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Honeytree Early Learning Center #4
1980 Electric Road
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 769-2300

Current Inspector: Nicole Scott (804) 588-2372

Inspection Date: Jan. 30, 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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE PROCESS
8VAC20-820 HEARING PROCEDURES
8VAC20-770 BACKGROUND CHECKS
20 ACCESS TO MINOR?S RECORDS
22.1 BACKGROUND CHECKS, CODE, CARBON MONOXIDE
63.2 CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Comments:
The Licensing Inspector initiated and completed an unannounced renewal inspection on 1/30/2023. The inspector was on site from 10:00am until 1:15pm.

There were 70 children under the care of 13 staff. The ages of the children ranged from four months to five years old. The children were observed during indoor free play, mealtime, and naptime. Six children?s record and four staff records and four board members were reviewed.


Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law, and violations are documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure that no person shall be hired for compensated employment prior to the facility obtaining an employment eligibility letter upon the competition of a fingerprint background check as required by the Code of Virginia.

Evidence: Staff #1, hire date of 10/22/2021 had fingerprint eligibility letter was dated 11/01/2022.

Plan of Correction: Human Resource Director will ensure that fingerprint eligibility letter is back before the staff is hired. 2-3

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on staff record review, the center failed to ensure that each staff member had two or more references checked before employment or volunteering.

Evidence: Staff #2 who was hired on 08/17/2022 did not have reference checks documented on file until 09/21/2022. Staff #4 who was hired on 11/21/2022 did not have reference checks documented on file until 11/22/2022.

Plan of Correction: Human Resources Director will ensure that all references checks will be done prior to hiring 2-3.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation and interview with the staff, the center failed to keep hazardous substances such as cleaning materials in a locked place.


Evidence: In the classroom #1 there was a Swiffer mop with a bottle of cleaning chemicals attached for use. Under the cabinet, which was locked, there was cleaning chemicals in the same area as food.

In classroom #7, there was food on the same shelf as the cleaning product. Staff #1 stated the food belonged to them and not the children

Plan of Correction: All chemicals up and locked on 1-31.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to
ensure that all climbable playground equipment
had the required resilient surfacing.


Evidence: Observed non-measurable amount
of resilient surfacing under the required fall
zone. The required amount is 6 inches of
resilient surfacing.

Plan of Correction: Mulch will be added to the playground by 2-10.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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