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JABA Shining Star Preschool
674 Hillsdale Drive
Suite 9
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 817-3616

Current Inspector: Barbara Workman (540) 430-9257

Inspection Date: Feb. 9, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
A supplemental page was provided.

Thank you for your time and assistance with the unannounced renewal inspection conducted February 9, 2018. The on-site inspection was held from 9:45a.m. to 1:30p.m. On this date, there were 28 children in the care of three to four staff members. The total enrollment for the program was 31 children. Six staff members' records and five children's records reviewed. Three children and two staff were interviewed. The medications and medication paperwork were reviewed for one child. The exceptions to compliance were noted on the violation notice and the risk ratings for the violations were noted on the supplemental page. The current theme for the Pre-K was Explorations and was Valentines - A Message of Love for the younger children. Lunch met USDA guidelines and consisted of pizza, broccoli, fruit, and milk. Some items reviewed/observed: required posted information, annual health and fire inspections, documentation of evacuation, lockdown, and shelter-in-place drills, injury reports, bathroom procedures and hand washing procedures, painting, language arts, intergenerational music activities, story time, outdoor play, lunch, and nap time. Please contact me if you have questions concerning this inspection, the licensing standards, and/or if I may be of assistance to you (540) 280-0742.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on review of documentation and verification from a staff member, the center failed to obtain a fire inspection within the last year. Evidence: 1. The date of the most recent fire inspection was 12/08/2016. 2. Staff Member #1 confirmed that a fire inspection had not been completed within the last year.

Plan of Correction: The administration called the fire marshal during the inspection and will follow-up to ensure a fire inspection is completed as soon as possible. The director will send the licensing inspector a copy of the fire inspection report once it is obtained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Description: Based on observation and verification from a staff member, the center failed to keep the required staff-to-children ratio applicable to the youngest child in the mixed-age group. Evidence: 1. At 12:00p.m., Staff Member # 2 brought the group of two/three-year-old children into the Pre-K classroom so that all the children present at the center were combined. There were 28 children (ages 2 to 5 years) in the care of three staff members. The required ratio for a group containing two-year-olds is one staff to every eight children. The classroom was out-of-ratio for one hour and five minutes until a fourth staff member arrived. 2. Staff member #1 confirmed that all children were combined every day for lunch and nap time and that due to a staff member being out that day, they were out of ratio.

Plan of Correction: The director corrected the ratio issue during the inspection by calling a staff member and requesting that they come in early. She is aware that when the children are in a mixed age group setting the staff to children ratio required is based on the youngest child in the group.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-A
Description: Based on the record review of five board officers on 02/09/2018 and confirmation from Staff Member #1, the center failed to obtain a required background check for one board officer. Evidence: 1. The record for Board Officer B did not contain a search of the central registry. Board Officer B began serving in September 2010. 2. Staff Member #1 verified that the requested search of the central registry had been mailed on 01/25/2018 but had not yet been returned.

Plan of Correction: The administration is now aware that all required background checks must be completed on the board officers and anyone listed on the entity page of the renewal application within 30 days of taking office. The director will send a copy (with confidential information redacted) to the inspector, once it arrives.


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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