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Buena Vista Head Start Child Development Center
2164 E. Midland Trail
Buena vista, VA 24416
(540) 264-0010

Current Inspector: Kelly Ann Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Oct. 12, 2017 and Oct. 13, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted in the center on October 12 and concluded on October 13, 2017. There were 41 children present on October 12, 2017. The children's ages ranged from 5 months to 4 years. The children were grouped in four classrooms. As reported, 44 children are currently enrolled in the program. The LI observed each group of children as they participated in various activities. The activities included: interest areas, the lunch meal, nap time and afternoon snack. Several groups participated in outdoor play. Each classroom was supplied with age appropriate materials. Staff in each classroom were engaged with the children. Two Staff were observed reading to the children. A sample of 7 children's records was reviewed on October 12, 2017. Prescribed medications were observed for 4 children. The LI verified 7 staff have completed medication training (MAT). Documentation of the Center's annual fire and health inspections was current. Complete staff records are maintained at the central office; an annual review of all staff records was completed on September 29, 2017; the review consisted of 9 records. Findings were reviewed with the center's Education Coordinator. If you have any questions, please call (540)309-2310. The on-site inspection on October 12th was conducted from approximately 10:30am to 2:00pm. Thank you.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-90--A
Description: Based on a sample review of 7 children's records, the Center failed to ensure a written agreement between the parent and the center was filed in each child's record. Evidence: The parental agreement for child 1. was not updated with appropriate signatures to reflect the current custody arrangement.

Plan of Correction: Center staff will review the child's record with the responsible party to ensure all information is current with appropriate signatures.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-G
Description: Based on direct observations, the Center failed to ensure substitute containers were clearly labeled to indicate their contents when storing hazardous substances. Evidence: The LI observed staff take a purple spray bottle from under the sink and spray the tables to prepare for lunch, the container was not labeled to indicate the contents. Staff reported bleach/water was in the container. Upon notice by the LI, staff wrote the contents on the bottle.

Plan of Correction: Staff will ensure substitute containers are properly labeled.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-450-C
Description: Based on direct observations, the Center failed to ensure linens for the cots were clean. Evidence: The LI observed 6 cots in the Head Start classroom leaning against the wall prior to lunch time. Part of the top and bottom linens were off of the cots and were touching the floor. The cots were placed in different areas of the room, next to the hand washing sink/bathroom door, next to the sand table/trash can.

Plan of Correction: Staff will rearrange the schedule to position cots after lunch. All linens will be arranged on the cots to keep them out of the floor.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on a review of medications, the Center failed to ensure written authorization was obtained for the administration of a prescription medication. Evidence: The written authorization to administer a prescribed medication for child d. was not updated at the time custody arrangements changed for the child.

Plan of Correction: The responsible staff will ensure all medications in the center have the appropriate written signatures for administration on file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on a review of staff records, the Center failed to ensure background checks for all staff were updated before three years since the dates of the most recent central registry finding. Evidence: The LI reviewed 9 records, background checks for one of nine staff (staff #5) was not current. The Central Registry finding was dated 08/22/14.

Plan of Correction: The request for the updated Central Registry Check will be completed and submitted to the appropriate agency. Documentation to verify the date of submission will be provided to the Licensing Office. When the form is returned as verified, notification will be given to the Licensing office.


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