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Grymes Memorial School
13775 Spicers Mill Road
Orange, VA 22960
(540) 672-1010

Current Inspector: Chrystal King (804) 297-4469

Inspection Date: Sept. 13, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
We discussed the requirements for outdoor safety, fall zones of equipment, and staff records. The risk assessments for violations were provided.

Thank you for your assistance during today's unannounced renewal inspection conducted from 10:30 AM to 4:10 PM. Today, there were sixteen children, ages three and four, with two teachers. I viewed program activities, daily routines, staffing, supervision, interactions with children, equipment, emergency supplies and drill records, posted information, medication, four records for children, five staff records, staff training, staff qualifications, insurance, agency inspection reports, indoor and outdoor areas. This program now includes three year old children in the Junior Kindergarten class. There have been regularly planned developmentally appropriate activities in a child-centered learning environment. Teachers were observed providing frequent interactions with children, positive guidance, and facilitating individual development of the children. The license will be recommended after receipt of the required references. Let me know if you need any assistance. 540/430-9259

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review of five records for staff, and an interview with administrative staff, there was training information missing from the record of staff member 3. Evidence: There was a record checklist with months and dates indicated for the completion of first aid and C.P.R. certifications. Administrative staff indicated that these courses were required in order to take M.A.T. which was completed in August 2016. Copies of the first aid and C.P.R. certificates for staff member 3 were not in staff files.

Plan of Correction: The teacher will request copies of the first aid and C.P.R. certificates from staff member 3 and make sure they are in a staff file. Each school year, the administrative staff will make sure the staff records include all required information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the outdoor activity areas, there was an interior corner of the wood barrier for resilient surfacing that was not maintained in a safe condition. Evidence: A nail was detached at the west corner and the pointed end exposed near the side board end.

Plan of Correction: The teacher immediately arranged for the school maintenance worker to remove the nail. This was done during the early afternoon.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on measurements of the fall zones of playground equipment, and interviews with staff, the area between some of the play components of equipment and other obstacles and/or equipment was less than the required six feet. Evidence: The Step 2 composite structure with a height of two feet was only four feet from the slide exit and the riding car ramp end. The Step 2 composite structure with a height of three feet had five feet and six inches between the slide exit and the brick exterior of the school, and only five feet between the step ladder component and the wood border of the resilient surface.

Plan of Correction: The teacher went outside during the afternoon and removed the two riding car ramps and the water table. The two composite structures were repositioned to allow for at least six feet fall zones at play components used for climbing and sliding. The teaching staff will make sure the play equipment in use always has fall zones with sufficient areas of at least six feet from the edges of equipment.


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