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Hopkins House - Helen Day Preschool Academy
1224 Princess Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 480-4081

Current Inspector: Anansa Archer-Hicks (703) 268-3295

Inspection Date: Dec. 10, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today at 12:50pm. There were 70 (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 12 staff. The physical plant, 5 staff records, 5 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, preparing for nap and taking a nap. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundant supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 10 calendar days from today. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor (keesha.minor@dss.virginia.gov) (703)479-4680

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-150-B
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that children's physical exams are signed by a physician, their designee or an official of a local health department. Reviewed 5 children's records and found CH5 did not have documentation of a signed physical exam.

Plan of Correction: An email was sent out to parents to bring in signed document.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-K
Description: Based on observation, staff could show the inspector documentation of playground safety procedures. Evidence: Observed that the facility could not locate documentation of playground safety procedures.

Plan of Correction: New document is in the process of being drated.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that all staff records were maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 5 staff records and found that Staff 1 and Staff 4 did not have documentation of completed orientation training.

Plan of Correction: All staff documents have been updated with orientation training check lists.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that the center inside and outside are maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1) Observed in the Junior K Prep room chipping paint on the side wall. 2) Observed 2 window blind cords that were low enough to cause a possible strangulation hazard.

Plan of Correction: Paint in Junior K Prep room has been repaired.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that hazardous substances are kept in a locked place using a safe locking method. Evidence: Observed in the Junior K Prep room 2 canisters of Barbasol shaving cream, hand sanitizer and glade air freshener in an unlocked cabinet accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: A new lock was added to cabinet in classroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-E
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that children's cots are separated by at least 12 inches of space. Evidence: 1) Observed in the preschool room that 4 occupied cots were within 12 inches. 2) Observed in the Junior K Prep room that 2 cots were within 12 inches of each other.

Plan of Correction: Cots were relocated to create proper spacing.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that written injury records are maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 10 children's injury reports and found that 4 did not have documentation of the time parents were notified.

Plan of Correction: A review and correction of records is ongoing.

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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