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Fairfield Head Start Child Development Center
20 Fairfield School Road
Fairfield, VA 24435
(540) 377-5312

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

Inspection Date: Oct. 26, 2017 and Nov. 6, 2017

Complaint Related: No

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

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted in the Center on October 26, 2017. Upon arrival, the LI observed 16 children, 2 staff and a parent volunteer on the fenced playground. Reportedly, 18 children are currently enrolled in the program. The children were observed during varied activities which included outdoor play, hand washing, lunch, a special activity, and nap time. The children were visited by local law enforcement for a Halloween safety talk and to observe the patrol car. A sample of 5 children's records was reviewed. The Center's annual fire and health inspections were current. Prescribed medications were observed for 2 children. Complete staff records were reviewed at the central administration office on 11/06/17 The on-site inspection was conducted from 11:00am to 3:15pm. Findings were reviewed with the Lead Teacher upon exit. If you have any questions, please call (540)309-2310. Thank you.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on direct observations, the Center failed to maintain outside areas in a safe condition. Evidence: The LI observed broken small tree limbs/sticks on the concrete pad in the fenced play area. Children were observed riding trikes on the pad, several children attempted to go around the sticks and ran off of the concrete to the ground area which caused the trike's wheels to be off balance. 2. After a short period of time, staff kicked some of the sticks over from the path where the children were riding. 3. Staff was overheard reporting out to the children that the pile of sticks was part of their beaver's dam during play on a previous day.

Plan of Correction: The Education Coordinator will follow-up with the teaching staff about removing the sticks after the activity is complete.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on direct observations, the Center failed to keep hazardous substances such as cleaning materials in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: The LI observed cleaning supplies in a cabinet underneath the hand washing sink in the classroom. The cabinet was not locked.

Plan of Correction: The Education Coordinator will follow up with the teaching staff about keeping chemicals locked.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on direct observations made by the LI, the Center failed to ensure children under 10 years of age were always within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: A group of preschool age boys and one staff member went into the school's bathroom for toileting and hand washing. After a few minutes, several boys were lined up at the wall next to the door way inside the bathroom. Staff was in the bathroom and did not have sight supervision from the area of the bathroom to the children at the doorway. One of the boys was pushing in line and started to stomp on the feet of other children in line. Staff in the bathroom did not intervene and redirect the children. The LI informed one of the staff in the girls' bathroom and she stepped out of the bathroom and redirected the children.

Plan of Correction: The Education Coordinator will follow up with the teaching staff about supervision of the children while using the rest rooms.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on a sample review of written records of children's serious and minor injuries, the Center failed to maintain complete information on each record. Evidence: The minor injury report dated 10/06/17 for child a. contained the signature of only one staff. A minor injury report dated 8/25/17 from a bike tip over and minor injury reports dated 09/22/17 and 09/29/17 for bites did not address any future action to prevent recurrence of the injury.

Plan of Correction: The Health Coordinator will follow up with the teaching staff about how to complete injury reports.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on a review of staff records, the Center failed to ensure background checks were verified before 30 days of employment at the facility ends. Evidence: The CPS Search of the Central Registry for two of the four reviewed records were not verified within the required 30 day time frame. Staff members 1 and 2 were hired on 08/15/17 and the verified background checks were dated 10/06/17. The records noted the requests were mailed out on 09/06/17.

Plan of Correction: The Administrative staff will review the internal procedures for check requisitions and will make changes in order to allow for adequate time for submitting the requests, processing and return to the office.


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