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Bashful Giraffe Early Learning Center
19 George Street
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 237-0054

Current Inspector: Tara K Martin (804) 588-2371

Inspection Date: Jan. 26, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced renewal inspection was done today 1/26/2018 beginning at 9:50 AM and ending at 1:30 PM. Five children's and six staff's records were reviewed during the inspection. Two medications were reviewed. Lunch and nap were observed, policies and procedures and a physical plant inspection was completed. Discussion with director and staff about: finger print procedures, application process and new application

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-J
Description: Based on review of the injury plan, the center failed to ensure that the plan was updated and reviewed annually. Evidence: 1. Verified through interviews with director, the injury plan was not updated annually.

Plan of Correction: The injury plan will be updated every year and reviewed by staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-K
Description: Based on review of the playground safety procedures, the center failed to ensure that all required components were included. Evidence: 1. The playground safety procedure plan did not include the method of maintaining the resilient surfacing.

Plan of Correction: The center will add the missing portion to the plan ASAP.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children's records, the center failed to ensure that all required information was obtained. Evidence: 1. The record for child # 3 did not contain one of the two required emergency contacts and the physician's name and contact information. There was no documentation of a child updates and confirmation of up-to-date information in the child's record as required by 22 VAC 40-185-420 E 3

Plan of Correction: The director will have the parent to update the information and will monitor all records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation of the toddler room and bathrooms, the center failed to ensure that all electrical outlets have protective covers. Evidence: 1. The outlet above the sink in the bathroom did not have a protective cover. 2. The outlet in the corner in the toddler room did not have a protective cover.

Plan of Correction: The assistant director placed a protective cover in both outlets during the inspection. All outlets will be monitored.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to use disposable towels while cleaning changing table. Evidence: 1. The inspector observed in the toddler room the teacher using a wash cloth to clean and sanitize the table after changing the table.

Plan of Correction: The director will make sure that all staff will use disposable towels and will monitor.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-C
Description: Based on review of authorizations and logs, the center failed to ensure that all information was obtained when using diaper ointments or creams. Evidence: 1. The infant, toddler and two year old rooms were using blanket authorization form for topicals. A log was not been used for any of the diaper ointments or creams that were being administered.

Plan of Correction: During the inspection authorization forms were printed and will be used for each child that uses a diaper ointment or cream. A log will be used from this point on.


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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