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La Petite Academy #7139
3903 Cedar Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 483-4325

Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601

Inspection Date: April 26, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 4/26/18 from 2:23pm through 5pm. There were 30 children in care ages infant through five years old with eight staff. Children and staff records were reviewed. Children were observed in teacher and self-directed activities including learning centers, restroom routines, transitions, outside play and afternoon snack. Required postings were also reviewed. The following violations were identified and appear on the violation notice; sanitation, emergency supplies, hand washing, staff records and children?s records.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure at least every two years from the date of the first initial screening staff members submit the results of a follow-up tuberculosis screening. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 4 contains a tuberculosis screening dated 5/20/16 and therefore it is past due follow-up. 2 - Staff 4 was present caring for children in the toddler room during the inspection. 3 - Staff 3 confirmed that the tuberculosis screening is outdated.

Plan of Correction: The outdated TB test will be updated on or before 5/11/18 or the staff member will be taken off the schedule. DM will partner with center management to get a tickler file developed before the end of May 2018, to track all staff file requirements.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record reveiw and interview the center failed to ensure that children's records contain all required information. Evidence: 1 - The records for children 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 do not contain documentation of annual record update in the 2018 year. a. Child 1 has documented date of enrollment as 4/6/15. b. Child 2 has documented date of enrollment as 3/9/16. c. Child 3 has documented date of enrollment as 3/20/17. d. Child 4 has documented date of enrollment as 4/3/17. e. Child 5 has documented date of enrollment as 1/4/16. 2 - Staff 1 confirmed that the information is not present in the children's records.

Plan of Correction: All children?s files will be updated on or before 5/16/18. Moving forward, center management will calendar annual updates to occur each September. DM will review for compliance during that month?s school visits.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review and interview the center failed to ensure that each staff record contains all required information. Evidence: 1 - The record for staff 2 does not contain documentation of orientation training. Staff 2 has a documented date of hire as 3/21/17. 2 - The record for staff 4 does not contain documentation of job title or orientation training. Staff 4 has a documented date of hire as 3/19/18. 3 - The record for staff 5 does not contain a job title, education and orientation documentation. Staff 4 has a documented date of hire as 11/20/17.

Plan of Correction: All staff files will be updated with missing information on or before 5/11/18. DM will do spot staff file audits quarterly to ensure compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-490-E
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that when any surface has been contaminated with body fluids, it will be cleaned and sanitized. Evidence: Child put a blue plastic toy in his mouth then dropped it on the floor. Child 2 picked the toy up and put it in his mouth. The surface of the toy was not cleaned or sanitized after it was contaminated.

Plan of Correction: All infant staff will be retrained on proper toy sanitation on or before May 14, 2018. Management will review daily for compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation and interview the center failed to ensure that staff wash their hands before preparing food and feeding children. Evidence: 1 - Staff 1 did not wash her hands before she prepared a bowl of baby food for an infant in care. a. Staff 1 went on to feed the infant without first washing her hands. 2 - Staff 2 did not wash her hands before preparing an infant bottle and feeding an infant in care.

Plan of Correction: All infant staff will be required to attend mandatory training with the DM on or before May 15th to review handwashing and diapering procedures. Management will be a part of this training and responsible for review and oversight to ensure compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation the center failed to ensure that the diapering surface is sanitized after each diaper change. Evidence: 1 - Staff 4 sprayed the diapering surface with sanitizer and immediately wiped the surface dry. a. Staff 4 stated "no I didn't clean and sanitize the diaper surface because I did not allow the surface to air dry."

Plan of Correction: All infant staff will be required to attend mandatory training with the DM on or before May 15th to review handwashing and diapering procedures. Management will be a part of this training and responsible for review and oversight to ensure compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-I
Description: Based on review of supplies and interview the center failed to maintain a one-day's emergency supply of disposable bottles at the center. 1 - Staff 1 and staff 2, when asked if there was an emergency supply of disposable bottles stated that they did not know if there was an emergency supply or where the supply was maintained. Both staff directed the inspector to ask "in the office." 2 - Staff 3 provided a number of bottles however, they were not disposable. 3 - There was only one disposable infant bottle available during the inspection. a. Staff 1 and 2 reported that there are 12 bottle fed infants enrolled in the program.

Plan of Correction: Center Management will have all required infant emergency items purchased on or before 5/9/18, and moving forward the safety captain will check monthly for compliance. All infant staff and managers will review these requirements during the required training mentioned in 500-A.

Disclaimer:

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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