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Little Spats Preschool
429 East Church Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
(804) 824-6192

Current Inspector: Sharon Curlee (804) 662-9758

Inspection Date: July 24, 2017

Complaint Related: No

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

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today, July 24, 2017 to determine compliance with licensing standards. The inspector arrived at 9:00 am and concluded the inspection at 12:30 pm. Upon the inspector arrival children were gathered together in the multipurpose room. Children were engaged in a variety of activities. Children were working puzzles, coloring worksheets, and building with blocks. Later children were divided into groups according to age and proceeded to their classrooms. Observations were made in each of the three classrooms. Children were observed playing matching games, working puzzles, practicing skills with scissors (cutting colored paper and gluing onto a sheet of paper, children told the inspector they were making space ships for spider-man), forming site words with letter cards and building with interlocking blocks. Each classroom had time outside on the playground. Lunch was observed. Children provide their own meals. The lunch boxes were labeled with names and today's date. All areas of the facility to include classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and playground were inspected. Classrooms have age and stage appropriate materials and supplies. Children's artwork is displayed. The facility had the license, last inspection notice, emergency numbers, emergency evacuation procedures/maps, daily schedule and various parent information posted. The first aid kit and the non-medical emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. The inspector interacted with staff and children in care. Five staff records and five children's records were reviewed (see violation notice). Staff have current CPR, First Aid and daily health observation training. One staff has current MAT certification. Medications and authorizations were reviewed (see violation notice). The most recent evacuation drill was on 06/30/2017. The two required shelter-in-place drills for 2016 were completed on 11/30/2016 and 12/27/2016. One shelter-in-place drill for 2017 was documented on 01/31/2017. A lock down drill was documented on 01/31/2017. Injury reports were reviewed. Today's Ratio's: Classroom #1: (4 years) 4 children with 1 staff. Classroom #2: (5 years) 6 children with 1 staff. Classroom #3: (2.5-4 years) 4 children with 1 staff. Fire Inspection: 06/21/2017 Health 01//30/2017 The violations from the previous inspection on January 27, 2017 were checked for corrections. There was one repeat violations cited during today's inspection. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9758

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not obtain all required information for each staff record. Evidence: Staff #4, employed as a program leader did not have written documentation to demonstrate that she possesses the education required by the job position. Staff #4 did not have written documentation of a high school diploma or GED.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director; We have reached out to a number of places to try to obtain documentation of the staff's high school diploma without success. The staff is going to go to the county school office to try to again obtain documentation.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-E-3
Description: Based on review of children's records, the facility did not obtain documentation, at least annually, of parent confirmation that the required information in the child's record is up to date . Evidence: 1. The most recent documentation of record review by the parent for the record of child #1 was dated 09/08/2015, exceeding the annual requirement. 2. The most recent documentation of record review by the parent for the record of child #2 was dated 11/02/2015, exceeding the annual requirement.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will have have all parents review their child's record and sign an acknowledgement form that all information is current. I will have parents review the records this month and then every January to ensure they are always current.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-E
Description: Based on review of medications, the facility did not ensure medications were labeled with the child's name, the dosage amount, and the time or times to be given. Evidence: 1. Unlabeled medication (no name, dosage amount or time to be administered) was observed . 2. The Director identified the medication as belonging to child #8.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will have the parent provide the original box and label for the medication with the label that has the child's name on the medication, dosage and times to be administered.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation and interview, the facility did not ensure medications were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. When asked about medications for children, the Director stated she had a medication for one child that was being stored in the child's backpack. The Director retrieved the medication for review. 2. Medication for child #8 was observed unlocked and be stored in the child's backpack. The backpack was outside of the classroom on a wall hook approximately five feet from the floor.

Plan of Correction: The Director placed the medication in a locked medication box.


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