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Gedell Gresham
3350 Mattaponi Avenue
West point, VA 23181
(804) 843-4818

Current Inspector: Sharon Curlee (804) 662-9758

Inspection Date: May 25, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-111 Administration
22VAC40-111 Personnel
22VAC40-111 Household Members
22VAC40-111 Physical Health of Caregivers and Household Members
22VAC40-111 Caregiver Training
22VAC40-111 Physical Environment and Equipment
22VAC40-111 Care of Children
22VAC40-111 Preventing the Spread of Disease
22VAC40-111 Medication Administration
22VAC40-111 Emergencies
22VAC40-111 Nutrition
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today, May 25, 2017 to determine the provider's compliance with licensing standards. The inspector arrived at 11:30 am and concluded the inspection at 3:30 pm. The provider participated in the inspection. During the inspection, eight children with a value of 19 points were observed with the provider and one caregiver. Children were observed playing with toys cars and looking at books. Lunch time was observed with hand washing being conducted. Today's lunch consisted of ham, rice, greens, mixed fruit, bread and milk/juice. Later nap time was observed. Caregivers read stories and sang songs with children and interacted in a positive manner. All areas of the family day home were inspected. The pool was locked and inaccessible to children in care. The provider had all required information posted to include the license, last inspection notice, emergency numbers, evacuation maps, menu, allergy information and attendance sheets. The family day home was equipped with age and stage appropriate materials and supplies. The first aid kit and non-medical emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. The inspector interacted with the children in care and the provider. The outdoor play area was not inspected due to weather. The smoke detector and extinguisher were check and in operable condition. During the inspection, the provider record, two caregiver's record and one household member's record were reviewed. Eight children's records were also reviewed. one caregiver has current MAT certification. All caregivers and the provider have current CPR & First aid training. Currently there are no children with medications. The most recent evacuation drill was documented on 05/04/2017. One of the two required shelter-in-place drill for the 2017 year was documented on 04/06/2017 (a second shelter-in-place drill will need to be completed by the end of the year). A lock down drill was documented on 05/05/2017. The provider does not provide transportation. The emergency preparedness plan was reviewed and updated 04/18/2017. The violations cited during the previous inspection on were checked for corrections. There were no repeat violations cited during today's inspection. A complete renewal application has been received by the department. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9758.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-250-A
Description: Based on observation, the provider did not ensure hanging items were kept out of reach of children under five years of age. Evidence: Child #7, fourteen months in age, was observed with a pacifier with a cord attached that was longer than 12 inches. The cord was tied to form a loop and was being worn around the child's neck.

Plan of Correction: The provider removed the cord from the pacifier and will tell the parent that the pacifier can not be worn around the neck or have a cord attached.


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.