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Happy Feet Early Learning and Child Center
37 Ellsworth Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 403-4183

Current Inspector: Rebecca Forestier (540) 309-2835

Inspection Date: July 6, 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
20 ACCESS TO MINOR?S RECORDS
22.1 BACKGROUND CHECKS, CODE, CARBON MONOXIDE

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 07/06/2022. There were 29 children, ages 5 months-12 years, and 7 staff members present during the inspection. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, staff qualifications and trainings, staffing and supervision, physical plant, programs, emergencies and nutrition. The children were observed in the following: having breakfast, in free choice activities, in story time and during outside large motor play. A total of 5 children?s records and 5 staff records were reviewed. The inspector discussed the following with staff: outside play, record keeping and training. The inspector arrived for the inspection at 9:10 am and departed at 12:00 pm.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the provider.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and discussion with staff, the center failed to obtain the findings from a search of the central registry within 30 days of employment.

Evidence:
1. The record for Staff 4 contained a documented hire date of 03/01/2022. The central registry search was dated 04/18/2022.
2. The record for Staff 5 contained a documented hire date of 02/14/2022. The central registry search was dated 04/10/2022.

Plan of Correction: Will follow-up and will stay in contact until received.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on record review and discussion with staff, the center failed to ensure that the documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening shall be obtained prior to a staff member coming into contact with children and that the screening shall have been completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.

Evidence: The record for Staff 1 contained a documented hire date of 06/20/2022. The tuberculosis screening was dated 05/11/2022; the tuberculosis screening had not been completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.

Plan of Correction: Will not accept TB screenings that are older than 30 days.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-A
Description: Based on observation and discussion with staff, the center failed to ensure that children?s hands shall be washed with soap and running water or disposable wipes before and after eating meals or snacks.

Evidence: The children in the Pre-K/School-Age Class were observed immediately returning to activities upon the completion of their breakfast. The children in the Pre-K/School-Age Class did not wash their hands with soap and running water or disposable wipes after eating a meal.

Plan of Correction: Will remind the staff and children of the handwashing standards.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-G
Description: Based on observation and discussion with staff, the center failed to ensure that when food is brought from home, the food container shall be clearly dated and labeled in a way that identifies the owner.

Evidence: There were two bottles of milk/formula in the infant room that were not dated or labeled in a way that identified the owner. The staff verified that the bottles were brought in from home.

Plan of Correction: Will have staff label and date all things from home.

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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