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Creative Critters Learning Center
3340 King William Avenue
West point, VA 23181
(804) 843-2366

Current Inspector: Heather Dapper (804) 662-7014

Inspection Date: Sept. 18, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today September 18, 2017 to determine compliance with licensing standards. The inspector initiated the inspection at 1:45 pm and concluded the inspection at 4:00 pm. The owner/director participated with the inspection. Upon the inspectors arrival children were napping. Later children were observed in a variety of activities. Children in classroom Cat 1 and Cat 2 were combined. Children were observed having snack and later playing with soft blocks and working on an art project. Children were gluing colored paper triangle to a paper tree as they were talking about the seasons and Fall. The preschool classroom, The Butterflies, were finishing an activity of coloring the letter "A". Children then gathered for circle time where they sang songs about apples and practiced spelling out the word apple. Infants were observed eating, being rocked and playing on the floor with toys. Staff interacted with children in a positive manner. All areas of the facility were inspected. The playground equipment was not in use today as additional resilient materials was being installed while the inspector was on site. The facility has age and stage appropriate materials and supplies. The first aid kit and non-medical emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. All required information was posted to include the license, last inspection notice, emergency numbers, menu, evacuation maps/procedures and daily schedules. The inspector interacted with staff and children in care. Five staff records and five children's records were reviewed. Currently medication is not being administered. One staff has current MAT training. Staff have current CPR, First aid and daily health observation training. The most recent evacuation drill was conducted on 08//17/2017. One of the two required shelter-in-place drill was completed on 04/21/2017. A second shelter-in-place drill will need to be completed by the end of the year. Today's Ratios Observed: Cat 1 and Cat 2 combined: (17 months through 3 years) 8 children with 2 staff. Butterflies: (3-5 years) 12 children with 2 staff. Cuddle Bugs: (Infants) 3 children with 1 staff. Today's lunch consisted of hamburger, french fries, corn, yogurt and milk. There was one repeat violation cited during today's inspection. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9758.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of staff records, the facility did not obtain all required information for each staff record. Evidence: The record for staff #3, hired 09/12/2017, did not have a second reference as to the character and reputation that was obtained prior to employment.

Plan of Correction: Per the Director: I will make sure at least two references are obtained for staff prior to employment.

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. 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.

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