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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: Nov. 12, 2015 and Nov. 17, 2015

Complaint Related: Yes

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

Comments:
The Licensing Inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection in response to a complaint that was received by the licensing office on 11/12/15. The investigation was first initiated on 11/12/15 by a telephone conference with the center director and District Director. Interviews were conducted on 11/17/15 with management and staff relating to the allegations of a hazardous item being accessible to children . The classroom was observed and management provided the emails that had been shared between parents and management. The information gathered during this investigation supports the allegations, so the complaint is determined to be valid. Please complete the columns for "Plan of Correction" and "Date to be Corrected" for each violation cited on the violation notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office within 10 calendar days of receipt. If you have any questions you may contact me at Margaret.allworth@dss.virginia.gov or 703-209-3521.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-H
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interviews, licensee failed to ensure that harmful agents are stored in areas that are not accessible to children. Evidence: On 11/9/15 a box cutter was left out in the K- stem classroom and accessible to children. 1. Staff #1 was interviewed and said that she was using the box cutter in the morning to cut up boxes. She got distracted, putting the box cutter down. 2. Staff #2 was interviewed and said "a boy (child #3) came to me holding a box cutter and said, look what I have". Staff #2 placed the box cutter in the teachers desk. Staff remembers child # 2 standing with child #3 by the teachers desk.

Plan of Correction: The harmful agents have been removed from the K-stem classroom and placed in a locked storage in the director's office. Teachers can check items out when needed and return immediately to locked storage. Staff have participated in safety and accountability retraining.

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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