Alpha Beta Cappa Christian Academy
7425 Chesapeake Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23513
Current Inspector: Christopher Robinson (757) 404-2322
Inspection Date: Aug. 24, 2022
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
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:
Technical assistance was provided in the following areas of the standards: Background checks, play areas, children's records, staff records, Program leader qualifications, first aid supplies, transportation, building maintenance, supervision, and nutrition.
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 8/24/22 from 9:15am - 11:30am. During the inspection there were 61 children ages two years old through ten years old in care with eight staff. Children were observed participating in various activities in the classroom and eating lunch. Records were reviewed for five children and six staff during the inspection. Medication, emergency procedures and emergency supplies were reviewed during the inspection. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance(s) with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program, and were discussed during the exit
Standard #: 22.1-289.058 Description: Based on observation and interviews, it was determined that the Licensee did not ensure that a carbon monoxide detector was located in each building used by the children.
1. There was no carbon monoxide detector in either building used by the children.
2. Staff #7 (Program Director) confirmed that there was not a carbon monoxide detector in either building used by the children.
Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Carbon monoxide detectors will be added to the building.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A Description: Based on observation and interviews, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all areas and equipment of the center shall be maintained in a safe and operable condition.
1. There is a rip in the carpet on the exterior stairs that leads to the playground that creates a tripping hazard.
2. In the School age classroom, there was an outlet that was missing its plastic cover and the the cover for one of the baseboard heaters was missing.
3. Staff #7 (Program Director) confirmed the items listed above were not in a safe and operable condition.
Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The items will be repaired or replaced.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B Description: Based on observation, it was determined that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards when tested in accordance with the procedures described in the American Society for Testing and Materials standard F1292-99 and shall be under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazardous obstacles.
1. The resilient surface (sand), around the slide on the large playground was not six feet on all sides.
2. The resilient surface (sand), around the swings on the large playground did not meet the requirement based on the height of the swings.
3. Staff #7 (Program Director) viewed the resilient surfacing (sand) in the fall zones, and confirmed that it was not compliant with the requirements in the standards.
Plan of Correction: The facility responded: We will ensure that the resilient surfacing will be compliant will all regulations.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-530-A Description: Based on a review of six staff records and interview, it was determined that the licensee did not ensure that there is at least one staff in each classroom or area where children are present.
1.Staff #1 was working alone with a group of 18 children in the School Age classroom. However the record for staff #1 did not contain documentation of a current CPR/first aid certification.
2. Staff #6 (Program Director) confirmed that staff #1 did not have a current certification in
Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Staff #1 completed a certification in CPR/first aid on 8/25/22. We will ensure that there is a staff with a current certification in CPR/first aid in each grouping of children.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-540-A Description: Based on observation and interviews, it was determined that the Licensee did not ensure that a first aid kit is on the vehicle used for transporting children on field trips.
1. Both of the vehicles used for transporting children on field trips did not contain a first aid kit.
2. Staff #5 confirmed that there were not first aid kits on the the two vehicles when transporting children.
Plan of Correction: The facility responded: A first aid kit will be added to all vehicles being used to transport children.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-580-B Description: Based on observation, it was determined that any vehicle used by the center for the transportation of children shall the safety standards set by the Department of Motor Vehicles and shall be kept in satisfactory condition to assure the safety of the children.
1. The door used for loading and unloading children on one of the vans the facility used for transporting children on field trips would not open, so the children were using the front passenger door.
2. Staff #7 (Program Director) confirmed the van was not in satisfactory condition.
Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The door on the van will be repaired. Staff will ensure that all vehicles used for transporting children are maintained in satisfactory condition.
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