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Clotilde Espinoza
4602 15th Street, N
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 525-8862

Current Inspector: Tanya Johnson (571) 423-6392

Inspection Date: Dec. 3, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-111 Physical Environment and Equipment
22VAC40-111 Emergencies
22VAC40-111 Nutrition
22VAC40-665 Building or home maintenance.

Comments:
An unannounced complaint inspection was conducted today from 7:00 am until 9:00 am. The complaint investigation was in response to two allegations - 1. Morning ratios and 2. A new assistant without background checks. The inspector reviewed attendance logs and monitored attendance and ratios were with licensing standards. The inspector also reviewed all paper work for newly hired caregiver. Caregiver was hired 11/18/19 and has submitted Central Registry Background paperwork and is within the 30 day period for results to be returned. The preponderance of evidence gathered during the investigation does not support the allegations; therefore, the complaint is deemed to be not valid. There were non-complaint related violations cited on the Violation Notice. If you have any questions, contact me at Tanya.Johnson1@dss.virginia.gov or 571.423.6392

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-111-780-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on a review of children's records, the provider failed to annually review with the parent the emergency contact information required to ensure the information is correct and to obtain the parent's signed acknowledgement of the review.

Evidence:
Child #3's record did not have documentation of an annual review of the emergency information.

Plan of Correction: I will update information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-960-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, an infant that could not hold their own bottle was not held for bottle feeding and had bottle propped.

Evidence:
An infant was observed in a swing with a bottle propped up on top of a small folded blanket for their feeding.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection - I will not prop bottles.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-280
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, potentially poisonous substances such as cleaning agents, shall be stored away from areas accessible to children.

Evidence:
Bleach cleaning wipes were on the kitchen counter in an area accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: I will store cleaners out of areas accessible to children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-320-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, the provider failed to ensure that small appliances shall be unplugged unless being used by the caregiver or with the children under close supervision.

Evidence:
A coffee pot was not unplugged and was not being used by the caregiver or with the children under close supervision.

Plan of Correction: I will remember to unplug small appliances when not in use.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-320-G
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on a review of records, the provider failed to ensure that an annual inspection was conducted for wood burning fireplace.

Evidence:
The most recent wood burning fireplace inspection was conducted in September 2016.

Plan of Correction: I will schedule inspection 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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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