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Children's Harbor - Suffolk
1020 Champion's Way
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 483-2693

Current Inspector: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281

Inspection Date: Dec. 7, 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)-270 (Building maintenance); 22VAC40-185-(4)-330 (Play areas)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 12/7/16 from 9:00am - 10:45am. At the time of entrance there were 49 children ages eight months to five years old in care with 11 staff. Children were observed participating in various classroom activities and playing outside. Records were reviewed for five children and three staff. Medication, emergency procedures and emergency supplies were reviewed during the inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice and were discussed during the exit interview.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on an observation of the diapering process, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that disposable diapers are disposed in storage system that is either foot operated or used in such a way that neither the staff member's hand nor the soiled diaper touches an exterior surface of the storage system during disposal. Evidence: 1. The Licensing Inspector found three blue plastic trash bags that each contained a soiled diaper on the ground outside door that goes from the older infant classroom, also know as Red #1, to the playground. 2. Staff #2 (Assistant Director) confirmed that the three diapers were not disposed of properly.

Plan of Correction: All teachers will be re-trained on how to properly disposed of diapers by using a hands free method.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review of tthree staff records, it was determined that the facility did not deny continued employment of a staff who did not have a search of the central registry finding within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #4 (date of hire 10/26/16) did not have documentation of a completed search of the central registry finding. Staff #4 was present during inspection and working with children. 2. The record for staff #5 (date of hire 10/26/16) did not have documentation of a completed search of the central registry finding. Staff #4 was present during inspection and working with children. 3. Staff #1 (Program Director) confirmed that she had not received a completed search of the central registry finding for staff #4 or staff #5.

Plan of Correction: We will follow up by contacting the Department of Social Services to ensure that both background checks were received and obtain their status. For all new employees, we will ensure that we contact the appropriate office if the background check is not received within 30 days.


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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.


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