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Sowing Seeds Pre-School
5369 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia beach, VA 23462
(757) 962-2221

Current Inspector: Nanette Roberts (757) 404-2322

Inspection Date: Nov. 2, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Technical Assistance:
The following was discussed with the owner and designated person-in charge:
Children should be provided with positive redirection, kind reaffirming words and guidance.

When attending to tasks, it is important children are always in sight and sound supervision of staff. The task should not take a staff member's attention away from supervising children in their care.

A renewal inspection was conducted on 11/02/2022 There were 32 children present and 7 staff. A tour of the facility was conducted, in addition to a record review and interviews with staff. The Inspector reviewed 2 children?s records and 2 staff records, along with any requested program records submitted by the facility to determine if required documentation was complete. 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.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-400-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure behavioral guidance was constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, and intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior.
Staff #1 and #2 were observed speaking to children in care that was not constructive or intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior.
1. During the inspection Staff #1 said the following statements to children using a harsh tone and provided not other guidance: "Turnaround. Get up. Go sit down. Wash your hands. Go to sleep. Lay down."
2. A child spit on the table during story time and asked Staff #1 about being good. Staff replied to the child, "spitting on the table is not being good, sorry."
3. Staff #3 told a child in a harsh tone, "What are you bouncing around for? Go sit."

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 is new and will be retrained on positive redirection. Staff #2 will be suspended for a few days and then placed on probation. Staff #2 will also be retrained on positive redirection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-B
Description: Based on observation the center did not ensure all requirements were met when diapering.
The changing table had a pad that was torn, exposing the inside foam, making it an absorbent surface.

Plan of Correction: The changing pad will be replaced.


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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