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Minnieland Academy @ Kirkpatrick Farms (#36)
25375 Supreme Drive
Aldie, VA 20105
(703) 957-3484

Current Inspector: Whitney McGrath (571) 835-4717

Inspection Date: May 22, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
A joint investigation was conducted with another agency in response to an incident that was self reported. The Licensing Inspector reviewed staff and child record, observed classroom, and interviewed staff and child. Based on the investigation, a violation was cited. The violation was reviewed with the center director. Please contact me if you have any questions at margaret.allworth@dss.virginia.gov or 703-209-3521.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Description: Based on interviews, staff failed to provide behavioral guidance that is constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate and shall be intended to redirect the child to appropriate behavior. Evidence: On May 19, 2015 staff #2 had to speak with child #1 about some behavioral issues. Staff #2 checked on the child in the afternoon and found the child, age 3 sitting in the classroom looking upset. Staff #1 said that the child had been throwing bean bags and had hit staff #1 twice. Staff #2 took the child into the hall to talk, staff #2 asked the child if he was throwing things at his teacher. He said yes, I don't like that teacher. The child then said,"well she hit me and my arm is red". Staff #2 looked at the child's arm, which was pink in color above the elbow. The child said, "she threw the bean bag at me". Staff #3 and #4 interviewed staff # 1 and when asked what happened, staff #1 made a throwing motion and said, I was showing him that it hurt. Staff #1 said, he was throwing the bean bags at me, and I said to him "how does that feel". Child #1 was interviewed and said that staff #1 threw a bean bag and hit his arm by the elbow. The child said, "it changed color to pink and later it turned back to tan, my color". Staff #1 was interviewed and said that the child was throwing bean bags, "The child then threw a bean bag at me". "I threw one at him to distract him, he started crying".

Plan of Correction: Retrain, train all staff on Positive Guidance. (6-10-15) Terminated staff immediately. (5-19-15)

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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