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Loudoun P&R - Algonkian CASA and Camp
20196 Carter Ct.
Sterling, VA 20165
(571) 233-0265

Current Inspector: Maria Soto (571) 835-5058

Inspection Date: Sept. 17, 2015

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.

Technical Assistance:
1. Discussed gymnastics being an activity of potential high-risk, and the need for close supervision.

Comments:
Conducted an investigation into allegations of a lack of supervision during outdoor play time and gymnastics. Interviews conducted and observations made. There was insufficient to support a finding of a lack of supervision during outdoor play time however, there was a preponderance of evidence to support a finding that there has been a lack of supervision during gymnastics/tumbling. This complaint is deemed to be valid/founded.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews conducted and observations made, it was determined that staff were not supervising children in a way that ensured their care, protection, and guidance during gymnastic/tumbling activities. Evidence: 1. Staff stated that the typical supervision during gymnastics/tumbling activities would include: Staff #1 would be sitting near the exit door to open the door and greet parents, while Staff #2 would be roving all activities in the gym and taking children to the bathroom located down the hallway. 2. Staff have not been directly supervising or spotting the gymnastics/tumbling activity, and would not be located directly at the gym mats where this activity was occurring. Staff have not maintained a close proximity to this activity, or remained close enough to assist with the tumbling or prevent unwanted falls. 3. Staff stated that they were not trained in gymnastics/tumbling and have not been providing instruction. This is one of many activities offered during free-play in the gym on a daily basis, and is initiated by the children. 4. On 9/17/15, when the inspector arrived at the center, Staff #1 was sitting by the exit door, and Staff #2 was sitting on the stage. Multiple simultaneous active games were taking place in the gym, with the gymnastics mats located about 30'-40' from where stay were located. The inspector observed children doing hand stands and cart wheels with no direct staff supervision at the mats. One child was observed attempting a hand stand and falling onto his head and shoulders.

Plan of Correction: Staff will directly monitor + help with approved gymnastic activities. Students will not be allowed to do flips, headstands, handstands, jumps or any other activity that could result in harm.

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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