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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: June 2, 2021 and June 4, 2021

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 Emergencies
22VAC40-111 Nutrition
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies

Technical Assistance:
A supplemental page was provided.

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 renewal inspection was conducted on June 2, 2021 and June 4, 2021. The provider was contacted by telephone (video call) to initiate the inspection. On June 2, 20201, there were 7 children present and in the care of the provider (13 Points). A virtual tour of the children in care was conducted. The inspector was able to view all required documentation. The provider's record and two children's records were reviewed. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliances with applicable standards or law and the violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility.

The Licensing Inspector reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-760-A
Description: Based on observation and confirmation with the provider, the family day home's first aid kit did not contain all of the required items.

1. The first aid kit did not contain a first aid manual.
2. The provider verified that she could not locate the first aid manual.

Plan of Correction: The provider will obtain a new first aid manual as soon as possible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-320-G
Description: Based on review of documentation and discussion with the provider, the provider's fireplace had not been inspected annually.

1. The most recent date the fireplace and chimney were inspected was 06/03/2021. The previous inspection date was 01/07/2019.
2. The provider confirmed that she did not have the fireplace inspected in 2020.

Plan of Correction: The provider had the fireplace inspected as soon as she realized it was late. She will ensure to have it inspected each year from now on.


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.