Translation Disclaimer

Agencies | Governor
Search Virginia.Gov
staff of hermes icon

Access the Virginia Department of Social Services' dedicated page for guidance and resources related to COVID-19.

Click Here»

Click Here for Additional Resources
Search for Child Day Care
|Return to Search Results | New Search |

Building Blocks Academy & Daycare Inc.
2422 North Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 321-9189

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 662-9772

Inspection Date: May 9, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
N/A

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection May 9, 2016 from approximately 12:30pm to 2:20pm to monitor the licensee's provisional license status. The following ratios were observed with a total of 17 children present during the inspection: Toddlers & Twos - 8 children with 2 staff Threes, Fours & Fives (Preschool) ? 9 children with 1 staff School Age children were not present during the inspection. During the inspection, the children were observed having books read to them, eating lunch, taking bathroom breaks and washing their hands, and taking a nap. Lunch consisted of chicken, mash potatoes, peas, applesauce, and milk. During naptime, staff was observed supervising the children, encouraging them to rest while soft music was being played. The center was equipped with toys and supplies and items were available to the children. The following information was reviewed: emergency postings, menus, fire and shelter-in-place drills, daily attendance, parent agreements, and staff information. During the inspection, three children and four staff records were reviewed. Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and returned it to me within 10 calendar days from today. You will need to specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Just writing the word ?corrected? is not acceptable. Your plan of correction must contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventive measure(s). If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Lynn Powers at (804) 662-9790.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on review of four staff records, one staff record did not contain an updated negative tuberculosis screening. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the record for Staff #3 (hire date 09/03/13) contained a tuberculosis screening dated 10/15/13. Staff are required to submit a negative tuberculosis screening at least every two years from the initial screening.

Plan of Correction: The staff member in questions obtained the completed negative tuberculosis screening the following morning on 05/10/16 and a copy was emailed to the inspector. The director and assistant will review staff files every 3 months and request updated records 2 months prior to expiration. If not received by the expiration the staff member may not return until item is received.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of three children's records, one record did not contain documentation of annual review and required updates. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the record for Child #1 (enrollment date 12/15/13) did not contain documentation that information in the child's record was up to date.

Plan of Correction: The child's file had been reviewed and updated on 05/09/16 by the director. The records must now be reviewed every 6 months; once by the director and once by the assistant. Both must keep a log each time a file is reviewed beginning November 1, 2016.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of four staff records and interview, one record did not contain the required information. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the record for Staff #4 did not contain the staff member's hire date, information regarding any health concerns, documentation of at least two character references, a name, address and phone number of a designated emergency contact and documentation of orientation. The owner of the facility stated during the inspection that all of the required information had been completed but could not be located during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: The required documentation for this staff member was not properly stored while awaiting start date. It has since been found and added to the file. Starting with the next new hire the director will ensure that required documentation is filed properly and immediately placed in a labeled file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on review of four staff records, one record did not contain an updated central registry finding. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the record for Staff #2 (hire date 07/17/12) contained a central registry finding dated 05/18/12.

Plan of Correction: The director and assistant will review staff files every 3 months and request updated records 2 months prior to expiration. If not received by the expiration the staff member may not return until item is received. If mailed request are not returned from the agency within 30 days a second one will be mailed.

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.

Top