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BUILDING BLOCKS PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER
844 & 848 Jerome Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 583-6389

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: Dec. 19, 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.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided in the following areas of the standards: 22VAC40-185-(4)-270 (Building maintenance); 22VAC40-185-(3)-210 (Program Leader Qualifications)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 12/19/16 from 10:13am - 1:15pm. During the inspection there were 77 children ages one to five years old in care with 19 staff. A tour of the facility was conducted and children were observed in a variety of activities in the classrooms and the gym, eating lunch, and during rest period. Records were reviewed for seven children and six 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.

Violations:
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: While in the Waddler 2 classroom, the Licensing Inspector observed a staff dispose of a soiled diaper by lifting the lid of the trash can with her hand instead of using the foot pedal.

Plan of Correction: Staff will be re-trained to use a hands-free method for disposing of all diapers. All trash cans used for disposal of diapers will be check to ensure they are working properly.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-G
Description: Based on a review of medication being stored and interviews, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all medication dispensed from a pharmacy is maintained in the original, labeled container. Evidence: 1. In the plastic container used for storage of medication, there was a plastic zip lock bag for child #8 that contained an Epi-Pen that was not in the original, labeled container. 2. Staff #7 (Program Director) confirmed that the Epi-Pen was not in the original, labeled container.

Plan of Correction: The parent of child #8 will be asked to provide the original box for the Epi-pen. Medication will only be accepted if it is in the original, labeled container.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on a review of the facility's first aid kits and interviews, it was determined the facility did not ensure that the first aid kit on the vehicle used for transporting children on a daily basis contained all of the required items. Evidence: 1. The first aid kit located on the facility's white bus did not include an ice pack or cooling agent. 2. Staff #7 (Program Director) confirmed that there was not an ice pack on the white bus.

Plan of Correction: An ice pack will be added to the first aid kit on the white bus. A monthly check will be completed to ensure all first aid kits contain all of the required items.

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.

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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