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Effort Baptist Church
7820 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
Palmyra, VA 22963
(434) 808-2447

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

Inspection Date: Sept. 5, 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

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 9/5/19 from 10:40 am until 1:40 pm at Effort Baptist Church to review the religious exempt requirements. At the time of the inspection 84 children were present with 7 staff. The sample size consisted of seven staff's records and seven children's records. Children and staff were observed during free indoor and outdoor play, bathroom break, hand washing, story time, nap, departure, transitions and behavioral management. There were violations found during this inspection and they are documented on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540) 292-5933 for further assistance.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1716-B-4
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to implement a procedure to ensure that all children in the center are in compliance with the immunization provisions.


1. The record for child 4, date of birth 3/14/17, contains an immunization record dated 3/5/18.
2. The director verified the 3/5/18 immunization record is the most current record they have. The center policy is for immunizations to be obtained prior to the first day of care and for children under the age of two every six months.

Plan of Correction: An updated immunization record will be obtained for child 4. In the future the administration will ensure all immunization records are up-to-date.


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