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Kiddie Academy of Gainesville
13980 Estate Manor Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155
(703) 348-7200

Current Inspector: Morgan P Bryson (540) 270-0057

Inspection Date: Nov. 21, 2016

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.

Comments:
A complaint investigation was conducted with the local agency on November 21, 2016. Based on interviews and documentation review, the complaint regarding sight and sound supervision, care, protection, and guidance is valid. For any questions regarding this investigation, please contact the inspector Lori Hancock at 540-272-9214 and Lori.Hancock@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews, a review of the center's procedures written to identify where children are at all times, and documentation of attendance, the center staff failed to follow required procedure. Evidence: 1. The center's written procedure for supervising children at all times states that head counts and checking the attendance roll will occur every 15 minutes. 2. On 11/19/2016, during the parents's night out, the center did not do the required head counts that would have revealed to the staff that a child was missing.

Plan of Correction: All classrooms and classroom teachers will always conduct name to face attendance counts throughout the entire day using the classroom attendance feature on the iPad system: Tadpoles.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews and a review of written reports, the center did not always ensure care and protection of children under their supervision during a facility-sponsored parents night out event held at the facility on 11/19/2016. Evidence: 1. Staff were unaware that Child A (age 3) had left the child care center until approximately 9:10 p.m. when a local law enforcement officer brought Child A back to the day care center from a local pizza store. 2. The staff last counted the child in attendance at the center at 7:50 p.m. 3. Child A was able to walk out of the center unnoticed and traveled alone crossing an access road to a strip mall approximately 400 feet from the center. Where the child entered a carry out pizza store.

Plan of Correction: Parent night out events will no longer be held at Kiddie Academy. All staff were retrained in attendance polices and managing proper supervision and care of all students in their care. Building changes were made to ensure that no child will be able to leave a classroom unattended. Staff A and Staff B were terminated from employment with Kiddie Academy and have been banned from premises. Neither employee as come to the center since termination. The following building modifications were made: 1. Front lobby door was replaced with a push button mag lock release at adult height only. Front doors cannot be open without pressing this release button. 2. All building exterior doors are equipped with Emergency alarms that sound if door is pressed to open. 3. All classroom doors are equipped with child lock guards on handles to limit the ability of students to open the classroom doors without adult assistance. 4. Exterior building fencing will be extended to cover all exterior classroom doors.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-G
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews and written reports, the center failed to maintain actual sight and sound supervision of children under the age of ten years old. Evidence: 1. Child A ( 3 years old) was out of staff's actual sight and sound supervision for an undetermined period of time on 11/19/16 between 7:50 p.m. (last accounting by staff for child at the center) and 9:10 p.m. (when the child was brought back to the center by law enforcement.) 2. Child A was found alone inside a pizza store by a store employee at approximately 8:35 p.m.; the store employee contacted law enforcement about the child. Law enforcement returned the child to the center.

Plan of Correction: All staff were retrained in proper supervision and sight and sound procedures. Staff will review correct supervision practices and said policies will be reviewed at monthly staff meetings. Additional staff floaters have been hired to assist classrooms with supervision and monitoring of classrooms. They will float from room to room assisting where needed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-3
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews and review of written attendance record, the center did not maintain the required ratio of one staff to eight children in care. Evidence: 1. On 11/19/16, at 7:50 p.m., the center had in care children ranging in age from two years through seven years old. 2. Staff A stated that when attendance of children was conducted at 7:50 p.m. on 11/19/16, the center had a staff to child ratio of 2:20; a ratio of 1: 8 was required.

Plan of Correction: Going forward All classrooms will be maintained at the accurate ratios at all times. All teachers will ensure they maintain proper ratios at all times in the classrooms while with students.

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