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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, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
32.1 Report by person other than physician
54.1-3408 Must be MAT Certified.
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies

This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, necessary due to a state of emergency health pandemic declared by the Governor of Virginia.
A subsidy health and safety inspection was initiated on 1/27/2021 and concluded on 1/29/2021. The person in charge was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 34 children present with 9 staff. The inspector emailed the provider a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 2 medications and supporting documents, 3 children?s records and 3 staff records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete. Violations from the previous inspection were reviewed to ensure current compliance.
The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs.
Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance(s) with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-520-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure one out of three children's records had all the required information.


1. The record for child 3 did not have the name and phone number for the employer for the child's father.
2. The administrator stated they did not have the employer information for child 3's father.

Plan of Correction: The employer information will be obtained for child 3's father. In the future the administration will ensure that each child's record is complete prior to the first date of attendance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-580-H
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure staff that started prior to 3/1/2019 completed the department's health and safety update course prior to 3/1/20.


1. The records for three staff were reviewed.
Staff 1's start date was documented as 2/5/18. The preservice updated training was documented as completed on 7/5/20.
Staff 2's start date was documented as 8/4/17. The preservice updated training was documented as completed on 1/27/21.
Staff 1's start date was documented as 6/8/18. The preservice updated training was documented as completed on 1/27/21.
2. The administrator verified the start dates and the dates the health and safety updates were completed. The administrator stated the dates completed were the first times the staff had completed the health and safety update course.

Plan of Correction: In the future all staff will complete the department's health and safety update course within one year of taking the initial pre-service training and yearly there after.


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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.