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Covenant Presbyterian Church
2001 North Coalter Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 885-2138

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

Inspection Date: May 2, 2019

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 5/2/19 from 9:50 am until 12:30 pm to review the religious exempt requirements. At the time of the inspection 45 children were in care with seven staff. The sample size consisted of five children's records and five staff's records. Children and staff were observed during indoor and outdoor free play, educational activities, clean-up, hand washing, snack, pick-up, transitions and behavioral guidance. Violations were found during this 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-A
Description: Based on a review of the parent handbook and interview, the center failed to disclose in writing to the parents or guardians of the children in the center the fact that it is exempt from licensure.

Evidence:

1. The parent handbook did not contain information to advise parents the center is exempt from licensure.
2. The director stated they have the information posted in the center but it is not disclosed to parents in writing.

Plan of Correction: The parent handbook will be updated to include the center is exempt from licensure. School closes for the summer 5/16/19. Parents/guardians of children joining the program next school year will be given the updated parent handbook prior to the start of school.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1716-A-6
Description: Based on a review of the parent handbook and interview, the center failed to describe in a written statement provided to the parents or guardians of the children in the center and make available to the general public information regarding the center's enrollment capacity.

Evidence:

1. The parent handbook did not contain information to advise parents of the center's enrollment capacity.
2. The director stated the center does not disclose to parents in writing the center's enrollment capacity.

Plan of Correction: The parent handbook will be updated to include the center's enrollment capacity. School closes for the summer 5/16/19. Parents/guardians of children joining the program next school year will be given the updated parent handbook prior to the start of school.

Disclaimer:

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