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Discovery Place Altavista
1000 Franklin Avenue
Altavista, VA 24517
(434) 369-9622

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Oct. 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was done today 10/10/2017 beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 12:00 PM. There were 62 children in care today not including the school age children. The children were observed during their activities such as playing , eating snack, art, lunch and swimming. Medication was reviewed as well as a sample of children and staff files. This included newly enrolled children and hired staff.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the playgrounds, the center failed to ensure that all areas and equipment inside and outside shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. The black sheet that is used under the rubber mulch was exposed and posed a tripping hazard to the children and staff. 2. The right corner pole cement footer is exposed and posed a hazard to the children.

Plan of Correction: The director will have the Y maintenance staff to work on both items on the playground and will have staff monitor.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on interviews with infant room staff, the center failed to ensure that the diaper changing bad was cleaned and sanitized according to the standard. Evidence: 1. Staff stated that they use disinfecting wipes instead of soap and water on the diaper changing pad.

Plan of Correction: In the future soap and water will be used after each diaper change.

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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