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Children of America (Winchester), LLC
631 West Jubal Early Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-7003

Current Inspector: Diann S. Reed (540) 280-0742

Inspection Date: Dec. 30, 2016 and Jan. 3, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
A supplemental page was provided.

Comments:
An unannounced investigation that was conducted on December 30, 2016 and January 3, 2017. The on-site portion of the inspection was held on January 3, 2017 from 10:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It was in regards to a self-reported incident which was received in the Valley Licensing Office on December 28, 2016. Three staff members were interviewed. There was one child's record and two staff members' records reviewed. The violation resulting from the inspection was listed on the violation notice. There were 80 children present on January 3, 2017, and 126 children enrolled in the program. An exit interview was conducted on January 3, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact your licensing inspector at (540) 280-0742.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-2
Description: Based on staff interviews and a written statement by staff, it was determined that a staff member closed a child in a space that the child could not freely exit. Evidence: 1. In Classroom A, Staff Member #1 closed the bathroom door with Child A inside and held the doorknob to keep the door closed for an undetermined amount of time but no longer than a minute. 2. Staff Member #1 reported that Child A was in the bathroom. She closed the door with the child inside and held the doorknob. 3. Staff Member #2 reported that she saw Staff Member #1 shut the bathroom door with Child A inside and hold the door shut.

Plan of Correction: Staff Member #1 was sent home that day and terminated as an employee. We have added to our existing new hire forms for discipline policy a list of forbidden actions. These will be discussed at length with all new staff. We will have a meeting and discuss forbidden actions with our current staff to reinforce severity.

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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