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KinderCare Learning Center at Pump Road
1001 Pump Road
Henrico, VA 23238
(804) 740-0020

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 389-0157

Inspection Date: Nov. 8, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
The licensing inspector completed an inspection in response to a self-reported incident regarding forbidden actions, that occurred on 11/1/17. The Department was notified of the incident on 11/3/17. The inspector interviewed staff, made observations at the center, and reviewed documentation at the facility on 11/8/17 from approximately 1:30pm until 3:13pm. The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation supports the allegation; therefore, the self-reported incident is determined to be valid. Please complete the columns for ?description of action to be taken? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office within 5 business days of receipt. If you have any questions, contact your licensing inspector at (804) 662-9762.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on interviews at the facility, the facility did not ensure that a staff person did not roughly handle a child in care. EVIDENCE: Witnesses interviewed stated that during a transition on 11/1/17, staff person #1 instructed the 3 year old class to sit on a wooden border on the playground. Child #1, 3 years old, replied "no" and kept standing. Staff person #1 yelled at the child, telling him to sit down again. Again the child said "no". Staff person #1 sat the child down and the child stood back up. According to witnesses, the staff person appeared visibly angry when the child would not follow his instructions. Staff person #1 then picked up child #1 by the arms and forcibly placed the child over the 4 foot playground fence into the playground area for toddlers. One witness stated that she could hear the child's feet hit the ground when he landed.

Plan of Correction: The reported staff member was terminated after an immediate internal investigation. The remaining staff will be retrained on positive child guidance and proper child handling. Staff will sign off upon completion off training.

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. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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