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Altavista Area YMCA-Altavista
1000 Franklin Avenue
Altavista, VA 24517
(434) 369-9622

Current Inspector: Tara K Martin (804) 588-2371

Inspection Date: Feb. 6, 2024

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision
8VAC20-780 Programs
8VAC20-770 Background Checks
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

An unannounced monitoring inspection, resulting from a self-reported incident received on 01/31/2024, was conducted on 02/06/2024. The inspector reviewed 1 children?s record, 1 staff record, video footage and interviewed staff members. The inspector arrived at approximately 12:00 pm and departed at approximately 1:45 pm.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the provider.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-410-1
Description: Based on video footage, the center failed to ensure that actions towards children that are forbidden by the standards (physical punishment, striking a child, roughly handling or shaking a child) were not used at the center.

In video footage from 01/11/2024 at approximately 11:22 am, Staff 1 was observed closely holding Child 1 while leaning their head down close to the head of Child 1. Staff 1 was observed striking Child 1 twice on the buttocks. Child 1 is observed holding their buttocks after the second strike.

Plan of Correction: Administration has retrained all staff on the definition of forbidden actions and emphasized that it doesn?t matter if actions are playful, they are still considered forbidden.


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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