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Gifted Minds Academy, Inc.
3500 King Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 399-1920

Current Inspector: Emily Walsh (757) 404-2575

Inspection Date: Oct. 20, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
VENDSUB-000 ADMINISTRATION
VENDSUB-000 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
VENDSUB-000 PHYSICAL PLANT
VENDSUB-000 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION
VENDSUB-000 PROGRAMS
VENDSUB-000 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES
VENDSUB-000 SPECIAL SERVICES

Comments:
A Subsidy Health and Safety inspection was conducted on 10/20/17 to review supplemental health and safety requirements. Licensing Inspector arrived at 10:00am and departed at 12:00pm. At the time of the tour, there were 8 children, ages two years old through four years old. Children were observed participating in classroom activities, and eating lunch. The sample size was five children and four staff. A licensing inspection was also conducted this date; the two inspections combined cover all subsidy health and safety requirements. Only subsidy requirements that are not covered in licensing standards are reviewed during this supplemental inspection. Violations were found during the supplemental subsidy health and safety inspection requirements and are identified on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: VENDSUB-000-005-B
Description: Based on a record review and interview, it was determined that the vendor failed to maintain, for each group of children, a written record (hard copy) of daily attendance that documents the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurs. Evidence: 1. The center did not have written documentation of the arrival times for all of the children in care. 2. Administrative staff confirmed that there was not documentation of the arrival times for all of the children in care.

Plan of Correction: The vendor responded: Center management will double check attendance sheets on a daily basis to ensure that the arrival time and departure time is recorded for each child.

Standard #: VENDSUB-000-012-E-1
Description: Based on a review of four staff, it was determined that the vendor failed to ensure that all staff obtain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) appropriate to the age of the children within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #1 (date of hire 9/4/17) did not contain a certification for CPR. 2. Administrative staff verified that staff #1 have not completed her certification in CPR.

Plan of Correction: The vendor responded: Staff #1 will complete certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) appropriate to the age of the children. Any new staff will complete the certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) appropriate to the age of the children within 30 days of employment.

Standard #: VENDSUB-000-012-E-2
Description: Based on a review of seven staff, it was determined that the vendor failed to ensure that all staff obtain current certification in first aid appropriate to the age of the children within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #1 (date of hire 9/4/17) did not contain a certification for first aid. 2. Administrative staff verified that staff #1 have not completed her certification in first aid.

Plan of Correction: The vendor responded: Staff #1 will complete certification in first aid appropriate to the age of the children. Any new staff will complete the certification in first aid appropriate to the age of the children within 30 days of employment.

Standard #: VENDSUB-000-031-A
Description: Based on a review of facility's emergency preparedness plan and interviews, it was determined that the vendor failed to ensure that the evacuation procedures included procedures to address reuniting children with parents or authorized person designated by the parent to pick up the child. Evidence: 1. The emergency preparedness plan for the facility did not include procedures for reuniting children with their parents or guardians. 2. Administrative staff confirmed that the procedure for how they would reunite children and parents/guardians was not in the emergency preparedness plan.

Plan of Correction: The vendor responded: The reunification procedures will be added to the facility's emergency preparedness plan.

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

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