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Early Steps Bilingual Preschool Springfield Inc.
5407 Backlick Road
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 405-2607

Current Inspector: Sharlene Sawyer (571) 835-5505

Inspection Date: April 29, 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.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed ESL

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted this afternoon. There were 10 sleeping children with 2 staff in the building. The Assistant Director returned from the store and was able to answer questions and provide documents for review. Only 2 classes are being utilized at this time and the inside gym. No one is on medication at this time and a drill was conducted this month. Please call with questions 703-479-4679

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of a staff member's file and interviews, the center has not maintained a completed file. Evidence: 1. Staff A has a file that does not contain date of employment, position, one additional reference, and Orientation documentation. 2. Staff stated Staff A began employment in November but was recently promoted to work in a classroom as an assistant.

Plan of Correction: Inspector gave management a checklist to use in the file to help maintain files.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the inspector noted a spray can of lysol was not locked up. It was located on the paper towel holder in the child's bathroom.

Plan of Correction: Removed during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observation, 10 sleeping children were not in sight and sound supervision for about a minute when a staff exited the classroom to meet and talk with the inspector.

Plan of Correction: We will train staff and explain about supervision.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on record review, the center has not obtained background checks for an employee who began active employment in March, 2015. The CRC and CPS registry is not obtained in the file.

Plan of Correction: These have been sent out and are awaiting return.

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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