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Galax Head Start Center
125 Rosenwald-Felts Drive
Galax, VA 24333
(276) 236-7131 (243)

Current Inspector: Katie Gifford (276) 698-9981

Inspection Date: Nov. 28, 2016

Complaint Related: No

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

The inspector conducted an "other" inspection that was self-reported to licensing on 11/21/16. Video coverage was reviewed, center documentation was reviewed, and one staff record was reviewed. There was one violation from today's inspection. Please call your inspector at 276-698-9981 with any questions.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-A
Description: Based on record review, center staff did not use behavioral guidance that was age and stage appropriate. Evidence: 1. The inspector reviewed the video tape from the classroom on 11/17/2016. Staff #1 grabbed child #1 by the arms to take him to the bus. Child got upset; staff #1 grabbed the sticker off child's shirt and threw it in the trash. 2. The inspector reviewed documentation from staff that reported staff #1 using a harsh tone.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 resigned. Director will review with staff using appropriate age and stage behavioral guidance.


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