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La Petite Academy #7135
625 Cedar Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 436-3492

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: March 9, 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 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the metal support located under the side of the toddler slide. This support has potential to become a safety hazard if further exposed. Background check requirements reviewed.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 03/09/2018 from 9:40am - 12:55pm. At the time of the tour there were 68 children in care with 11 staff. The children in care ranged in age from infant - six years. Children were observed during morning program time, lunch and nap. Records were reviewed for four staff and eight children. The inspector additionally reviewed: medication, emergency supplies, hand washing, sanitizing of tables, transportation procedures, documentation of emergency practice drills, the posted menu and written emergency procedures. Injury documentation and procedures were also reviewed. The violations are listed on the violation notice and were reviewed with the program director at the conclusion of the inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain documentation of additional immunizations once every six months for children under the age of two years. Evidence: 1. The most recent immunizations on file for child 1 were administered on 10/05/2016. a. Child 1 is under the age of two years and was in care during the inspection. 2. Administrative staff verified that updated immunizations had not been obtained for child 1.

Plan of Correction: All children will be required to have current shot records and physicals present during the enrollment paperwork appointment, prior to starting. Management will put a plan in place to ensure that we are receiving updated immunization and shot records as required on or before 4/1/19.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to ensure that at least every two years from the date of the first initial screening or testing, staff members shall obtain and submit the results of a follow-up tuberculosis screening. Evidence: 1. The most recent TB screening on file for staff 1 was conducted on 01/19/2016. 2. Staff 1 confirmed that this was the most current TB screening.

Plan of Correction: Staff one will have their updated TB completed on or before 3/16/18. A new master list for all staff file requirements will be set up by management to ensure updated requirements are completed timely.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-D
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to request at least annually parent confirmation that the required information in the child's record is up to date. Such sharing of information shall be documented. Evidence: 1. The record for child 1 was last reviewed by the parent on 09/16/2016 according to written documentation on file. 2. The record for child 2 was last reviewed by the parent on 01/29/2017 according to written documentation on file. 3. Administrative staff verified that a more recent parent review/update was not on file for these children.

Plan of Correction: Management will audit files and request annual updates from all parents past due on or before 4/5/18. Moving forward, all children's files will be updated by management in September of each year.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-J
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that there shall be at least 12 inches of space between the sides of occupied cribs and 30 inches between service sides of occupied cribs where that space is the walkway for staff to gain access to any occupied crib. Evidence: 1. One occupied crib lacked 12 inches on one side and 30 inches on the service side. a. The crib was placed 10 inches from an adjacent crib on the right side and 16 inches from an adjacent crib on the left side. 2. One occupied crib lacked 30 inches of space on the service side. a. The service side of this crib was placed 17 1/2 inches from an adjacent crib.

Plan of Correction: The infant room will be re-set as of 4/5/18 to ensure that crib spacing meets licensing requirements. Management will observe daily for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-H
Description: Based on review and interview, the center failed to prepare a document containing potential shelters, hospitals and evacuation routes that pertain to each site frequently visited or of routes frequently driven by center staff for center business such as pick up/drop off of children to or from public school. Evidence: 1. The center bus lacked written documents regarding local shelters, hospitals and evacuation routes that pertain to the local public schools the facility picks up from each day. 2. Administrative staff confirmed that this information was not included in the notebook on the bus -which does contain additional emergency information.

Plan of Correction: Management in conjunction with the DM will prepare updated emergency off site procedures on or before 3/22/19. These will be trained on during our April staff meeting and reviewed annually by the management team.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center failed to obtain a child protective service central registry check from any state that the individual has resided in within the past five years. Evidence: 1. There was no central registry check on file from the State of New York and the State of New Hampshire for staff 2. a. Information gathered from the Virginia central registry check for staff 2 indicates that she has resided in the State of New York and the State of New Hampshire within the past five years. b. Staff 2 has a hire date of 02/02/2016 and was working at the center during the inspection. 2. Administrative staff confirmed that a central registry check from the State of New York and the State of New Hampshire had not been requested.

Plan of Correction: All out of state CPS registry checks for current staff will be requested on or before 3/19/18. Management will ensure that all new staff hired will have this completed on day one of employment. DM will review for compliance quarterly.

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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