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NOVA KinderCare Learning Center
1227 North Ivy Street
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 527-2288

Current Inspector: Ann Dramstad (703) 314-0860

Inspection Date: Jan. 24, 2017

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.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed storage of food in the kitchen. Discussion of crib compliance.

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted at 9 am. The inspector reviewed records, medication, observed ratios, and physical plant. The Inspector found a group out of ratio and consulted on transitions of children. The Inspector interviewed staff, reviewed paper work related to development assessments, and checked daily infant reports. Hand washing and feeding was also observed. Please call with questions 703-479-4679.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Review of three children's files revealed files are not complete. Child #2 does not have a physical report maintained in the file.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, the center has no file for staff #1. Evidence: 1. Staff 1's file was requested and the acting Director stated she was working on the file. She stated she has been there since September. 2. While reviewing the blank paperwork in the file, the Inspector asked start date. In an attempt to find start date, the Director asked staff where to find the start date and another staff member stated she was a transfer from another location but they did not have the file on site. 3. The paper work reviewed did not contain emergency contacts, Clearances, TB screening, Orientation documentation, references, qualifications, and job title.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the center, the Inspector noted the following areas not maintained: 1. Walls throughout the center had peeling paint, drywall damage, nail pop marks, and cracked corner edges. 2. Two toilets were showing evidence of rust inside the toilets. 3. Gate was broken in the area separating the two infant classes. 4. Carpets in two rooms had rubbed in dirt by the plastic edges.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Description: Based on observation and interviews, the center has not maintained proper ratio of 3 to 1 when they allowed a toddler to be grouped with the two years old children. Evidence: 1. There were 16 children in the Two's room with 4 staff. The staff were asked if there were any children under 2 years and the staff stated there were 2 toddlers. Child #1 had a document permitting the child to be in the twos group but child # 3 did not have the development check list and wont be 2 years of age until the middle of April. 2. Staff understood that the ratio is based on the youngest child and the Arlington County requires a ratio of 3 children to 1 staff.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on interview and medication review, the center has not followed Medication procedures. Evidence: 1. The acting Director stated there is a child who has emergency medication stored on site and they do not have written authorization. The staff stated it has been that way since she came in September and that they have asked for long term authorization.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, the center has not obtained Sworn statement or affirmation, Search of central registry , and criminal history record check for two staff. Evidence: 1. Staff #1 transferred from another location in November and the center does not have a file for the staff member and there are no background checks. 2. Staff #2 began employment at this location in September and does not have background checks or Sworn Disclosure Statement.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, the center is permitting employment for Staff 1 and 2, even though clearances have not been completed within 30 days of employment.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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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