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Bashful Giraffe Early Learning Center
19 George Street
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 237-0054

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

Inspection Date: Oct. 26, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was done today October 26, 2017 beginning at 9:50 AM and ending at 1:30 PM. Six children and five staff records were reviewed during the inspection. Six medications were reviewed. Lunch and nap were observed and a physical plant inspection was completed. Discussion with director and staff about: recalled items in the infant room, using the CPSC web site for updates for recalled items and labeling personal items with owners names.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that resilient surfacing for all climbing equipment and swings. Evidence: 1. Observed under and around the swing bays, the resilient surfacing did not measure the required 6 inches. 2. Observed around the climbing piece of equipment the resilient surfacing did not measure the required 6 inches.

Plan of Correction: The program director will be placed off limits until additional mulch can be ordered and placed on the playgrounds. Teachers and program director will monitor all areas.

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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