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Gifted Minds Academy, Inc.
3500 King Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 399-1920

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: Sept. 5, 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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
8VAC20-820 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
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:
A monitoring inspection was conducted on 9/5/2023. The inspector arrived at 11:45 AM and departed at 1:15 PM .There were 5 children present, ranging in ages from infant to 4 years, with 2 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 3 child records and 1 staff record 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 and discussed with the program director during the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based upon review of staff records, the facility has not ensured that each staff member submits documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening that was conducted within the 30 days prior to employment.
Evidence:
The record provided for staff 2 indicated a date of employ of 8/10/2023. The tuberculosis screening in the record was dated 6/29/2023.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-260-C
Description: Based upon observation and review of documentation, the facility has not ensured that for a building where asbestos containing materials are detected and not removed, a notice regarding the presence and location of asbestos containing materials and advising that the asbestos report and management plan are available for review is posted.
Evidence:
A notice regarding the presence of asbestos and the management plan was not posted.

Plan of Correction: The provider responded with the following:
According to Metropolitan Lab. asbestos is several layers beneath the surface and does not pose any threat - Man

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Repeat and Systemic
Based upon observation, the facility has not ensured that areas of the center, inside and outside, are maintained to be safe.
Evidence:
There were nails protruding from the back wall of the building inside the playground area. The nails were four feet above the ground and could puncture or snag the skin of a child.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Repeat and Systemic
Based upon observation, the facility has not ensured that hazardous substances are kept in locked places using safe locking methods that prevent access by children.
Evidence:
Upon arrival of the inspector, the door to the unoccupied two year old classroom was standing open. There was a container of disinfectant and an air freshener on a table in the classroom. Both containers had warning labels.

Plan of Correction: The provider responded with the following:
Make sure during a check that hazard or place and lock away

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-D
Description: Based upon observation and staff interview, the facility has not ensured that cleaning materials are stored in areas physically separated from food.
Evidence:
1. There was a container of bathroom cleaner on the kitchen counter beside the children's juice individual serving bags.
2. Staff 1 acknowledged that the bathroom cleaner had not been returned to the location where it is stored and had been placed on the kitchen counter.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-B
Description: Based upon review of documents, the facility has not ensured that the emergency preparedness plan includes plans for the plan to be reviewed and updated. The most recent date on the emergency preparedness plan is 7/1/2011.

Plan of Correction: The provider responded with the following:
The emergency plan is up dated and posted

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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