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LeafSpring School at Hanover
8218 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 730-1010

Current Inspector: Jennifer Moore (540) 430-0384

Inspection Date: Nov. 16, 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.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
N/A

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection Thursday, November 16, 2017 from approximately 11:00AM to 4:15PM. The following ratios were observed with a total of 98 children present during the inspection in the Preschool building.
Younger Infants - 5 children with 2 staff
Older Infants - 8 children with 2 staff
Toddlers (Red Room) - 11 children with 3 staff
Twos (Yellow Room) - 14 children with 3 staff
Twos & Threes (Green Room) - 8 children with 2 staff
Threes & Fours (Blue Room) - 17 children with 2 staff
Fours and Five (Orange Room) - 8 children with 1 staff
Fours and Five (Purple Room) - 24 children with 3 staff
Get Well Place ? 3 children with 1 staff

The licensing inspector observed 111 school age children present with 10 staff members during the inspection in the Village school age building.

During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the center hosting a Thanksgiving feast where the family members shared lunch with the children. Children and staff were also observed playing outside, looking at books, completing homework and resting at naptime. Lunch consisted of turkey, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans, apples and milk. Staff was observed interacting with the children and providing assistance when needed. All areas of the facility in both the Preschool and School Age buildings including classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, kitchen, and playgrounds were inspected. The buildings were equipped with toys and supplies and items were available to the children.

The following information was reviewed: emergency supplies, injury reports, fire and shelter-in-place drills, daily attendance, daily sheets, parent agreements, and staff training information. Medication is administered. Medication and authorization forms were reviewed. During the inspection, 10 children's and 10 staff records were reviewed. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Lynn Powers at (804) 662-9790.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on the review of ten records, two staff records did not contain the required information.

Evidence:
During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the records for Staff #4 (hire date 09/26/2017) and Staff #7 (hire date 05/31/17) did not contain documentation of education required to be a program leader. During the inspection, Staff #4 and Staff #7 were identified as program leaders.

Plan of Correction: Per director - documentation of education was obtained on 11/17/17. A copy of the education requirements was sent to the licensing inspector.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all areas were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the following: 1. The spiral slide located on the Preschool playground contained cracks in the plastic, creating areas that could snag skin. 2. The wall under the sink in the Green classroom was deteriorating and the corner was rusted.

Plan of Correction: Per director - Rust to corner of wall in Green room will be repaired by November 22, 2017. The tears in plastic red slide - maintenance will remove broken pieces by end of business day.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all staff washed hands after helping a child use the toilet or a diaper change.

Evidence:
During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed a staff in the Green classroom put on a pair of gloves and assist a child with toileting. The licensing inspector observed the staff remove a soiled pull up off the child and place the child on the toilet. After assisting the child with toileting, the staff changed her gloves and instructed the child to wash their hands. After the child washed hands, the licensing inspector observed the staff call over another child, remove the child's soiled pull up and place the child on the toilet. This process continued as the staff assisted five children with removing pull ups and provided assistance with toileting. The staff member changed gloves but did not wash her hands after helping each child use the toilet or a diaper change.

Plan of Correction: Per director - staff training which will include hands-on training with Director, review of policy and Licensing procedures will be completed when staff member returns to work on Monday.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on review of medication and medication authorization, the center did not ensure prescription medication was given to a child only with written authorization from the parent. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the center had administered prescription medication to a child on 11/15/17 and 11/16/17. The medication authorization form did not contain written authorization from the parents.

Plan of Correction: Per director - parent authorization for the medication was obtained on 11/16/17.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on review of ten staff records, the center did not obtain a criminal history record check within 30 days of employment for two staff members, but the staff was still working. Evidence: During the inspection, the licensing inspector observed the records for Staff #5 and Staff #8 did not contain criminal history record checks. Staff #5 began employment on 10/02/2017 and Staff #8 began employment on 09/05/2017. Criminal history record checks must be obtained within 30 days of hire. If the center does not have a criminal history record check for a staff within 30 days of employment, the center must deny continued employment until the clearance is received.

Plan of Correction: Per director - we followed up with Virginia State Police and provided copies of cashed check. If Virginia state police do not have record, will pay online. Discussion with Director team of time lines for all Background Checks occurred.

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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