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Apple Tree Learning Center #1006
163 Mt. Pleasant Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 410-8532

Current Inspector: Brandie Viscayda (757) 636-3427

Inspection Date: May 9, 2024

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780-340 Supervision of Children
8VAC20-780-350 Staff-to-child ratio requirements

A complaint was received by the department on May 3, 2024 and an inspection was conducted on May 9, 2024, regarding lack of ratio and supervision. Staff were interviewed, documentation was reviewed, classroom observations were completed, and a tour of the facility was conducted. The evidence gathered during the investigation supported part of the allegations of non-compliance with standards or law. Violations were documented on the violation notice and discussed with the administrator during the exit interview.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-3
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure that required ratios are followed.

1. The name to face sheet shows that on May 1, 2024, for approximately 1 to 15 minutes Staff #1 was alone with as many as eleven children in care where two staff are required.
2. During telephone and in person interviews it was confirmed that the 2-year-old room had been out of ratio during the week of April 29, 2024.
3. Staff #2 confirmed that the ratio was that staff #1 was alone with as many as eleven children in care where two staff are required.

Plan of Correction: Administration noticed a
fluctuation in parent drop off times on
5/1/24 and immediately adjusted staff
schedules that went into place on
Administration will continue to
monitor parent drop times to
ensure staff schedules are
changed to meet flucuations in
drop off times of children.
The ratio concern was on 5/1/24 and
not for the entire week of 4/29/24 as
stated in the violation. Documentation
given to inspector confirmed 5/1/24
date only.


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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