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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: March 30, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
The Licensing Inspector conducted an investigation in response to a self report incident of a staff hitting a child on 3/24/16. A joint investigation with another agency was completed on 3/29/16, the chid was interviewed. The alleged staff was not available for interview this date. On 4/15/16 the alleged staff failed to attend an interview that was scheduled jointly with another agency. On 4/15/16 the other staff member working in the classroom during this alleged incident was interviewed at the center by the LI. The information gathered during this investigation supports the allegations; violations were discussed with the center director. 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 #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on interviews, staff striked a child on the hand. Evidence: Staff #1 was not available for interview by this Licensing Inspector, in the staff's written statement she stated that on 3/24/16 she had asked the child to put away the play dough for lunch. The child would not so the staff took the playdough from the child's hand. According to staff #1 the child started yelling and kicking. Staff wrote in the statement that "she get frustrated with his behave so I get his hand to try to stoped". Staff #2 stated that the child got upset when the play dough was taken from him. Staff #2 stated, "I started putting down the cots around the same time the child's mom came in and saw staff #1 hit the chid". Staff #2 did not see the other staff hit the child. The staff stated that staff #1 explained "I just "lightly tapped him on the hand because he was throwing his tantrum for 30 minutes plus". Staff # 1 was interviewed on 4/19/2016 by another agency where she admitted to tapping the child on his hand.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 was terminted and all staff were retrained on positive guidance.

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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