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La Petite Academy #7138
715 Little Back River Road
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 850-0471

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

Inspection Date: Jan. 18, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
The licensing inspector discussed the cleanliness of the center and having records available for temporary staff at the center.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on January 18, 2017 from approximately 9:40am to 1:23pm . At the time of entrance there were approximately 52 children and 11 staff members present with children. Administrative staff was available. The sample size consisted of 4 children's records, 9 staff records, 1 medication and 5 injury reports. One medication was observed. Children were observed during classroom activities, lunch and naptime. Outside area was inspected. Exit interview was conducted with the Program Director.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on 1 of 4 children's records reviewed, the licensee did not ensure the records contained an immunization record before each child can attend the center. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on January 18, 2017, the record for child #1 did not have an immunization record.

Plan of Correction: The missing immunization record was requested the day of the visit and was on site as of 1/19/17. No child is to be accepted into care without a complete immunization record present. DM will review quarterly for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on 1 of 4 records review, the licensee did not ensure the records contained a physical examination . Evidence: During the inspection conducted on January 18, 2017, the record for child #1 did not have a physical examination .

Plan of Correction: Management will ensure that a current physical is received prior to any start date. DM will review for compliance during quarterly visits. All missing forms were requested and received by 1/24/17.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the licensee did not ensure all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: During the inspection on January 18, 2017, the licensing inspector observed the following: -In the 2 year old classroom the diapering table at each corner were holes and plastic cracked with sharp edges. -On the outside of the building on the panel the windows by playground there is peeling paint in multiple areas. -On both playground composites and the shaded red poles there were multiple areas of peeling paint. -On one playground composites there was a railing that is cracked . The director was shown the cracked railing during the inspection. -The outside door to enter in the building by the Pre-K classroom there was a rusted can and curtain rod, broken trash lid with sharp edges and broken purple toy with sharp edges. -Outside by the 3 year old classroom and 4 year classroom windows there were holes that were approximately 5 inches width and the hole wear under the building and approximately were 9 inches in length which could cause a foot entrapment. Unable to determine depth. -On the inside of the 1 of 2 buses there were rusting in multiple areas of the bus. Children would be in reach of the rust . -On the outside of the 1 of 2 buses in the front on the driver side there were 2 protruding nails off of the mirror and rust flaking off the back bumper.

Plan of Correction: All loose parts were picked up and removed the day of the visit. We are working in conjunction with facilities to repair all playground issues, weather permitting on or before 2/28/17. The bus is currently not being used, and as of 1/19/17 it has been under a plan with Lease Plan for repair. The school's safety captain has been tasked with doing daily checks of the playground and buses daily to ensure compliance. A new changing table has been ordered and is scheduled for delivery on or about 2/10/17.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation , the licensee did not ensure hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children . Evidence : During the inspection conducted on January 18, 2017, the following hazardous chemicals were observed in unlocked areas in the School Age classroom there was two disinfectant spray bottles on top of the shelf and one bottle of disinfectant spray in unlocked cabinet.

Plan of Correction: School age staff have been retrained on proper chemical storage. Both the safety captain and school management will observe daily for compliance. Chemicals were removed and locked up the day of the visit.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation , the licensee did not ensure electric al outlets had protective covers. Evidence: During the inspection on January 18, 2017 , the licensing inspector observed in the infant room a white electrical extension cord next to the changing table area with one outlet on the extension cord was not covered.

Plan of Correction: Staff have been retrained on safety outlet policies. Outlet was covered the day of the visit. Additional covers have been purchased to ensure compliance. Staff and management will observe daily for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-320-B
Description: Based on observation , the licensee did not ensure each restroom area provided for children was equipped with soap , toilet paper, and disposable towels or an air dryer within reach of the children. Evidence : During the inspection January 18, 2017, in the restroom area next to the Pre-K classroom had 3 toilet paper dispensers and 4 toilets. There was no toilet paper in the dispensers.

Plan of Correction: Staff have been retrained to check all dispensers at the end, beginning, and midday of each day to ensure compliance. These dispensers were filled the day of the visit. Staff, safety captain, and management will observe daily for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews , the licensee did not ensure disposable diapers were disposed of in a leakproof or plastic lined storage system that is either foot operated or used in such away that neither the staff member's hand nor the soiled diaper touches exterior surface of the storage system during disposal. Based on observation licensee did not ensure the diapering surface was used only fir diapering or cleaning children and diapering surface was a non-absorbant surface for diapering. Evidence : During the inspection on January 18, 2017 , the foot operated diapering pale was broken in the 2 yeara old room and infant room. In the 2 year old classroom in the afternoon there was tissues and gloves on diapering surface.

Plan of Correction: The broken step on trash can was removed and replaced the day of the visit. Staff have been retrained on timely reporting of licensing violations as of 2/1/17 and a backup step on trash can has been purchased. Management will check weekly for compliance.


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