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Babysteps Child Development Center Too
6219 Portsmouth Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(757) 966-2572

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sampson (757) 354-7307

Inspection Date: March 14, 2017

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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
22VAC40-80 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
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)

Technical Assistance:
Today we discussed the restrooms located in the back of the center which children will have access to with accompaniment of staff to supervise. Since the kitchen is located adjacent to the hallway where these restrooms are located, we discussed the installation of a gate at the kitchen door in case chemicals or sharp knives being used are occasionally accessible. The square footage of the outdoor play space will limit the number of children utilizing it to 30 at any given time. A shady area must be provided on playgrounds during the months of June, July, and August. Additional step stools may need to be provided in restrooms for children who cannot easily reach the toilets and sinks. This should be monitored as enrollment increases and additional restrooms are utilized - or certain restrooms designated for younger children should be equipped while school aged restrooms need not have step stools.

Comments:
An initial inspection was conducted today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:40p.m. Children are not yet in care. The center is a large open space divided into four designated classroom areas. Each of these four classroom / areas and equipment / materials / supplies were inspected as well as common spaces to include restrooms and the areas designated for outdoor play. Food prep areas, emergency supplies and first aid kit were also viewed. Records for 3 staff were reviewed today. Additional staff will be brought on as enrollment requires. Children are not yet enrolled so children's records could not be reviewed. Certain areas of the standards could not be determined today as the center is not in yet in operation. All standards applicable at this time were reviewed during this initial inspection. Standards which could not be determined at the initial inspection will be reviewed at subsequent unannounced monitoring inspections once the program is licensed and operating.

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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