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Honeytree Early Learning Center #4 - Lewis Gale
1980 Electric Road
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 769-2300

Current Inspector: Nicole Scott (804) 588-2372

Inspection Date: Aug. 5, 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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE PROCESS
8VAC20-820 HEARING PROCEDURES
8VAC20-770 BACKGROUND CHECKS
20 ACCESS TO MINOR?S RECORDS
22.1 BACKGROUND CHECKS, CODE, CARBON MONOXIDE
63.2 CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was initiated and completed 08/05/2022. The inspector was on site from 9:55 am until 1:45 pm.

There were 66 children ages five months to ten years of age, present under the supervision of nine staff. Children were observed during free play in the classrooms. Six children's records and five staff records were reviewed.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law, and violations are documented on the
violations notice issued to the program.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain a copy of the results of a search of the central registry for any founded complaints of child abuse or neglect within 30 days of employment.

Evidence: Staff #1 had a hire date of 6/23/2022 and #2 had a hire date of 5/11/2022, Neither staff had documentation of the required Central Registry check on file or documented follow-up on the search

Plan of Correction: HR has been contacted to inquire about the search. HR will be reminded to obtain proof of the searches moving forward to put in the record until record is received.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-140-A
Description: Based on review of children?s records, the center failed to ensure child had a physical examination by child?s first day, or within 30 days after the first day of attendance.

Evidence: Child #6 had no physical examination on record during the inspection on 8/5/2022. The child?s start date was 6/6/2022.

Plan of Correction: The parent will be notified on 8/5/2022 as to the need of the physical. Program Director will continue to review files for compliance.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation the center failed to maintain the outside playground in a clean, safe, and operable manner

Evidence:
1. Outside playhouse on older children?s playground had a broken plastic window in the top and a broken plastic panel on the inside. Both of these broken pieces have sharp edges which could snag skin or clothing of children.

2. On the wooden fence, one of the planks on the top of the fence has come up exposing the nails. There are also places in the fence that are missing boards. This is an entrapment hazard to children.

3. Outside playhouse on younger children?s playground had an active yellow jackets nest on the side of the playhouse.

Plan of Correction: The Program Director will submit a maintenance request to take care of these issues. The playground will continually be monitored for broken items.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-I
Description: Based on review of medication the center failed to obtain written authorization from a parent or guardian for prescription medication.

Evidence: Child #3 had a second medication on site that had no authorization from parent or guardian.

Plan of Correction: The medication was never given to the child and Program Director informed the parent they cannot have medication onsite with the proper paper authorization.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-P
Description: Based on review of medication, the center failed to notify parent when an authorization for medication expires.

Evidence: Child #3 had medication on site. The authorization from parent for this medication was dated 6/2/2022. The expiration for parent authorization was 6/12/2022.

Plan of Correction: Sent the medication home with parent and the end of the day.

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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