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Cadence Academy Preschool
9807 Patriot Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 834-0060

Current Inspector: Keesha Minor (540) 340-2672

Inspection Date: July 15, 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.
8VAC20-820 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

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on 7/12/2022 from 8:05am to 11:35am. There were 65 children (Infants to School-Age) directly supervised by 14 staff. The physical plant, 3 staff records, 5 children?s records, 10 children's medications and medication authorization records, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, individual activities, playing outside, eating snack. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was a sufficient supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid, as well as DHO training. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor (keesha.minor@doe.virginia.gov) (540) 340-2672.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that the diaper disposal system is either foot-operated or used in such a way that neither the staff member's hand nor the soiled diaper touches an exterior surface of the storage system during disposal.
Evidence: observed that the step can in the 2s classroom was not operating properly and staff needed to use their hands to open.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-C
Description: Based on review, the facility did not ensure that at least every two years of the first initial screening or testing, staff members shall obtain and submit results of a follow-up tuberculosis screening.
Evidence: reviewed 3 staff records and found that Staff 3 did not have documentation of an updated TB screening or test.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.
Evidence: observed in the preschool classroom that the dramatic play table had a broken leg.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-H
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure the staff purses with cosmetic items stored inside, were not accessible to children.
Evidence: observed in the Infant 2 classroom, a staff purse was stored low to the ground and accessible to children in the room. Identified through the staff member that owned the purse, that there were cosmetic items stored inside of the purse.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards.
Evidence: observed on the "big" playground, the mulch was at approximately 2 inches in depth around the slide, stairs and the fall zones.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-F
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that shady areas were provided on playgrounds during the months of June, July and August.
Evidence: observed that there was no shade provided on the "little" playground.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that children washed their hands prior to eating.
Evidence: observed in the Junior Preschool room, a child that was playing in the dramatic play area run over to the table and eat snack without washing their hands.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-P
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that when authorization for medication expires, the parent shall be notified to pick up the meds within 14 days, or renew the authorization. If meds are not picked up within 14 days, then meds must be disposed of.
Evidence: Reviewed medication authorizations and found that Child 1 and Child 2 had expired medication authorization forms on site, and meds that had expired on site more than 14 days after their expiration dates.

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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