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AlphaBEST @ Churchland Elementary
5601 Michael Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 807-0202

Current Inspector: Arlene Agustin (804) 629-7519

Inspection Date: Oct. 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.
8VAC20-820 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

Technical Assistance:
Technical Assistance given and Licensing Standards were reviewed regarding first aid kits.

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted on October 5, 2023 from 3:20pm to 4:20pm. There were 18 children present and two staff members. A sample size of 7 records were reviewed which included 5 children?s records and 2 staff records. The Inspector observed staff and children?s interactions throughout the inspection. Children were observed during school to CDC transition, snack, and free play. First aid kits were observed. No current medications on site and no allergies. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented. The violations are listed on the violation notice issued to the center and were reviewed with the site director at the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-130-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure to that each child has received the immunizations required by the State Board of Health before the child can attend the center.
Evidence:
1. Child #1 (date of enrollment 9/05/2023) did not have the immunization documentation required prior to attendance in their record.
2. Staff #2 confirmed that Child #1 did not have their immunization records in their case record.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff #1 will speak with Child #1?s parent to obtain the child?s immunization record and place it in the file.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-140-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that each child shall have a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician before the child's attendance or within 30 days after the first day of attendance.
Evidence:
1. Child #1 (date of enrollment 9/5/2023) did not have a physical examination document in their record.
2. Staff #1 confirmed that Child #1 did not have a physical examination document in their record.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff #1 will speak with Child #1?s parent to obtain the child?s physical. The center will audit the files and request from the parents any missing physicals to the record.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that each staff member shall submit documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening. The documentation of the screening shall be submitted at the time of employment and prior to coming into contact with children.
Evidence:
1. Staff #2 did not have documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening.
2. Staff #1 confirmed that the record for Staff #2 was not complete and were missing items for their record.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: The center will obtain the documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening for Staff #2.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure that documentation of two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment.
Evidence:
1. Staff #2 (date of hire 10/05/23) had only one of the required two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment.
2. Staff #1 confirmed that the record for Staff #2 was not complete and were missing items for their record.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: The center will obtain the references for Staff #2.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-D
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure to implement monthly practice evacuation drill.
Evidence:
1. Staff #1 stated that there were no practice evacuation drills conducted for this school year of 2023-2024.
2. The fire drill log did not have a practice drill listed for September 2023.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Starting the month of October, the practice evacuation drills will be completed monthly and logged correctly.

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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