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KinderCare Learning Center #874
5680 Oak Leather Drive
Burke, VA 22015
(703) 250-4344

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: July 16, 2015 and July 24, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:
1. Discussed with staff the importance of promptly reporting incidents/accidents.

Conducted an investigation into a self-reported incident. There was a preponderance of evidence to support the report and therefore this investigation is deemed to be valid/founded.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based on interviews conducted, it was determined that staff did not ensure the care and protection of children on 7/8/2015. Evidence: 1. At approximately 9:30am, Staff #1 entered the toddler-age classroom with a cigarette in her pocket. Without her knowledge the cigarette fell from her pocket onto the floor. Staff #2 and Staff #3 denied seeing the cigarette fall on the floor. 2. Child #1 proceeded to pick up the cigarette and chew on it. When staff saw the child chewing and drooling an unknown substance from his mouth, they determined it to be tobacco. 3. Staff found chewed tobacco in the child's mouth, one piece of the cigarette on the floor near the child, and another piece of the cigarette on the floor on the other side of the classroom. 4. It is not known how long the cigarette was on the floor, or how long the child may have been chewing on it, but staff stated it was likely minutes. 5. While it is not known if the child actually ingested tobacco, the child showed no signs of reaction or distress from chewing on the cigarette. 6. Classroom staff did not report the incident to the center director for approximately 2 hours. 7. Once reported to the center director, poison control, parents, and other management personnel were notified.

Plan of Correction: 1. Staff will no longer bring cigarettes into the classroom...tobacco products must remain in their vehicle or locked in the main office (additionally, all personal possessions must be locked and out of reach of children) ..each staff member has signed an understanding of this policy 2. Staff are required to check all floors upon entering the classroom (when opening the classroom and when each teacher assigned to the class enters the room) by getting down on child's level and looking for debris...staff members have signed an understanding of this policy 3. Staff are required to sweep the floor every hour ..staff have signed an understanding of this policy 4. Staff are required to check the floor before a child is placed on the floor ..staff have signed an understanding of this policy 5. Staff are required to look for debris whenever someone enters the classroom..staff have signed an understanding of this policy 6. Staff member who brought the cigarette into the classroom was terminated 7. Staff have been retrained on proper reporting procedures...informing management immediately when something like this happens....staff have signed an understanding of this policy [sic]


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