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St. John's United Methodist Church
1716 North Augusta Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-1500

VDSS Contact: Michelle W. Argenbright (540) 848-4123

Inspection Date: Dec. 13, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 12/13/18 from 9:05 am until 12:00 pm to review the religious exempt requirements. At the time of the inspection 19 children were present with three staff. The sample size consisted of five children's records and five staff's records. Children and staff were observed during practice for a Christmas show, during a practice fire drill, singing, free play, art activities, education lessons, hand washing, bathroom break, snack, movie time, pick-up, transitions, and behavioral management. Violations were found during the inspection and are documented on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540) 292-5933 for further assistance.

Violations:
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1716-B-3
Description: Based on interview, the center failed to establish and implement a procedure that ensures a daily simple health screening and exclusion of sick children by a person trained to perform such screenings.

Evidence:

1. Staff 3 stated she had not received training in daily health screening.
2. The three staff records did not contain documentation of training in daily simple health screening.
3. The parent handbook did address a policy regarding exclusion of sick children.
4. The director stated they do not have a policy about staff conducting a daily health screening and no staff have received training.

Plan of Correction: At least one staff will always be present that has been trained in daily simple health screening.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1716-B-4
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to establish and implement a procedure to ensure that a person trained and certified in first aid is present at the center whenever children are present. Evidence: 1. The records of the three staff were reviewed. Two staff had documentation of first aid certification that expired 9/2016. No documentation was in staff 3's file regarding first aid certification. 2. The director stated they currently do not have any staff certified in first aid.

Plan of Correction: At least one staff will always be present that has received training and certification in first aid.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1716-B-5
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to implement a procedure to ensure that all children in the center are in compliance with immunization provisions of obtaining immunization records prior to the first day of attendance. Evidence: 1. The parent handbook states the immunization records are due at the time the enrollment packet is turned in. 2. The records of five children were reviewed. The record for child 4, start date 8/277/18, did not contain documentation of an immunization record.

Plan of Correction: The parents of child 4 will be advised to provide documentation of an immunization record by 1/2/19 when children return from the Christmas holiday or the child cannot return until the documentation is received.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1716-B-7
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to establish and implement a procedure to ensure all staff are able to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. Evidence: 1. The records of the three staff were reviewed and all policies and procedures were reviewed. There was not documentation regarding recognizing child abuse and neglect. 2. Staff 3 stated she had not received training in recognizing child abuse and neglect. 3. The director stated no staff has been trained in recognizing child abuse and neglect.

Plan of Correction: All staff will receive training in recognizing child abuse and neglect.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure staff hired after 1/22/18 had a fingerprint-based criminal history check determination letter prior to the first day of employment.

Evidence:

1. The record of staff 3 did not have a start date listed. The documentation of fingerprint results is dated 8/29/18.
2. The director stated staff 3 started the first day of school which was 8/27/18.

Plan of Correction: In the future all new staff will be required to provide fingerprint-based criminal history check determination letter prior to the first day of employment.

Disclaimer:

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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