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Smiles & Giggles Learning Center Incorporated
132 Fox Hill Road
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 851-3030

Current Inspector: Christine Mahan (757) 404-0568

Inspection Date: May 7, 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 Licensure and Registration Procedures
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
In preparation for summer, the standards related to transportation were discussed during the inspection.

Comments:
An unannounced Renewal Inspection was conducted on May 7, 2018 from approximately 9:20 am until 2:00 pm. Upon entrance there were 30 children in care and 5 staff present with children. The record review sample consisted of 5 children's records, 5 staff records and the background checks for the owner. Children were observed singing, coloring and eating lunch. The infants were observed sleeping and freely playing. The results of the inspection were reviewed with the center director. Areas of non-compliance are noted on the violation notice. Please contact the licensing inspector with any questions (757) 404-0568.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation and measurements, the licensee did not ensure areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Unsafe conditions shall include, but not be limited to, splintered, cracked or otherwise deteriorating wood; chipped or peeling paint; visible cracks, bending or warping, rusting or breakage of any equipment; head entrapment hazards; and protruding nails, bolts or other components that could entangle clothing or snag skin. Evidence: During the inspection on May 7, 2018, on the toddler playground, the first platform on the composite piece has a yellow wooden block measuring approximately 2 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches in diameter and is protruding from the center of the platform. This poses a safety risk to the children.

Plan of Correction: The center director will remove the block.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-1
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure for children from birth to the age of 16 months there was one staff member for every four children. Evidence: During the inspection on May 7, 2018, at approximately 9:40 am the licensing inspector observed 11 children age range 4 months to 22 months in the infant room with 3 staff. The center director confirmed the infant classroom and toddler classroom combined at approximately 9:05 am and there were 13 children with 3 staff. At 9:35 am a fourteenth child (child #1) arrived in the infant room and then there was 14 children with 3 staff. At 10:20 am a fourth staff arrived and the ratio of 1 to 4 was met. The required ratio of 1 staff to every 4 infants was not maintained from approximately 9:05 am until 10:20 am.

Plan of Correction: The center director will hire additional staff and make sure staff is aware of ratios for each class. Will conduct a training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-2
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure for children 16 months old to two years there was one staff member for every five children. Evidence: During the inspection on May 7, 2018, at approximately 11:04 am the licensing inspector observed 7 children age range 16 months to 24 months in the toddler room with 1 staff. The second staff member working in the toddler room left the classroom at 11:04 am and returned at 11:19 am, to prepare lunch for the children. The required ratio of 1 staff to every 5 toddlers was not maintained from approximately 11:04 am until 11:19 am.

Plan of Correction: The center director will hire additional staff and make sure staff is aware of ratios for each class. Will conduct a training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure for children from three years to the age of eligibility to attend public school, five years by September 30 there is one staff member for every 10 children. Evidence: During the inspection on May 7, 2018, at approximately 9:40 am the licensing inspector observed 11 children, age range 3 to 4 years old in the preschool classroom with 1 staff. The center staff confirmed the eleventh child arrived in the classroom at approximately 9:35 am. The required ratio of 1 staff to every 10 children was not met from 9:35 am until 12:04 pm.

Plan of Correction: The center director will hire additional staff and make sure staff is aware of ratios for each class. Will conduct a training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure there is a leakproof covered receptacle for soiled linens. Evidence: During the inspection on May 7, 2018, the center director confirmed there is not a covered receptacle for soiled linens in the infant room and toddler room.

Plan of Correction: The center director will purchase containers.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F-4
Description: Based on staff interviews and observation, the licensee did not ensure children three years of age or younger were not offered foods that are considered to be potential choking hazards. Evidence: During the inspection on May 7, 2018, 6 children, age two were observed eating lunch in the two year old room and they were served whole hotdogs and cucumbers. The cucumbers were sliced into circles approximately 1/4 inch thick. These items were not prepared and served in a manner that prevents choking. Foods that are round, hard, small, slippery, or thick and slippery are considered high-risk foods for young children because they can lodge in small airways causing a child to choke.

Plan of Correction: The center director will ensure food is prepared and teacher are aware of choking items.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-N
Description: Based on observation, the licensee did not ensure no child shall be allowed to drink or eat while walking around. Evidence: During the inspection on May 7, 2018, child #1 was observed in the infant room walking around and eating a banana brought from home.

Plan of Correction: The center director will talk with staff and parents.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on documentation review and staff interviews, licensee did not ensure staff had obtained a central registry finding within 30 days of employment or volunteer service or emplyment/volunteer service shall be denied. Evidence: During the inspection on May 7, 2018, 6 records were reviewed for background checks and two did not include the original search of the central registry (CPS). The records for staff #1, date of hire 12-7-17 and staff # 4, date of hire 2-21-18, did not include a CPS check and employment had not been denied. Both staff #1 and staff #4 were observed working during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: The center director will follow up with CPS and get checks done.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on a record review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure the child day center had obtained a copy of the results of a search of the central registry maintained pursuant to ? 63.2-1515 and any child abuse and neglect registry or equivalent registry maintained by any other state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years for any founded complaint of child abuse or neglect against him. Evidence: During the inspection on May 7, 2018, 6 records were reviewed for background checks and staff #1 had lived outside the state of Virginia within the last 5 years. The child abuse and neglect registry or equivalent registry maintained by any other state was not obtained for staff #1 date of hire 12-7-2017.

Plan of Correction: The center director will contact the out of state agency and make a request.

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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