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Bears and Blankets Academy of Early Learning
317 N. Lewis Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-4472

Current Inspector: Chrystal King (804) 297-4469

Inspection Date: May 2, 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)

This unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm. At the time of the inspection 52 staff were present with 11 staff members present. The sample size consisted of six staff's records, three children's records, two sunscreens, and two diaper ointments. Children and staff were observed during educational activities, outdoor play, indoor play, lunch, and nap. Staff were observed during transitions and behavioral guidance. The violations from the previous inspections during this licensing period were reviewed to ensure current compliance. No repeat violations were found. The violations found during this inspection can be found on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540) 292-5933 for further assistance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the director failed to have a staff member provide a TB screening that was completed within 12 months prior to or 21 days after employment. Evidence: 1. The record for staff 4, start date 2/15/15, contained documentation of a TB screening dated 5/15/15. 2. The director stated she thought as long as the TB was completed within 24 months prior to employment it was allowed.

Plan of Correction: Director had already requested the staff person to obtain.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center staff failed to ensure equipment in the center was in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: Several rest mats were observed torn exposing the sponge.

Plan of Correction: New mats were requested from parents in writing while inspector was present. Center will purchase rest mats for those parents to reimburse us.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-C
Description: Based on observation and interview, the director failed to ensure the emergency maps posted contained the location for shelter-in-place and procedures for evacuation.


1. A map of the center was found on the first floor and the basement. The evacuation procedures and shelter-in-place location was not on the map on the first floor. The evacuation procedures could not be read on the map in the basement and did not have the shelter-in-place location.
2. The director stated she thought they were on the map.

Plan of Correction: The ink on the maps had faded which showed the evacuation route. It was added in red ink while the inspector was present (downstairs) and after she left (upstairs).

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on record review and interview, the director failed to ensure a criminal history background check (CRC) was completed within 30 days of employment for one staff member. Evidence: 1. The record for staff 4, start date 2/15/17, did not contain a completed CRC. The original CRC was in the record but had not been mailed. 2. The director stated the CRC was filed when it should have been mailed.

Plan of Correction: Was mailed 5/2/17. Specialist was present as Director prepared it for the mail.


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.