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Bristol Child Development Center
800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Bristol, VA 24201
(276) 591-1439

Current Inspector: Sara Tallman (276) 608-3749

Inspection Date: Aug. 11, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.

Comments:
An inspection was conducted on 8/11/2017 regarding a self report made by the center. The allegations are regarding supervision of children. Interviews were conducted with staff and written statements were reviewed. A violation notice was completed regarding the violations found during this inspection. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based on interviews and written documentation the center failed to ensure a child's care and protection. Evidence: 1. On 8/11/17 child # 1 was asleep on a cot. Staff #1 woke child #1 up from nap and then proceeded to get the other children in the classroom ready to board the bus. Child # 1 laid back down and went to sleep. Staff #1 and 2 proceeded out of the room to load the children on the bus. There was a total of 7 (seven) children in the classroom. Staff #2 recorded the time they left the classroom on the sheet outside the classroom door. The sign out sheet is to verify that the classroom is empty. The time recorded was 1:50 p.m. 2. The two staff proceeded to leave the classroom with six children. The children and teachers passed staff #3 who was standing in the doorway of the infant room. The classroom door was left opened and staff #3 could see the classroom from where she was standing but could not see child #1 due to the placement of furniture and equipment. 3. Staff #1 and 2 began loading children on the two buses when staff #1 realized that child #1 was not on the bus. Staff #2 goes back inside and meets staff #3 at the door and they both proceed into the classroom and found child #1 asleep on the cot. The child was left alone in the classroom for 3-5 minutes.

Plan of Correction: As per agency personnel policies regarding site and sound violations staff #1 and staff #2 were suspended and removed from the center immediately and were terminated effective 8/16/17. (8/11/17) The EHS Coordinator and Site Supervisor convened the Bristol EHS staff to review the incident and procedures for site and sound supervision and bus loading and unloading. (8/14/17) Coordinator and Site Supervisor will alternate monitoring bus loading and No Child Left Behind procedures every day through the month of September. (ongoing through 9/30/17) Coordinator will continue to spot monitor after that date as is the procedure. New staff receive training at orientation to include an Active Supervision webinar and a post webinar quiz to document staff understanding. This training will also be completed in August each year. (ongoing) New staff are mentored by the site supervisor and EHS Center Based Coordinator during their first 90 days. (ongoing)

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on interviews and written documentation during the self reported inspection the center failed to provide actual sight and sound supervision of children under 10 years of age. Evidence: 1. On 8/11/17 child # 1 was asleep on the cots during nap time. There was total of seven children in this room. Staff # 1 woke child # 1 up and the child remained on the cot. Child #1 then laid back down and went back to sleep. Staff # 1 proceeded to get the other three children ready to leave the room to board the bus. Staff #2 woke up the other three children and prepared them to board the bus. 2. Staff #1 and 2 lined up six children in the classroom. The two staff and six children left the classroom and at 1:50 pm staff #2 signed the "No Child Left Behind" sheet that is attached on the outside of the door. This sheet is signed when the staff check the room to verify that everyone has exited the room. The six children and two staff proceeded to the front door in order to load the bus. Staff #3 was standing in the doorway of the infant room and was able to watch the children leave the building and was also able to see into the classroom the children who just left but, was unable to see child #1 due to the furniture and equipment arrangement. Staff #3 was inside the building during the loading process. Staff #2 took one child to another bus to talk with her parent and staff # 1 took her children to the second bus in the parking lot to load. Staff #2 then came over to the first bus and was told by staff # 1 to go get child #1 who is still in the classroom. Staff # 3 met staff #2 at the door and was told that child #1 was inside the classroom. Staff #2 and 3 went inside the classroom and found child # 1 asleep on the cot. 3. Child # 1 was out of sight and sound supervision for 3-5 minutes.

Plan of Correction: As per agency personnel policies regarding site and sound violations staff #1 and staff #2 were suspended and removed from the center immediately and were terminated effective 8/16/17. (8/11/17) The EHS Coordinator and Site Supervisor will convene the Bristol EHS staff to review the incident and procedures for site and sound supervision and bus loading and unloading. (8/14/17) Coordinator and Site Supervisor will alternate monitoring bus loading and No Child Left Behind procedures every day through the month of September 2017. (ongoing through 9/30/17) Coordinator will continue to spot monitor after that date as is the procedure. New staff receive training at orientation to include an Active Supervision webinar and a post webinar quiz to document staff understanding. This training will also be completed in August each year. (ongoing) New staff are mentored by the site supervisor and EHS Center Based Coordinator during their first 90 days. (ongoing)

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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