from 6 months to age 4, with 9 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 4 child records and 4 staff records were reviewed.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Standard #: 22.1-289.058
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure child day programs and certain other programs; carbon monoxide detectors. Each building that was built before 2015 and that houses a child day program that is licensed and that serves preschool-age children shall be equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector.

Evidence: The Center Director confirmed they did not have a carbon monoxide detector.

Plan of Correction: Director will have maintenance install carbon monoxide detectors immediately.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-C
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure all staff had obtained orientation training that is appropriate to the age of the children in care and include all of the required facility specific topics.

Evidence The Center Director confirmed the following staff staff #1 (date of hire 4-18-2022), #2 (date of hire 4-11-2022) and #4 (date of hire 2-22-2022) had not obtained the required orientation training prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma, including procedures to cope with crying babies or distraught children.

Plan of Correction: Director will ensure all employees have received all of the required orientation training in a timely manner.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-290-A-3
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure the electrical outlets for preschool age children and younger shall have protective covers that are of a size that cannot be swallowed by children.

Evidence: In the Pink Room (ages 2- 3) there were 4 electrical outlets on the wall that were approximately 4 feet from the ground and were uncovered.

Plan of Correction: Director will ensure each classroom has the appropriate outlet covers at all times.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-F-4
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure children three years of age or younger may not be offered foods that are considered to be potential choking hazards.

Evidence: The children in the Pink room (ages 2-3), the Orange room (ages 3-4) and the Yellow room (ages 16 months to age 2) were observed during their lunch and they were served and observed eating large portions of bananas. The portions of the bananas were cut into 4 chunks or cut in half, these portions in length were between approximately 2 to 4 inches and the banana remained circular.

Plan of Correction: Director will ensure all tam members are property trained on how to served foods that are considered to be potential choking hazards.


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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