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The Friends' Association for Children
1004 St. John Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 644-2357

Current Inspector: LaTasha Smith (804) 588-2362

Inspection Date: June 12, 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)
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on June 12, 2023, with the center director. The inspection began at approximately 9:20am and concluded at 12:00pm. There were 21 children present, ranging in ages from 2 years to 9 years with 4 staff supervising. The inspector observed children participating in circle time and playing with various age-appropriate materials. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies, transportation, and nutrition. A total of 5 child records and 5 staff records 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.

Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 5 business days from today. Please specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. 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 LaTasha Smith at (804) 588-2362.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure that all staff complete a central registry background check within 30 days of employment.
1. The record for Staff #2 did not contain a central registry background check. Staff #2?s employment date was 5/9/2023.
2. The director verified that a central registry background check had not been completed for staff #2.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on the observation and interview, the applicant did not ensure areas of the equipment of the center, inside and outside, will be maintained in a clean, safe, and operable condition.
1. On the playground the landscaping borders around the perimeter of the designated play space, was cracked, splintered, and there was deteriorating wood which could cause entanglement of shoelaces and snag skin.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all hazardous materials were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
1. A spray bottle labeled bleach water was stored on top of a shelf in the back of the classroom in the art corner, located in classroom # 3.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-P
Description: Based on record review, the center did not maintain a complete written record of children's serious and minor injuries.
1. The injury report for child # 6 dated 6/1/2023, did not contain documentation of the staff present, and the signature of the parent or a second staff.
2. The injury report for child # 7 dated 5/17/2023, did not contain future action to prevent recurrence.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.


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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