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Galax Head Start Center
125 Rosenwald-Felts Drive
Galax, VA 24333
(276) 236-7131 (243)

Current Inspector: Katie Gifford (276) 698-9981

Inspection Date: Sept. 15, 2015

Complaint Related: No

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 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Please note new phone number for the inspector: (276) 698-9981.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced mandated inspection from 10:20 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Two staff records were then reviewed at the main office. There were 29 children in care with ratios being met at all times. Three children's records were reviewed. Children were observed playing outside, washing hands, eating lunch, and having circle time. One medication administration was observed. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Gifford at (276) 698-9981.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-D
Description: Based on observation, there were cleaning supplies located next to food being prepared for lunch and was not being stored in an area physically separate from food. Evidence: 1. The inspector observed dish soap and a spray cleaner being stored on a kitchen counter where food for lunch was being prepared.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection. The cook is aware of the standard and will train all new kitchen staff about this standard.

Disclaimer:

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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