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Dee Care, LLC.-Building 2
9286A Warwick Blvd
Newport news, VA 23607
(757) 247-3360

Current Inspector: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281

Inspection Date: Sept. 26, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
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

Technical Assistance:
Today we discussed the padding used along the window sills in the infant and toddler suite. Pay close attention and advise staff to do the same, to ensure the children are not picking at or biting the padding strips.

Suggestions were made with regard to additional supplies as enrollment grows to include more art and craft supplies, music and movement materials and pretend play items.

An Initial monitoring inspection was initiated and concluded on site on 9/26/2022. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, (planned) staffing, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. Areas to be utilized by children in care were measured and inspected to include the classrooms, common areas, restrooms and outdoor play areas. Compliance with many areas of the standards can not be determined until staff are hired and children are in care. A conditional license will be recommended for a capacity of 68 children with limitations stipulated by the certificate of occupancy to include no more than 16 children present who are under 2 1/2 years old at any given time. During the conditional period, inspections will be made to verify compliance with the standards.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, not all areas and equipment inside and outside of the center are maintained in a clean, safe, and operable condition.

The threshold on the floor at the doorway between the pre-k rooms and the infant/toddler suite has several layers of material that protrude approximately 1/2 inch above the floor. This raised threshold poses a trip hazard.
The program director acknowledged the hazard and stated that she has already asked the contractor to remedy the problem.

Plan of Correction: Pictures of the repaired / corrected doorway threshold were emailed to the inspector on 10/4/2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-430-K
Description: Based on observation and interview, the licensee has not ensured individual places for each enrolled child to place their personal belongings.
During the initial inspection of the facility on 9/26/2022, there were no spaces designated for children to store their personal belongings aside from several sets of drawers for the infants' belongings to be stored.
The program director acknowledged that children, other than infants, did not have a space for placing their personal belongings and stated that she has purchased hooks which will be installed in the classrooms. Children will be asked to bring their belongings to the center in a knapsack or backpack which can be hung on individually assigned hooks.

Plan of Correction: Pictures of the installed hooks in each classroom were emailed to the inspector on 10/4/2022.


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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