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Henrico Education Foundation - Ratcliffe
2901 Thalen Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 263-2825

Current Inspector: Tara Barton (804) 381-8487

Inspection Date: May 9, 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)
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Technical Assistance:
Effective January 1, 2025, the VDOE will begin determining compliance with ? 22.1-289.057 of the Code of Virginia, which is legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2020. The law requires all licensed child day programs, religious exempt child day centers that serve preschool age children, and certified preschools to test potable drinking water. The law requires that programs submit their plans and test results to the Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water (VDH ODW) and the Superintendent. If the results of the testing indicate elevated lead levels, the program shall remediate, retest, and resubmit results to VDH ODW and the Superintendent. There is an additional alternative bottled water option that comes with additional requirements. The statutory requirement can be found online at

Resources are now available for providers on the "What's New" webpage on the ChildCareVA website at

An unannounced, on-site monitoring inspection was initiated on 5/09/2024 and the inspection concluded on 5/09/2024. The on-site inspection began at time 4:30 p.m. and ended at 5:50 p.m. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas listed above. There were 51 children present and 8 staff. The inspector reviewed 5 children?s records on site and 3 staff records electronically on 5/16/2024. This inspection included document review, tour of the facility, interviews, and observations.

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

Please call me if you have any questions at 804-381-8487 or e-mail

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: The facility failed to have required documentation in each staff file. Two references (not relatives by blood or marriage) as to character, reputation, and competence should be checked prior to employment. Evidence: Staff 1 (date of employment 1/29/2024) had a reference related by marriage.

Plan of Correction: Management will remind HR that references can not be related.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-A
Description: Staff shall complete the Virginia Department of Education-sponsored orientation course (VA Pre-service) within 90 days of employment. Staff 2 (date of employment 10/2/2023) did not have documentation of having completed the VA Dept of Education sponsored orientation course within 90 days of employment.

Plan of Correction: All staff will complete the 10 hour VA Preservice training within 90 days of employment.


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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