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Little Spats Preschool
429 East Church Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
(804) 824-6192

Current Inspector: Sharon Curlee (804) 662-9758

Inspection Date: Nov. 19, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced 60-day inspection was conducted today, November 19, 2015 to determine the facilities compliance with licensing standards. The Inspector arrived at 12:10 pm and concluded the inspection at 3:00 pm. The owner/ director was on site. Upon the inspectors arrival there were 11 children in care with one staff (see violation notice). The two classes were combined and eating lunch in an additional room of the church. Children provide their own meals. Lunch boxes were labeled with names and today's date. After lunch children had bathroom breaks and washed their hands. A second staff arrived just before nap. Children were divided into the two classrooms where they listened to a story and went down for nap. Soft music was played in the background. The facility had the following posted: License, last inspection notice, health and fire inspection, evacuation procedures/map, daily schedule, emergency numbers and various parent information. The first aid kit and non-medical emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. Both classrooms, bathrooms, the hallway and playground area were inspected. The inspector interacted with staff and children in care. Two staff records were reviewed along with four children's records. Medication and medication authorizations were reviewed (see violation notice). Two staff have current MAT certification. Staff have daily health observation training. One staff has current CPR and first aid training. The most recent evacuation drill was documented on 11/16/2015. Today the following ratios were observed: eleven children with one staff The violations from the previous inspection on August 17, 2015 were checked for corrections, there were no repeat violation cited during today's inspection. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9758.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of children's records, the facility did not obtain all required information for each child's record. Evidence: 1, The record for child #1, enrolled 09/08/2015, did not have the address for the two emergency contact as required. 2. The record for child #4, enrolled 09/08/2015, did not have the address for the two emergency contact as required.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will contact the parents at pick up time and request that they complete the missing information in each record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: Children were observed eating in one of the fellowship/kitchen rooms of the church. Under the sink in the unlocked cabinet was drain cleaning and multipurpose cleaners.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will remove the cleaning materials until i can purchase a lock for the cabinet. The cleaning materials will be place in a locked area where they are not accessible to children in care.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observations, the facility did not ensure all electrical outlets had protective covers installed. Evidence: Children were observed eating lunch in an additional room of the church outside of the classrooms. The room had 12 electrical outlets that did not have protective covers installed.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will purchase extra outlet covers to ensure all outlets within the building are covered.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-C
Description: Based on observation and interview, the facility did not ensure that during the stated hours of operation, there was one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director and an immediately available staff member, volunteer or other employee who is at least 16 years of age, on the premises when one or more children are present. Evidence: Upon the inspector arrival eleven children were present with one staff (staff #1). Forty-five minutes later, staff #2 arrived. Staff #1 stated that she had been alone all morning with the children as staff #2 had a family emergency to take care of.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I have accepted additional staffing applications. I will be hiring a new staff member who has a schedule that will meet the needs of the facility.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-3
Description: Based on observation and interview, the facility did not meet the required staff to children ratio. Evidence: Eleven children were present with one staff at the inspector's arrival at 12:00 pm, the director stated that the youngest child was two and a half years old. Standards require that for two year old children; one staff member for every eight children is required. The one staff exceeded the ratio by three children.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: Staff #2 was scheduled to be the second staff and to ensure that the ratio requirement was met, however staff #2 had a family emergency to tend to and did not arrive to mid-day. I have been reviewing applications and will be hiring a new staff who can be here when scheduled.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on review of medications, the facility did not obtain written authorization from the parent in order for prescription and nonprescription medications to be administered. Evidence: Child #5, had emergency medication on site without written authorization from the parent in order for the medication to be administered.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will notify the parent tonight at pick up that an authorization needs to be completed in order for the medication to be administered.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on review of medications, the facility did not ensure procedures to prevent use of outdated medication were followed. Evidence: The medication for child #5 had expired with an expiration date of 07/2015,

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will contact the parent and have them provide an updated medication. I will review medications more closly in the future to ensure outdated medication is returned to the parent and or replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure medications except for those prescriptions designated otherwise by written physician's orders, including refrigerated medication and staff's personal medication, were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: Child #5's medication was observed in a unlocked closet in the classroom. The medication was on a high shelf however the closet did not have a locking method that prevented access by children.

Plan of Correction: Per the director: I will lock the closet until i can purchase the safety lock bags for the medication to be stored in.

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.

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