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BUILDING BLOCKS PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER
844 & 848 Jerome Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 583-6389

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: June 14, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
VENDSUB-000 ADMINISTRATION
VENDSUB-000 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
VENDSUB-000 PHYSICAL PLANT
VENDSUB-000 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION
VENDSUB-000 PROGRAMS
VENDSUB-000 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES
VENDSUB-000 SPECIAL SERVICES

Comments:
Licensing Inspector arrived at 8:40am and departed at 12:40pm to conduct a Subsidy Health and Safety Inspection. At the time of the tour, there were 104 children, ages four months old through twelve years old. Children were observed participating in classroom activities, playing outside, eating lunch, and during rest period. The sample size was six children and seven staff.

Violations:
Standard #: VENDSUB-000-005-B
Description: Based on a review of documentation and interviews, it was determined that the vendor failed to maintain, for each group of children, a written record (hard copy) of daily attendance that documents the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurs. Evidence: 1. The center did not have written documentation of the arrival and departure times for all of the children in care. 2. Administrative staff confirmed that there was not documentation of the arrival and departure times for all of the children in care.

Plan of Correction: The vendor responded: A new daily attendance sheet will be developed that will be completed by the teachers so that we will ensure that the arrival and departure times are recorded on the daily attendance sheet.

Standard #: VENDSUB-000-006-B-11
Description: Based on a review of eight children's records, it was determined that the vendor failed to ensure that there is a written care plan for each child with a diagnosed food allergy, to include instructions from a physician regarding the food which the child is allergic to and the steps to be taken in the event of a suspected or confirmed allergic reaction. Evidence: 1. The record for child #2 listed had documentation from the parent and the child's physician to indicate that the child was allergic to peanuts. However there was no written allergy plan available for viewing during the inspection. 2. Administrative staff confirmed that there was no written allergy plan for child #2,

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: We will request the parent of child #2 to obtain from the doctor a written allergy plan to keep on file at the center.

Standard #: VENDSUB-000-012-E-1
Description: Based on a record review, it was determined that the vendor failed to ensure that all staff obtain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) appropriate to the age of the children. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #1did not have documentation of current certification in CPR. 2. Administrative staff verified that staff #1 did not have a current certification in CPR.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Staff #1 will complete certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) appropriate to the age of the children. Any new staff will complete the certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) appropriate to the age of the children. within 90 days of employment.

Standard #: VENDSUB-000-012-E-2
Description: Based on a review of seven staff records, it was determined that the vendor failed to ensure that all staff obtain current certification in first aid appropriate to the age of the children. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #1 did not have documentation of current certification in first aid. 2. Administrative staff confirmed that staff #1 was lacking current certification in first aid.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Staff #1 will complete certification in first aid appropriate to the age of the children.. Any new staff will complete the certification in first aid appropriate to the age of the children. within 90 days of employment.

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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