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Happy Feet Early Learning and Child Center
37 Ellsworth Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 403-4183

Current Inspector: Rebecca Forestier (540) 309-2835

Inspection Date: April 23, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Technical Assistance:
Keep in mind Emergency Lock-Down drill must be conducted & documented before the end of the year.

The Licensing Inspector for the Happy Feet Early Learning Center conducted an unannounced Monitor Inspection on April 23, 2018. Upon arrival at 10:35 AM there were a total of twenty-six (26) children ages 7 months-4 years old were present under the direct care & supervision of five (5) caregivers. Licensing Inspector was unable to review staff and children records; records were requested but not provided. LI Anderson observed children during arrival/departure procedures; rest/sleeping activity, bathroom/hand washing procedures, snack/meal served, group activities, self-initiated activities and outdoor play. Areas of non-compliance and the Risk Assessments found during today?s inspection were reviewed the Center. Inspection concluded at 2:10 PM. The Licensing Inspector for Happy Feet Early Learning Center can be reached directly at (540) 309-2397 should you have any questions or concerns.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observations, the Licensee failed to ensure staff wash their hands with soap and running water before and after a diaper change. EVIDENCE: In the infant classroom located on the 1st floor, staff was observed during diapering several infants in care. Staff did not wash their hands before/after each diaper change

Plan of Correction: Center Director will review hand washing procedures with staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observations & discussion with staff, the Licensee failed to ensure disposable diapers are disposed in a leakproof or plastic-lined storage system that is either foot operated or used in such a way that neither the staff member's hand nor the soiled diaper touches an exterior surface of the storage system during disposal. EVIDENCE: In the infant classroom located on the 1st floor, staff was observed during diapering several infants in care. Staff used her hands to open/close trash can to dispose of the soiled diapers. Foot-operated trash can was available however the foot pedal was not used to open/close the trash can. Staff further disclosed that soiled diapers containing fecal matter is wrapped in a plastic bag and immediately taken to the trash can located outside the classroom which requires using staff to use their hands.

Plan of Correction: Staff will use the foot pedal on the foot operated trash can to dispose of all soiled diapers

Standard #: 63.2-1708
Description: Based on inspection, the Licensee failed to provide records and reports available to the Commissioner's representative as required. EVIDENCE: Licensing Inspector was unable to review children & staff records. Licensing Inspector requested to review Center records upon arrival and was not provided with the records during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: Center Director will review records with administrator. Ready for review on Wed., April 25th


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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