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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: Sept. 26, 2022

Complaint Related: Yes

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

Technical Assistance:
*Discussed with the director to ensure that staff are storing electrical power cords (electronics chargers) while they are not in use.

Comments:
An unannounced complaint inspection was conducted on 9/26/2022 in response to a complaint that was received by the VDOE Office of Child Care Health and Safety. Interviews were conducted with staff relating to allegations physical plant, verbal and physical abuse. Based upon a preponderance of evidence, the information gathered during the investigation supports the allegations of Physical Plant, and the complaint is determined to be valid. Please complete the columns for 'description of action to be taken' and 'date to be corrected' for each violation cited on the violation notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office within 10 business days. If you have any questions, contact your licensing inspector, Keesha Minor at 540-340-2672.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that the areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.
Evidence:
1) peeling paint and a small hole in the wall in the Twos classroom
2) peeling paint and a hole in the drywall in the Junior Preschool classroom
3) peeling paint and a broken cabinet handle in the Preschool classroom

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that that hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Evidence:
1) observed in the School-Age classroom, bleach water and disinfectant spray, accessible to children in an unlocked cabinet.
2) observed in the Preschool classroom, bleach water and air freshener accessible to children.
3) observed in the Pre-K 1 classroom, Lysol, air freshener, and bleach water accessible to children.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-290-A-3
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that electrical outlets have protective covers.
Evidence: observed in the toddler classroom, 1 uncovered electrical outlet accessible to children.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that sunscreen was kept inaccessible to children.
Evidence: observed in the Preschool 2 classroom, sunscreen in a lower cabinet, accessible to children.

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.

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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