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Children of America - Sterling
46586 S. Cottage Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(571) 926-9324

Current Inspector: Whitney McGrath (571) 835-4717

Inspection Date: March 11, 2015

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.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussion was held on the topics of current enrollment and current staffing.

Comments:
The following inspection took place between the hours of 11 am through 2 pm. Today, I met with the Staff of Children of America located in Sterling, Virginia. At the start of this unannounced monitoring inspection there were a total of 112 children with 18 staff; good ratios in all 11 rooms. A total of 3 children?s files and 2 new staff files were reviewed. The children were engaged in the following: art, story time, reading, games, diapering changing, bathroom breaks, hand washing, lunch, nap time, and other organized activities. If you should have any future questions, please call. Thank you. Charlie Perkins, Licensing Inspector (703) 309-3963

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on review, 1 of 3 children's files reviewed indicated that the center did not obtain documentation of additional immunizations once every six months for a child under the age of two years. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/11/2015), the most recent immunization documentation on file for Child #3 was dated - 09/04/2014. 2. It should also be noted that this documentation was neither stamped nor signed by the child's doctor's office. The forms were only initialed with no further indication by whom.

Plan of Correction: An updated immunization page will be obtained. The parents will be instructed to obtain documentation either stamped or signed by their doctor's office.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, not all electrical outlets had protective covers. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/11/2015), within the "City Place" room, an outlet was observed missing its cover. 2. The Center Director confirmed this observation on the date of inspection.

Plan of Correction: A cover will be placed in this outlet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on review, 1 of 3 medications reviewed indicated that a parents signed authorization was not available. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/11/2015), the parent signature was missing from the medication authorization form for medication prescribed for Child #1. 2. This finding was confirmed on the date of inspection by the Center Director.

Plan of Correction: The parent will be contacted and the authorizing signature obtained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-E
Description: Based on observation, a refrigerated bottle of prepared infant formula was not dated and labeled with the child's name. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/11/2015), a bottle located in the refrigerator within the Infant B room was without the child's name and current date. 2. The bottle was observed in a tray labeled with the child's name, yet no name (or date) was placed on the actual bottle.

Plan of Correction: Corrected on the date of inspection. The name and current date was placed on the bottle.

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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