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Mimmie's Learning Academy
724 Baker Road
Virginia beach, VA 23462
(757) 965-3240

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: June 22, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
An exit meeting was held in the inspectors office to review each violation at length.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 9am through 11:40am. There were 16 children in care with 3 staff. Children present ranged in age from 2 to 8 years old. Children and staff records were reviewed. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including but not limited to breakfast, play activities, pencil and paper lessons, outside play, restroom routines and hand washing. Violations regarding children and staff record keeping, hand washing, sanitation, behavior guidance, and background checks were cited and appear on the violation notice

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each child has a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician either before the child's attendance at the center or within one month of attendance. Evidence: 1 - The record for child 1 does not include a physical examination. a. Child 1 has a documented first date of attendance as 1/17/17.

Plan of Correction: Center management will create, write, implement, inform parents of enrollment procedures that will ensure children's records contain all required information within the time frames allotted.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each child's record contains all required information. Evidence: 1 - The record for child 2 contains only one emergency contact where two are required. 2 - The record for child 3 contains and emergency contact that does not include the address of the contact as required. 3 - Staff 1 confirmed that the children's records are missing the stated information.

Plan of Correction: Center management will obtain the required information from the parent.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that staff records contain all required information. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 3 does not contain documentation of the staff's date of hire, reference checks, job title or education. a. The record for staff 3 contains a sworn statement that is dated 6/21/17.

Plan of Correction: Center management will ensure that all required staff record information within the allotted time frames.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that areas and equipment are maintained in safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1 - There is a top loading freezer in the kitchen that does not have a child proof latch or lock. a. Children pass through the kitchen area to gain access to the outside playground. 2 - The kitchen and office in the center are access to children in care. The safety gates in place were either open or were not operational to prevent children from gaining access. 3 - There is a rocking airplane on the playground that has a protruding, rounded metal mount for a handle that is no longer in place. a. The protruding metal is approximately 2 - 3 inches in length.

Plan of Correction: The top loading freezer will have a child proof latch installed The gates will be replaced or repaired so that they prevent children from gaining access to the kitchen or office without adult assistance. The protruding metal will be removed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that electrical outlets have protective covers. Evidence: 1 - There is a power strip on the floor that has six outlets. Four of the outlets do not have outlet covers. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that that there were outlets without covers on the power strip.

Plan of Correction: Center management will train staff to complete a safety check of all child care areas. The safety check will include ensuring that all outlets, not in use, have proper outlet covers.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-360-A
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that a variety of daily activities for all age groups are age and stage appropriate and provide for teacher-directed, self-directed and self chosen tasks and activities. 1 - Children ages 2 - 4 years old were given blocks that measured less than one inch by one inch to build with at a table. These items pose a choking hazard. 2 - Child 2 spent the majority of the inspection crying and wondering around the play space without any clear direction. a. Child 2 has a documented date of birth as 5/14/15 b. Child 2 has a documented first date of attendance as 6/19/17.

Plan of Correction: Center management will remove all choking hazard toys from the play areas where 2 year old children are in care. New children will be provided with care and comfort as they adjust to the new setting. This will include teacher lead play activities to help the child become acclimated to the new setting.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-6
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that verbal remarks which are demeaning to the child are forbidden. Evidence: 1 - Five year old child 4 present in the school age group was crying. Staff 2 for approximately 2 minutes made the following comments to the child "fix your face, you are crying for no reason, big boys don't cry, fix your face, are you a baby, then I shouldn't see you cry, fix your face, cause your doing that for no reason, fix your face, fix your face, you shouldn't be crying. a. There were seven other children present in the area who could hear staff 2 as used harsh authoritative tone as she spoke to child. b. An additional 6 children were present in the building and could hear staff 2 as she spoke to child 4.

Plan of Correction: All staff will be trained in appropriate methods to speak to children in care. All staff will be reminded that parenting techniques that are appropriate at home may not be appropriate in licensed child care settings.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that hand washing procedures are followed. Evidence: 1 - The group of eight children ages 4 - 8 years old did not wash their hands after eating breakfast. 2 - Staff 2 confirmed that the children did not wash their hands after eating breakfast.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection. Center management will remind and retrain staff in the requirement for hand washing after eating meals and snacks

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-A
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that a first aid was accessible to the outdoor play areas. Evidence: 1 - A first aid kit was not present on the playground during outdoor play today. a. The nearest first aid kit is located on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen.

Plan of Correction: Center management will train all staff to bring a first aid kit outside every time they go to the playground.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-K
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that tables are sanitized after each use for feeding. Evidence: 1 - Staff 2 began an activity immediately following breakfast with the eight children in care. The activity took place on the same table the children had eaten breakfast. However, the table was not sanitized prior the children beginning the table top lesson. 2 - Staff 2 confirmed that the table was not sanitized before the children began their morning lesson on the table.

Plan of Correction: Center management will retrain all staff in the need to clean and sanitize each table after each meal or snack.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-N
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that no child shall be allowed to drink or eat while walking around. Evidence: Child 1 was observed walking around the center while drinking a cup of water. The child brought the cup into the bathroom and continued drinking from the cup while in the bathroom.

Plan of Correction: Center management will train all staff in the need for children to be sitting at all times when they are eating or drinking.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that required background checks are updated as required. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 1 contains the following outdated background checks a. a sworn statement or affirmation dated 4/25/14 is past due for update. b. a criminal history record report dated 6/3/14. c. a search of the central registry dates 5/30/14. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the background checks are past due for update.

Plan of Correction: Center management will ensure that all background checks are completed within the allotted time frames

Disclaimer:

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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