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DAY CARE INSPECTIONS: Daytime Playtime Enrichment Center Again Cited for Safety Violation

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

daycareinspectionslogoThe Virginia Department of Social Services inspected Daytime Playtime Enrichment Center LLC March 3 and cited the facility for violations.

The day care center, located at 14680 Gap Way in Gainesville, was previously cited May 6, 2014, for safety issues.

Virginia Department of Social Services Comments:

An unannounced renewal study was conducted today with the owner. During the initial walkthrough there were 88 children present with 10 staff providing direct supervision. Today was costume day and the classrooms paying homage to Dr. Seuss as their snacks reflected a Dr. Seuss book. The playground was not inspected today as it was covered with snow. One child had emergency medication on site. Four staff and children’s files were reviewed today. Fire inspection: 12/4/14 Health inspection: 12/4/14 Arrival time:10:15 am Departure time: 12:45 p.m.

Editor’s Note: Descriptions of violations and the responses from the facility came directly from the inspection report.


Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C

Description: Based on a review of four staff files and an interview with the owner, it was determined that all staff have not obtained the 16 hours of annual training. Evidence: Staff A ( hired 8/30/13) has 13 of the required 16 hours of annual training for the 8/13 to 8/14 year. Staff B ( hired 7/7/12) has 3 of the required 16 hours of annual training for the 7/13 to 7/14 year. Staff C ( hired 7/12/12) has 10 of the required 16 hours of annual training for the 7/13 to 7/14 year.

Action to be Taken: We have the training however the documentation was incorrectly filed. I will update all training information to make sure all staff obtain the 16 hours of training annually.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B

Description: Based on an inspection of the center, it was determined that hazardous substances were unlocked in a classroom. Evidence: The Licensing Inspector observed multi-purpose cleaner, 2 containers of Clorox, Mop Glo, Lysol Spray and 2 containers of air freshener spray in an unlocked cabinet in the two year old classroom.

Action to be Taken: Locked during the inspection. I will remind teachers about keeping all hazardous substances locked.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D

Description: Based on a review of documentation and an interview with the owner, it was determined that the center is not doing monthly escape drills. Evidence: There was no documentation of an escape drill for February 2015

Action to be Taken: I will make sure to do monthly escape drills.

Full reports of each provider are located online and are available for public viewing.

The Virginia Department of Social Services inspects all licensed child-welfare agencies at least twice a year, with at least one unannounced inspection each year.

“In order to determine continued compliance with standards during the effective dates of the license, the department’s licensing representative will make announced and unannounced inspections of the facility or agency during the hours of its operation,” the agency states on their website. “The licensee is responsible for correcting any areas of noncompliance found during renewal or monitoring inspections.”

VDSS cautions that a compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility and online compliance reports do not include consideration that some information regarding “adverse actions” may be the subject of pending appeals.

According to the agency: “Through the administration of the licensing program, the Department of Social Services assumes responsibility to ensure that licensed facilities and agencies provide children and adults with at least a minimum level of care in accordance with regulations prescribed by the State Board of Social Services and Child Day-Care Council.”

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