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Graceway Ministries Graceachild USA, Inc.
602 13th Street
Radford, VA 24141
(540) 831-7222

Current Inspector: Julia Kimbrough (804) 921-7596

Inspection Date: May 11, 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
8VAC20-790 Subsidy Regulations

A monitoring inspection was initiated on 5/11/23 and concluded on 5/11/23. There were 71 children present with 12 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 and 4 staff records were reviewed. The inspection started at 9:45am and concluded at 11:25am.

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 #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on review of staff files the center failed to ensure that all required items were obtained for each staff.

1. Staff #3, hire date 5/1/23, did not have proof of qualifications for the position held and also did not have 2 references as required.
2. Staff #4, hire date 5/10/23, did not have proof of qualifications for the position held and also did not have 2 references as required.
Both staff have been working with the children.

Plan of Correction: Staff files will be updated to ensure compliance.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-210-A
Description: Based on review of staff documentation and discussions with staff the center failed to ensure that lead teachers meet required qualifications.

Staff #1 has been a lead teacher and does not yet have the required qualifications to be in this position.

Plan of Correction: Staff will obtain the required qualification by the end of the month for compliance.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on review of the classrooms the center failed to ensure that areas were maintained in a safe condition as required.

In the room used by the combined class of Waddler and Toddler groups during the inspection, the cabinet doors had the front shellac peeling off allowing for stiff, sharp, and protruding areas that were at the level of the children in care and could cause potential injury to the face or body of the children.

Plan of Correction: The sharp areas of the doors will be removed immediately and repainted or replaced to ensure compliance.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-D
Description: Based on review of documentation and discussion with staff the center failed to ensure that practiced monthly evacuation drills were conducted.

There had not been an evacuation drill conducted for February, March, or April 2023 as required.

Plan of Correction: Evacuation drills will be conducted monthly as required.


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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