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Global Engineers Academy
2932 East Virginia Beach Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 739-1731

Current Inspector: Arlene Agustin (804) 629-7519

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 (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Fire Drill standards reviewed.
Medication standards reviewed.
Children's toys and safety reviewed.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on July 6, 2022. The inspector arrived at 10:35 AM and departed at approximately 1:10pm. There were 26 children present and three staff members. A sample size of nine records were reviewed which included five children?s records and four staff records. The Inspector observed staff and children?s interactions throughout the inspection. Children were observed during group activity, free play, lunch, and nap. Handwashing was observed. First aid kits and emergency preparedness documents were observed. 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 site owner at the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-130-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that they obtain documentation that each child has received the immunizations required by the State Board of Health before the child can attend the center.
Evidence:
1. Child #5 (dated of enrollment: 06/24/2022) did not have documentation of immunization in their record.
2. Staff #1 confirmed that Child #5 did not have documentation of their immunization record.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff #1 will reach out to the parent of Child #5 and obtain a copy of the immunization record and place it in the child?s record.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that a record for each child enrolled have the work phone number of each parent who has custody.
Evidence:
1. Child #3, present at the center at the time of the inspection, did not have the work phone number of each parent who has custody listed to their record.
2. Staff #1 confirmed that Child #3 did not have the work phone number listed to the record.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff #1 will obtain the parent?s work number at pick up and have the number listed in the child?s record.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that each child enrolled contain the name, address, and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached.
Evidence:
1. Child #3, present at the center, did not have the addresses listed for the two designated people to call in case of an emergency.
2. Child #5, present at the center, has one of the two required contact information for designated people to call in an emergency.
3. Staff #1 confirmed that Child #3 and Child #5?s records did not contain the required information for their emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff #1 will obtain the information for Child #3 and Child #5 at pick up and list it to the children?s records.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-3
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that the staff-to-children ratio and group size requirements when children are in ongoing mixed age groups, the youngest child in the group shall apply to the entire group.
Evidence:
1. In the center 26 children were present and combined in one group. The youngest child in the group is two years old which would make the ratio, 1 staff member to 8 children. There were three staff members present with the 26 children making the center over by two children in ratio.
2. Staff #1 confirmed the staff-to-children ratio was out of compliance.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff #1 is now present to help with the appropriate staff-to-children ratio. Staff #1 will ensure the ratio is in compliance at all times.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-L
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that staff sit with children during meal times.
Evidence:
1. During the children?s lunch time Staff #2, Staff #3, and Staff #4 did not sit with the children during meal times.
2. Staff #1, the owner of the center, confirmed that staff did not sitting with the children during meal times.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff #1 will ensure that there is a staff member sitting with the children during meal times.

Standard #: 8VAC20-820-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that the finding of the most recent inspection of the facility was posted on the premises of the facility.
Evidence:
1. The most recent monitoring inspection, dated February 3, 2022, was not posted in the facility.
2. Staff #1 confirmed that the most recent inspection was not posted in the facility.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: The center will post today?s acknowledgement of the inspection dated 07/06/2022. Moving forward, the center will ensure the most recent inspection is posted at all times.

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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