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Head Start at Norge
7311 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 564-3372

Current Inspector: Christine Mahan (757) 404-0568

Inspection Date: Jan. 13, 2016

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.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was made to the center on January 13, 2016. Observations included indoor and outdoor areas, supervision, staff/child ratios, health and safety, medication, and children's records. Three children's records were reviewed. Three medications were reviewed. At arrival to the center, there were 36 children in care with three staff members. The children were observed participating in center and circle time, having breakfast which consisted of french toast sticks, peaches and milk, brushing their teeth and washing their hands.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards when tested in accordance with the procedures described in the American Society for Testing and Materials standard F1292-99 as shown in Figures 2 (Compressed Loose Fill Synthetic Materials Depth Chart) and 3 (Use Zones for Equipment) on pages 6-7 of the National Program for Playground Safety's "Selecting Playground Surface Materials: Selecting the Best Surface Material for Your Playground," February 2004, and shall be under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazardous obstacles. Fall zones are defined as the area underneath and surrounding equipment that requires a resilient surface. A fall zone shall encompass sufficient area to include the child's trajectory in the event of a fall while the equipment is in use. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on January 13, 2016, the resilient surfacing (wood mulch) in some areas of the fall zones underneath and surrounding the playground equipment was inadequate measuring between 5"-5 1/2" deep. The resilient surfacing should measure at least 6" deep in the fall zones surrounding and underneath the equipment.

Plan of Correction: I will speak with the maintenance supervisor regarding the mulch.

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