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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: May 2, 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
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 05/02/2024. There were 101 children, ages 3 months - 5 years, 27 staff members providing direct care and supervision and various support staff present during the inspection. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, staff qualifications and trainings, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programs, emergencies, and nutrition. The children were observed during arrival, outdoor time, mealtime, teacher directed activities and child directed activities. The inspector discussed the following with the provider: changing tables and MAT Training. A total of 10 children?s records, 10 staff records, and 5 medications were reviewed. The inspector arrived for the inspection at approximately 8:20 am and departed at approximately 11:20 am.

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 #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Based on observations, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides and pesticides shall be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: An aerosol can of ?Lysol? was located on the changing table in The Toddler 2 room.
Plan of correction: Lysol was removed and locked during inspection.

Plan of Correction: Lysol was removed and locked during inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-3
Description: Based on observation and record review, the center failed to ensure that the required staff to child ratio shall be maintained for 2-year-olds.

Evidence: At approximately 8:42 am., there were 9 children observed with 1 staff member, Staff 11. Staff 11 confirmed that 9 children had been in their care for approximately 15 minutes. The youngest child was 2 years old. The required staff ratio for this group of children was 1:8. Two staff would be required.

Plan of Correction: A second staff member arrived during the inspection. Staff will notify administration staff as soon as they are out of ratio.


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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