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Brilliant Beginnings Learning Center
1196 Green Garden Circle
Virginia beach, VA 23453
(757) 468-5747

Current Inspector: Arlene Agustin (804) 629-7519

Inspection Date: May 9, 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)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Technical Assistance provided in the following areas:
8VAC20-780-270

Comments:
A renewal inspection was conducted on 05/09/2022, from 9:40am to 1:55pm. There were 48 children present and 11 staff. The Inspectors reviewed five children?s records and five staff records. The Inspectors observed the interaction of staff and children throughout the inspection. Children were observed during free play, circle time, toileting, handwashing, lunch and feeding, and naptime. First aid kits, and emergency preparedness documents were observed. Transportation vans were viewed for compliance. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented. The violations are listed on the violation notice issued to the center and were reviewed with the program director and assistant director at the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that they obtain a copy of the results of a criminal record, a sex offender registry check, and a search of the child abuse and neglect registry or equivalent registry from any state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years.

Evidence:

1) The record for Staff #2, (date of hire 03/04/2022) did not contain documentation of a completed criminal record check, sex offender registry check, and child abuse and neglect registry check from outside of the state of Virginia. The sworn statement indicated Staff #2 had previously lived outside of the state of Virginia within the last five years.
2) Administrative Staff #1 confirmed the required background checks were not requested or completed.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following:

Administrative staff will request the required background checks for Staff #2 and moving forward, the center will ensure that all required out of state background checks will be completed timely as required by Virginia Code.

Standard #: 22.1-289.058
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that the building was equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector.

Evidence:

1) During the inspection, there was no observed carbon monoxide detector in the building.
2) Administrative Staff #1 confirmed that there was no carbon monoxide detector in the center.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following:

The center?s owner will purchase a carbon monoxide detector and place immediately in the center as required by licensing standards.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that the center shall maintain a separate record for each child enrolled which shall contain the address of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached.

Evidence:

1) Child #1 (date of enrollment 04/28/21), currently present at the center, did not contain one of the two designated emergency contact?s address in the record.
2) Administrative Staff #1 confirmed that only one of the required two designated emergency contact?s address was listed in the child?s record.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following:

The center will obtain the address of the designated emergency contact from the parent and document the required information in the record.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, be maintained in a safe and operable condition.

Evidence:

1) In the preschool playground, the metal chain linked fence had an approximate one and a half foot hole at the bottom of the fence. On the other side of the fence was a concrete sidewalk and a canal of water. 18 children were observed playing around this area at the time of the inspection.
2) In the toddler playground, which was in use during the time of the inspection with 12 children present, had two large, rusted, exposed screws which were approximately 2cm in diameter and 2-4 inches in height exposed from the ground. Near the screws were deteriorating wood pieces.
3) Throughout the entire center?s building, in which 48 children were present during the time of the inspection, peeling paint in all classrooms, all hallways, and walkways were observed and within reach of children in care, ranging in the age from infants to school age.
4) The baseboards in the PreK, toddler, and 3 year old classrooms had broken and chipped wood pieces in reach of children.
5) In the 2 year old classroom, the children?s play table had cracked wood pieces around the edges of the table.
6) The PreK room had a roll of large trash bags in a shelf accessible to the 13 children currently in the classroom which could pose a suffocation hazard.
7) Administrative Staff #1 confirmed that there was damage to the fence, exposed screws to the toddler playground structure, peeling paint throughout the center, baseboard damage, a broken table, and trash bags in reach of children.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: All work orders have been submitted to administration and contractors have been hired.
1) The fence is due to be replaced by the Summer of 2022.
2) New playground equipment will be installed starting June 2022 and completed by Fall of 2022.
3) The entire center will be painted by June 2022.
4) The baseboards will be repaired and painted by June 2022.
5) The cracked table was removed from the classroom.
6) The large trash bags were removed and placed out of reach of children.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall be under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazardous obstacles.

Evidence:

1) The toddler playground had two slides placed on the grass and dirt without the appropriate resilient surfacing at the bottom of the slides. 12 children were observed playing on the playground during the inspection.
2) A child in the toddler classroom slid down the slide landing on their face and shoulder during the inspection. The child obtained a small scratch on his nose as he landed off the slide to the grassy area.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following:

The playground will not be in use. New playground equipment is scheduled to be installed this June.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that staff wash their hands with soap and running water after any contact with body fluids.

Evidence:

1) During the inspection, an infant staff member did not wash their hands after cleaning mucus off a child?s nose. The same infant staff member proceeded to engage with other children and equipment without proper handwashing.
2) The infant staff confirmed that she did not wash her hands.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following:

Staff will ensure to follow appropriate handwashing techniques after any contact with body fluids.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-H
Description: Based on record review, it was determined that the center did not ensure that they maintained a record of the dates of the practice drills for one year.

Evidence:

1) The center had no documentation of the two practice drills completed for Shelter-In-Place for the year 2021. The last documented drills were in the year 2020.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following:
The administrative staff will keep record of all Shelter-In-Place Drills for the year.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-570-I
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that a one-day's emergency supply of disposable bottles and nipples for the children in care shall be maintained at the center.

Evidence:

1) In the infant room with nine children in care, there was no one-day?s emergency supply of disposable bottles and nipples in the classroom or in the center.
2) Staff #1, Staff #7, and infant staff members present during the inspection, confirmed that the required emergency supplies were not available in the center.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following:

Staff #7 will purchase the required supplies for the infant classroom.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-580-C
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that during transportation of children: Virginia state statutes about safety belts and child restraints are followed as required by ?? 46.2-1095 through 46.2-1100 of the Code of Virginia.

Evidence:

1) In observing the transportation vehicle that is currently used by the center, two of the six booster seats in the vehicle were expired as of the year 2021.
2) The center?s owner, Staff #7, observed the expired seats and confirmed the booster seats were currently being used while transporting the children from school.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following:
The center?s owner will purchase new booster seats that are in compliance with Virginia State Statutes and Code.

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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