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Children of America Warrenton
164 West Shirley Avenue
Warrenton, VA 20186-3008
(540) 428-2880

Current Inspector: Stephanie Reed (540) 272-6558

Inspection Date: Oct. 27, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with the Director: Monitoring the temperatures in the classroom. Also discussed with Director the importance of getting the center into compliance before your renewal inspection. Discussed removal of the infant equipment that was brought in by parents. Discussed the Infant and Toddler Specialist Program and Licensing Phase II Training.

Unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted beginning at 9:15 and ending at 1:15. The Licensing Inspector was accompanied by the Licensing Administrator at this inspection. There were 40 children present, ages 3 months - 5 years. All classrooms were in appropriate ratios. Observed in classrooms. Children were observed at circle time, dancing to Halloween music, doing art projects and working on small group learning activities. Reviewed 8 children's files - complete Reviewed accident reports - see violation notice Reviewed 4 staff files - see violation notice There are no children on medication at this time. Emergency escape drills and shelter in place drills are up to date. Linda Reynolds: Licensing Inspector 540-272-2663

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A
Description: Based on a review of 4 staff files, it was determined that the documentation of lead teacher qualification was incomplete. Evidence: The files for Staff Staff A,B, C and D were incomplete with documentation of Lead teacher training.

Plan of Correction: All lead teachers will have at least 24 hours of Lead teacher training in Playground Safety, Health and Safety, Child Development and Abuse and Neglect.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation in classrooms and on the playground, it was determined that there are areas of the center and equipment that are not maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. On the gate between the large and small playgrounds, the metal fencing has unraveled exposing sharp points, 2. There is an old plastic slip and slide that had been used during the summer, balled up on the playground along with a soaking wet towel.. 3. In three classrooms, the sinks in the home living areas are missing. 4. In the School Age Room, the ballet barre, is missing paint. 5. The carpet in the school age room is coming loose and is gapping in places. 6. The cabinets and tables are marked and appear dirty. 7. The outdoor carpet resilient surface is gapping and has lost resiliency. 8. Throughout the center, toys and supplies are in disarray with puzzles put away without all of their pieces, blocks thrown onto shelves, art supplies mixed together with other things and torn and rumpled books on the book shelf. 9. The computers in the three's classroom and the School age classroom are not working. They have not been working in over a month. 10. There is a non functioning toilet in the PreK Classroom. The toilet has been broken for two weeks and maintenance has been notified.

Plan of Correction: The Director and staff will assess each classroom for things that need to be fixed. A maintenance list will be given to the Maintenance staff with a time frame for fixes. Classrooms will be monitored daily by administrative staff and classroom staff will receive written warnings for classrooms that are left in disarray.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on classroom observation it was determined that there were hazardous substances accessible to children. Evidence: There were 6 containers of diaper cream in an unlocked drawer in the Toddler Room. There was a container of sanitizing tablets in a drawer in the School Age Classroom. The drawer was locked but the key was hanging on a hook accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: Administrative Staff will monitor classrooms daily to assure that no hazardous substances are accessible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-370-5
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that mobile and non mobile infants were not separated. Evidence: There was a mixed group of older and younger infants. Mobile infants were observed walking orcrawling across an area where there was a sleeping baby in a bouncy seat. Mobile and non mobile infants are to be separated so that non mobile infnats are protected from older infants.

Plan of Correction: There are two infant classrooms. The groups will be kept separated.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on a review of accident reports, it was determined that not all reports were completed. Evidence: Of the 10 accident reports that were reviewed, 3 did not have documentation of how the parent was notified and 6 did not have documentation of the time parents were notified.

Plan of Correction: In addition to retraining staff in completing the forms, administrative staff will monitor the accident reports daily and log monthly.


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