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Apple Tree Learning Center #1002
601 West Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 539-9000

Current Inspector: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281

Inspection Date: Aug. 15, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
Licensing Inspector arrived at 11:50am and departed at 3:30pm. At the end of the inspection there were 60 children in care with 10 staff. Children were observed eating lunch a return from a field trip was also observed. The sample size 6 children's records and 6 staff records. Violations were cited in the area of physical plant.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation it was determined that the provider shall maintain the equipment of the center in a safe operable condition. Evidence: Located on the outside of the center building a wire was mounted and unsecured. Children returning from a field trip were pulling on the wire that was loose from the building.

Plan of Correction: Center staff advised that a work order will be submitted to have the wire fixed and properly secured and mounted.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation it was determined that the provider did not ensure that hazardous substances are kept in a secure location. Evidence: The janitor door that was adjacent to the rear exit door was unlocked and stored rock salt deicer.

Plan of Correction: The door was locked during the inspection. Center management continue to ensure the door is always locked and will advised staff to ensure door is always locked.

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