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Little Ambassadors' Academy
5232 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
(571) 335-4493

Current Inspector: Leah Pagala (703) 537-6757

Inspection Date: Oct. 18, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:20am-12:30pm. There were 70 children directly supervised by 10 staff. The physical plant, 6 staff records, 6 children?s records, 5 medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, reading books, playing outside, making observations on a science project, participating in music and movement class and eating lunch. Lunch served was quinoa, corn, peas and chicken. Hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundant supply of materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Leah Pagala at leah.pagala@dss.virginia.gov or (703) 537-6757.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain a ratio of 1 staff for 10 children ages 3-5 years of age. Evidence: During lunch time, Staff 1 was observed supervising 12 children, ages 4-5yrs old, in the room alone. When interviewed, Staff 1 stated the Staff 2 stepped out for a moment. Approximately, 3-4 minutes later the staff member returned to the classroom.

Plan of Correction: Staff entered the classroom bringing the classroom back into ratio. Administration will discuss calling the front desk for an additional person if a teacher needs to step out.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-E
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all medication was labeled with the child's name. Evidence: In the Whale's classroom, one medication was not labeled with the child's name.

Plan of Correction: Upon insepction, medication was labeled with child's name.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, all lunches from home were not labelled with a date. Evidence: In the Whale's classroom, two lunch boxes were observed with no date.

Plan of Correction: Upon inspection, lunch boxes were labeled with the date.

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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