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Community Improvement Council, Inc.
540 Holbrook Street
Danville, VA 24541
(434) 793-5710

Current Inspector: Rebecca Forestier (540) 309-2835

Inspection Date: Jan. 30, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.

Comments:
Today's visit was an inspection generated due to a self reported incident of lack of sight sound supervision for children under the age of ten. The center's administrator reported to licensing, children during a fire drill on 11/27/17 and during a second drill on 1/24/17 were outside of sight sound supervision for a brief period of time. The investigation took place on 1/30/18. During the investigation statements from all eight involved staff member's were obtained and the center's policies and procedures for accounting for children at all times and emergency drills were reviewed. Violations were cited as a result of today's inspection. thank you for your time, please call me at (540)309-2051 if you have any questions. Please sign, date, and return to the Licensing Inspector by the close of business day 2/9/18.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on the inspector's investigation involving two separate incidences of children not accounted for during two separate fire drills, the center failed to demonstrate the operational responsibilities as outlined by this standard to include the requirement to follow the center's own policies and procedures that are required by Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers. Evidence #1: During a fire drill conducted on on 11/27/17 two children were identified as not being in their group in Classroom #9. The drill took place from 11:14am through 11:16 and was documented as lasting two minutes and twenty-nine seconds. Staff member #1 identified there were two missing children upon arriving to the designated meeting spot during the drill. The staff member went back into the classroom and found child #1 and #2 in the rest room. The center's required procedures for identifying where attending children are at all times as outlined by standard 22VAC 40-185-240-B-3 were not followed during the practice emergency drill. Evidence #2: During a fire drill conducted on 1/24/18 a child was identified as not being with their group in Classroom #3. The drill took place from 9:45am and concluded at 9:48am and was documented as lasting three minutes forty-four seconds. Staff member #4 realized there was a child missing from the group as the classroom was exiting the building to go to the meeting spot. Staff member #4 made staff member #5 aware of the missing child and Staff member #4 went back up to the classroom to find the child. This is where staff member found child #3 who was already in the care of staff member #7. The center's required procedures for identifying where attending children are at all times as outlined by standard 22VAC 40-185-240-B-3 were not followed during the practice emergency drill.

Plan of Correction: The Program Director has requested technical. Current policies and procedures are being reviewed and revised to strengthen the center's current head count and emergency drill procedures.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on the inspector's investigation of two separate self reported incidences of children under the age of ten outside of sight and sound supervision, the center failed to ensure sight sound supervision was maintained for a total of three children under the age of ten years. Evidence #1: Evidence #1: During a fire drill conducted on on 11/27/17 two children were identified as not being in their group in Classroom #9. The drill took place from 11:14am through 11:16 and was documented as lasting two minutes and twenty-nine seconds. Staff member #1 identified there were two missing children upon arriving to the designated meeting spot during the drill. The staff member went back into the classroom and found child #1 and #2 in the rest room. Child #1 was reported to be four years of age and child #2 was reported to be five years of age. The children were out of sight and sound supervision for a period of time during the emergency drill. Evidence #2: During a fire drill conducted on 1/24/18 a child was identified as not being with their group in Classroom #3. The drill took place from 9:45am and concluded at 9:48am and was documented as lasting three minutes forty-four seconds. Staff member #4 realized there was a child missing from the group as the classroom was exiting the building to go to the designated drill meeting spot. Staff member #4 made staff member #5 aware of the missing child and Staff member #4 went back up to the classroom to find the child. This is where staff member found child #3 who was already in the care of staff member #7. Staff member #7 made a statement to the program's administrator, he saw the child alone in the classroom as he was walking passed the room.

Plan of Correction: The PD/Program Administrator has addressed the incident with the involved staff member's. The program is currently reviewing all policies procedures involving head counts of children and emergency drills in order to revise and strengthen current policies and procedures.

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