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

Current Inspector: Karen Dickens (571) 423-6978

Inspection Date: April 14, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
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)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:08am-11:55pm. There were 60 (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 13 staff. The physical plant, 3 staff records, 3 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, circle time, individual activities, and preparing for lunch. 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 ( (703)479-4680

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that the center obtains documentation of immunizations before the child can attend. Evidence: Reviewed 3 children's records and found that CH1 did not have documentation of an immunization record. CH1 has been in care since 3/28/16.

Plan of Correction: Parent was emailed following licensing visit and provided copy of immunization record same day - 4/14/16 (sic)

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that the areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, are maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: Observed peeling paint in the Older Infants Room, Toddler Room and Computer Room.

Plan of Correction: Paint was corrected in older Infants, Toddler and computer classroom (sic)

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that hazardous substances must be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: Observed bleach water spray bottle on a shelf accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: Bleach bottles will be locked away in cabinet when not in use. (sic)

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-H
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that cosmetics, medications, or other harmful agents shall not be stored in areas, purses or pockets that are accessible to children. Evidence: 1) Observed that there was a staff bag with medications on the floor of the Preschool classroom. 2) Observed 2 staff bags accessible to children in the Junior K-Prep Room.

Plan of Correction: All staff have been communicated to keep/ensure all bags are locked away in a cabinet during operating hours. (sic)

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-I
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure the hazardous art and craft materials shall not be used with children. Evidence: Observed that there was a container of glitter in an unlocked cabinet in the Preschool Room, accessible to children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years of age. Reviewed on the label of the glitter that it was "not intended for children under 3 years of age".

Plan of Correction: Glitter was removed following licensing visit and new locked has been placed on cabinet. (sic)

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that all electrical outlets have protective covers. Evidence: Observed in the hallway between the Computer Room and the Jr K-Prep Room an uncovered electrical outlet.

Plan of Correction: Protective cover was placed in electrical outlet during visit. (sic)


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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.


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