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BUILDING BLOCKS PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER
844 & 848 Jerome Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 583-6389

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: Dec. 19, 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:
Technical assistance was provided in the following areas: 22VAC40-185-(2)-70-A (Staff records); 22VAC40-185-(5)-340-F (Sight and sound supervision); 22VAC40-191 (Background checks)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 12/19/17 from 8:45am - 10:45am. During the inspection there were 72 children ages five months old to four years old in care with 16 staff. A tour of the facility was conducted and children were observed in various classroom activities and eating breakfast. Records were reviewed for eight children and seven staff. Medication, emergency procedures, and emergency supplies were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice, and were discussed during the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on a review of seven staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that each staff member submits documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening. Documentation of the screening shall be submitted no later than 21 days after employment or volunteering and shall have been completed within 12 months prior to or 21 days after employment begins. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #2 (date of hire 10/30/17) did not contain documentation of a negative TB screening. 2. The record for staff #7 (date of hire 10/20/17) did not contain documentation of a negative TB screening. 3. Staff #8 (Program Director) reviewed the records for staff #2 and staff #7, and confirmed that there was no documentation of a negative screening available for viewing during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: Staff #2 and staff #7 will get a TB screening completed. All new staff will complete a TB screening within 21 days of employment or have a TB screening that was completed within the last 12 months.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based a review of seven staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that they maintain and keep at the center a complete record for each staff that contains all required information. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #2 only contained documentation that one reference as to character and reputation as well as competency was checked before employment. 2. The record for staff #7 only contained documentation that one reference as to character and reputation as well as competency was checked before employment. 3. Staff #8 (Program Director) confirmed that the records for staff #2 and staff #7 were not complete.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: A second reference will be completed for staff #2 and staff #7. New staff will not be allowed to begin employment until their records are complete.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on a review of documentation and interview, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that an annual fire inspection report from the appropriate fire official having jurisdiction was completed. Evidence: 1. The last completed fire inspection had 3/20/16 listed as the date of inspection. 2. Staff #8 (Program Director) confirmed that the annual fire inspection had not been completed.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: The fire marshal will be contacted to ensure the annual fire inspection is complete.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on a review of seven staff records, it was determined that the facility did not ensure that all employees have completed a sworn statement or affirmation prior to employment. Evidence: 1. Staff #1 (date of hire 10/16/17) completed a sworn statement or affirmation on 10/2/17, however it was not the current version of the sworn statement or affirmation that is required. 2. Staff #2 (date of hire 10/30/17) completed a sworn statement or affirmation on 10/23/17, however it was not the current version of the sworn statement or affirmation that is required. 3. Staff #7 (date of hire 10/20/17) completed a sworn statement or affirmation on 10/23/17. In addition, it was not the current version of the sworn statement or affirmation that is required. 4. Staff #8 (Program Director) reviewed the records for staff #1, staff #2, and staff #7, and confirmed that it was not the correct version of the sworn statement or affirmation in any of the

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: All staff who completed the older version of the sworn statement of affirmation will complete the correct version.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review of seven staff records, it was determined that the facility did not deny continued employment of a staff who did not have a search of the central registry finding within 30 days of employment. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #2 (date of hire 10/30/17) did not contain documentation of a completed search of the central registry finding. 2. The record for staff #7 (date of hire 10/20/17) did not contain documentation of a completed search of the central registry finding. 4. Staff #8 (Program Director) confirmed that the search of the central registry finding has not been received for staff #2, and staff #7.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded: A new search of the central registry for each staff was mailed when each staff was hired. The search of the central registry for staff #7 was just re-submitted due to an error on the original submission. We will call the Virginia Department of Social Services to check the status of the request.

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.

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