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Independence Head Start Center
110 Blue Devil Drive
Independence, VA 24348
(276) 773-0350

Current Inspector: Katie Gifford (276) 698-9981

Inspection Date: March 24, 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.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Technical Assistance:
It was recommended not to use the hot water in the school bathroom off of the gym until the temperature issue is resolved.

Comments:
The inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection from 10:50 am until 12:30 p.m. There were eight children in care with two staff supervising at all times. Many children were absent due to illness and taking a long weekend for Easter. Children were observed in circle time, washing hands and going to lunch, eating lunch, and playing outside. Positive interactions were observed between staff and children. Three children's records were reviewed. No medications are being administered at this time. The violation is identified on the violation notice. Please contact your inspector at 276-698-9981 with any questions. Thank you.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-320-B
Description: Based on measurement, the center failed to have warm water at a temperature that did not exceed 120 degrees. Evidence: 1. The inspector measured the water temperature in the elementary school off of the gym and it measured 145 degrees.

Plan of Correction: Center staff will not use the hot water in this bathroom until the issue is resolved. Head Start staff will communicate with the school about a possible solution.

Disclaimer:

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