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Children of America Stephens City, LLC
201 Centre Drive
# 101
Stephens city, VA 22655
(540) 868-2700

Current Inspector: Amy Tomblin (804) 629-3923

Inspection Date: Oct. 17, 2022 and Nov. 15, 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
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection under the supervision of the licensing administrator on 10/17/2022 from 12:05 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. There were 76 children present, ranging in ages from 6 months to 5 years old, with 16 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, staffing and supervision, special care and emergencies.
Additional interviews were conducted by the licensing inspector and licensing administrator on 10/28/2022, and the exit interview was conducted on 11/15/2022.
The information gathered during the investigation supports the allegations, so the complaint is determined to be valid.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Licensing Inspector at (804) 629-3923.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-D
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interviews, the center failed to implement a monthly practice evacuation drill.
Evidence:
1. 10 of the 10 staff interviews confirmed that the center was not implementing monthly practice evacuation drills.

Plan of Correction: Practice and maintain monthly fire drills.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-E
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interviews, the center failed to ensure that shelter in place procedures were practiced a minimum of twice a year.
Evidence:
1. 10 of the 10 staff interviewed stated they had not practiced shelter in place procedures since being employed at the center.

Plan of Correction: Practice and maintain 2 shelter in place drills a year.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-F
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interviews, the center failed to ensure lockdown procedures had been practiced at least annually.
1. 10 of the 10 staff interviewed stated they had not practiced lockdown procedures since being employed at the center.

Plan of Correction: Maintain annual lockdown drills.

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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