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First Steps Child Care & Development Center
4460 Longhill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 564-0410

Current Inspector: Shelika M Bowman (757) 755-5389

Inspection Date: March 1, 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.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on this date on March 1, 2016. At the time of entrance there were 26 children and 10 staff members present. Additional staff were on site for administrative purposes and working in the kitchen. The sample size consisted of 3 children's records and 4 staff records. There were 5 medications reviewed as apart of this inspection. Children were observed transitioning from their lunch time routine to their their designated rest period. The inspection results were reviewed with the center director and during the exit interview. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. Please complete the columns for description of action to be taken and date to be corrected for each violation cited on the violation notice, within 10 calendar days of receipt. If you have any questions, contact your licensing inspector at (757) 404-0568.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee failed to ensure the operational responsibilities of the center's activities, and services are in compliance with the Virginia Child Day standards, as they relate to the center's own policies and procedures that are required by these standards. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on March 1, 2016, the licensing inspector observed and reviewed the documentation that is required by the centers policy regarding children during transitions. The center's policy is "Staff must conduct and record head counts of children in their care on the Daily Head Count form at prescribed intervals, as well as a record of the numbers of children and the time the transition occurred whenever children move in or out of the classroom or playground." At approximately 11:00 a.m. the children in the fireflies classroom transitioned from the playground into the classroom, however the head count was not documented until the licensing inspector asked to review the "Daily Head Count " form at approximately 11:40 a.m.. The staff said "it was a hard time for transition and they had not written it down yet but they had counted the children".

Plan of Correction: On March 2, 2016 the center director met with the three staff members in the Fireflies classroom and established a corrective action plan regarding the documentation of the Head Count form. All three staff members have received additional training on completion of the Head Count form and the importance of the documentation process. On March 9, 2016 the EHS Director met with staff at the center to review the Head Count form and answered questions to clarify information regarding individual classroom counts. On March 10, 2016 all EHS staff members received additional information from the EHS Director, Director of Children?s Services, and CDR?s Executive Director on the importance of timely updates of the Head Count form and keeping the children in our care safe and accounted for at all times. The center director will conduct weekly observations of 1 classroom and make note of use of the Head Count form along with other general classroom observations. These documents will be kept in the center director?s office and also forwarded to the Education and Disabilities Coordinator. Drop-in monitoring will also be conducted by the EHS Director, Education and Disabilities Coordinator, and the Deputy Director/Director of Children?s Services.

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.

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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