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La Petite Academy-#7141
1233 Culver Lane
Virginia beach, VA 23454
(757) 426-2718

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: July 26, 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

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on 7/26/23 from 12:30pm until 3:00pm. At the time of the inspection, there were 57 children in care with 10 staff present. A sample of 7 children's records and 7 staff records were reviewed. Children were observed resting quietly during nap time, eating snack and engaging in free play. Infant feeding and restroom and handwashing procedures were also observed. First aid and emergency supplies, transportation, documentation of emergency practice drills and required center postings were reviewed. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law. Violations are listed on the violation notice issued to the center and were discussed with the director during the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not ensure that the results of a national fingerprint search are received for each staff member before employment.

Evidence:
1. The record for staff 1 (date of hire: 7/10/23) contains results of a national fingerprint search dated 7/11/23, which is after her first day of employment.
2. The center director confirmed that staff 1 began employment at the center prior to receiving the results of her national fingerprint search.

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

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that a copy of the results of a search of the child abuse and neglect registry is obtained from any state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years.

Evidence:
1. Staff 2 has a hire date of 2/27/23. Staff 2 indicated on her sworn statement or affirmation that she has resided in the states of California and South Carolina within the past five years. The results of a search of the child abuse and neglect registry were not available for staff 2 from the states of California and South Carolina.
2. The center director confirmed that the required out-of-state background checks were not completed for staff 2.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-130-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not ensure that documentation that each child has received the immunizations required by the State Board of Health is obtained before the child can attend the center.

Evidence:
1. The record for child 1 (date of enrollment: 6/19/23) does not contain documentation of immunizations.
2. The center director confirmed that the record for child 1 is lacking documentation of immunizations.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a safe and operable condition.

Evidence:
1. There is a chain link fence on the playground with areas of broken and falling fencing, which is an injury hazard to the children in care.
2. The center director confirmed that the chain link fencing on the playground is not in a safe and operable condition.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on playground observation and measurement, it was determined that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards when tested in accordance with the procedures described in the American Society for Testing and Materials standard F1292-99 and shall be under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazardous obstacles.

Evidence:
1. The mulch surrounding the climbing equipment, slides and swings on the playground measures approximately 1 to 2 inches in all areas, where 6 inches are required.
2. The center director confirmed that there is not at least 6 inches of resilient surfacing surrounding the playground equipment.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-G
Description: Based on a review of the emergency drill log and interview, the center did not ensure that documentation of emergency practice drills contain all the required elements.

Evidence:
1. The emergency drill log for the center does not include documentation of the time it took to complete the drill for the months of January 2023 through June 2023.
2. The center director confirmed that the time it took to complete the emergency drills was not documented in the drill log for the months of January 2023 through June 2023.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-570-I
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not ensure that a one-day's supply of commercial formulas appropriate for the children in care shall be maintained at the center.

Evidence:
1. There was no one-day emergency supply of formula appropriate for the children in care located in the center.
2. The center director confirmed that the center did not have a one-day emergency supply of formula.

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

Disclaimer:

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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