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Bears and Blankets Academy of Early Learning
317 N. Lewis Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-4472

Current Inspector: Chrystal King (804) 297-4469

Inspection Date: Oct. 19, 2017

Complaint Related: Yes

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

The licensing inspector for Bears and Blankets Academy for Early Learning conducted an unannounced complaint inspection. Observations of the facility and programming and interviews with staff were conducted relating to the allegations regarding physical plant, ratios and staff qualifications. The information gathered during the investigation does support the allegation, so the complaint is determined to be "valid." There were violations resulting from this complaint investigation and they can be found on the violation notice. If you have any questions, contact your licensing inspector at (540) 292-5933.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, the administration failed to ensure all areas and equipment of the center are maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.


1. Rest mats were observed torn on the edges exposing the absorbent sponge underneath.
2. On the back wall in the basement and in the infant room paint and drywall were peeling from walls.

Plan of Correction: All mats will be looked at immediately and the ones that are torn will be replaced. The walls will be repaired.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-H
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, the administrator failed to ensure two crib mattresses had no more than one inch between the mattress and the crib. Evidence: Two of the eight crib mattresses had at least 1 1/2 inches between the mattress and the crib.

Plan of Correction: The mattresses will be replaced.


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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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