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JFK Head Start
12 Grand Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 606-2494

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sampson (757) 354-7307

Inspection Date: Oct. 12, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
22VAC40-80 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Comments:
An unannounced Renewal Inspection was conducted from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. At the time of entrance, 36 children, ages 3 to 5 years old, were in care with 3 staff. The records sample size consisted of 6 children?s records. Staff records are housed off site and were last reviewed in June 2017. Children were observed washing hands after lunch and settling on to cots for rest period. Food service, table sanitizing, restroom procedures and hand washing were observed. Staff report that children do not utilize the stationary outdoor equipment, but play on the grassy areas within the fenced property. Medication administration and transportation were not observed today. Standards relating to these areas were verbally reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice. Thank you for your time during today's inspection. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of assistance.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Description: Based on observation and interview, the licensee did not ensure that the required ratio of staff to children, one staff per every 10 children, was maintained. Evidence: At the time of arrival to the inspection, there were 36 children, 3 to 5 years old, with 3 staff present. At 12:15 an additional staff arrived to assist with the care of the children, bringing the ratio of staff to children in to compliance. When the site supervisor (staff #1) was asked about additional staff, staff #1 stated that the center normally has 2 teachers per group of 20 children, but that there is a vacancy for the 2nd staff in one classroom.

Plan of Correction: The Licensing Monitor, staff #2, stated that the current family services manager for the center, whose office os located on site, normally steps in as a 4th staff to assist with the children. However, due to an emergency at another site, she was temporarily out of the center. In addition, staff #2 stated that interviews have been conducted to hire additional staff. However, the agency is awaiting the results of background checks before placing a new staff in ratio with the children. The Family Services manager will be in the classrooms to ensure ratios are met beginning tomorrow and until additional staff are in place.

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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