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Honeytree Early Learning Center #6 - Hollins
7507 Plantation Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 563-1724

Current Inspector: Julia Kimbrough (276) 608-4267

Inspection Date: Aug. 19, 2015 and Aug. 20, 2015

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect

Comments:
Today's visit was a complaint investigation that took place on 8/19/2015 and 8/20/2015. The licensing office received an allegation of lack of sight sound supervision of a four year old child on the center's playground. Interviews and records were reviewed during the time of the inspections. The investigation took place in collaboration with an additional agency responsible for overseeing suspected abuse and neglect case. Based on the preponderance of evidence the allegation is deemed to be "valid". A violation relating to the complaint was cited during the investigation. Please call me 309-2051 if you have any questions. The center has requested a ten day review of the issued Violation Notice. The notice is due along with Plans of Corrections and dates to be corrected by the close of business day on 9/25/15.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on an interview the recently hired Program Leader and Program Director, the center failed to ensure the staff member had been provided in writing the information listed in 22VAC40-185-420-A by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibility and procedures for supervising a child who may arrive after scheduled classes or activities have begun, procedures to confirm the absence of a child when the child is scheduled to arrive from another program or agency, procedures for identifying, where attending children are at all times, procedures for action in case of a lost or missing child, policy for and administration of medication, procedures for response to a natural or man-made disaster. Evidence: Staff member #1 with a documented start date of 8/12/15 confirmed during an interview that she was not provided in writing the required policies required by standard 22VAC 40-185-240- A and policies required by standard 22 VAC 40-185-240-B the end of her first day supervising children. The staff member stated she received the polices on 8/19/15. The staff member counted in ratio the day of the incident on 8/13/15 and served as the Program Leader for the classroom. The Program Director through an interview confirmed the staff member did not receive the required policies and procedures in writing by the end of the first day for staff member #1.

Plan of Correction: HoneyTree does not contest this violation. As to this violation, HoneyTree proactively and voluntarily implemented the following Plan of Correction: ? The facility provided the applicable written policies to the staff member on 8/19/15; ? The staff member received New Hire Orientation training on 8/19/15; ? The staff member received additional Sight and Sound Supervision training on 8/19/15; ? The staff member did not return to work until 8/20/15; and ? The staff member received Playground Safety training on 9/21/15.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews with the Program Director, involved staff, and involved child, the center failed to ensure a child under the age of ten years was within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: On Thursday, August 13th a four year old child was found alone on the center's playground located to the left side of the building. At approximately 11:38 a staff member was in the road waiting to turn into the center for her scheduled shift and observed the door to the building close as children entered the building from the playground. She then saw some movement on the playground area, turned into the center's parking area at the front of the building, got out of her car and realized a child had been left on the playground. The staff member opened the gate at the front of the building and escorted the child inside to the Program Director's office where she reported what had happened. The child was then escorted back to the classroom where the staff, according to interviews with all involved staff member's, were unaware that the child was missing. The constructed time line from when the child was found until the child was returned to the classroom is estimated to be approximately ten minutes.

Plan of Correction: HoneyTree disputes the description contained in the Violation Notice as follows. HoneyTree disputes the following statement in the Violation Notice as factually inaccurate based upon HoneyTree?s knowledge and information: ?At approximately 11:38 a staff member was in the road waiting to turn into the center for her schooled shift and observed the door to the building close as children entered the building from the playground.? HoneyTree also disputes the statement in the Violation Notice that the ?constructed time line from when the child was found until the child was returned to the classroom is estimated to be approximately ten minutes.? Further, HoneyTree disputes the conclusion in the Violation Notice that ?the center failed to ensure a child under the age of ten years was within actual sight and sound supervision of staff.? Subject to and without waiving the above stated objections to the Violation Notice, HoneyTree has taken the following actions: ? The facility suspended both involved staff members on 8/14/15, the day after this incident occurred, and did not permit the involved staff members to return to work until 8/20/15; ? Both involved staff members received New Hire Orientation training on 8/19/15; ? Both involved staff members received additional Sight and Sound Supervision training on 8/19/15; and ? Both involved staff members received Playground Safety training on 9/21/15.

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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