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Stepping Stone Academy, LLC
10210 Melvin B. Alsbrooks Avenue
Mc kenney, VA 23872
(804) 478-4007

Current Inspector: Jennifer Moore (540) 430-0384

Inspection Date: July 28, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the recent communication regarding fingerprint based background checks for child day programs.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection Friday, July 28, 2017 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The children were observed finishing their lunch and laying on cots for rest time. The children bring their own snack and lunch from home. The school age children went on a field trip during this time. All classrooms and playgrounds were inspected today, as well as the facility?s van. Five children?s records and five employee records were reviewed during this inspection. Medication is being administered and was reviewed. The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected. Last emergency drill: 06/26/2017 Last shelter-in-place drill: 06/26/2017 (practiced monthly) Total enrollment: 15 Today, the following child to staff ratios were observed: Twos & Threes ? 7:2 Threes & Fours ? 2:1 School Age ? 6:2 The violations from the previous inspections were checked for corrections. There were no repeat violations found during today?s inspection. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact your licensing inspector, Roshon Casey, at (804) 662-9760.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on a review of staff records on 07/28/2017, the center did not ensure that documentation of a negative tuberculosis (tb) shall be submitted no later than 21 days after employment. EVIDENCE: 1. The record of Staff #1, whose date of hire is 06/06/2017, did not contain documentation of a negative tb screening. 2. The record of Staff #2, whose date of hire is 06/26/2017, did not contain documentation of a negative tb screening.

Plan of Correction: Staff will be required to go to the health department on Monday before they return to work.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review of staff records on 07/28/2017, the center did not ensure that two of five records reviewed contained the required information. EVIDENCE: 1. The record of Staff #1 did not contain the address for the emergency contact listed. 2. The record of Staff #1 contained documentation of one reference check. 3. The record of Staff #3 contained documentation of one reference check.

Plan of Correction: 1. Corrected on site. Missing information received from staff. 2 .& 3. Will get additional references from staff today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation on 07/28/2017, the center did not ensure that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards. EVIDENCE: The mulch on the playground area that contains climbing and sliding equipment did not measure six inches.

Plan of Correction: The equipment is off limits until mulch is delivered in the next few weeks.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on a review of staff records on 07/28/2017, the center did not ensure that an original criminal history record report was obtained within 30 days of employment. EVIDENCE: 1. The record of Staff #1, whose date of hire is 06/06/2017, did not contain documentation of an original criminal history record report. 2. The record of Staff #2, whose date of hire is 06/26/2017, did not contain documentation of an original criminal history record report. 3. The record of Staff #3, whose date of hire is 06/26/2017, did not contain documentation of an original criminal history record report.

Plan of Correction: Hired an assistant to help ensure files stay updated.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review of staff records on 07/28/2017, the center did not ensure that a central registry finding was obtained within 30 days of employment. EVIDENCE: 1. The record of Staff #1, whose date of hire is 06/06/2017, did not contain documentation of a central registry finding. 2. The record of Staff #2, whose date of hire is 06/26/2017, did not contain documentation of a central registry finding. 3. The record of Staff #3, whose date of hire is 06/26/2017, did not contain documentation of a central registry finding.

Plan of Correction: Hired an assistant to help ensure files stay updated.

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.

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