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Community Development Institute Head Start-Lancaster
36 Primary School Circle
Lancaster, VA 22503
(804) 462-5100

Current Inspector: Sharon Curlee (804) 662-9758

Inspection Date: June 1, 2017

Complaint Related: No

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

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today, June 1, 2017 to determine compliance with licensing standards. The Inspector initiated the inspection at 9:00 am and concluded the inspection at 11:30 am. Upon the inspector's arrival there were 14 children in care with three staff (later one additional child arrived for a total of 15 children). Children were gathered together for circle time. Children began by stretching and exercising while counting and reviewing their numbers. Children reviewed the calendar, saying the months of the year and singing the days of the week. A game of "find the color" was played with children looking around the room to find an item that was the designated color. Children later completed an activity at the tables, writing all the letters of the alphabet. Some children completed both upper case and lower case. Staff interacted in a positive manner, praising children for their efforts and accomplishments. Children had time in centers (play-dough, doll house, dry erase boards and blocks before heading outside to play on the playground. Upon returning to the classroom children had bathroom breaks, washed their hands and had cups of water before heading to the school cafeteria for lunch. Children were also observed brushing their teeth. Systems were in place to keep individual toothbrushes separated and labeled with each child's name. The classroom has age and stage appropriate materials and supplies. Children's artwork decorated the walls and the parent board had the required information posted to include the license, last inspection notice, emergency numbers, evacuation maps/ procedures, menu, daily schedule and various parent information. The playground area was inspected (see violation notice). The facility's first aid kit and non-medical emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. The inspector interacted with staff and children in care. Three staff records and four children's records were reviewed. Staff have current CPR, first aid, daily health observation and MAT. Medications are administered by the public school nurse. Injury reports reviewed. The most recent evacuation drill was documented on 05/09/2017. One of the two shelter-in-place drills was conducted on 03/21/2017. Staff stated that the second shelter-in-place drill will be conducted today. Health Inspection 03/15/2017 Fire Inspection 05/11/2017 Today's lunch consisted of general taos chicken, rice, broccoli, fruit and milk. The violation cited at the previous inspection on May 8, 2017 were checked for corrections. There were no repeat violations cited during today's inspection. A renewal application has been received by the Department. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9758.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on measurements and observation, the facility did not maintain the required resilient surfacing under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazardous obstacles. Evidence: 1. Three measurements taken within the fall zone of the four seat bouncer indicated depths of 4 inches, 5 inches, 4 inches when 6 inches is required. 2. Two measurements taken at the bottom of the slide indicated a depth of 3 inches and 4.5 inches when 6 inches is required. 3. A layer of grass has grown over a large portion of the resilient surfacing within the fall zone, modifying the resilience of the surfacing.. Grass was

Plan of Correction: Per the program director: We have received bids to have repair work completed at out Lancaster location. Grass and current resilient surfacing will be removed from the playground and new resilient surfacing installed at the required depths. The work will be completed during July while the program is closed for the summer.


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