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Honeytree Early Learning Center #4 - Lewis Gale
1980 Electric Road
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 769-2300

Current Inspector: Julia Kimbrough (276) 608-4267

Inspection Date: Sept. 16, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Technical Assistance:
Discussions relating to IEP documents for special need students, and overall cleanliness were completed during the inspection. The corrective plan of action for each violation is due back to the inspector by 9/30/16, if the corrective action plans are not received by the inspector by the close of business on 9/30/16 the inspection will be synchronized as required without any plans of correction. Please let me know if you need assistance or have questions regarding this inspection or the allowed time frame.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced focused monitoring inspection, at which the facility, classrooms, activities, story time, and group time were observed. Children were observed; and children files and other documentation were reviewed. Fifty-nine (59) children were found to be in care, aged 3 months-4 years, with 10 staff, administrative staff, and kitchen staff. Previous violations were reviewed, and two (2) of the violations from the previous inspection had not been corrected. There were 4 violations cited in 3 areas of the standards, 2 of the 4 violations were repetitive. Please contact me if you need further assistance. Thank you for your cooperation. This inspection began at 8:30am and concluded at 10:40am.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of child records the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required relating to parental information. Evidence: The record for child #1 did not have any information listed or the area addressed regarding the father as required. The record for child #2 did not have the fathers employment information as required.

Plan of Correction: The Program Director added the missing information to the records during the inspection. All files will be audited for completeness.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on review of the inside and outside of the buildings the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required relating to the exterior of the main building and interior of the second building. This standard was previously cited for non-compliance on July 14, 2016. This standard is therefore marked as repetitive. Evidence: The wood panels on the exterior of the main building, at the deck area, are rotting and pose a hazard to the children while they play. The decking had various weed vines, some with berries, growing on the railing of the deck. This could pose a hazard to the children during play. In the school aged building the smoke detector was beeping during the inspection of the building indicating a low battery or other issue. This poses a hazard to the children while they are in the building. In the school aged building , in a classroom, there was a broken table propped up against the wall which poses a hazard to the children while in care.

Plan of Correction: Maintenance staff arrived the day of the inspection and replaced the batteries in the smoke detector and repaired the table. A request for repairs to the exterior and deck area and weed spraying has been submitted. Staff will be reminded to notify the PD of all maintenance needs immediately.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on review of both buildings the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required relating to locking of hazardous substances. Non-compliance with this standard was previously cited on July 14, 2016. This standard is therefore marked as repetitive. Evidence: In the main building, in the kitchen, the washer/dryer closet was unlocked and contained a bucket of laundry detergent with the lid off that was accessible to the children as they use the tables directly in front of the closet for lunch. In the 2 year old room, beside the changing table, the cabinet containing sunscreen was not locked and the box of sunscreens were on the second to lowest shelf which is accessible to the children in care. In the 2 year old class the wall cabinet was unlocked and contained cleaning items. In the school aged building, in a classroom, there was craft spray and adhesive unlocked , and accessible to the children while in care, in the cabinet above the counter. In the school aged building there were cleaners unlocked and accessible to the children under the sink in the kitchen area.

Plan of Correction: All hazardous substances were locked up at the time of inspection. Staff will be reminded to always keep chemicals and sunscreens locked and out of the children's reach.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on review of the changing areas within the classrooms the facility failed to maintain compliance with this standard as required relating to nonabsorbent changing surfaces. Evidence: In the 16 month-2 year of age classroom the changing pad had tears which did not allow for the surface to be nonabsorbent as required, and posed a health risk to the children during diapering.

Plan of Correction: The changing pad was discarded at the time of inspection. Staff will be reminded to maintain a nonabsorbent surface at all times.

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.

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