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Buildin Blocks Daycare
2901 S. Crater Road
Petersburg, VA 23805
(804) 244-4254

Current Inspector: Tara Barton (804) 381-8487

Inspection Date: Jan. 24, 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
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

A monitoring inspection was conducted Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The licensing inspector and licensing administrator were onsite, completing the inspection from approximately 9:00am to 11:30am. The inspection was conducted because the center was recently issued a provisional license. There were 16 children present, ranging in ages from six months to five years, with five staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, and medication. A total of five children's records and four staff members? records were reviewed.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and a violation was 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 standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s).

If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (804) 840-8260.

Lynn Powers
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of Early Childhood Care and Education
Phone# 804-840-8260

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-140-A
Description: Based on review of five children?s records, the center did not ensure documentation of a physical exam was obtained within the required timeframe for one child attending the center.

The record for Child #1 (first date of attendance 12/01/2020) did not contain documentation of a physical exam.

Plan of Correction: Child #1 record - documentation of physical has been added to the child's file. In the future the director will add a 30-day deadline to the calendar so it will not be overlooked. In addition to rechecking all children's files to ensure they had me the 30-day requirement. All records will be rechecked/corrected by 2/17/2023.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on the review of four staff records, the center did not obtain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening for one staff member.

The record for Staff #1 (date of employment 01/24/2023) did not contain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening submitted at the time of employment and prior to coming into contact with children.

Plan of Correction: Staff record #1 has been notified of this mishap and will be taking care of this 2/10/2023. The center was not aware the 21-day deadline had been changed. We now have that in writing and it has been added to the employee checklist that must be completed prior to starting the first day. The owner/director will also five a verbal notification.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children?s records, the center did not obtain the required information for two children?s records.
1. The records for Child #3 (first date of attendance 08/02/2022) and Child #5 (first date of attendance 03/21/2022) contained the name, address, and phone number of one designated person to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached.
2. Child Day Centers standards require two designated people to call in case of an emergency

Plan of Correction: Child #3 record - The emergency contact has been updated.
Child #5 record - The emergency contact has been updated.
Moving forward verbiage has been added to the enrollment checklist so parents will know they cannot be counted as an emergency contact. A verbal notification from the director will also be given when the registration packet has been given to the parents.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on review of four staff records, the center did not obtain the required information for one staff record.

1. The record for Staff #1 (date of employment 01/24/2023) did not contain two or more references as to the character and reputation as well as competency that were checked before employment.
2. The record for Staff #1 listed two references to contact but did not include documentation of the dates of contact, names of person contacted, the firms contacted, results, and signature of person making call.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 record - Reference letters have been added to employee file as well as reference check documentation. Moving forward the director will ensure that this step is not missed and no one can start without the documentation being filled out and put in file.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure heat was supplied from a heating system approved in accordance with the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC, 13VAC5-62) except for camps. The heating system is required to be installed to prevent accessibility of children to the system; and have appropriate barriers to prevent children from being burned, shocked, or injured from heating equipment.
A portable heater was observed sitting on the floor of the Infant room. The heater was on and hot to the touch. Four infants were observed in the classroom where the heater was located during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: Portable heaters have been removed from the classroom. Other measures such as draft stoppers and extra insulation have be implemented to help with keeping the room warm. The owner will ensure that no other heaters will be used in any classrooms.


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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