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Acton Academy Hampton Roads
516B Albemarle Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 410-5704

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: May 17, 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.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Technical Assistance:
The inspector reviewed and discussed the following with the program director:
+Changes to the CDC standards effective 10/13/2022;
+Standard 340.B, 340.D and 200. A - program director and back-up program director requirements;
+Standard 580.L and 580.M - Field trip permission;
+Daily schedule needs to be revised to reflect current preschool activities.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on 05/17/2022 from 09:55 am - 11:55am. At the time of entrance there were four preschool children present with the program director. An additional staff was available in the facility. Children were observed during lesson time with the director. One child was observed eating morning snack. Records were reviewed for two staff and three children in care.
Violations were found in the areas of staff background checks, emergency supplies, children's records, unlocked chemicals and required postings.
These violations were reviewed with the program director at the conclusion of the inspection and are listed on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain a copy of the results of a criminal history record information 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. Staff 1, hire date 03/01/2019, lacks a criminal record check and child abuse registry check for another state she has resided in within the past five years.
2. The program director confirmed these background checks were not on file.

Plan of Correction: The director stated she had attempted to obtain these background checks from the other state and was told they could not be processed. An additional attempt will be made to obtain these and written information will be requested from this state to verify they will not process out-of-state background check requests.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to ensure that children's records contain all of the required elements.

Evidence:
The enrollment record for child 1 lacked the name, address and telephone number for a second emergency contact.

Plan of Correction: The director stated the parent of child 1 will be asked to provide a second designated emergency contact.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. If a key is used, the key shall not be accessible to the children.

Evidence:
1. Three bottles of commercial bleach cleaner, a bottle of isopropyl alcohol and a bottle of window cleaner were observed stored on shelf in the bathroom adjacent to the preschool classroom.
a. The door to this bathroom was observed open at 10:05 am.

Plan of Correction: The director stated that this bathroom door is supposed to stay closed and locked at all times.
This bathroom door was closed and locked during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-E
Description: Based on interview, the center failed to ensure that one working battery operated flashlight shall be in the facility.

Evidence:
The program director was not able to locate the flashlight during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: The director stated that the flashlight was located after the inspection. The director stated the flashlight had been taken out of the usual storage place and left on a shelf in the lobby area of the facility.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-80-A
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to maintain a written record of daily attendance that documents the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurs.

Evidence:
1. The written attendance record failed to list the time of arrival for children in care.

Plan of Correction: The director stated that arrival times will be listed on the attendance sheet going forward.

Standard #: 8VAC20-820-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that the findings of the most recent inspection of the facility shall be posted on the premises of the facility.

Evidence:
1. The findings of the 01/13/2022 monitoring inspection were not posted on the premises of the facility.
a. This is the most recent inspection of the facility.
2. The findings of the inspections conducted on 08/26/2019 and 09/28/2020 were posted.

Plan of Correction: The director stated the current inspection reports will be posted on the parent board going forward.

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.

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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