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Hopkins House - Helen Day Preschool Academy
1224 Princess Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 480-4081

Current Inspector: Karen Dickens (571) 423-6978

Inspection Date: May 29, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was given on the new background requirements for finger printing, a revised Sworn Disclosure Statement for new staff hired after 7/1/2017 and requesting out of state Central Registry checks for staff who have lived outside the State of VA within the last five years. The model SDS form is online at VA DSS as well as a link to the Adam Walsh site to assist with out of state central registry forms. VDSS will be paying for initial child care fingerprint checks until 9/20/18. Each facility must establish a point of contact with DSS. All questions regarding facility codes should be directed to OBI at 804-726-7884. Eligible letters will be sent out by emails and staff may not work with children (ratios or supervision) or be on site until a completed letter is received. Please read, review and respond to all correspondences regarding the fingerprint roll out.

A Subsidy Health and Safety inspection was conducted on 05/29/2018 from 10:15am-3:00pm to review supplemental health and safety requirements. There were 54 children (infants-5yrs.) supervised by 11 direct care staff. The physical plant, 5 staff records, 6 children?s records, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. There were no medications on site. Children were observed reading stories, transitioning inside from the playground, and engaging in circle time. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundance of books, toys, and materials, which were found to be developmentally appropriate for the children in care at the time of inspection. A licensing inspection was also conducted this date; the two inspections combined cover all subsidy health and safety requirements. Only subsidy requirements that are not covered in licensing standards are reviewed during this supplemental inspection. Violations were found during the supplemental subsidy health and safety inspection requirements and are identified on the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Anansa Archer-Hicks at (703) 268-3295, or

Standard #: VENDSUB-000-012-E
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 5 staff records did not contain documentation of current First Aid and CPR certification. Evidence: During the time of inspection, Staff E's (hire date: 8/16/12) record did not contain documentation of current First Aid/CPR certification (expiration: 2/28/2017).

Plan of Correction: Staff will get CPR and First Aid.

Standard #: VENDSUB-000-012-K
Description: Based on record review, the center did not maintain one staff on duty who has obtained within the last three years instruction in performing a daily health observation of children. Evidence: During the time of inspection, the center did not provide documentation of one staff on duty who has obtained within the last three years instruction in performing a daily health observation of children.

Plan of Correction: A health training was done.


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. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.