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Bethel Temple Church, Inc.
1705 Todds Lane
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 826-1426 (308)

Current Inspector: Christine Mahan (757) 404-0568

Inspection Date: Feb. 6, 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 Licensing Process.
8VAC20-820 Hearing Procedures.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

A monitoring inspection was initiated on February 6, 2023 and concluded on February 6, 2023. There were 48 children present, ranging in ages from 12 months to age 5, with 9 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 5 child records, 5 staff records and the background checks for 6 volunteers/applicants 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.

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure, all staff had obtained an out of state child abuse and neglect search (CPS) request by the 30th day of employment.
Evidence: Staff records were reviewed and 2 out of 5 did not have required background checks.
1) Staff #1?s record did not include a criminal records check and CPS check for California, where they had lived within the last 5 years. Staff #1?s first date of employment was 8-27-2019.
2) Staff #2?s record did not include a CPS check for New York, where they had lived within the last 5 years. Staff #1?s first date of employment was 12-12-2022.

Plan of Correction: We have sent off out of State child abuse & neglect searches. Sent out of State criminal record & cps check for California. Sent off out of State cps check for New York.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-K
Description: Based on review of center documentation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure the center shall develop written procedures for abusive head trauma.
Evidence: Staff #7 confirmed there was not a written abusive head trauma policy available for review.

Plan of Correction: A policy was written and all staff has taken a course.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-M
Description: Based on observation and staff interview, the licensee did not ensure the center shall maintain, in a way that is accessible to all staff who work with children, a current written list of all children's allergies, sensitivities, and dietary restrictions. This list shall be dated and kept confidential in each room or area where children are present.
Evidence: In Room 102 and 106 an allergy list was posted in an area that was visible and in plain sight and not kept confidential. Staff #7 confirmed that parents are allowed in the rooms when dropping off and picking up their children.

Plan of Correction: Both allergy list were removed immediately.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Unsafe conditions shall include, but not be limited to, splintered, cracked or otherwise deteriorating wood; chipped or peeling paint; visible cracks, bending or warping, rusting or breakage of any equipment; head entrapment hazards; and protruding nails, bolts or other components that could entangle clothing or snag skin.
Evidence: The following play structures had areas that were broken and posed a safety hazard to children.
1) On the outdoor playground there was a piece of play equipment with 1 slide and 1 swing. The bar connecting the swing to the frame of the play structure was broken and no longer connected to the frame. The side rails on the slide were no longer attached. Center staff confirmed the equipment has been broken for about a month.
2) On the indoor composite play structure there is a rock wall with a blue mesh material that measures approximately 6? long and is above the top. The material appears to be used as a barrier to prevent children from climbing over the top off the rock wall. The material is only ? partially secured to the top of the wall and therefore no longer prevents children from being able to climb over the top of the rock wall. The rock wall is approximately 7? tall.

Plan of Correction: The play equipment was removed and thrown away. The mesh has been replaced.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the licensee did not ensure hazardous substances and other harmful agents such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Evidence: The door to room #109, next to one of the children?s bathrooms, was propped open. The room contained 1 bottle of bleach, 5 containers of paint and 1 container of detergent. These items are hazardous chemicals and were labeled "keep out of reach of children" and at least one other statement "caution", "flammable" and "warning".

Plan of Correction: A child safety lock was placed on the door.


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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