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Chesterbrook Academy #807
6200 Interparcel Road
Alexandria, VA 22315
(703) 921-9600

Current Inspector: Sandra W D'Imperio (703) 479-4675

Inspection Date: April 4, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.

Comments:
A complaint investigation was completed on April 4, 2019 from 10:10am-11:45am. The complaint consisted of allegations received by the Fairfax Licensing Office on 4/2/2019 and 4/3/2019 regarding the center not being in compliance with staff/child ratio requirements. Based on staff interviews and review of attendance and staffing sheets for the Beginner's classroom, a preponderance of evidence supports the allegations regarding staff/child ratios. Therefore, the complaint is determined to be valid. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. Please email with questions at: morgan.bryson1@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-3
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interviews and review of the center's attendance and staffing system, the center exceeded the 1:8 staff-to-children ratio requirement for two-year old children. Evidence: 1. On April 2, 2019 and April 3, 2019, the 1:8 staff-to-children ratio was not maintained in the Beginner's classroom (age 2 years). 2. Staff #3 stated that 15 minute ratio checks are automatically completed by Tadpole, the center's attendance and staffing tracking system. Review of the 15 minute ratio checks were completed and on 4/2/19 at 9:15am the Beginner's classroom had 17 children with 2 staff. During the next 15 minute check at 9:30, the room was back in ratio with 17 children and 3 staff. 3. Staff #1 and Staff #2 both stated the Beginner's classroom was out of ratio for about 10 minutes the morning of 4/2/2019. 4. Based on review of the attendance check in times on Tadpole, on 4/3/2019, the Beginner's classroom was out of ratio from 7:56am-8:13am. At 7:56am, there were 9 children with 1 staff. At 8:02am there were 10 children with 1 staff. The classroom came back into ratio at 8:13am with 10 children and 2 staff. 5. Staff #1 stated the Beginner's classroom was out of ratio for about 15 minutes on 4/3/2019 until Staff #2 arrived at 8:13am. Staff #2 stated that the classroom was out of ratio when she arrived.

Plan of Correction: Adjustment of staff schedules. Reminder of policy to call up front when nearing ratio.

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