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Denbigh Christian Academy
1233 Shields Road
Newport news, VA 23608
(757) 874-8661

Current Inspector: Cassie Anderson-Leichty (757) 409-4668

Inspection Date: July 25, 2023

Complaint Related: Yes

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

The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection in response to a complaint that was received by the licensing department on July 20, 2023 regarding a concern related to supervision, physical plant, and special care provisions and emergencies. The inspection was initiated on 7/25/2023 and completed on 9/5/2023. On 8/7/2023, the inspector was on site between 10:40 am to 12:15 pm. Interviews with staff were completed, observations were made in the center, and documentation was reviewed. The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation does support the allegation; therefore, the complaint is determined to be valid. There were violations cited during the inspection regarding administration, supervision, and physical plant. See the violation notice for more details.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-80-B-2
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on record review and staff interview the center did not inform the department?s representative as soon as practicable, but not to exceed two business days, of any injury to a child that occurs while the child is under the supervision of the center and requires outside medical attention.
Evidence: On December 2, 2022 Child #1 (age 3) sustained an injury which required outside medical attention. The incident was not reported to the department.

Plan of Correction: Staff was unaware of required notification and will comply with any future occurrences.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on staff interviews the center did not ensure areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.
Evidence: It was confirmed by staff that on December 2, 20222, in the cafeteria/gymnasium, three wooden folding tables were leaned against a cart of stacked chairs where they are usually chained to the cart. The three tables that were leaned against the cart fell on a child (age 3) in care.

Plan of Correction: Tables were left unchained by church use. The church staff immediately came and removed the tables permanently. Parents were called.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on staff interviews the center did not ensure when staff are supervising children, they shall always ensure their care, protection, and guidance
Evidence: On December 2, 2022, Child #1 (age 3) crawled around a cart of stacked chairs to retrieve a ball. The cart of chairs moved and three wooden folding tables that were leaned against the cart fell on Child #1. Staff confirmed that three tables were on top of Child #1. It was confirmed that Child #1 had to obtain outside medical treatment as a result of the incident.

Plan of Correction: Staff called parents immediately to ensure correct medical attention was obtained. The child suffered minor injuries. Staff understood they must supervise children more closely. Staff called church staff to remove the tables immediately.


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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