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L'il Folks Learning Center, Inc.
15012 Omera Drive
Carrollton, VA 23314
(757) 238-8278

Current Inspector: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281

Inspection Date: Sept. 17, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
The following was discussed with the program director: The director stated the yellow substances around the perimeter of the back of the building was sulfar to guard against snakes. While children do not access the back of the building please keep in mind It is the responsibility of the center to ensure hazardous substances are kept locked and inaccessible to children.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 10:00am-12:00pm. Upon arrival there were 27 children in care with 4 staff present. A sample of 2 staff and 4 children's records were reviewed. The center does not administer medication at this time. Children were observed during a Physical Education class, participating in art and on the playground.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were maintained in a safe condition. Evidence: 1. There were 4 AC units located outside one of the exit doors of the school-age building. The units did not have barriers around them preventing access to the fan blades. 2. There was an area of peeling paint measuring about 6: under the coat hooks in the 3 year-old room. The director stated a child peeled the paint during nap. 3. The large flat screen television in the 3 year-old room was on a tall cabinet and not secured, posing a tipping hazard.

Plan of Correction: The director will talk with the owners to develop a plan to place barriers around the AC units. The wall in the 3 year-old room wil be lightly sanded and repainted. The television will be mounted and secured.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure all hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: In the school-age classroom there was a desk that had had an unlocked drawer that contained a bottle of tick defense spray.

Plan of Correction: The director was unaware that this was place in the drawer. It was removed during the inspection and the director will remind all staff about the proper storage of chemicals.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure where playground equipment is provided resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards when tested in accordance with the procedures described in the American Society for Testing and Materials standard F1292-99. Evidence: The resilient surfacing underneath the composite structure on the school-age playground consisted on mulch and contained large gray rocks throughout the surfacing. The gray rocks do not comply with the minimum safety standards when tested in accordance with the procedures described in the American Society for Testing and Materials standard F1292-99.

Plan of Correction: The school-age children have been taking rocks from another area of the playground and dumping them onto the playground and now the rocks have been mixed in with the mulch. The director will remove all the rocks from the mulch.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-K
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure provision was made to provide each child an individual place for their personal belongings. Evidence: In the 2 year-old room there was a basket that contained various pull-ups with different children's names on them. In the 3 year-old room a pull-up was sitting on a DVD near the television. None of these personal belongings were in an individual placed for each child.

Plan of Correction: The director will ensure all personal belongings are stored in each child's individual cubby, this includes pull-ups.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-A
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure all required items were in the center's first aid kit. Evidence: The center's first aid kit did not contain a thermometer.

Plan of Correction: The director will add a thermometer to the center's first aid kit.


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