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Elizabeth Gruss
1141 Fox Ridge Drive
Earlysville, VA 22936
(434) 242-1404

Current Inspector: Diann S. Reed (540) 280-0742

Inspection Date: Nov. 7, 2018

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 Emergencies
22VAC40-111 Nutrition
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
63.2 Child abuse and neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs

Technical Assistance:
A supplemental page was provided.

Thank you for your time and assistance with the announced initial inspection conducted today, November 7, 2018. The on-site inspection was held from 2:00p.m. to 5:30p.m. On this date, there were four children in the care of the provider and a total of five children enrolled in the program. There were four children's records reviewed, along with the records for the provider and two household members. There was no medication on-site or being administered at the time of the inspection. The children brought their lunch from home and the morning and afternoon snacks were provided by the provider. All interactions between the provider and the children were age-appropriate and positive. The home and outside play areas were toured. There was an ample supply of toys and equipment for the children. The exceptions to compliance were recorded on the violation notice and the risk ratings for the violations were noted on the supplemental page. Some items reviewed and observed included: required posted information, emergency preparedness plan, refrigerator and freezer temperature, emergency supplies, first-aid kit, warm water temperature, daily attendance record, nap time, play time, snack time, diapering changing procedures, bathroom and hand washing procedures and dismissal procedures. A recommendation will be made to issue a conditional family day home license with a capacity of four children and an age range of 16 months through 12 years. Please contact me if you have questions concerning this inspection, the licensing standards, and/or if I may be of assistance to you (540) 280-0742.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-770
Description: Based on observation and verification from the provider, the provider failed to have a battery-operated portable weather band radio. Evidence: 1. The weather band radio the provider had available was not battery-operated.

Plan of Correction: I will order a battery-operated radio tonight.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-320-B
Description: Based on observation and confirmation from the provider, there were unused electrical outlets which did not contain protective covers. Evidence: 1. There were 11 unused electrical outlets in the kitchen which were not cover with protective covers. 2. There were three unused electrical outlets in the bathroom which did not contain protective covers.

Plan of Correction: I will order more protective outlet covers tonight.


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.