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Little Tin Soldiers Educational Center
199 East Mercury Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-0780

Current Inspector: Michele Patchett (757) 439-6816

Inspection Date: Dec. 13, 2017

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced complaint inspection was conducted on December 13, 2017. The complainant reported concerns regarding special services, programs and staffing and supervision. The licensing inspector conducted an inspection of the facility, reviewed documentation and interviewed staff. There was not a preponderance of evidence to support the allegations regarding special services and programs, therefore, those portions of the complaint have been determined to be NOT VALID. There was a preponderance of evidence to support the allegation regarding staffing and supervision, therefore, that portion of the complaint has been determined to be VALID. Areas of noncompliance are identified on the Violation Notice.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-1
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the facility, the licensee did not ensure that ratios were maintained for children from birth to the age of 16 months: one staff member for every four children. Evidence: During the inspection conducted on December 13, 2017, at approximately 8:59am there was one staff member with five infants. At approximately 9:01am there was one staff member with six infants; the second staff member required for the group did not arrive until 9:03am.

Plan of Correction: Program Director will post a memo to advise parents if your child will not be in attendance by 9:00am to provide us with a courtesy call to maintain ratios and supervision at all times.


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.

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