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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: Oct. 29, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed subsidy standards that will be merging with licensing standards.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:00am-3:00pm. There were 55 children (infants-5yrs.) supervised by 12 direct care staff. The physical plant, 4 staff records, 6 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed napping, counting, singing-songs, and transitioning to outdoor play. Bottle-feeding 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. Areas of non-compliance are identified in 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 #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on record review, 2 of 4 staff records did not contain documentation of follow-up tuberculosis screening at least every two years from the date of the first initial screening or testing. Evidence: 1. Staff B's (date of hire: 6/22/2018) most recent documented TB screening was dated 9/9/2016 (expired: 9/9/2018). 2. Staff C's (date of hire: 3/7/2015) most recent documented TB screening was dated 9/15/2016 (expired: 9/15/2018).

Plan of Correction: The employees will get their updated TB tests.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, 5 of 6 children's records did not contain all of the required information. Evidence: 1. Child #1's (start date: 9/10/2018) record did not contain documentation of dad's work telephone number, and the complete address for the second emergency contact person. 2. Child #2's (start date: 11/13/2017) record did not contain documentation of the addresses for either of the two required emergency contact persons, and a completed physical signed by a physician. 3. Child #3's (start date: 7/10/2017) record did not contain documentation of dad's place of employment or work telephone number. 4. Child #5's (start date: 12/4/2017) record did not contain documentation of the addresses for either of the two required emergency contact persons. 5. Child #6's (start date: 9/7/2018) record did not contain documentation of mom's work telephone number.

Plan of Correction: I will have the parents fill in missing information this evening.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, 3 classrooms had areas and equipment inside of the center were not maintained in a clean, safe, and operable condition. Evidence: 1. The Resource Room had an area of chipped and peeling paint on the wall next to the plastic storage bin. 2. In the Preschool classroom, the first bathroom had chipped paint on the side wall, and behind the bathroom and main classroom trash cans. The second bathroom had peeling wood on the side of the sink cabinet, and an area of chipped paint and drywall on the bottom wall. 3. The Toddler classroom had visible dirt and debris on the changing table in the bathroom, and area of chipped and peeling paint on the wall behind the storage bin in the bathroom, on the pink wall by the circle time rug, and on the red wall above the cots.

Plan of Correction: I have re-submitted requests for areas of chipped paint.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, 1 of 5 classrooms contained hazardous substances that were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: The Preschool classroom had a bottle of "Goo Gone" chemical cleaning solution in an unlocked cabinet above the counter.

Plan of Correction: We will take out the chemicals and make sure they are locked up.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 4 staff records did not contain documentation of completed out-of-state child abuse and neglect registry results. Evidence: Staff D's (start date: 12/8/2016) sworn disclosure statement (completed on 12/11/2017) indicated that the individual has resided in the state of North Carolina within the last 5 years. Staff D's record did not contain documentation of completed child abuse and neglect registry results.

Plan of Correction: I will submit it right away and follow-up every 15 days.


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