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Buena Vista Head Start Child Development Center
2164 E. Midland Trail
Buena vista, VA 24416
(540) 264-0010

Current Inspector: Kelly Ann Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Dec. 21, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced Monitoring inspection was conducted in the Center on December 21, 2015. There were 25 children present, grouped in three classrooms. Seven staff members were supervising the children's activities. As reported, 56 children are currently enrolled in the program. The children were observed during the lunch meal, nap/rest time and play. Staff were observed interacting with the children. An inspection of the Center's interior and outdoor play area was conducted. Documentation of the Center's annual fire and health inspections was current. Reminder: fire inspection is due in January, 2016. A sample of 4 children's records was reviewed. A partial review of 4 staff records was completed. The on-site inspection was conducted from approximately 11:00AM to 2:15. Findings of the inspection were reviewed with the Education Coordinator upon exit, the Acknowledgment form was signed and left for posting in the Center. If you have any questions, please call or email ( Thank you.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a sample review of children's records, the center failed to maintain a complete record for each enrolled child. Evidence: The LI reviewed 4 records. Information reviewed in two of four was incomplete or had not been updated to reflect the current status of the child: 1. (child 2) the record contained one designated emergency contact (other than a parent) and information related to health and behavior concerns was left blank on the update of 08/14/15 2. (child 1) the emergency contact information had not been updated after the custody arrangements changed.

Plan of Correction: The responsible staff will review the records to ensure all information is complete and current. Records will be audited on going to ensure they are current.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-90--A
Description: Based on a sample review of children's records, the Center failed to obtain a written agreement between the parent/guardian and the center. Evidence: The LI reviewed a sample of 4 children's records. The record of child #1 did not contain an agreement between the parent/guardian and the center giving the center: 1) authorization for emergency medical care should an emergency occur when the individual with custody cannot be reached; 2) a statement that the center will notify when the child becomes ill and arrangements will be made to pick the child up as soon as possible; 3) a statement that the center will be informed within 24 hours after the enrolled child or any household member has developed any reportable communicable disease, as defined by the State Board of Health, except for life threatening diseases which must be reported immediately. Legal changes were implemented after the child was enrolled in the program.

Plan of Correction: The responsible staff will review the record with the child's custodial care giver. The written agreement will be signed and maintained in the child's record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on the LI's observations, the Center staff failed to ensure hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were kept in a locked place that prevents access by children. Evidence: The LI observed a child locking mechanism on the cabinet in the preK classroom. The lock was not tightened to prevent the cabinet doors from opening. Upon inspection, the cabinet doors were easily opened enough to allow a child's arm between the doors and to reach the chemicals. Upon notification, staff adjusted the lock to secure the cabinet doors.

Plan of Correction: The Center's policy will be reviewed with all staff. Staff will be instructed to monitor their classrooms on-going to ensure all cabinet safety locks are tightened to prevent access by children.


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