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Bright Beginnings Childcare Center
81 & 85 Cleremont Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
(540) 373-7791

Current Inspector: Morgan Bryson (540) 270-0057

Inspection Date: Jan. 18, 2023

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.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

An announced initial inspection was conducted on 1/18/2023 beginning at 8:55am and ending at 11:20am. A total of 47 children were present with 11 staff. Observation of all 6 classrooms and the outdoor play area was completed. Record review consisting of 5 children's records, 5 staff records, and 1 board officer record was completed and found to be in compliance. Children were observed interacting positively with staff, reading books, participating in circle time, counting in Spanish, singing songs, and dancing. The center's policies and procedures and emergency supplies were inspected and determined to be complete. Inspection of the cribs on site was completed and meets the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards. The center has the required space and equipment to serve children ages 1 month through 12 years. An adequate number of staff are trained in CPR/First Aid, daily health observation, and medication administration training.

Please complete the columns for "Plan of Correction" and "Date to be Corrected" for each violation cited on the Violation Notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office by 5pm on Wednesday, 1/26/2023. Please email me at with any questions.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain the results of a Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry search for all staff within 30 days of employment.

Evidence: Staff #3 (Date of Hire: 10/31/2022) did not have Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Central registry search results on file at the time of inspection.

Plan of Correction: All required forms will be in place before new hires start work going forward. Still awaiting results as of 1/25/23.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening or test at the time of employment and prior to coming into contact with children for all staff.

Evidence: Staff #5 (Date of Hire: 12/28/22) had a tuberculosis test on file dated 1/10/23.

Plan of Correction: All staff files will be completed before new staff start work.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment for all staff.

Evidence: Staff #5 (Date of Hire: 12/28/2022) had one reference check on file that was completed 1/17/23.

Plan of Correction: All staff files shall be completed before starting work.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-80-A
Description: Based on observation and record review, the center did not maintain a written record of daily attendance that documents the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurs.

1. In the Two's classroom there were 12 children present and only 8 children were signed in as present on the classroom attendance record.
2. In the Three's and Four's classroom there were 9 children present and only 2 children were signed in as present on the classroom attendance record.

Plan of Correction: A new software is being installed which will not require a few of the old forms. Attendance sheets are in place.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-B
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure that all staff complete orientation training prior to staff working alone with children and no later than seven days of the day of assuming job responsibilities.

Evidence: Staff #3 (Date of Hire: 10/31/22) and Staff #5 (Date of Hire: 12/28/22) did not have documentation of completing orientation training on file.

Plan of Correction: All staff will have orientation before starting work.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the physical plant, equipment inside the center was not maintained in a safe condition.

Evidence: One toilet located in the bathroom attached to the Three's and Four's classroom had a toilet lid with a hole approximately 1" in diameter and a crack.

Plan of Correction: Completed. Lid has been ordered and will be replaced by 1/28/23.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: In the Two's classroom there was a bleach spray bottle kept in the attached bathroom which was unlocked.

Plan of Correction: Staff were counseled and on-going training will be continued during meetings and in-service trainings.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the composite play structure and the swing set on the playground did not have the required amount of resilient surfacing underneath and surrounding the structures.

Evidence: The mulch in front of all slides attached to the composite play structure had no resilient surfacing remaining and were compressed and worn down to the dirt layer. The mulch underneath the swing set has also compressed and worn down to the dirt layer under each swing.

Plan of Correction: All playground surfacing has been updated and completed. Photos attached.


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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