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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: Jan. 27, 2020

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 1/27/20 from 10:15 am until 1:45 pm at Effort Baptist Church to review the religious exempt requirements. At the time of the inspection 58 children were in care with 12 staff. The sample size consisted of five children's records and five staff's records. Children and staff were observed during free indoor and outdoor play, educational and artistic activities, story time, library, diapering, bathroom break, hand washing, lunch, departure, 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) 848-4123 for further assistance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain results of a Child Protective Service Central Registry check within 30 days of the individual's beginning date of employment.


1. The record of staff 4 did not contain documentation of a completed central registry.
2. The director stated staff 4 was rehired 8/27/19 after being gone for a couple of years and they missed redoing the central registry check.

Plan of Correction: A new central registry check will be completed and mailed.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1716-B-5
Description: Based on observations, the center failed to implement a procedure to ensure premises accessible to children are free of obvious injury hazards.


1. Two surge protectors on a table plugged into a wall under the TV in the library did not have outlet covers.
2. The center's policy is for all outlets not being used to have outlet covers or child proof covers.

Plan of Correction: The center has ordered two child proof surge protectors to replace the two surge protectors.


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