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Brilliant Beginnings Learning Center
1196 Green Garden Circle
Virginia beach, VA 23453
(757) 468-5747

Current Inspector: Chris Robinson (757) 404-2322

Inspection Date: Nov. 28, 2016

Complaint Related: No

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

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided in the following areas of the standards: 22VAC40-185-(4)-260-A (Fire Inspection); 22VAC40-185-(6)-430 (Equipment and Materials); 22VAC40-185-(7)-500-B (Diapering)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 11/28/16 from 10:15am - 12:30pm. During the inspection there were 58 children ages three months to five years old in care with 12 staff. A tour of the facility was conducted and children were observed in a variety of activities in the classrooms, playing outside, eating lunch, and during rest period. Records were reviewed for five children and three staff. Medication, emergency procedures and emergency supplies were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice, and were discussed during the exit interview.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on a review of five children's records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that they shall obtain documentation of additional immunizations once every six months for children under the age of two years. Evidence: 1. The record for child #3 (date of birth 7/3/14) contained an immunization record dated 7/7/15. 2. The record for child #5 (date of birth 9/19/13) contained an immunization record dated 3/26/14. 4. Staff #1(Program Director) confirmed that updated immunizations records had not been received from child #3, or child #5.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: All parents were notified by management on 11/29 that in order to continue receiving care, they must supply the center with an updated shot record for their child. Management requests updated shot records at every doctor visit, but will submit biannual requests to parents in December and May for updated shot records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interview, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that each staff member has documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening within 21 days after beginning employment and shall have been completed within 12 months prior to or 21 days after employment. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #2 (date of hire 8/23/16) contained documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening that was dated 1/26/15. 3. Staff #1 (Program Director) confirmed that the negative tuberculosis screening received for staff #2 was completed more than 12 months prior to employment.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Staff #2 went to the doctor on 11/29/16 for a Tuberculin Skin Test. Program Director will ensure any further new hires have their TB Tests in within the 21 day time period by entering the due date on the office calendar as well as the Google Calendar.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all hazardous substances are kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. There was a bottles of cleaning sanitizer sitting on a metal shelf in the bathroom that is locate din the Pre-K classroom. 2. Staff #1 (Program Director) confirmed that the cleaning sanitizer was not stored in a locked place.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The sanitizer solution spray bottle was removed from the shelf and placed in a locked closet immediately. Staff were retrained on 11/28/16 on proper storage of sanitizer spray.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-1
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that they maintain the required ratio of one staff for every four children whenever children birth to the age of 16 months old are in care. Evidence: 1. The Licensing Inspector entered the Infant classroom and observed two staff with a group of nine children. 2. Staff #1 (Program Director) confirmed the Infant classroom was not in compliance with the required staff to children ratios.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Management immediately placed a staff member in the classroom to provide the appropriate staff to children in care. Management will work with staff to ensure proper ratios are being observed by circulating a member of management around the center every 15-30 minutes in addition to keeping updated numbers in the office.


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