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Great Beginnings Early Learning Center
618 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 224-2599

Current Inspector: Sharlene Sawyer (571) 835-5505

Inspection Date: Feb. 10, 2020

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

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection along with an investigation of a self reported incident and later complaint regarding daily activities, supervision and care and protection and staff qualifications was conducted on 11/18/2019 and 12/10/2019. On the later date there were 23 children (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 8 staff. Interviews were conducted, The physical plant, 4 staff records, 4 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. During the inspections children were observed participating in group play, reading books, and eating snack. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an adequate supply of materials for the children. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Sharlene Sawyer at sharlene.sawyer@dss.virginia.gov or (703) 835.5505 .

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of child records it was determined that all required information was not maintained.

Evidence: During inspection Child 1 was missing parents' work phone number Child 2 was missing phone numbers for 1 of 2 emergency contacts.Child 3 was missing work numbers for 1 of 2 parents listed.

Plan of Correction: Parents were contacted during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of staff files it was determined that CPR and First Aid certifications for teachers were not maintained.

Evidence: During inspection Teacher A did not have a current CPR and First certification available.

Plan of Correction: Teacher stated that updated documentation was misplaced and duplicate will be requested.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on inspection of Facility it was determined that hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place as required.

Evidence: 1. During inspection the cabinet below the sink in the Penguins classroom was unlocked containing cleaning agents .
2. During inspection the closet in the cubs room was unlocked containing cleaning supplies.

Plan of Correction: During inspection a lock was installed and applied

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-380-A-2
Description: Based on interviews with staff it was determined that the required span of time allotted for nap time was exceeded.

Evidence: On both dates 6 of 8 staff stated that rest time is from 12:00pm - 3:00pm totaling 3 hours rather than the 2 hours required.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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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