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Brilliant Beginnings Learning Center
1196 Green Garden Circle
Virginia beach, VA 23453
(757) 468-5747

Current Inspector: Arlene Agustin (804) 629-7519

Inspection Date: Oct. 20, 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 LICENSING PROCESS.
8VAC20-820 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted on October 20, 2022 from 9 am to approximately 12 pm. There were 41 children present with 9 staff members. A sample size of 11 records were reviewed which included six children?s records and five staff records. The Inspector observed staff and children?s interactions throughout the inspection. Children were observed during free play, group activity, diapering, handwashing, soccer shots program, lunch, and infant feeding. First aid kits and emergency preparedness documents were observed. Transportation vehicles were observed. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented. The violations are listed on the violation notice issued to the center and were reviewed with the site director and district manager at the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that each center shall maintain and keep a separate record for each child enrolled which shall contain the work phone number of each parent who has custody.
Evidence:
1. Child #1 (date of enrollment 10/24/21) did not have their parents? work phone number in their record.
2. Child #2 (date of enrollment 10/04/2022) did not have their parents? work phone number in their record.
3. Staff #1 confirmed that Child #1 and Child #2 did not have the work number of their custodial parent.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff #1 will obtain the work phone numbers for the parents.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center inside and outside be maintained in a safe and operable condition.
Evidence:
1. In the 4 year old classroom, the door underneath the class sink is falling off the hinge and poses as an injury hazard.
2. In the 4 year old classroom, the cleaning vent cover is loose and poses as an injury hazard to the children.
3. In the 4 year old classroom, the teacher?s leather seat is peeling off and the pieces are on the floor of the children?s carpet area.
4. In the toddler classroom, the cupboard/cabinet is peeling which is in reach of children.
5. In the toddler room there is an extension cord that is hanging from a small shelf in reach of children. The cord was attached to the radio which poses as an injury hazard.
6. In the toddler room, there is a 12 inch plastic bin that holds children?s toys and books that is cracked in three different areas of the bin. This poses as a pinching and injury hazard to the children.
7. In the 2 year old classroom, the baseboard, close to the exit door, is coming off the wall and in reach of children.
8. In the playground area where both the older and younger playgrounds meet, there is a ten inch hole which poses as a tripping hazard to the children. Beside the hole is a rock.
9. In speaking with Staff #1, the site Director, they were able to recognize the concerns of the physical plan in the 4 year old room, toddler room, 2 year old room and playground. Staff #1 is aware of the hazards these areas caused.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: A work order will be in for all areas of the physical plant.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Evidence:
1. In the infant room, there was a deodorizer unlocked with a warning label stating, ?Danger? regarding eye irritation.
2. In the Infant, toddler, and 4 year old classroom were deodorizing plug ins in reach of the children plugged into an outlet. The safety label to the plug ins state to keep away from furniture, fabrics, bedding and other materials that might present a fire hazard. It also states to the safety label intended for adult use only.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Plug in and canned deodorizers were removed and locked during the time of the inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-430-G
Description: Based on observation and interview it was determined that the center did not ensure that the climbing portions of indoor slides and climbing equipment 36 inches or more shall be located over a resilient surface.
Evidence:
1. In the younger children?s playground area, there are two slides that do not have a resilient surface. Children were observed actively playing on the slides and landing on grass and dirt.
2. Staff #1 confirmed that the two slides did not have a resilient surface.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff will speak to the owner about getting a resilient surface for both slides.

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.

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