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Little Ambassadors' Academy - Overlee
5801 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 635-1155

Current Inspector: Leah Pagala (703) 537-6757

Inspection Date: Sept. 6, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 12:00pm-2:30pm. There were 122 children directly supervised by 20 staff. The physical plant, 7 staff records, 7 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, reading books, listening to an audiobook, and preparing for nap time. Hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was a supply of materials for the children. 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, Leah Pagala at leah.pagala@dss.virginia.gov or (703) 537-6757.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all hazardous items were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: In the Venus and Earth classrooms, disinfecting wipes were open and placed on a counter accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: Wipes will be moved to a locked cabinet today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record review, the provider failed to implement a monthly practice evacuation drill.

Evidence: A drill for August 2019 was not documented in the monthly practice evacuation drill log.

Plan of Correction: We will document all drills going forward. A drill was conducted on 8/22/2019/

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review, the center does not have documentation of completion of the required fingerprint criminal history record check.

Evidence:
1) Staff 1 does not have a completed fingerprint based criminal history record check. (Staff 1, DOH 2/19/19)
2) Staff 2 does not have a completed fingerprint based criminal history record check. (Staff 2, DOH 8/19/19)
3) Staff 3 does not have a completed fingerprint based criminal history record check. (Staff 3, DOH 8/12/19)

Plan of Correction: The staff will be signed up for fingerprints as soon as possible

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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