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Little Learners Preschool
350 South Main Street
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-1234

Current Inspector: Victoria E Dawson (540) 309-2674

Inspection Date: July 31, 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 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted in the Center on July 31, 2017. As reported, 15 children are currently enrolled in the program. A sample of 4 records, 2 staff and 2 children's was reviewed. Documentation of the center's annual fire and health inspections was current. Documentation of the practiced emergency drills was reviewed. Staff have current first aid and CPR certifications. A discussion was held with the Licensee regarding the Center's medication policy. As stated by the Licensee, the center does not administer medication. Staff have not completed the required medication administration training (MAT). Clarification was provided regarding medications and the training requirements as defined by the Code of Virginia. Certification in first aid and CPR does not meet the training requirement but is required to take the course. Medication training shall be completed by staff if a child attending the program is prescribed an emergency medication and the parent requests that the medication be available in the Center for emergency use. The Center has requested to change the stated hours of operation from 7:15am to 5:15pm. Violations from the previous inspection were reviewed for compliance. The inspection was conducted from approximately 12:10pm to 4:45pm. If you have any questions, please contact this LI at 540-309-2310. Thank you.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on review of staff records, the Center failed to ensure a background check was verified before 30 days of employment at the facility ends. Evidence: 1. Documentation of a verified Search of the Central Registry was not available for review in the record of staff 1, employment date was noted as September 01, 2015. The form was submitted and returned to the center on 10/08/15, the form indicated not processed, incomplete. The Center had not resubmitted the form for processing. This is a repeat violation. A verified VA State Police Criminal History Record check including the Sex Offender Check was verified for the staff member on 10/22/15.

Plan of Correction: A new form has been completed and notarized for the staff member. The form will be mailed on August 1, 2017 to the responsible agency for processing.

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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