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Ballston Children's Center
3850 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 527-7200

Current Inspector: Tanya Johnson (571) 423-6392

Inspection Date: Feb. 27, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Discussion was held on the topics of current enrollment, current staffing, and changes to the expiration dates of background checks since the last inspection. Discussion was also held on the upcoming renewal inspection. The center is currently completing this application and will forward it along with the fee soon.

Comments:
The following inspection took place between the hours of 10 am through 12:30 pm. Today, I met with the Staff of the Ballston Children Center located in Arlington, Virginia. At the start of this unannounced monitoring inspection there were a total of 94 children with 16 staff; good ratios in all 6 rooms. A total of 6 children?s files and 6 staff files were reviewed. The children were engaged in the following: bathroom breaks, hand washing, blocks, toy play, learning about Asia, panda plates, cherry blossom art, large motor skills outside on playground, lunch, and other organized activities. If you should have any future questions, please call or send an e-mail. Thank you. Charlie Perkins, Licensing Inspector (703) 309-3963

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, a piece of equipment of the center, outside, was not maintained in a safe condition. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (02/27/2018), a ramp with red metal footholds, attached to the wooden climbing equipment that sits to the back of outside center playground has an area of wood that is showing signs of deterioration and may have been broken off. The area is near the bottom left side of ramp as you face it; near the mulch line. 2. It is now both a tripping and splintering hazard.

Plan of Correction: Maintenance will be contacted in order to fix this area. In the meantime, children will be instructed not to play on the ramp part of this structure.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-E
Description: Based on review and interview, it was determined that the center did not record the two shelter-in-place practice drills conducted in 2018. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (02/27/2019), the 2018 drill log indicated that no shelter-in-place drills were documented as having been completed during the previous year. 2. The Center Director stated (during an interview conducted on the date of inspection) that two drills were conducted, but were not recorded in the log as required.

Plan of Correction: All drills shall now be documented within the drill log. Those previously not recorded shall be documented now.

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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