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Essential Christian Academy, LLC
628 Cambridge Street, Unit 101
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
(540) 681-1897

Current Inspector: Shawanda Henderson (540) 216-1434

Inspection Date: June 13, 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)

Technical Assistance:
The licensing inspector and assistant discussed that the most recent inspection needs to be posted, resilient surfacing/mulch in the fall zones on the playground, and staff files need to be kept on site.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted with the assistant director beginning at 10:35 AM and ending at 12:20 PM. There were 21 children, ages 15 months through 10 years old, in the care of 4 staff members. The children were observed playing with age appropriate toys and games. Five children?s records were reviewed. Four staff records were reviewed. The first aid kit, flashlight, and battery-operated radio were observed and in compliance. There were no medications on site to be reviewed. The most recent emergency evacuation drill was documented as 5/10/22. The most recent shelter-in-place drill was documented as 2/10/22. The most recent lockdown drill was documented as 10/14/21. The fire and health inspections were reviewed and in compliance.

If there are any questions regarding this inspection, contact Shawanda Henderson at 540-216-1434 or Shawanda.Henderson@doe.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-2
Description: Based on a review of documentation, the center did not obtain fingerprinting criminal history background check prior to 1st day of employment. Evidence: Staff 2 (start date 9/14/21) and staff #3 (start date 2/1/22) did not have documentation of a criminal history record check in their record.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review of documentation, the center did not obtain documentation of a Central Registry Background checks within thirty days of hire. Evidence: Staff #1 (start date 11/9/21), staff #2 (start date 9/14/21), staff #3 (start date 2/1/22) did not have documentation of a central registry background check in their record.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on a review of documentation, the center did not obtain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening for each staff member at the time of employment and prior to coming into contact with children. Evidence: Staff #1 (staff date 11/9/21), staff #2 (start date 9/14/21), staff #3 (start date 2/1/22), and staff #4?s (start date 2/2/21) records were missing documentation of negative tuberculosis screening results

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on the review of five children?s records, the center did not request at least annually parent confirmation that the required information in the child's record is up to date for all children enrolled. Evidence: Child #1 and child #2?s records did not have documentation that the child?s record has been reviewed and is up to date.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-80-A
Description: Based on a review of the written attendance, the center did not maintain a written record of daily attendance that documents the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurs. Evidence: The attendance sheet in the toddler?s room had 7 children signed in but there were 9 children physically present.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: On the school-age playground, the electrical outlet of the light pole is exposed and accessible to children as it is approximately 6 inches from the fence and bolts sticking out from the gate. The wood edging around the school age playground has sharp splintered wood and the corners are sharp. On the younger children?s playground, the wooden edging was bending out and nails were sticking out. The edges of the three down spouts were sharp and present a scratching/cutting hazard.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-4
Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain the 1 staff to 10 children ratio for children ages 3 years through school age eligible. Evidence: The school age classroom had 11 children ages 4 years old through 10 years old.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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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