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La Petite Academy #7134
1025 Plantation Lakes Circle
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 479-4812

Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601

Inspection Date: March 8, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 10:00am -11:00am. A tour of the facility was made, records reviewed and interviews were conducted with staff. A sample of 4 children and 3 staff records were reviewed, in addition to 1 medication. Children were observed playing in centers and doing an art activity. A diaper change was observed. Infants were observed sleeping in cribs and playing on the floor and being fed by staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a record review the center failed to ensure all required information was kept for each enrolled child. Evidence: Child #4 did not have the 2 required emergency contact addresses.

Plan of Correction: Child 4 file has been fixed as of 3/13/2017. All new enrollments must have a paperwork appointment before starting. No child will be allowed to start with an incomplete file. All files will be inspected by April 15, 2017. Any files missing will have one week to bring in the items or care will be inspected. Management will inspect to ensure compliance. DM will inspect periodically for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure areas and equipment of the center were maintained in a safe and clean condition. Evidence: 1. In the school age room there was an ant colony emerging from the baseboard. There were also ants seen in the colony area that looked like a round pile of dirt with a hole in the middle. There were 3 other spots along the baseboard were ants were gathering. 2. In the back preschool room there was peeling paint along the floor trim. 3. In the school-age room the bottom of the handwashing sink's particle board appeared warped and peeling.

Plan of Correction: Work will be completed within 30 days of 03/08/2017 to have termination services perform on ants in School age room, as well as peeling paint on the trim and to fix the bottom of the hand washing sink. Staff will notify management of any deficiencies and management will sure deficiencies are reported timely.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure all hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: In the 2 year-old room there was an unlocked draw that contained a can of air freshener.

Plan of Correction: All chemical were removed and locked in a secondary location on 3/08/2017. Locks will be fixed within 30 days of 3/8/2017. Staff will ensure to inspect regularly, and notify management of any discrepancies. Management and DM will periodically inspect to ensure compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-A
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure all required items were in the first aid kit. Evidence: The center's first aid kit did not have the following items: tweezers, cold pack, bandage tape or a thermometer.

Plan of Correction: This was completed on 3/13/2017. Safety Captain will inspect each month the safety kits and notify management of any supplies that need to be ordered.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure all staff had the required repeat background checks every 3 years since the date of the last one. Evidence: Staff #1 (hired 12/26/13) last central registry check was dated 01/03/13.

Plan of Correction: Background check was sent out on 2/13/2016, Manager will follow up, if checks are not received within 3 weeks. All new hires will be required to have a complete file on the first day of employment before they go into a classroom. Management will follow up on every month to ensure all renewals are done 45 days before expiration. DM will periodically on every visit. ?


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