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Creative Critters Learning Center
3340 King William Avenue
West point, VA 23181
(804) 843-2366

Current Inspector: Heather Dapper (804) 662-7014

Inspection Date: Oct. 6, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
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 Licensure and Registration Procedures
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today, October 6,2016 to determine the centers compliance with licensing standards. The inspector initiated the inspection at approximately 12:00 pm and concluded the inspection at 2:00 pm. The owner/director was present during the inspection. Upon the inspectors arrival, the pre-k class was returning from the walking field trip to the play ground. Children were observed washing their hands and preparing for lunch. Infants were playing with toys on the floor. The toddler and two year old class were combined. Children looked at books and interacted with staff. Later lunch was observed in all classrooms. Children had seconds when requested and staff assisted and encouraged children to try their lunch. Diaper was conducted and bathroom breaks before children prepared for nap. Soft music played in each classroom during the rest period. School age children were not in attendance during the inspection. The classrooms are decorated with artwork and have a variety of age and stage appropriate materials. Positive interaction was observed between staff and children. The inspector interacted with staff and children in care. The center's first aide kit and emergency supplies on each floor were checked (see violation notice). All areas of the facility were inspected. The facility had posted the License, the last inspection, daily schedule, evacuation maps and information, emergency numbers and various parent information. Three employee files and five children's records were reviewed during today's inspection (see violation notice). Multiple staff have current CPR, First Aid, and Daily Health Observation training. No medication was on site. There is one staff with current MAT training at the facility. Health inspection: 10/27/2015 Fire inspection: 10/16/2014 The last documented emergency evacuation drill was held on 09/08/2016. The two requires annual shelter in place drills for 2016 were completed on 06/15/2016 and 07/05/2016. Today the following ratios were observed: Caterpillar 1 & 2 combined: (16 months-2 years) 9 children with 2 staff. Cuddle Bugs (Infants) 3 children with 1 staff. Butterflies (preschool) 15 children with 2 staff. Injury reports reviewed. The facility does not provide transportation. The violations from the previous inspection on 02/19/2016 were checked for corrections. There were no repeat violation found during today's inspection. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (804)662-9758.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not obtain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening for staff no later than 21 days after employment. Evidence: Staff #3, with a hire date of 05/20/2016 did not have documentation of a tuberculosis screening on record.

Plan of Correction: Per the owner/director: I believe she had it done. I will have her get a copy for her record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not obtain all required information for each staff's record. Evidence: 1. Staff #1, with a hire date of 10/03/2016, did not have documentation of two references being checked before employment. 2. Staff #2, with a hire date of 10/03/2016, did not have documentation of two references being checked before employment. 3. Staff #3, with a hire date of 05/20/2016, did not have documentation of two references being checked before employment, nor did staff #3 have written information to demonstrate that the individual possessed the education and experience required by the job position.

Plan of Correction: Per the Owner/director: I will review the staff records and complete the missing information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-90--A
Description: Based on review of children's records, the facility did not have a written agreement between the parent and the center that was signed by the parent by the first day of the child's attendance. Evidence: Child #2, enrolled 03/22/2016, did not have a parents signature acknowledging the written agreement between the parent and the center.

Plan of Correction: Per the owner/director: I will have the parent sign the acknowledgement for the written agreement that is in our handbook. I will check to make sure they have a copy of the handbook.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on review of staff records and interview, the facility did not ensure staff received orientation trainingby the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities. Evidence: 1. Staff #1, with a hire date of 10/03/2016 did not have documentation that they had received orientation training. 2. Staff #2, with a hire date of 10/03/2016 did not have documentation that they had received orientation training. 3. Staff #3, with a hire date of 05/20/2016 did not have documentation that they had received orientation training. The owner stated that she had not conducted orientation training with staff #1, staff #2 or staff #3.

Plan of Correction: Per the owner/director: I will complete the orientation training this week with each staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-C
Description: Based on observations, the facility did not ensure that when diaper ointment or cream is used that the products are kept inaccessible to children. Evidence: A diaper cream and a diaper powder where observed in a basket on the lowest shelf of a bookcase. The shelf was approximately three inches from the floor and the products were visible and easily accessible by children.

Plan of Correction: Corrected while the inspector was on site. The diaper cream and powder where removed from the basket and placed in the cabinet out of reach of children in care.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on observations, the facility did not maintain all required items in the first aid kit. Evidence: The first aid kit on the first floor did not have a second triangular bandage as required.

Plan of Correction: Per the Owner: I will purchase additional triangular bandages today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-A
Description: Based on observations, the facility did not ensure when a child is placed in an infant seat or high chair, the protective belt was fastened securely. Evidence: Three children were observed sitting in high chairs in the infant room. Two of the children did not have the protective belt fastened. After the inspector pointed out that the two infants were not fasten in the seat, staff #4 attempted to fasten the protective belt of one high chair, however the belt was not operational.

Plan of Correction: Corrected while the inspector was on site. Staff #4 fasten the belt on one child and moved the second child to another high chair that had a protective belt that was operational. Per the owner/director: I will review of policies with staff regarding the safety belts.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not obtain an original criminal history record report within 30 days of employment. Evidence: Staff #3, with a hire date of 05/20/2016, did not have an original criminal history record report on record, exceeding the 30 day allowance.

Plan of Correction: Per the owner/director: I will mail off a request for a criminal history check today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not obtain an central registry check within 30 days of employment. Evidence: Staff 33, with a hire date of 05/20/2016, did not have documentation of a central registry check on record, exceeding the 30 day allowance.

Plan of Correction: Per the owner/director: I will mail off an request for the central registry check today.

Standard #: 63.2-1720-F
Description: Based on review of staff records and observations, the facility did not ensure employees were not permitted to work in a position that involves direct contact with a person or child receiving services until an original criminal record clearance or original criminal history record has been received, unless such person works under the direct supervision of another employee for whom a background check has been completed in accordance with the requirements of this section. Evidence: Staff #3 did not have an original criminal history clearance on record and was observed working with staff #2 who did not have an original criminal history clearance. Staff #2 and staff #3 were observed working alone in a classroom with children.

Plan of Correction: The owner/director placed staff #5, who has a current criminal history clearance in the classroom. Per the owner: I will have staff with completed background checks in the classroom until background checks are returned.

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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