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Foundations Learning Academy at Midlothian
3700 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 231-2149

Current Inspector: Heather Dapper (804) 625-2304

Inspection Date: Feb. 23, 2018

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Technical Assistance:
N/A

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection in response to a complaint regarding supervision that was received by the licensing department on 02/16/2018. The inspection was initiated and completed on 02/23/2018. On 02/23/2018, the inspector was on site from 10:10AM to 11:30AM. Interviews with staff were completed, observations were made in the center, and documentation was reviewed. The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation supports the allegation; therefore, the complaint is determined to be valid. See the violation notice for more details. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Lynn Powers at (804) 662-9790. The provider's responses for the "plan of correction" were not received as of March 8, 2018 and will not appear on this Violation Notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-2
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observations, documentation review and interviews, the facility did not ensure the required staff-to-child ratio of 1:5 was maintained for children 16 months to two years of age. Evidence: 1. The licensing inspector arrived at the facility on 02/23/2018 at 10:10AM to address a complaint received by the department. 2. At 10:14AM, the licensing inspector observed Staff #1 exiting the gym, coming down the hallway and entering the Early Head Start 1 classroom by herself with seven children. 3. The licensing inspector entered the Head Start I classroom and reviewed the daily attendance sheet. Seven children were signed in with the youngest child being Child #1 (20 months of age). 4. The licensing inspector asked Staff #1 if she was by herself. Staff #1 stated she was not, that Staff #2 had been with her in the gym. The licensing inspector asked Staff #1 if she knew where Staff #2 was now, and Staff #1 stated she did not know. 5. The licensing inspector walked down the hallway and observed Staff #2 in the Preschool I classroom (Infants - 2 year olds). Staff #2 was assisting Staff #3 supervise eight children. 6. At 10:17AM, the licensing inspector returned to the Early Head Start I classroom. Staff #1 was observed as the only staff member in the classroom, supervising seven children. 7. At 10:26AM, the licensing inspector observed Staff #4 enter the Early Head Start I classroom to assist Staff #1. The licensing inspector asked Staff #4 if she was assigned to the classroom. Staff #4 stated she had been present at the facility until 10:00AM. Staff #4 stated she had left the facility to go work at another location from 10:00AM until 10:20AM, until she was told she was needed back at the facility.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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.

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