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Children of Valour Christian Academy, LLC
7010 Chestnut Avenue
Newport news, VA 23605
(757) 485-8395

Current Inspector: Christine Mahan (757) 404-0568

Inspection Date: Oct. 24, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, interviews and an in person tour of the program. A renewal inspection was initiated on October 24, 2022 and concluded on October 26, 2022. There were 19 children present, ranging in ages from 5 months to age 4, with 4 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 5 child records and 5 staff records were reviewed.

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 #: 22.1-289.058
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure that each building that was built before 2015 and that house a child day program that is licensed and serves preschool-age children shall be equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector.

Evidence: The center director confirmed they do not have a carbon monoxide detector.

Plan of Correction: Order placed on 10-27-2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on a review of 5 staff records and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure the staff records were kept for each staff person with all required information.

Evidence: Staff #2, designated as the 3 and 4 year old lead teacher (program leader) does not have documentation to demonstrate the individual possesses the education, certification, and experience required by the job position. Center Director confirmed there was not documentation available.

Plan of Correction: Documentation is recorded from the verbal reference check of the employees previous position at another childcare center and center refused to give employee copies of certificates.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: In the infant /Toddler room a container of bleach was observed sitting on the bathroom floor and was accessible to children. Center said " I didn't know it was there" . The hazardous chemical was labeled "keep out of reach of children" and at least one other statement "caution", "flammable" and "warning". .

Plan of Correction: All staff have been directed that at no time will chemicals be out or accessible to children but will be locked away when not used.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-A
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure children?s hands shall be washed with soap and running water after toileting and any contact with blood, feces, or urine.
Evidence: Staff # 1 was observed conducting a diaper change for child # 1 and the child?s hands were not washed after diaper change.

Plan of Correction: Proper handwashing after diapering has been emphasized and all staff will follow proper protocol.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-B
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure the diapering surface was cleaned with soap and at least room temperature water and sanitized after each use.

Evidence: Staff #1 was observed conducting a diaper change and the diaper pad was only sprayed with a sanitizing solution and immediately wiped down. The diaper pad was not sanitized as it is required to sit for two minutes or air dry after sprayed with a sanitizing solution. The diaper pad was also not cleaned with a soap and water solution as required.

Plan of Correction: Staff has been retrained on the proper procedures for cleaning the diapering surface. Cleaning procedures demonstrated.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-G
Description: Based on staff interviews and review of documentation, the licensee did not ensure to maintain documentation of monthly emergency evacuation drills.

Evidence: Staff #1 confirmed they did not have documentation of evacuation drills available for review for April 2022 and June 2022.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure all drills are recorded in the future.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-570-A
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure when a child is placed in a high chair, the protective belt shall be fastened securely.

Evidence: Center staff confirmed licensing inspector?s observation that 2 children were placed in a high chair and 4 children were placed in a feeding table and the protective belts were not used. Child #3 was observed in the high chair and was standing up. .

Plan of Correction: All staff have been directed to ensure protective straps are used every time a child is placed in the high chair or feeding table.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-570-E
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure prepared infant formula shall be refrigerated, dated and labeled with the child's name.

Evidence: Three bottles were observed labeled with children?s names but no dates as required.

Plan of Correction: All staff will take the time to ensure names and dates are on all bottles/cups.

Standard #: 8VAC20-820-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure the license and any other documents required by the Superintendent were posted in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises.

Evidence: The most recent inspection results dated 8-22-2022 were not posted in a conspicuous place. The results were placed in a notebook as confirmed by the Center Director

Plan of Correction: All inspections will be placed on the board in plane view.


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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