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Building Blocks Academy & Daycare Inc.
2422 North Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 321-9189

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 662-9772

Inspection Date: Feb. 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.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
An exit meeting was completed by the licensing inspector with the center's director to review today's inspection findings.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring inspection on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 11:45 am to 2:35 pm to determine the center's compliance with licensing standards. During this inspection, the center's owner was present and assisted the licensing inspector throughout this inspection. The census for today's inspection consisted of 23 children in care and six staff. The licensing inspector completed observations of the children on the first and second floor levels at the center. The infants were observed by the licensing inspector in the designated area with staff in their assigned cribs and interacting with staff. The licensing inspector observed the Toddlers completing various activities to include eating lunch, interacting with peers and staff, and preparing for napping. The Twos were observed by the licensing inspector in their designated area completing a variety of activities to include eating lunch at the table, completing bathroom breaks, interacting with peers, transitioning into nap time, and napping on mats in the designated area. The children's lunch consisted of ravioli, green beans, broccoli, mixed fruit, and milk. A formal observation was completed by the inspector of the Preschool children on the center's second level in which the children were observed transitioning from lunch, completing bathroom breaks, reading books on the carpet, engaged in play with their peers and staff, and participating in circle time while the staff read, Go Away, Big Green Monster. The inspector interacted with the staff and children throughout the inspection when appropriate. The staff were observed providing adequate supervision and addressing the children's overall needs. The licensing inspector completed observations of the school-aged children entering the center from school. The center's designated areas for childcare, bathrooms, diapering station, and overall facility was inspected to ensure compliance. During this inspection, the required postings were reviewed to determined compliance with licensing standards. The following information was reviewed: daily attendance, lunch menu, license, injury reports, and liability insurance policy. There were six children?s records and three staff's records reviewed during this inspection. The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected. The violations from the previous inspection were checked for corrections. The center is strongly recommended to ensure compliance of licensing standards at all times. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact your licensing inspector, Tiffany Harris, at (804) 662-9772.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on review of children's records, the center did not ensure documentation of each child's immunizations.

Evidence:
1. In Child #1's and Child #2's (start date 01/05/18) records, the documentation received of immunization was dated 01/10/18. Interview with staff confirmed documentation of immunization for children was not received until after children attended the center.

Plan of Correction: The center will ensure children's immunizations are received on or before start date.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on review of annual fire inspection, the center did not ensure an annual fire inspection was completed. Evidence: The fire inspection reviewed was dated 1/20/2017. During interview with staff, it was confirmed that an annual fire inspection has not been completed at this time.

Plan of Correction: The center will contact the fire department to schedule annual fire inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observations at the center, the center did not ensure hazardous substances were kept in a locked place. Evidence: In the Preschool classroom, there was an unlocked cabinet observed containing cleaning material to include disinfectant wipes and bleach and water solution.

Plan of Correction: Corrected on site.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observations at the center, the center did not ensure all electrical outlets have protective covers. Evidence: 1. In the Twos classroom area, there was an electrical outlet missing two protective covers in direct contact where a child was napping. 2. In the Preschool classroom, there were four electrical outlets observed by the inspector without protective covers.

Plan of Correction: Corrected on site.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-E
Description: Based on review of emergency drills, the center did not ensure to maintain a record of practiced drills for one year.

Evidence: There was no record of drills practiced at the center for the year 2017.

Plan of Correction: The center will maintain a written hard copy of practiced drills for all emergency drills. Instead of solely using a dry erase board and erasing record at the end of the year.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on review of staff records, the center did not ensure an original criminal history record report was received within 30 days of employment. Evidence: In Staff#1's record (date of hire 01/16/18), the original criminal history record report was not found. Interview with staff confirmed the criminal history record report has not been received and the status is unknown.

Plan of Correction: The staff will not be permitted to work at the center until the criminal history record has been received. The center will submit request by March 2, 2018.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of staff records, the center did not ensure to obtain central registry finding for staff within 30 days of employment. Evidence: In Staff#1's (date of hire 1/16/18) record, the central registry finding was not found. Interview with staff revealed the status of the finding are unknown.

Plan of Correction: The staff will not be permitted to work at the center until the central registry findings have been received. The center will submit request by March 2, 2018.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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