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KinderCare Learning Center at Churchland
5700 Trucker Street
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 484-1965

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
22 VAC 40-185-440J regarding spacing of occupied cribs, 22 VAC 40-185-450 regarding linens and 22 VAC 40-185-270 regarding building maintenance were discussed during the inspection.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 10:00am until 2:10pm. At the time of the tour there were 29 children in care, ages 3 months to preschool, with 6 staff. 11 school aged children arrived with 1 staff during the course of the inspection. Children were observed engaging in morning learning activities, free play, lunch, and transitioning from the bus to the center. A sample of 5 children's records and 5 staff records were reviewed. Emergency supplies, documentation of children's injuries and medication was also reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice and were discussed with the center director during the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on playground observation, the center did not ensure that when playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards. Evidence: The mulch surrounding the climbing equipment and slides on the playground measures no more than 4 inches in all areas, where 6 inches is required.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: The mulch was raked and put in the resilient surface to ensure that there was enough mulch around the climbing equipment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-380-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not ensure that there shall be a posted daily schedule that allows for flexibility as children's needs require. Evidence: 1. There is no posted daily schedule in the toddler classroom or in the 2-year old classroom. 2. Staff in both classrooms confirmed that the daily schedule is not posted and stated they are in the process of making new schedules and redoing the bulletin boards where this information is usually posted.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: In the toddler and discovery preschool classrooms daily schedules were reprinted and put on the parent communication boards on 10/12/2017.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not ensure that procedures for administering medication shall include methods to prevent use of outdated medication. Evidence: 1. There was an albuterol inhaler for child #1 that had an expiration date of September 2017. 2. Staff #4 stated she did not realize the medication had expired and that the albuterol had not been administered to child #1. 3. Staff #4 also indicated that center policy requires outdated medications be returned to the parent.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: The medication that was expired was returned to the mother on 10/12/2017 and mother replaced the medication on 10/13/2017.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not ensure that first aid kits shall include all required supplies. Evidence: 1. The center's first aid kits did not have the required triangular bandages. 2. Staff #4 confirmed that the center did not have the required triangular bandages included in any of the first aid kits.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: On 10/17/2017, the triangular bandages were purchased and placed in the first aid kit.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure that the record of children's injuries shall include all the required elements. Evidence: 1. Two out of 20 injury reports viewed did not contain staff and parent signatures or two staff signatures. 2. Two out of 20 injury reports viewed did not contain the time of the injury. 3. Three out of 20 injury reports viewed did not contain date and time of when the parent was notified. 4. One out of 20 injury reports viewed did not contain future action to prevent recurrence of the injury.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: On 10/13/2017, my health and safety coordinator was retrained on the proper way to complete incident/accident reports. Moving forward, we will ensure that all incident reports are filled completely.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not ensure that an employee of a licensed child welfare agency must not be employed until the agency has the person's completed sworn statement or affirmation. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #1 contains an outdated sworn statement form dated 8/18/17. Staff #1 has a documented hire date of 8/18/17. 2. The record for staff #2 contains an outdated sworn statement form dated 7/31/17. Staff #2 has a documented hire date of 7/31/17. 3. The record for staff #3 contains an outdated sworn statement for dated 8/28/17. Staff #3 has a documented hire date of 8/28/17. 4. Staff #4 (Center Director) indicated that she was not aware of the requirement to use the updated sworn statement reflecting a change in the laws for persons hired after July 1, 2017.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following: On 10/13/2017, the 3 new hires completed the new sworn statement forms. I will ensure that any new hires will complete the new sworn statement forms.

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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