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Ashland Community Preschool
500 South Center Street
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 798-0409

Current Inspector: Tara Barton (804) 381-8487

Inspection Date: March 8, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today, March 8, 2018 to determine the center's compliance with licensing standards. The inspector arrived at 10:30 am and concluded the inspection at 12:30 pm. Upon the inspector's arrival children and staff were on a walking field trip at the library. Upon returning children gathered in circle time where they sang songs and read the story "Way Out in the Desert", a counting book. Children participated with the story, counting and howling like the coyote in the story. Later children had time on the playground. Today was an early release day and children were dismissed at noon. Staff interacted in a positive manner with children. The inspector interacted with staff and children in care. The two joining classrooms are equipped with age & stage appropriate materials based on the Montessori teachings. All areas of the facility were inspected to include the playground. The facility's first aid kit and non-medical emergency supplies were inspected and found to be complete. The center had the following posted: license, daily schedule, emergency numbers, evacuation maps, snack menu, allergy list and various parent information.
Today 12 children (3 & 4 year old) were in care with one staff and two working parents.
Three staff/ working parent records and five children's records were reviewed during today's inspection.
Medication and medication authorizations were reviewed. One staff has current MAT certification. Staff and parent volunteers have current CPR, First aid and daily health observation training.
Fire Inspection: 12/19/2017 Health Inspection: 09/11/2017

The last evacuation drill was held on 02/22/2018. One of the two required shelter-in-place drills for the 2017-2018 school year was documented on 02/07/2018. A second drill will need to be completed by the end of the school year.

If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector at (804) 662-9758.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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