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NVFS Early Head Start - Vermont Center
601 North Vermont St
Arlington, VA 22203
(571) 748-3628

Current Inspector: Whitney McGrath (571) 835-4717

Inspection Date: May 5, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
The Large Playground is Off Limits. Discussed staff use only for step on trash can by changing table. If air temp rises over 80, methods have to be set in motion to improve air- example of fans.

Comments:
An unannounced inspection has been conducted today. The program had 18 children with 6 staff supervising the children. The Inspector interviewed staff, reviewed program, checked files, and reviewed training requirements. The building was clean and there were a large supply of age stage appropriate materials available to the children. Please call with questions 703-479-4679

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the outside, the center has failed to maintain a play area in a safe condition. Evidence: 1. Playground used by the children, has paper tarp that is pulled up from the mulch and has created a tripping hazard.

Plan of Correction: We have ordered mulch and are keeping kids off the playground until it is fixed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, the center has failed to provide resilient surfacing under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazardous obstacles. Fall zones are defined as the area underneath and surrounding equipment that requires a resilient surface. Evidence: 1. The playground was checked and the inspector saw a climbing structure with a slide located on top of the grass and 4 feet from the fence. The climbing structure requires surfacing.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure the climbing structure is moved onto the resilient surfacing.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-A
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, the center has not updated and reviewed update of the Emergency Plan with staff.

Plan of Correction: I will go over with all the staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-3-D
Description: Based on file review of staff files, the center has failed to obtain a central registry finding before three years since the dates of the last registry check for one of five staff. Evidence: 1. Staff #4's file has a CPS check that expired in January, 2015.

Plan of Correction: I will obtain from the administrative office.

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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