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La Petite Academy - Church Road
12484 Church Road
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 360-4994

Current Inspector: Susan Ellington-Sconiers (804) 588-2368

Inspection Date: Dec. 12, 2017

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted on December 12, 2017 to investigate a complaint received by the licensing office on December 8, 2017. The complaint alleged noncompliance in the areas of supervision, food service, equipment maintenance, hand washing supplies, rest time, and notifications to parents. Observations were made and documentation was reviewed. The preponderance of the evidence obtained substantiated the complaint regarding supervision and equipment maintenance, and the complaint regarding those areas was determined to be valid.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, the equipment of the center was not maintained in a safe condition. Evidence: On the playground there was peeling paint on the slide structure near the top of the slide and on the top bar of the swing set.

Plan of Correction: Working with maintenance team to crrect issues promptly.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-2
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that for children 16 months to two years there was one staff member for every five children. Evidence: When the licensing inspection began at 8:25 a.m. on December 12, 2017 there were 10 toddlers (children 16 months to two years) in the Toddler Room. At 8:40 a.m. there were 12 toddlers with 2 staff. At 8:55 a.m. there were 13 toddlers with 3 staff.

Plan of Correction: Schedule adjusted to being staff in earlier.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that for children from three years to the age of eligibility to attend public school, five years by September 30 there was one staff member for every 10 children. Evidence: When the licensing inspection began at 8:25 a.m. on December 12, 2017 there were 20 children ages three years to five years in the Preschool Room. At 8:35 a.m. there were 23 preschool children with 2 staff. At 8:40 a.m. there were 24 preschool children with 2 staff. At 8:45 a.m. there were 22 preschool children with 2 staff. At 8:55 there were 26 preschool children with 3 staff.

Plan of Correction: Schedule adjusted to bring in staff earlier.

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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