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La Petite Academy #7139
3903 Cedar Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 483-4325

Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601

Inspection Date: Oct. 29, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
22VAC40-80 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
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)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 9:30am-11:45am. Upon arrival there were 61 children in care with 12 staff present. A sample of 3 staff and 4 children's record were reviewed in addition to 2 medications and one over-the-counter skin product. Children were observed playing in learning centers and during circle. Diaper changing was also observed.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a record review the center failed to ensure all required information was kept for each staff person. Evidence: 1. Staff #1 (hired 10/25/15), #2 (hired 05/04/15) and #3 (hired 10/20/15) did not have documentation of their job titles. 2. Staff #3 (hired 10/20/15) did not have documentation of 1 of the 2 required references checked prior to employment.

Plan of Correction: Management will have this information in place by 11/3/15. Moving forward all employee file information is to be update by management on day one of hire. Management will be required to send 2 written references to the DM prior to a job offer being made to ensure compliance.

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: The shaded shelter on the toddler playground had peeling paint on the support poles of the structure. The peeling areas were in reach of children.

Plan of Correction: A work order has been place to get the peeling paint corrected on or before 11/30/15.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-I
Description: Based on observation and a record review the center failed to ensure all personal articles were individually assigned. Evidence: In the toddler room there was a tub of face cream that was not labeled in any way to identify who it belonged to.

Plan of Correction: The creme was removed the same day as the visit. Staff are being retrained on or before 10/30/15 on proper monitoring of cubbies and diaper bags to ensure that all items are stored properly. In addition, a parent letter is going home to remind parents not to leave medication or OTC items in the cubbies or bags brought from home.

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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