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Mimmie's Learning Academy
724 Baker Road
Virginia beach, VA 23462
(757) 965-3240

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: June 18, 2015

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection on the facility and records on 6/8/15 and 7/9/15. Telephone interviews were conducted on 7/6/15. The investigation was in response to a complaint received on 6/8/15, that one staff was being left a lone to care for children in the center. Persons interviewed included current and former employees of the center, volunteers, parents, the center owner, as well as a center administrator. Five staff records and six children's records were reviewed. Additionally, records documenting children and staff present at the center for the month of June were reviewed. The information gathered during the investigation supports the allegation of one staff being alone in the building to care for children. Therefore, the complaint is determined to be valid. A violation can be found on the violation notice. Additionally, violations found during the investigation that had not been reported include the areas of staff records, staff qualifications, unlocked chemicals, cots for sleeping, liens for napping, hand washing and diaper changing. Upon receipt of the inspection documentation, the licensee must develop a plan of correction for each violation. The plan of correction must include the following: ? The steps to correct noncompliance with the standard(s); ? Measures to prevent reoccurrence of noncompliance; ? Person(s) responsible for implementation and monitoring of preventive measure(s); ? Date by which noncompliance will be corrected. The licensee will have ten calendar days from receipt of the inspection documentation to complete the section titled Plan of Correction, sign each page of the documentation and return it to the Licensing Office by 8/6/15. The licensee should retain a copy to be posted at the facility (Supplemental Information is not to be posted due to confidentiality). Results of the inspection documentation are subject to public disclosure and will be posted on the VDSS web site within 15 calendar days, regardless of whether the Plan of Correction section is completed.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on record review, observation and interview the center failed ensure that each record contained all required information. Evidence: 1 - On 6/8/15 the records for staff 1, 2 and 3 did not contain hire dates. 2 - Staff 1 and 2 were observed working directly with children during the inspection. 3 - Staff 4 confirmed that the information was not present in the staff records. 4 - On 6/8/15 the record for staff 3 did not contain the signature of person who completed the reference checks. On 7/9/15 the record for staff 7 contained reference checks that did not include the signature of person who completed the checks.

Plan of Correction: Staff 1 and 3 were no shows, they are no longer employed with Mimmie's Learning Academy. (as of 6/22/2015) To keep this error from becoming a reoccurrence, administration will exercise check and balance on all documents.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances shall be kept in a locked place. Evidence: 1 - The following items were observed stored in an unlocked location in the center office; a bottle of white-out, and "Lysol" cleaner. these bottles contain warning labels that read keep out of reach of children and caution. 2 - The office was unlocked and unattended at various times on 6/8/15 and 7/9/15. 3 - Children in care were tall enough to access the items that were stored on a desk and on top of a file cabinet.

Plan of Correction: The administration team will purchase a gate to keep children out of the office or the door will be closed when not in use.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-C
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that during the stated hours of operation, there always shall be on the premises, when one or more children are present one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director and an immediately available staff member, volunteer or other employee. Evidence: 1 - During interview staff and parents of children in care confirmed being in the center at times when only one staff member was member. When asked for attendance documents and staff time sheets staff 4 provided documentation which included child sign in sheets which were described as attendance records by staff 4. Additionally staff sign in sign out sheets were provided by staff 4. 2 - Review of children's attendance/sign in sheets and staff sign in records show that from June 1 - June 30 on 12 separate days between 6:00am and 10:00am there was one staff present in the building with as few as one child and as many as 11 children present for care.

Plan of Correction: As of date of interview, director has and will be on site 100 % of the time.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on record review the center failed to ensure that in each grouping of children at least one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director shall be regularly present. Evidence: 1 - On 6/815 record review for staff 3 showed that she did not have documentation on file that meet program leader qualifications. The staff was working independently with a group of children during the inspection. There was not any documentation of playground safety training on file for the staff. 2 - On 6/8/15 record review for staff 2 contained no documentation for program leader qualifications. During interview the staff stated that she was only present for observation as she was student at TCC. However, on 7/9/15 staff 2 was observed leading a group of six children ages 2 to 6 years independently. The staff was reading a story to the children. Upon interview on this day the staff stated that she had received a phone call from the owner asking her to come in to work earlier than her scheduled time because a staff had called out unexpectedly and she did not have anyone else she could call. 3 - On 7/9/15 staff 6 was observed working with a group of children in care alone. There is not any documentation in the staff record that the staff meets program leader qualifications. The record for staff 6 contains the documented job title as teacher assistant. 4 - On 7/9/15 staff 7 was observed working independently with a group of children in care. The documented job title in the record for staff 7 states program leader. However, the documentation in the staff record to support that staff 7 meets program leader qualifications. The file is lacking documentation six months prior experience.

Plan of Correction: Staff (3) was a no show on Monday June 22, 2015. Staff (2) is no longer employed by center as of Monday June 22, 2015.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to provide cribs, cots, rest mats or beds for children during the designated rest period. Evidence: 1 - Child was observed sleeping while sitting in her chair. 2 - The child's body moved/jerked as a result of a startle reflex or vertigo sensation and she awakened. 3 - When asked if there was a mat for child 1. Staff present responded that the child did not have one. She slept in her chair.

Plan of Correction: As of enrollment date (11/10/2013 ) child 1 has always had a cot. Staff 1 and 3 choice now to use it. ( they are no longer employed with the center)

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-450-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that mats used by children during the designated rest period during the designated rest period. Evidence: 1 - On 6/8/15 there were six children napping on mats provided by the center. Four of the six children were sleeping/resting on mats with only a top cover. 2 - On 6/8/15 staff 5 confirmed that the four children were sleeping with only a top cover. 3 - On 7/9/15 there was one child napping on a rest mat without a bottom cover. 4 - On 7/9/15 staff 4 confirmed that one child was sleeping on a rest mat without a bottom cover.

Plan of Correction: Since observation date, parents have received a reminder letter for cribs and blankets. Center has purchases 4 crib sheets and 4 blankets just in case.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that staff and children follow proper hand washing procedures. Evidence: 1 - On 7/9/15 children were observed leaving the lunch table and going directly to their assigned cots, for nap, without first washing their hands. 2 - Staff present did not redirect children to the rest room to wash hands. 3 - On 7/9/15 a staff changed the diaper of child in care without washing her hands before putting on gloves to change the child's diaper.

Plan of Correction: Since observation date, staff (7) has had a refresher course in hand washing, when to and diaper changing. Staff has been reinstructed to wash hand before and after every meal. Staff was also told they can use wipes after meals.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that the diaper changing surface is used only for diaper changing. Evidence: 1 - On 7/9/15 there was a toy doll sitting on the diaper changing surface in the bathroom. The toy was removed from the changing table and given to a child in care. 2 - The staff present stated that she was not aware that items could not be stored on the changing table.

Plan of Correction: Staff has been instructed on the proper processes for diaper changing. Nothing should accompany the children to the changing table but staff, no toys, dolls, or books

Disclaimer:

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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