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Creative Learners Ed. Center
3200 Victory Blvd
3204 Victory Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23702
(757) 485-0234

Current Inspector: Adrianna Walden (757) 404-2487

Inspection Date: Aug. 11, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 11:40 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the time of entrance the following adult to child ratios were observed: 6 children, 7 to 11 years old, with 1 staff 10 children, 2 years old, with 1 staff (rest period) 15 children, 3 to 4 years old, with 1 staff (rest period) 4 infants, 6 to 12 months old, with one staff 6 toddlers and 1 five year old, with 1 staff (rest period) The records sample size consisted of 3 children?s records and 2 staff records. The director sates that no new staff have been hired since the last licensing inspection. Children were observed resting quietly on mats. School aged children were watching a children's movie, coloring, building with construction materials and working puzzles. Infants were observed being bottle fed and rocked. Transportation was not observed. The school van was not present at he center today. However, the standards regarding transportation and field trips were reviewed and written parent authorizations for recent outings were reviewed. Medication administration was not observed. However, five medications stored on site were reviewed with regard to storage, labeling, written authorizations and required documentation. Repeat violations were found and are identified within this report. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. Thank you for your time during today's inspection. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance. The licensee provided verbal responses to the violations during the inspection, which were entered on to the violation notice by the Licensing inspector.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on a review of records, the licensee did not ensure that staff who work directly with children annually attend a minimum of 16 hours of staff development activities that shall be related to child safety and development and the function of the center. Evidence: Two staff records were reviewed. The program director stated that the annual training for staff is tracked per calendar year. 1. The records for staff #1 contained documentation of 8.5 staff development hours for the previous year. 2. The records for staff #2 contained documentation of 14 staff development hours for the previous year.

Plan of Correction: The program director (staff#3) stated that she has addressed the training issue with all staff at the last center meeting and advised them that they must obtain and submit documentation for a minimum of 16 hours between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. This training will be tracked in each staff record as it is obtained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: The licensee did not ensure that the diapering area was provided with a non-absorbant surface for diapering children. Evidence: The wooden changing table located between the young infants area and the older infant / todddler area held a plastic covered pad used for diapering. The plastic cover on the pad had 2 tears in the plastic where the stuffing in the actual pad was visible. These tears were between 2 and 4 inches in length.

Plan of Correction: The director immediately replaced the pad with a new pad that was kept as a spare on site. Staff were reminded that materials are available and to consult the director as soon as damaged equipment is noted or if they have questions or concerns about something they need for the children or classrooms.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on a review of medications stored at the facility, the licensee did not ensure that when an authorization for medication expires, the parent is notified that the medication needs to be picked up within 14 days or the authorization renewed and that medications not picked up within 14 dayy are properly disposed of by the center. Evidence: 4 Medications were reviewed. The authorization for child #4's medication listed an affective date of 9/8/15 through 6/30/16. The program director (staff #3) stated that the child has not been in attendance since May, but will be returning in the fall.

Plan of Correction: The program director (staff #3) stated that she would contact the parent and ensure that when the child returns in September, a new authorization form will be completed for the medication or the medication will be sent home with the parent.


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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