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Aslan Castle Early Learning Center
249 Laxton Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 239-5407

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Jan. 26, 2018

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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was completed on 1/26/18. There were 34 children present from three months through eight years in four groupings. Five children's records and seven staff records were reviewed. Three prescription medications were observed. The inspector arrived to the center at 7:30 am and departed at 2:00 pm. The children were observed during arrivals, during breakfast, during free time, during structured learning times, during music and movement activities, during outside time, during lunch, and during nap. All infant activities were observed. There was discussion with the director about the following: new background check requirements, adding details for required information in the parent handbook (elaborating on already established authorized pick-up policy and general daily schedule).

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all hazardous substances were stored in a locked place. Evidence: 1. There were multiple hazardous substances (two large disinfectant sprays, gallon of bleach, dish washing liquid) observed in an unlocked cabinet in the infant room. The cabinet was above the sink and out of the reach of any child.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection. All hazardous substances were moved to a locked closet in the classroom. All hazardous substances will be kept there in the future.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-G
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances that are not kept in original containers shall have a clear label indicating the contents of the substitute container. Evidence: 1. Three of three generic spray bottles with soap and water solution did not have a label indicating the contents.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection. The assistant director labeled all substitute containers that did not have a clear label on them.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that when cloth diapers were used, the appropriate disposal container as required by the Standards was used. Evidence: 1. There was a child observed with a cloth diaper that was changed during the inspection. The cloth diaper was not stored in a leak proof, plastic lined, covered disposal receptacle that was foot operated or operated in such a way that neither the staff person's hand nor the diaper touched the outside of the receptacle. The staff person put the cloth diaper in a tote bag that had a zipper on the top where the staff person had to unzip and zip the bag in order to place the diaper in the bag.

Plan of Correction: The director will talk with the parent to discuss the use of cloth diapers. If they will be used, a separate foot operated disposal will be used as is used with the disposable diapers.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that long term prescription drug use was authorized by the physician. Evidence: 1. A prescription diaper ointment was observed for a child in care. The parent authorization for this was dated 9/20/17. There was no physician's authorization for long term use.

Plan of Correction: The child's teacher will have the parent get the physician to complete a medication form for long term use.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-C
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure all diaper ointments were labeled with the child's name. Evidence: 1. There was a diaper ointment in a lock box observed in the boy's bathroom for a child in care. The diaper ointment was not labeled with the child's name.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection. The assistant director labeled the ointment.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-C
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that the meals were not more than three hours apart. Evidence: 1. All children were observed to be eating breakfast from 7:30 am until 8:00 am. Lunch was served to the toddler-age children at 11:30 am, to the two year old children at 12:00 pm (noon) and to the preschool-age children at 12:15 pm. This was more than three hours in between meals.

Plan of Correction: The meal times will be adjusted to meet the requirement for no more than three hours in between meals.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-M
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that staff sat with the children during all meal times. Evidence: 1. No staff was observed to sit with the children during breakfast from 7:30 am until approximately 7:55 am when the majority of the children were eating breakfast. 2. The staff in the two year old and preschool rooms did not sit with the children during lunch. The toddler staff sat down for approximately two minutes during the 30 minute lunch period. The preschool staff person sat with the children for approximately four to five minutes of the 30 minute lunch period.

Plan of Correction: Staff will sit with the children during all meal times.

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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