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Creative Critters Learning Center
3340 King William Avenue
West point, VA 23181
(804) 843-2366

Current Inspector: Heather Dapper (804) 662-7014

Inspection Date: Jan. 20, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today, January 20,2016 to determine the centers compliance with licensing standards. The inspector arrived at approximately 10:30 am and concluded the inspection at 1:30pm. The owner/director was present during the inspection. Upon the inspectors arrival, children were engaged in a variety of activities. The preschool were observed watching a video about arctic animals that coincided with their theme for the week. An art project followed where children painted penguins with feathers. The two year old classroom played with blocks and sponge painted an elephant. Infants were being feed, napping and playing on the floor with a toy piano. The toddlers worked on puzzles and identifying animals. School age children were not in attendance during the inspection. Lunch time was observed. Bathroom breaks and hand washing were conducted before meals were served. After lunch children began transitioning to nap time. Soft music was played during this time. The classrooms are decorated with artwork and have a variety of age and stage appropriate materials. Positive interaction was observed between staff and children. The inspector interacted with staff and children in care. The center's first aide kit and emergency supplies on each floor were checked and found complete. All areas of the facility were inspected. The facility had posted the License, the last inspection, evacuation maps and information, emergency numbers and various parent information. Eight employee files and five children's records were reviewed during today's inspection. Multiple staff have current CPR, First Aid, and Daily Health Observation training. Emergency medication is on site. Medication and medication authorizations were reviewed. There is one staff with current MAT training at the facility. Health inspection: 10/27/2015 Fire inspection: 10/16/2014 The last documented emergency evacuation drill was held on 12/12/2015. The two requires annual shelter in place drills for 2015 were completed on 10/22/2015 and 12/22/2105. Today the following ratios were observed: Caterpillar 1: (16 months-2 years) 5 children with 2 staff. Caterpillar 2: (Two years) 7 children with 1 staff. Cuddle Bugs (Infants) 5 children with 2 staff. Butterflies (preschool) 15 children with 2 staff. Injury reports reviewed. The facility does not provide transportation. The violations from the previous inspection on 11/30/2015 were checked for corrections. There were two repeat violation found during today's inspection. A renewal application has been received by the Department of Social Service. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (804)662-9758.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not obtain all required information for each staff's record. Evidence: The record of staff #8, with a hire date of 01/20/2016, did not have documentation of two references as to character before employment nor did the record have written documentation to demonstrate that the individual possess the education as required by the job position.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will obtain the two references and have the staff provide written documentation as to education.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-90--A
Description: Based on review of five children's records, the facility did not obtain a written agreement between the parent and the center by the first day of the child's attendance; Evidence: The records of child #1(enrolled 01/11/2016), child #2 (enrolled 1019/2015), child #3 (enrolled 10/19/2015) and child #5 (enrolled 10/19/2015) did not have documentation of the written parent agreement that states that the parent will inform the center within 24 hours or the next business day after his child or any member of the immediate household has developed any reportable communicable disease, as defined by the State Board of Health, except for life threatening diseases which must be reported immediately.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will add the statement to the parent agreement and have parents give written acknowledgement that they have received the information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observations, 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: Cleaning materials were observed in the unlocked closet of the school age classroom. At the time of the observation, children were not in attendance in the classroom.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will ask the church for a key to the closet so that we can lock the door to the closet during operating hours. Until i get the key i will remove the cleaning products and store then in a locked area.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on review of children's medication and medication authorizations, the facility did not obtain written parent authorization in order for prescription and nonprescription medications to be administered. Evidence: Child #7 had emergency medication on site, however there was no written parent authorization in order for the facility to be able to administer.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director; I will contact the parent today and have them complete a medication authorization form for the child's medication.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-C
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that when diaper ointments or creams are used they were inaccessible to children in care. Evidence: In the infant classroom diaper creams, ointments and powders were observed in a basket style container without a top and setting on a shelf approximately a foot off the floor. Infants in the classroom were able to crawl, pull-up and walk. The diaper creams were accessible to the children.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director; I will move the diaper creams and products to the cabinet until we can install a shelf that will keep them out of reach of the children but easy to get to while diapering.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F-4
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure a menu listing foods to be served for meals or snacks during the current one-week period was posted in a location conspicuous to parents. Evidence: There was no menu posted for the week of January 18 through January 20, 2016.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director; I will print out a menu and post it for parents.

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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