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Children of America - Sterling
46586 S. Cottage Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(571) 926-9324

Current Inspector: Whitney McGrath (571) 835-4717

Inspection Date: Feb. 19, 2016

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.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussion was held on the topics of current enrollment and current staffing.

Comments:
The following inspection took place between the hours of 10:30 am through 2 pm. Today, I met with the Staff of the Children of America center located in Sterling, Virginia. At the start of this unannounced renewal inspection there were a total of 97 children with 18 staff; good ratios in all 10 rooms. A total of 5 children?s files and 8 new staff files were reviewed. The children were engaged in the following: diapering, hand washing, music, dance, centers within the classroom, large motor skills in the activity room, stamping, lunch (pizza, green beans, peaches, served with milk), nap time, and other organized activities. If you should have any future questions, please call. Thank you. Charlie Perkins, Licensing Inspector (703) 309-3963

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, a piece of equipment stored inside the center was not maintained in a safe condition. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (02/19/2016), within the bathroom located in the Preschool IIB's room, an aquarium was observed being stored under the sink. In the corner of the aquarium, two medium size cracks in the glass was also observed. 2. The location of the damaged aquarium is accessible to the children in care. 3. Staff stated (during an interview that took place on the date of inspection) that spare paper towels were often stored within this container.

Plan of Correction: On the date of inspection, this piece of equipment was removed from the classroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, 2 of 10 rooms were missing from some electrical outlets, protective covers that are of a size that cannot be swallowed by children. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (02/19/2016), covers were missing from three outlets within the Kindergarten room, and from an electrical powerstrip located in the back of the Pre-K room. 2. Classroom staff confirmed this observation on the date of inspection.

Plan of Correction: Outlet covers will be installed.

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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