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Ms. Sharita Walker
2110 Rhudy Street
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 329-1470

Current Inspector: Tara Barton (804) 662-9766

Inspection Date: Dec. 11, 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
22VAC40-111 Transportation
63.2 Liability Insurance Disclosure
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today, December 11, 2017 to determine compliance with family day home standards. The inspection was initiated at 11:40 am and concluded at 2:15 pm. Upon the inspector's arrival ten children were in care. Shortly after the inspector's arrival an additional child arrived for a total of eleven children with three caregivers. A value of 29 points was calculated. Children were observed engaged in an art project. Children decorated cutouts of snow flakes and gingerbread men with paint, pom-poms, wiggle eyes and glitter. Children also played with toys (kitchen set, puzzles and books). Caregivers read stories and interacted with children in a positive manner. Bathroom breaks, diapering and hand washing were conducted. Later lunch and nap time were observed. Today's lunch consisted of chicken, wild rice, mixed vegetables, applesauce and milk. All areas used for child care were inspected. The family day home has age appropriate materials and supplies. The first aid kits and non-medical emergency supplies were inspected. Information posted included: the license, last inspection notice, emergency numbers, evacuation map, daily schedule, and allergies. The inspector interacted with caregivers and children in care.

Three caregivers records and twelve children's records were reviewed.
The provider has current MAT. Medications, allergy action plans were reviewed. All three caregivers have CPR and first aid.
The most recent evacuation drill was documented on 09/25/2017 (see violation notice). One of the two required shelter-in-place drills for 2017 was conducted on 06/29/2017. A second shelter-in-place drill will need to be completed before the end of the year. A lock down drill was completed on 06/29/2017.

Transportation provided.
The emergency preparedness plan was reviewed and current.
The violations cited during the previous inspection were checked for corrections. There were no repeat violations cited during today's inspection. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9758.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-780-B
Description: Based on review of children's records, the provider did not obtain the parent's signed acknowledgment of the review of the emergency contact information as required annually. Evidence: The record of child #2 was last reviewed on 06/09/2016 exceeding the annual requirement.

Plan of Correction: Per the provider: I will have the parent review the record today at pick-up time.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-830-A
Description: Based on review of the emergency response log, the provider did not ensure emergency evacuation procedures were practiced monthly with all caregivers and children in care during all shifts that children are in care. Evidence: 1. The most recent evacuation drill was documented on 09/25/2017. 2. There was no documentation of an evacuation drill for the month of October and November of 2017.

Plan of Correction: Per the provider: I will put a reminder on my digital calender to remind me to complete the drills each month. We will have an evacuation drill today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-70-B
Description: Based on review of children's records, the provider did not obtain written acknowledgement of the receipt of the provisions of the emergency preparedness plan. Evidence: The record of child #4 did not have a signed acknowledgement of the provisions of the emergency preparedness plan.

Plan of Correction: Per the provider: I will have parent sign today at pick up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-260-E
Description: Based on observation, the provider did not ensure buckets, and other containers of liquid accessible to children were emptied immediately after use. Evidence: A mop bucket containing water was observed in the kitchen on the floor accessible to children in care.

Plan of Correction: The provider emptied the bucket and stated she will make sure it is emptied after each use.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-290
Description: Based on observation, the provider did not ensure sharp kitchen utensils and other sharp objects were inaccessible to children in care. Evidence: 1. A wooden block containing kitchen knives was observed on the kitchen counter near the sink accessible to children in care. 2. Children were observed in the kitchen.

Plan of Correction: The knives were removed and placed in a high cabinet in the kitchen.


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.


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