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Building Blocks Academy & Daycare Inc.
2422 North Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 321-9189

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 662-9772

Inspection Date: Sept. 12, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:
An exit meeting was completed by the licensing inspector with the center's owner to review today's findings.

A Subsidy Health and Safety inspection was conducted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 9:50 am to 2:00 pm to review supplemental health and safety requirements. During this inspection, the Director and the owner of the center were present and assisted the licensing inspector throughout this inspection. The census for today's inspection consisted of 25 children and six staff. The licensing inspector completed observations of the children on the first and second floor levels at the center. The infants were observed by the inspector in the designated area with staff playing with age appropriate toys on the floor. The Toddlers were observed by the inspector interacting with peers and staff, and playing with age appropriate toys. The children in the Twos group were observed by the licensing inspector participating in circle time with staff on the carpet, and lining up to transition outdoors to the nearby community park. The licensing inspector also completed observation of the staff completing head counts and providing instruction to the children. The Preschool children were observed by the inspector engaged in free play with various toys and equipment. During this inspection, the licensing inspector completed a formal observation of the Twos transitioning indoors, and preparing for lunch time in which the inspector observed the children completing bathroom breaks and handwashing. The inspector observed diapering by the staff of children in the Toddler and Twos groups. The diapering station was inspected for overall compliance with standards as well. The children's lunch consisted of turkey sandwich, salad, oranges, and milk.The inspector interacted with the staff and children throughout the inspection when appropriate. The children on the first and second floors were observed by the licensing inspector napping in the designated areas. The classrooms were equipped with age appropriate toys, and supplies. The staff were observed providing adequate supervision and addressing the children's overall needs. The center provides care to school aged children and they were not present during this inspection. During this inspection, the required postings were reviewed and determined to be in compliance. The following information was reviewed: daily attendance, lunch menu, license, injury reports, fire and shelter-in-place drills, liability insurance policy, and emergency preparedness plan. There were ten children?s records and seven employee records reviewed during this inspection. Medication is being administered and transportation is provided at the center.
The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected.
A licensing inspection was also conducted this date; the two inspections combined cover all subsidy health and safety requirements. Only subsidy requirements that are not covered in licensing standards are reviewed during this supplemental inspection. Violations were found during the supplemental subsidy health and safety inspection requirements and are identified on the violation notice
If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact your licensing inspector, Tiffany Harris, at (804) 662-9772.

Standard #: VENDSUB-000-012-B
Description: Based on review of staff records, the center did not ensure the staff completed the Virginia Pre-Service Training within the first 90 days of employment.

Evidence: A review of Staff #3's, Staff#4's and Staff #5's records were completed today and there was no certificate of completion for the Pre-service Training.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: VENDSUB-000-012-E
Description: Based on review of staff records, the center did not ensure completion of CPR and first aid training of staff as required, within 30 days of employment.

During this inspection, a review of Staff#3's (date of hire 06/19/17) record was completed and the CPR and first aid certification of completion was not found. The CPR and first aid certification of completions shall be completed within 30 days of employment.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.


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

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Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.