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Bedford Area Family YMCA at Thomas Jefferson Elementary
1255 Patriot Place
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Forest, VA 24551
(540) 586-3483

Current Inspector: Nicole Scott (804) 588-2372

Inspection Date: Feb. 8, 2018

Complaint Related: No

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

An unannounced monitoring inspection was made on 2/8/18. There were 28 children present from four years through 10 years with five staff supervising. Five children's records were reviewed. Five staff records were reviewed on 2/15/18 and the inspection was completed on that date with the child care director. No medications were at the site. The inspector arrived at the school at 3:30 pm on 2/8/18 and departed at 5:30 pm. The children were observed after snack, during gym time, during homework time, and during departures. There was discussion with the site director about the following: gummies listed for snack next week not meeting the required components for USDA, procedures required for sanitizing the snack tables based on the disinfectant substance used, sight and sound supervision when entering the cafeteria from the gym (children ahead of staff).

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-D
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that the license was posted in a place conspicuous to the public. Evidence: 1. The license was not observed. The site director was asked about the location of the license. The site director stated that the license was on the board in an office outside of the cafeteria down a hallway. It was not conspicuous.

Plan of Correction: The director will make sure the board is in the cafeteria and conspicuous at all times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-190-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure that there was a program director who met one of the qualifications as required by the Standards. Evidence: 1. Staff #3 was identified as the site director. There was no documentation of the education requirement for a program director. This staff person had years of experience but was lacking one of the education components that would be required to qualify as a program (or site) director. 2. The child care director could not produce documentation of the education qualifications for staff #3.

Plan of Correction: The child care director will get with staff #3 to have the education documentation submitted.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. The cleaner (disinfectant) spray used for the snack tables was observed on the rolling cart in the child care area with other supplies. The site director was asked where this is normally kept and the site director stated that it is normally kept on the cart. The spray was not kept in a locked place preventing access by the children. The cart had open shelves, was in the immediate child care area and was approximately three feet tall.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection. When the inspector explained the requirements to the site director, the site director put the spray in a storage closet that would prevent access by the children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-G
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances that are not kept in the original container have the substitute containers clearly labeled with the contents. Evidence: 1. The staff was observed using a blue liquid substance in a generic-type spray bottle that had a label on it (as per the manufacturer) that read "All Purpose Cleaner." Two staff indicated that the liquid was a disinfectant but did not know any information about the specifics of the contents. The substitute container used was not clearly labeled with the contents.

Plan of Correction: The staff will get a label for the spray bottle.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-C
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place procedures and maps were posted. Evidence: 1. The board with the emergency evacuation map and shelter-in-place location was not posted. The board containing the map was in the center's closet out of the cafeteria where the program operates the majority of the time. 2. There were no emergency evacuation procedures or shelter-in-place procedures observed at the site.

Plan of Correction: The site director will get the map and procedures posted on the board that is displayed daily.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that the center-provided snack menu was posted or given to parents. Evidence: 1. The inspector asked the site director where the snack menu was for review. The site director showed the inspector that the menu was on a calendar on a rolling cart under several books/files. The snack menu is not given to the parents and was not posted.

Plan of Correction: The site director will make sure the menu is posted each week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to ensure that the findings from the most recent inspection of the facility were posted. Evidence: 1. The "Violation Notice" was not observed to be posted. The site director was asked about the items required to be posted and stated that it was on the board that was in the office out of the cafeteria area down a hallway.

Plan of Correction: The site director will ensure that the board is brought out of the office each day and is visible.


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