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Little Learners Preschool
350 South Main Street
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-1234

Current Inspector: Victoria E Dawson (540) 309-2674

Inspection Date: Jan. 27, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced renewal visit was done today January 27,2016 beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 2:30 PM. There were twelve children present today. The children were enjoying music with Melody Makers when the inspector arrived. Morning snack was then observed. The children then began their daily activities such as circle time and free play. During circle time they discussed the snow, the calendar, numbers and days of the week. The teacher also read a story to the group. The class then worked on a craft making puppets. The children had lunch and then napped. Staff and children's files were reviewed. The outside play ground was not inspected today due to snow. No medications are given at the center. The violations from today's inspection were discussed with the director as well as corrective action. If you have any further questions, please contact the inspector at 540-309-2835.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation the center did not keep all hazardous cleaning products in a locked area inaccessible to the children. Evidence: 1. During the inspection the LI obsreved a can of disinfectant spray in a unlocked cabinet in the lower level bathroom.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection. The director will remind the staff to keep all cleaning products locked in areas inaccessible to the children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation the center did not have protective covers on all of the electrical outlets. Evidence: 1. During the inspection the LI observed three outlets approximately four feet from the floor that did not have protective covers. These were located in the 4's room on the inside wall. There was also a surge protector approximately two feet from the floor that had two outlets without covers.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection by the teacher. The director will remind all staff to monitor the outlets to ensure they are covered.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on observation the center did not obtain the required repeat background check on a staff member. Evidence: 1. During the inspection the LI reviewed the files of four staff. Staff # 3 had a sex offender check but not the criminal history on 6/24/14. The new criminal history was sent for in 10/1/15 however there was no documentation that it had been returned timely.

Plan of Correction: The director will contact the state police office today to ensure the form was received and document. Another form will be sent for if the original was not received.

Disclaimer:

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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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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