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Evangel Child Care Ministries
2360 Hardy Road
Vinton, VA 24179
(540) 982-3694

Current Inspector: Jensen Mellnick (540) 309-2051

Inspection Date: Aug. 24, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Today's visit was a routine monitoring inspection. The inspection began at 9:50am and concluded at 3:30pm. There were a total of 47children present with 8 staff members. During the inspection four out of seventy two children's records were reviewed, outdoor play time was observed, lunch time was observed, diapering was observed, nap time was observed, arrival of the school age children was observed, one of the vehicles used for transporting after school children was viewed (white van), emergency supplies were viewed, and some policies and procedures were reviewed. Discussion took place regarding keeping the binder with routine routes and the emergency plan on the bus rather than taking it on and off the bus after the transportation of children. Thank you for your time, please call me at 309-2051 if you have any questions

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-C
Description: Based on the inspector's review of a sample of four out of seventy-two children's records, the center failed to ensure one of the records reviewed include additional immunizations once between the child's fourth and sixth birthdays. Evidence: The record for child #4 indicates the child is currently eight years of age. The only immunization record in the child's file is dated 9/21/10 when the child was two years of age. Documentation of additional immunizations are required once between the child's fourth and sixth birthdays.

Plan of Correction: The Program Director will ask the parent to provide an up to date immunization record. Additional children's records will be audited to ensure immunization records are current as required by the standards.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F-4
Description: Based on the inspector's observations at lunch time, the center failed to ensure children three years of age or younger were not offered foods that are considered to be potential choking hazards. Evidence: The inspector observed lunch time and "beanie wienies" were served. The hot dogs were cut into disks and not sliced in any other manner. There were a total of seventeen children eating lunch between the ages of two and four years.

Plan of Correction: All staff responsible for preparing children's meals and snacks will be trained in ways to prepare food in a manner to reduce the risk of choking and what foods are considered to be potential choking hazards.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-160-D
Description: Based on the inspector's request to view staff records during the day of the inspection, the center failed to afford the department's representative reasonable opportunity to inspect staff records. Evidence: The inspector requested to view a sample of staff records during the monitoring inspection. The Program Director stated the records were not available s the Program Administrator was out and there was no ability to access the staff records. A list of emergency contacts for staff was the only information made available during the day of the monitoring inspection.

Plan of Correction: The Program Director will ask for direction from the Program Administrator regarding access to staff records in the event the PA is out to ensure access to records during hours of operation.


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