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Alpha Beta Cappa Christian Academy
7425 Chesapeake Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23513
(757) 857-5215

Current Inspector: Christopher Robinson (757) 404-2322

Inspection Date: Aug. 10, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided in the following areas of the standards: 22VAC40-185-(3)-210 (Program Leader qualifications); 22VAC40-185-(8)-580 (Transportation and field trips)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 8/10/17 from 10:05am - 2:00pm. During the inspection there were 40 children ages two years old to twelve years old in care with ten staff. A tour of the facility was conducted and children were observed playing outside, swimming, eating lunch, during rest period, and participating in various classroom activities. Records were reviewed for five children and eight staff. There is no medication at the facility. Emergency procedures, and emergency supplies were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice, and were discussed during the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on a review of seven staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that staff resubmit updated TB results every 2 years. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #3 had documentation of a TB screening dated 8/21/12. 2. Staff #5 (Vice Principal) reviewed the record for staff #3 and confirmed that an updated TB screening had not been received.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The TB for staff #3 will be completed by 8/18/17. She is a certified life guard by the state of Va & we assumed she took the TB test when certification was done. Vice Principal will monitor all files and Principal will ensure.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based a review of eight staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that they maintain and keep at the center a complete record for each staff that contains all required information. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #4 did not contain two references. 2. Staff #5 (Vice Principal) reviewed the record for staff #4 and confirmed it did not contain two references.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: This was #4's first job and he had no previous experience. However, documented the file with people he has known. His mother is a social worker for the city of Norfolk and comes from a very reputable family. Vice Principal will monitor and Principal will ensure reg's are met.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the facility did ensure that all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, are maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. There is a yellow metal car on the playground had of the off the tires missing, and where the tire is missing there is a bolt that is protruding out approximately two inches. 2. Staff #5 (Vice Principal) confirmed that the protruding bolt was a potential hazard.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The yellow metal car on the playground will be taken care of in 30 days. Vice Principal will monitor and Principal will ensure. We worked very hard getting playgrounds- play ready & safe. All equipment has been sanded and painted, new sand has been added& tilled all fall zones.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation, interviews, and a review of staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that in each grouping of children at least one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director shall be regularly present. Evidence: 1. Staff #2 and staff #4 were working in the Elementary classroom with 22 school aged children. 2. The record for staff #2 did not contain documentation to demonstrate that she was qualified as a program leader. 3. The record for staff #4 did not contain documentation to demonstrate that she was qualified as a program leader. 4. Staff #5 (Vice Principal) reviewed the records for staff #2 and staff #4, and confirmed that there was no documentation to demonstrate either staff was program leader qualified.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Staff #2 did contain documentation of experience and education to be in the classroom with children. She has worked for Va. Beach Parks and Recreation for over 10 years and as a home provider. She has an Associates degree. The record #5 did not contain documentation is totally wrong. We will maintain the appropriate documentation for all staff. Vice Principal will monitor all staff and Principal will ensure.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-580-I
Description: Based on observation and interviews, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that before leaving on a field trip, a schedule of the trip's events and locations shall be posted and visible at the center site. Evidence: 1. The Licensing Inspector observed the 22 school age children and two staff getting ready to leave on a field trip. 2. When asked to show where the posting about the field trip was, staff #5 (Vice Principal) stated they put copies of the summer field trips up front by the office for parents to take. However, there was there was no information posted about the field trips when the Licensing Inspector arrived.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The L.I. saw the folder's containing the field trips schedule. However all the flyers were taken the nite before. We put more flyers out while L.I. was present. Vice principal will monitor and Prinicpal will ensure all folders are full of flyers. The L.I. saw the field trip schedule while he was present

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on a review of two staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that staff provide a sworn statement or affirmation check, most recent central registry finding and most recent criminal history record check report before three years since the last sworn statement or affirmation, most recent central registry finding and most recent criminal history record check report. Evidence: 1. When the Licensing Inspector asked the owner #1 to provide the sworn statement or affirmation, search of central registry and criminal history record check for him and owner #2, he stated that he did not have them at the facility. In addition, he stated that they were expired. 2. The Licensing Inspector reviewed documentation in the facility record stored at the Division of Licensing which indicated that the sworn statement or affirmation, search of central registry and criminal history record check expired on 5/26/16. 3. On 8/15/17, staff #7 submitted sworn statement or affirmations that were dated 7/23/17 for staff #7 and staff #8. he also submitted documentation that show the criminal record check and search of the central registry were mailed on 7/23/17.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Sworn disclosures are included with the plans of correction and CRC & CPS was sent on 7/23/17. Owner #1& owner #2 files were kept at home because of the school & office has in the past been broken into. Vice Principal will monitor and Principal will ensure sworn disclosure & CRC & CPS copies are included with the response.

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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