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Bears and Blankets Academy of Early Learning
317 N. Lewis Street
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-4472

Current Inspector: Chrystal King (804) 297-4469

Inspection Date: March 20, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

This unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 3/20/18 from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. At the time of the inspection 47 children were present with 10 staff members present. The sample size consisted of five staff's records, five children's records and three diaper ointments. Children and staff were observed during free indoor play, center activities, reading time singing , dancing during educational lessons, art activities, lunch, nap, hand washing, bathroom break, transitions, and behavioral management. The violations from the previous inspection were reviewed for current compliance. No repeat violations were found. The violations found during this inspection are on the violation notice. If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540) 292-5933 for further assistance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the director failed to keep written information to demonstrate that a new employee completed orientation training required by the job position. Evidence: 1. The record for staff 1 did not contain documentation of completed orientation training required by the job position. 2. The director stated all the required orientation was completed but was not documented in staff 1's record.

Plan of Correction: From now on all completed orientation training required by the job position will be documented and kept in each staff's record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the administration failed to ensure all areas and equipment in the center are maintained in a safe and operable condition.


1. In the front toddler room paint is peeling on the window's trim.
2. There are rest mats in the back toddler classroom and pre-K room that are torn along the seam exposing the absorbent sponge.

Plan of Correction: The paint will be repaired and the rest mats will be repaired or replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-G
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center staff failed to label a spray bottle of hazardous substance to indicate its contents.


1. A spray bottle of yellow cleaner is in the infant room and it does not have a label.
2. The staff stated the spray bottle contained a disinfectant for diapering.

Plan of Correction: The administrator will make sure the bottle is labeled and will talk to staff about checking to make sure the label does not wipe off the bottle.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-A
Description: Based on record review, interview and observation, the director failed to ensure a completed fingerprint background check was obtained prior to employment for a staff member hired after 1/22/18. Evidence: 1. Staff 1 was observed working in one of the downstairs classrooms. 2. The record for staff 1 shows a start date of 3/14/18. The record did not contain documentation of a completed fingerprint background check. 3. The director stated she did not have a fingerprint background check for staff 1.

Plan of Correction: Staff 1 was scheduled on the day of the inspection to obtain fingerprints on 3/23/18 and they were returned as eligible for employment on 3/23/18 and forwarded to the inspector. In the future no staff will begin employment until fingerprint background check results have been received as eligible to work.


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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