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Cavalier Annex Head Start Center
404 Viking Street
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 392-2538

Current Inspector: Adrianna Walden (757) 404-2487

Inspection Date: Nov. 16, 2022

Complaint Related: No

A monitoring inspection was conducted on 11/16/2022. There were 18 children present and 2 staff. A tour of the facility was conducted, in addition to a record review and interviews with staff. 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 #: 8VAC20-780-260-A
Description: Based on a record review the center did not have documentation of having an annual fire inspection.
The center's last fire inspection was dated 09/22/2022.

Plan of Correction: The city has the fire inspection and has not provided the copy yet. The director will talk to administration to follow-up on this.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation the center did not ensure all areas of the center were maintained in a safe condition.
The closed-off fireplace ledge had peeling paint on the area that children sit on.

Plan of Correction: The director will let administration know and have them notify parks and recreation that this is not in compliance.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation the center did not ensure all hazardous substances were kept in al locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
The was a bag of charcoal briquets on the floor in the children's game room.

Plan of Correction: The bag of charcoal was immediately removed. It belonged to another department that left it in the common area.


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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