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La Petite Academy #7134
1025 Plantation Lakes Circle
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 479-4812

Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601

Inspection Date: Feb. 12, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced monitoring inspection of the child day center and records was conducted from 10am through 1pm. There were 61children present with 10 teaching staff and the program director and assistant program director. Children's and staff records were reviewed. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including circle time, interest center play, music and movement, transitions, lunch, hand washing and restroom routines. The inspector reviewed documentation for fire inspection, health inspection, insurance, over-the-counter skin cream and required postings. Emergency supplies were also reviewed. Violations regarding infant emergency supplies, background checks, hand washing and ratios were observed and appear on the violation notice.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-F
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that with a parent's written permission and a written assessment by the program director and program leader, a center may choose to assign a child to a different age group if such age group is more appropriate for the child's developmental level and the staff-to-children ratio shall be for the established age group. Evidence: 1 - At approximately 11:46am there were 10 children in the three year old classroom. Staff 7 was the only staff in the classroom. There were 9 children three years old and one child 2year old child. a. Child 6 has a documented date of birth as 3/3/15 making the child under the age of 3years old. b. Staff 1 and 2 stated that the ratio had not been lowered because the child was within 30 days of turning three years old. c. Documentation provided by the center and signed by the parent stated that as 3/5/18 child 6 would be moved to the three year classroom and the ratio would be one staff to ten children. The date indicated on the documentation is after the birthday of child 6. d. Developmental scales completed by the program director and program leader where not available for review during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: Effective immediately developmental written assessments and a transition letter will be signed by the parent and reviewed during a transition conference before any child can be permanently moved to another classroom. Otherwise multi age group child to staff standards will be followed. This was corrected on day of inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that proper hand washing is practiced by staff. Evidence: 1 - In infant room 1 staff 4 failed to wash her hands after wiping the nose of child 1 before wiping the nose child 2. a. Staff 4 stated that she did not wash her hands but did change her gloves. 2 - In infant room 2, staff 5 failed to wash her hands prior to preparing snacks for child 3 and 4. Staff 5 picked a child's sock up off the floor and placed on an infants foot then put snack crackers on the trays of child 3 and 4. 3 - In the toddler - 2year old room staff 6 failed to wash her hands after wiping the nose of child 5 before assisting another child with coloring.

Plan of Correction: All staff will be retrained on Handwashing by 2/20/2018. Management and safety captain will ensure compliance through periodic inspections.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-I
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that a one-day's emergency supply of disposable bottles, nipples, and commercial formulas appropriate for the children in care is maintained at the center. Evidence: 1 - In infant room 1 there was an emergency supply of formula for 3 of 8 infants present. a. Staff 4, 9 and 10 stated that the 8 infants present for care today are bottle fed. b. Additionally, staff 4, 9 and 10 stated that there are a total of 11 infants enrolled in the infant 1 classroom. c. In infant room 2 staff 5 stated 2 infants present for care are bottle fed. However, there is only 1 emergency supply of formula 2 - The extra bottles in infant room 1 and 2 are not disposable bottles. The bottles are made of hard plastic that require cleaning after use. 3 - The emergency formula for child 2 expired 2/1/2018.

Plan of Correction: This will be corrected by 2/20/2018. Going forward safety captain will do monthly safety inspections to ensure all materials are current and accurate for emergency supplies. Management will inspect periodically to ensure compliance.

Standard #: 63.2-1721.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that a search of the central registry maintained pursuant to ? 63.2-1515 and any child abuse and neglect registry or equivalent registry maintained by any other state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years was completed. Evidence: 1 - There is not an out of state background check on file for staff 4. a. Staff 4 has a documented date of hire as 10/30/2017. b. Additionally, the staff record indicates that staff 2 lived in California until 9/2017. c - Staff 1 stated that she was unable to locate documentation regarding the out of state background check for staff 2.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected on day of inspection. All employees will be required to have all required paperwork to meet all company and state standards in their file on day one or they will not be eligible to continue employment. Management will do periodic file checks to ensure compliance. District Manager will do periodic file checks to ensure compliance.


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