KinderCare Learning Center - Chester
4021 West Hundred Road
Chester, VA 23831
Current Inspector: Tara Barton (804) 381-8487
Inspection Date: Nov. 15, 2022
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
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
A monitoring inspection was conducted Tuesday, November 15, 2022. The inspection was initiated at approximately 9:30am and concluded at approximately 1:00pm. There were 55 children present, ranging in ages from five months to five years, with 11 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, and medication. A total of six children's records and five 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.
Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and returned it to me within five business days from today. Your plan of correction should contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standards, 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) persons responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measures.
If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (804) 840-8260.
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of Early Childhood Care and Education
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-140-A Description: Based on review of six children?s records, the center did not obtain a physical exam within the required time frame.
The record for Child #1 (first date of attendance 07/05/2022) did not contain documentation of a physical exam
Plan of Correction: Both managers will check and initial new child files prior to start date to ensure all documents are present.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A-8 Description: Based on documentation review and interview, the center did not have a written allergy action care plan for three children diagnosed with a food allergy, to include instructions from a physician regarding the steps to take in the event of an allergic reaction.
The dated allergy list indicated Child #7, Child #8 and Child #9 have a diagnosed food allergy. A member of management stated an allergy action care plan has not been obtained for the three children listed on the allergy list.
Plan of Correction: All students with allergies were given an allergy form to be signed by a doctor and returned. Management will require completion of allergy forms prior to employment.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-A Description: Based on review of five staff records and interview, the center did not ensure
the Virginia Department of Education-sponsored orientation course was completed within 90 calendar days of employment.
1. The record for Staff #5 (date of employment 03/18/2022) did not contain documentation of the completion of the Virginia Department of Education-sponsored orientation course.
2. A member of management stated Staff #5 had not completed the Virginia Department of Education-sponsored orientation course as of 11/15/2022.
Plan of Correction: Management will no longer start new hires without training complete. (No longer follow 30-day)
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, in a clean, safe, and operable condition.
Four tricycles located on the side outdoor playground, were missing the pedals, leaving the metal spokes exposed.
Plan of Correction: Center director removed all broken tricycles from playground. All staff will complete daily monitoring of equipment.
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking mechanism that prevented access by the children.
1. In the Toddler Classroom, a cabinet contained containers of cleaning substances. The cabinet was unlocked. There were eight Toddlers in the classroom when the unlocked cabinet containing cleaning chemicals was observed by the licensing inspector.
2. In the Pre-K Classroom, a cabinet contained containers of cleaning substances. The cabinet was unlocked. There were 20 Pre-K children in the classroom when the unlocked cabinet containing cleaning chemicals was observed by the licensing inspector.
3. The kitchen door was observed propped open during the inspection. Three containers of cleaning chemicals were observed sitting unlocked on the kitchen counter.
4. A wire shelf located in the hallway, outside of the Infant B classroom, was observed having cleaning chemicals sitting on the top shelf.
Plan of Correction: Entire staff was re-trained on hazardous substance safety at December staff meeting. Managers now do monitoring of cabinets to ensure they are always locked.
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