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Cheriton Migrant Head Start Center
22198 South Bayside Road
PO Box 1060
Cheriton, VA 23316
(757) 331-4897

Current Inspector: Emily Walsh (757) 404-2575

Inspection Date: Aug. 4, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
It was suggested that staff research the tree on the playground that is dropping small berries/fruits to determine whether ingestion of the fruits could be a potential hazard to the children and, if so, d plan of action b developed to ensure children's safety.

An unannounced, mandated monitoring inspection was conducted today. The inspector arrived at 1:20 PM and departed at 4:00 PM. Thirty-eight children were in care. Afternoon activities were observed in two classrooms and nap time was observed in two classrooms. The outdoor playground was inspected. A sample size of six staff records and five children's records were reviewed. An injury record was reviewed. It was reported that there currently is no medication to be administered to children in care. An exit meeting was conducted with the program director, during which the facility's plans of correction for the violations cited were obtained. Please contact the inspector if there are any questions.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based upon observation, the facility has not ensured that hazardous substances are kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: The door to the outdoor storage shed on the playground was not locked. Inside the shed, there were several cans of spray paint labeled "warning, flammable, keep out of reach of children" and a spray bottle of KaBoom cleaner labeled "caution, keep out of reach of children. On the floor of the shed was a jug of RoundUp weed killer labeled "warning, keep out of reach of children".

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: The program director will assign care staff to perform 3 daily checks on the storage shed to make sure it is locked at all times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based upon observation, the facility has not ensured that staff wash their hands with soap and running water before and after any contact with body fluids. Evidence: Staff 2 was observed wiping a child's nose after the child sneezed. While still having the soiled tissue in her hands, staff 2 picked up a star shaped plastic toy and an activity board and gave them to the toddlers prior to washing her hands.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: The Health Service Coordinator will review hand washing procedures with that staff member to ensure sanitation procedures ae being followed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based upon review of an injury record with staff, the facility has not ensured that they have maintained a written record of children's injuries that includes the staff present at the time of the child's injury. Evidence: An written injury record for child 7, dated 7/26/26 does not have documented the staff present.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: The Family Community Partnership/Health Specialist will review procedure and policy on requirements when completing injury record paperwork.


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