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AlphaBEST Education, Inc. - Florence Bowser Elementary
4540 Nansemond Parkway
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 636-5396

Current Inspector: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281

Inspection Date: Feb. 27, 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
20 Access to minor's records
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

A renewal inspection was initiated on 2/27/2023 and concluded on 3/1/2023. There were 39 children present with 4 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance on site in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 5 child records were reviewed onsite and 2 staff records were reviewed remotely. The onsite inspection started at 3:40 pm and concluded at 5:05 pm.

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 #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the licensee was unable to demonstrate that a central registry finding had been obtained for all staff.
Two staff records were reviewed.
The record for staff #2 did not contain the results of a search of the central registry.
The area manager conformed that she was unable to locate the results of the central registry search for staff #2 at the time of the record review.

Plan of Correction: The Area Manager will contact the office of background checks to inquire about the results of the central registry and obtain a copy for staff #2's record.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-130-A
Description: Based on a review of records and interview, the licensee dis not always obtain documentation that each child has received the immunizations required by the State Board of Health before the child attends the center.
Five children's records were reviewed during today's inspection.
The records for child #1 did not contain documentation to demonstrate that the child was adequately immunized.
Child #1 enrolled in the program 1/30/2023.
The program director confirmed that the child's immunization record had not been received.

Plan of Correction: The program director stated that he would speak with child #1's parent and request that they submit the immunization record for child #1 within 10 days.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-A
Description: Based on a review of documentation and interview, the licensee did not ensure that the center has a written emergency preparedness plan that addresses staff responsibility and facility readiness with respect to emergency evacuation and relocation, shelter-in-place, and lockdown and includes the most likely to occur emergency scenario or scenarios, including fire, severe storms, loss of utilities, natural disaster, chemical spills, intruder, violence at or near the center, terrorism specific to the locality, and other situations, as well as facility damage that requires evacuation, lockdown, or shelter-in-place.

The Written Emergency Plan on site was a template which contained fillable blanks that had not been completed to indicate specific information such as where the program would relocate in the event that they were unable to return to the facility after evacuation, where various emergency supplies are located and how children would be transported to the alternate site.
The program director confirmed that information specific to this program had not been completed in the written emergency procedures template.

Plan of Correction: The program director will obtain the missing information needed to complete the written emergency plan and have the information added to the plan within 2 days.


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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