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KinderCare Learning Center #301010
4287 Buckman Road
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 360-1045

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: April 16, 2015

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced complaint investigation has been completed. Interviews with staff were conducted in response to a complaint. Based on the evidence gathered the complaint has been deemed valid and violations have been cited. The ongoing compliance of the standards is the responsibility of the licensee. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call 703-479-4679

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interviews, the center had 5 student volunteers helping in the center and there were no records maintained on these staff volunteers. Evidence: 1. Two staff were interviewed and both confirmed that there were 5 students from NOVA Community College that regularily helped in the center. 2. One staff stated these students did not have files and that references were not conducted. It was also acknowledged that these staff were immediately released by upper management once it was learned that these volunteers were present without paperwork.

Plan of Correction: One April 15, all volunteer activities were halted. All volunteers will have a file maintained that includes all necessary paperwork before they can assist in the classroom..

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interviews, it was confirmed that the outside playground was not maintained in a clean and safe condition when a dead mouse was found on the playground by a child and picked up by the child. Evidence: 1. Center has a policy that staff observe the playground before children go out to check for any possible hazard. 2. Staff interviewed stated this incident took place about a week ago and and that they did not notice the dead mouse until they saw the child holding it by the tail.

Plan of Correction: We contacted the health department and contacted exterminators to come out. We will check the playground every day in the morning for possible hazards.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interviews, the center was out of ratio for approximately 45 minutes on April 14, 2015, when one staff was alone supervising 24 children, ages 2 years through 11 years. Evidence: 1. Two staff were interviewed and both staff confirmed that the center was short a staff member from 630 until 740. 2. The staff also confirmed that one staff was alone with a group of children ranging from 2 years to 12 years. The group grew from 4 to 24 during that time and only one staff was supervising them.

Plan of Correction: Administration has taken steps to correct this.

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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