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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: Feb. 12, 2019

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 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 9:30am-11:00am. There were 77 children directly supervised by 13 staff. The physical plant, 3 staff records, 3 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Measurements were taken for the library, teacher's lounge, and indoor play area. Children were observed participating in spanish class, playing with manipulatives, coloring, and completing a matching game. 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 #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not maintain a complete record for each enrolled child. Evidence: Child 1 is missing a record of viewing proof of the child's identity and age. (Child 1, Date of Enrollment 9/4/2018)

Plan of Correction: We will ensure to maintain the record for viewing the proof of identity.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain a ratio of one staff member for every 10 children. Evidence: In the foxes classroom, one staff member was observed with 14 children. The other staff member was in the bathroom from 10:24am - 10:26am.

Plan of Correction: The classroom teacher came back into the room and we will discuss calling adminstration when breaks are needed.

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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