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La Petite Academy, Inc.-7145
5260 Olde Towne Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 220-0121

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

Inspection Date: Nov. 30, 2022

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
8VAC20-780 Programs.
8VAC20-780 Special Care Provisions and Emergencies
8VAC20-780 Special Services.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection in response to a complaint that was received by the licensing department on November 18, 2022 regarding allegations related to staffing and supervision, program and special care provision and emergencies. The inspection was initiated on November 30, 2022. During the investigation, video footage was reviewed, interviews with staff were completed and observations were made in the center, and documentation was reviewed.

There was a preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation support the allegation in area of programs; therefore, the program allegation is determined to be valid. In areas of special care provision and emergencies has been deemed not valid. Other violations were cited but were not reported in the initial complaint.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-1
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure child ratio was
maintained for the children, from birth through 16 months, one staff member for every 4
children.

Evidence:

The head count sheets maintained by the center for the morning infant classroom revealed that the center did not meet the required staff-to-children ratio on the following date: January 19, 2023, from 7:56am to 8:30am; one staff with five children. Confirmed with Staff #3.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-2
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure child ratio was maintained for the children, from 16 months ? 24 months, one staff member for every 5 children.

Evidence:

The head count sheets maintained by the center for the morning mixed age group classroom revealed that the center did not meet the required staff-to-children ratio on the following dates:

January 20, 2023, from 7:37am to 8:00 am; two staff with eighteen children; from 8:00 am
to 8:15am; three staff with nineteen children

January 24, 2023, from 8:10am to 8:35 am; three staff with 19 children

January 25, 2023, from 7:46am to 8:05am; three staff with 17 children; from 8:15am to
8:30am; three staff with seventeen children

Staff members confirmed there were noncompliance with staff-to-children ratio.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-400-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on a review of video footage and staff interview, behavioral guidance was not constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, or intended to redirect children to
appropriate behavior.

Evidence:

Video footage from the two-year-old classroom on 11/29/2022, shows Child #1 put her hand in a toy bucket. Staff #1 abruptly pulls Child #1 by her bicep from the toy bucket. Child #1 walks
away and looks back to where Staff #1 is standing. Staff #1 walks over to Child #1 and abruptly pulls Child #1?s arm up by the bicep and puts Child #1 in the child size chair. Staff
#1 walks away. Video footage was reviewed with the Staff #5.

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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