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Grace A Child Academy USA
125 Scattergood Drive
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 382-9591

Current Inspector: Julia Kimbrough (804) 921-7596

Inspection Date: March 18, 2022 , April 13, 2022 and April 21, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
VAC20-780-410-1. Programs

Comments:
03/18/22; 04/13/22; 04/21/22 Unannounced inspections were made on these dates in response to information called in to the licensing office in regard to discipline of a child.
Staff and witnesses were interviewed and video tape was reviewed.
Based on evidence gathered during the investigation, there is a preponderance of evidence to substantiate the allegation.
A violation notice was issued.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on a review of video recording and interviews with witnesses, the facility failed to ensure that roughly handling a child is forbidden.
Evidence:
1. Two staff reported that on 3/15/22 during lunch, staff #1 was talking to child #1. Staff #1 was verbally correcting child #1, who is two years old, for reaching into another child's plate. The child closed their eyes. Staff #1 roughly handled child #1 by placing her hands on the child's face in an attempt to pry their eyes open to make the child listen to the staff member.

Plan of Correction: The staff member no longer is employed with this facility.
The program director conducted an all staff meeting on positive guidance.

Disclaimer:

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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