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Five Star Academy Childcare
5916 Fort Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 239-3413

Current Inspector: James R Basham (804) 588-2370

Inspection Date: May 4, 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)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on site on 5/4/2022. The inspectors arrived at 10:40 AM and departed at 12:30 P.M. There were 25 children 6 staff were present. Reviewed four children records and three staff records during the inspection. Discussion with staff about record keeping, and attendance.
Observed the children during free play, and lunch.

Kelly Campbell
Licensing Inspector
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of Early Childhood Care and Education
Phone# 540-309-2494

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of three staff?s records, the center failed to ensure that all staff had a returned CPS background check within 30 days of hire.

1. Staff # 2 with hire date of 10/06/2020 and the CPS Check was returned on 12/30/2021.

Plan of Correction: In the future all time frames will be documented and followed up on.

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 center will develop a written procedure and policy and review with all staff.

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

1. The attendance record did not document the arrival and departure as it occurs for each child in care.

Plan of Correction: The director will use the model form found on the DOE website and will ensure that each classroom is documenting as required.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-530-A
Description: Based on review of records and classrooms, the center failed to ensure that each classroom had a staff person with certification in First Aid and CPR.

1. Staff #3 working in the infant room did not have the certification for First Aid and CPR.

Plan of Correction: The director will find a new class for the staff and will ensure that each grouping or classroom has a staff person that meets the requirement.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-B
Description: Based on observation, center failed to ensure that all diapering procedure were followed according to the standard.

1. The changing pad in the infant room that is being used had tears in the pad. The diaper changing pad is to be non-absorbent surface.

Plan of Correction: The director will purchase a new one and will ensure that all items meet the standards.


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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