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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: Aug. 17, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Today we discussed supervision, ratios and staff records.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 9:25am through 11:30am. There were 12 children present ages 2 through 8 years old. There were three staff present by the conclusion of the inspection. Children and staff records were reviewed. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities. Violations were observed in the areas of staff records, ratios and background checks and appear on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each child has received the required immunizations before the child can attend the center. Evidence: 1 - The record for child 1 and 3 do not contain documentation of immunizations. a. Child 1 has a documented date of enrollment as 6/16/17. b. Child 2 has a documented date of enrollment as 2/10/16. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the records for child 1 and 2 do not contain documentation of immunizations as required.

Plan of Correction: Center management will obtain the information from the parents as soon as possible.

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 within 30 days of enrollment. Evidence: 1 - The record for child 2 does not contain documentation of physical examination. a. The child has a documented date of enrollment as 2/10/16. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the record for child 2 does not contain documentation of physical examination.

Plan of Correction: Center management will obtain the required information from parents as soon as possible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that a staff record is maintained for each staff with all required information. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 4 does not contain documentation of required information collected by the current employer. All required documentation including name, age, title, orientation and references are from a previous employer. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the information in the record of staff 4 was not collected by the current employer but rather the staff's former employer.

Plan of Correction: Going forward center management will collect all required information for each employee and will not use the information gathered by a previous employer even if the staff is on "loan" from another employer.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that when children are regularly in ongoing mixed age groups, the staff-to-children ratio applicable to the youngest child in the group will apply to the entire group. Evidence: 1 - At 9:25am - 9:37am there were 11 children in care with one staff, staff 4. The children present in the group ranged in age from 2 to 8 years old. The ages of the children present required an additional staff present with the group. a. The school age children were sitting at one table and the preschool children were sitting at another table. 2 - Staff 4 stated that she was "back and forth" between the two groups of children. a. An eight year old child sitting at the school age table stated that she was in-charge of the group.

Plan of Correction: A second staff joined the group at 9:37am therefore the violation was corrected during the inspection. Center management will ensure that there is the required number of staff for ages of children present in the entire group. Additionally, center management is in the process of hiring additional staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that children wash hands after eating. Evidence: 1 - Five school age children did not wash their hands after eating breakfast. The children were observed getting up from the table and immediately going to play with toys. a. When asked the children stated that they did not wash their hands after eating breakfast. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the children did not wash their hands after eating breakfast.

Plan of Correction: Center management will ensure that all children wash their hands immediately after eating meals and snacks. Once it was pointed out that children had not washed their hands they were sent to the restroom to do so.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-K
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that tables are sanitize tables before and after meals and snacks. Evidence: 1 - Staff 1 sprayed the table with a cleaner and immediately wiped the tables dry. The tables were not sanitized as they were not allowed to air dry. 2 - Staff 2 confirmed that the tables were not sanitized as required.

Plan of Correction: Center management will ensure that each staff is trained in the proper methods of sanitizing tables before and after all meals and snacks.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that an employee must not be employed until the center has the persons completed sworn statement. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 4 does not contain documentation of a current sworn statement or affirmation. a. The sworn statement on file is dated 2/6/17 b. The sworn statement is from another center. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that there was not a current sworn statement on file for staff 4.

Plan of Correction: Center management will have the staff complete the sworn statement today.

Disclaimer:

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

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