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Genesis Learning Center @ Airport
5621 Corrugated Road
Sandston, VA 23150
(804) 326-2966

Current Inspector: Jennifer Moore (540) 430-0384

Inspection Date: Dec. 7, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
8VAC20-780 Programs.
8VAC20-780 Special Care Provisions and Emergencies.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was initiated on 12/07/2022 in response to a self-report that was received by the licensing department on 12/02/2022 regarding an allegation in the area of supervision of children. The inspection was initiated on 12/07/2022 and completed on 1/24/2023. On 12/07/2022, the inspector was on site from approximately 12:13 pm to 1:19 pm. Interviews with staff were completed, observations were made in the center, and documentation was reviewed. Additional interviews were conducted remotely on 12/8/2022 and 12/13/2022.

The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation supports the self-report; therefore, the report is determined to be valid. See the violation notice for more details. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (540) 430-0384.

Please complete the plan of correction and date to be corrected for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 5 business days from today. You will need to specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Just writing the word corrected is not acceptable. Your plan of correction must contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventative measures. Please do not use staff names; list staff by positions only.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-A
Description: Based on review of documentation and interview, the center did not ensure that when staff are supervising children, they always ensure their care and protection.

1. On 12/2/2022, the Department of Education received a self-report of a serious injury that occurred at the center on 12/1/2022. Video documentation was reviewed and interviews were conducted. In a video recording from 12/1/2022 observed on 12/7/2022, staff #1 (date of employment: 5/18/2022) was observed working on an activity in the corner of the classroom while another teacher was engaging with the children in the center of the room. In interview, staff #1 stated that she was cleaning toys and was not required in the teacher to ratio. In the video, child #1 (age two) and child #2 (age 2) are seen walking over to the area where teacher #1 was cleaning toys. Teacher #1 is observed taking both children by the hand/wrist area. Staff #1 takes few steps to get around the tables, lifting the children off the ground towards the middle of the classroom. When teacher #1 returns child #1?s feet to the ground, child #1 is observed crying. Teacher #1 is observed rubbing the child?s arm and holding the child. In an interview with administration, teacher #1 reported the injury immediately. Child #1 was treated for a dislocated elbow and wrist injuries. In an interview, Staff #1 stated that she was cleaning toys when the two children approached her. She stated that she was ?trying to return the children safely back to the group and away from the cleaning supplies? when she ?lifted child #1 and accidentally hurt him.?
2. Administration acknowledged that staff are trained to how lift children safely. They acknowledged that child #1 was cared for improperly when staff #1 lifted him by one arm which resulted in injury.

Plan of Correction: center management will
retrain and review the two
hand lifting technique with all
teachers. (Teacher initials
Center management will post
the Teacher Talk, Touch and
Tone guides in the classroom
as a reminder.
Note: All staff will continue to
receive Teacher Talk Touch
and Tone training during the
new hire process.


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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