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

Current Inspector: Anansa Archer-Hicks (703) 268-3295

Inspection Date: March 25, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 10:40am-3:30pm. There were 53 children (infants-5yrs.) supervised by 11 direct care staff. The physical plant, 4 staff records, 5 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed engaging in circle time, eating lunch, and transitioning to naptime. Lunch served today was ground beef, rice, cheese, oranges, carrots, and milk. 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. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid, as well as DHO training. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. 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 anansa.archer-hicks@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 5 children's records did not contain documentation of all of the required information. Evidence: 1. Child #4's (start date: 1/2/2018) record did not contain documentation of addresses for either of the two emergency contact persons, and parental acknowledgment of an annual review of emergency contact information.

Plan of Correction: It will be corrected this week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 4 staff records did not contain documentation of two or more references as to character, reputation and competency. Evidence: Staff C's (date of hire: 4/16/2013) record did not contain documentation of completed reference checks.

Plan of Correction: We will get them done as soon as possible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 4 staff records did not contain documentation of training for recognizing child abuse and neglect and the legal requirements for reporting suspected child abuse as required by ???? 63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia, by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities. Evidence: Staff A's (date of hire: 12/2/62018) record did not contain documentation of completed child abuse and neglect training.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas and equipment were not maintained in a clean, safe, and operable condition. Evidence: There was an area of peeling paint on the wall in the Resource Room by the back closet.

Plan of Correction: We will get it painted.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, 1 of 5 classrooms did not ensure that hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. In the JK/K-Prep bathroom (children ages 3-5 years old), one can of Lysol aerosol spray, and a container of Lysol wipes were sitting out on a shelf above the toilet. 2. In the Preschool classroom (children ages 27-46 months), there was a container of rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer in an unlocked cabinet above the counter.

Plan of Correction: We will have staff lock all hazardous substances in their closets.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, 3 electrical outlets did not have protective covers. Evidence: 1. In the Resource Room, one electrical outlet did not have a protective cover by the back closet door. 2. Next to the Teachers Work Room, two electrical outlets did not have protective covers.

Plan of Correction: We will cover them today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, 3 of 5 classrooms did not maintain nonabsorbent surfacing for diapering or changing. Evidence: The Toddler (children ages 16-26 months), Preschool (children ages 27-46 months), Infant 2 (children ages 10-15 months) classrooms had diaper changing pads that were ripped.

Plan of Correction: We will change them today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 4 staff records did not contain documentation of central registry findings within 30 days of employment. Evidence: Staff A's (date of hire: 12/26/2018) record did not contain documentation of central registry findings.

Plan of Correction: We will have it by the end of May.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 4 staff records did not contain documentation of out-of-state central registry findings. Evidence: 1. Staff B's (date of hire: 12/8/2016) sworn disclosure statement indicated that the employee has lived in North Carolina within the last 5 years. 2. Staff B's record did not contain documentation of completed central registry findings from the state of North Carolina.

Plan of Correction: We will have it corrected by the end of May.

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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