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Great Bridge Children's Center
253 Fresno Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-1385

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sampson (757) 354-7307

Inspection Date: Feb. 5, 2024

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

An unannounced renewal visit and facility tour was initiated and concluded on 02/05/2024. At the time of inspectors' arrival there were 35 infant to preschool aged children in care with 7 staff members and 2 administrators. Children were observed interacting with staff, nap, lunch and hand washing. A sample of 5 children's records and 5 staff records were reviewed. Areas of noncompliance are identified on the violation notice and were discussed with the director in an exit meeting at the conclusion of this inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Repeat Violation
Based on measurement and interview it was determined the center did not ensure 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.
1. There was less than 1 inch of resilient surfacing in the fall zones of the fixed outdoor play equipment, therefore not providing adequate impact attenuation and posing injury risks.
2. Staff confirmed that the resilient surfacing was not in the fall zones of fixed outdoor play equipment.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-D
Description: Based on record review and interview it was determined the center did not implement practice evacuation drills every month.
1. There was no evacuation drill for January 2024.
2. The director confirmed there was no evacuation drill practiced in January 2024.

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


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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